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Reviews 1033 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: This is a very unique school. It is in a very different location with many choices for outdoor extracurricular activities. The class sizes are generally small, allowing for a better education and connection with the professors. All of the professors are very caring and do everything they can to help you with your education. There is not much school spirit or student life, which makes it difficult because Alaska is very far away from everything. The academic advisors were not very good, for psychology at least. I had a different one every year and they were not much help. The degree works program was extremely helpful. Overall, I had a great experience at this school education wise.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I would chose my school again if I could do it all over. I like that it's close to home and inexpensive. I don't have to pay for a dorm so that really helps with expenses. Tuition is fairly priced but all of the extra fees for this and that and more things we don't get to participate in are really obnoxious. Teachers are always willing to help students in whatever way they can, which helps immensely.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far I have found the UAA campus to be quite a big school. I have been able to find those in this school that are helpful and are out going just like me. I have found that my favorite part about this college has been just the overall reactiveness I have been able to get in and get applied to several different activities. I have a good feeling that this is going to be a good place for me grow as a person.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UAA has a great campus life and diverse clubs.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not had many bad experiences here so far, but I have also not had any classes at main campus. I generally try to take my classes in off-campus locations because main campus is kind of a mess with horrible parking.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Located in Homer, equals best food on the peninsula...

5 College Junior

Scholarships: There is a deferment plan you can apply for at KBC where your semester cost is split into 3 month payments instead of one lump sum at the beginning of the year. That is seriously brilliant it saves from going into debt and if you don't pay on time the late fee goes directly to the school which in turn ends up benefiting you. So.... win win.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: At KBC the student association really picked it up last semester and offered us free fruit and veggies twice a week. they also gave free coffee. even tho the machine didn work well all the time it was pretty awesome.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on where you want to live and what you want to spend, but the price of living in Alaska is high.

1 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't know of many on campus parties, i think that the administration is strict on that aspect.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to eat off of campus. Campus is surrounded by stores and restaurants.

3 College Junior

Administration: The administration appears to be kind and understanding. They have always been helpful when I needed them, and they are only strict if you're doing something inappropriate.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I wish that there were more scholarships available specifically to people pursuing nursing.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a small coffee shop in the Health Sciences building, but it does not have a lot of variety as far as food goes. That is the only place i go, because it is close.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you live off-campus, you probably live somewhere on Tudor/Muldoon, or somewhere in South Anchorage. If you live somewhere in South Anchorage, you're probably living with your parents and don't have to worry about paying for college or things like that. If you live on Tudor/Muldoon, you probably worry a lot about how you're going to pay for your rent and save up enough money for books/classes. Living in Alaska cost way too damn much, I don't even blame people for leaving.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Yeah. This is Anchorage. I don't know why you came here expecting to party it up.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a subway and a Mein Bowl on campus, then there's a Subway, a McDonald's, a Taco Bell, and a few Mexican restaurant within walking distance. After that it's about a 5-15 minute drive to wherever else there is nearby, then a 20-30 minute drive around the city itself if you want something super different. Otherwise we're kind of limited. Campus is really spread out, but it's small, and the dorms are too far away to even consider as a food source.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: UAA is fairly laid back, because we're an "open" campus which means a lot people who aren't students can take classes here to get certificates and certifications. Campus police isn't just security, they're actual trained officers, so it's not wise to mess with them. On the other hand though, they're very quick to respond and send out alerts to students through email and text just to make sure their safe. A lot of events happen on campus, so I assume they're on their toes a lot, but not much really happens here except for the occasional weird thing. Parking is a HASSLE though. There's a lot of construction, so a lot of the parking lots have been taken up by big machinery. They're constantly fixing stuff around here, which is nice, but when they shut down half of a 1000 spot parking lot, it's more than a little frustrating. They're building a new parking lot, but it ain't no where near where the bulk of my classes are so it ain't gonna do much for anyone. Drinking at UAA is fairly lax too. Students are allowed a six pack of beer in their dorms at any time, and empties count, so be wary. I don't usually hear a lot of complaints from the dorms besides the fact that they are like 2 miles away from the rest of the campus. And there is no fraternity/sorority housing -- all the houses that are near the dorms are taken up by actual families.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't have many problems with financial aid, but if your parents make a lot of money, and want you to go to school without paying for it, that s**t is going to be hard. UAA actually has a few scholarships that people can apply for, and their criteria is usually pretty low, but not many students know about them, so if you need money, the easiest way is to keep your GPA at a 2.5 and apply for everything you could possibly apply for. There are also tuition waivers available if you REALLY REALLY NEED them, so make sure you get on the good side of a few professors, that way you can have good references for when those pop up.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Once you've eaten the same thing for two weeks straight, it starts to lose it's appeal, but otherwise it's okay.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live in campus housing, so I don't know much, but from what I can tell, it's decent. There rather well kept and allow students a lot more freedom than most colleges. UAA "residence halls" (they aren't "dorms" they're residence halls) are about a mile away from main campus, which is a nice walk in summer, and sh***y in the winter. Across the street from the residence halls is the new Alaska Airlines center, and students can walk through it and buy food at the little overpriced gift shop in there but otherwise it's just another building in the way of getting them to class on time. The Creekside Eatery which were a lot of the students living in the residence hall eat, has decent food, but once you've eaten it for two weeks straight, it starts to lose its appeal. Besides having four 3 residences halls, the North Hall, West Hall and East Hall, there are the MAC apartments, and the Templewoods which juniors and seniors get first priority in. They've got their own parking and laundry and kitchen, so that's pretty nice.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial Aid does an okay job. The process could be smoother.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food on campus is overall great! The price however is not so good and overly expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. So, I have very little knowledge on campus housing.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I am a member of one of the sororities on campus and I really enjoy it. It's an excellent way to get involved not only on campus but in the community. It is a fantastic support system.

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