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Anchorage, AK
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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska since 1968. I have witnessed the changes Anchorage have made and are making. This is my home state and I want to give back and help our Alaskan people.

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: First off, Alaska is BEAUTIFUL. If you've never been here, it should definitely be on your bucket list. APU is situated in a little forested nook of Anchorage, with trails close at hand for running, skiing, or biking. The mountains are also a few minutes drive away, so if you want to go for a quick hike or ski after class, go for it! The campus is small, and everyone is pretty much on a first-name basis. It's nice, but has its drawbacks sometimes. It has a "small town" feel in a large city.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Everyone is always off on an adventure. The outdoor programs puts on amazing trips that go all over Alaska from ski trips to sea kayaking to ice climbing. There are always activities going on on campus as well: movies, trips around Anchorage, coffee trips, etc.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There is always something exciting or interesting happening on campus, close to campus, or within a reasonable vicinity to campus.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: When I go there for supplies and books, everyone is very friendly.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 10 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 11% Painfully remote.
  • 11% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 22% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 56% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 40% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 60% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 10 responses

  • 20% No way.
  • 20% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 60% Totally.
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