University of Alaska Anchorage

1,332 reviews
  1. Anchorage, AK
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Alaska Anchorage is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$7,715/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,723/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,833/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,343/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,363/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,244/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
62%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,484Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Outdoorsy and friendly
    40%
  • Depends on who your with or what kind of friends.
    32%
  • Focused on their life and friends
    11%
  • Distant outside of academics
    7%
  • Education driven
    6%
  • Antisocial
    3%
  • Annoying
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.113 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.149 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Great place to be
    25%
  • Alright
    14%
  • Depends
    6%
  • Non-traditional students
    6%
  • Disorganized
    1%
  • Idiotic most of the time.
    1%

After University of Alaska Anchorage

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses

Reviews

1,332 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    404
  • Average
    635
  • Poor
    123
  • Terrible
    61
I love UAA. The student population is so diverse; I love being able to meet so many different people everyday. One thing I really appreciate about the UA class setups is that they are all discussion style. I love being able to ask questions and being encouraged to have discussions with my classmates. I feel that UAA Is determined to teach its students the importance of teamwork and effective communication in the real world. I am happy here and love my school. Plus, Alaska is stunning and provides a unique learning atmosphere that is different than anything else!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
The International Studies program is full blown here! You'll always run into study abroad oppertunities and oppertunities for leadership/gov work. People will find that the resources for International Studies marjors are plentiful and the classes you take are incredibly interesting. I enjoy my major and know there is a promising future in it and you can take many directions with it. There is law, teaching, politics, foreign service, language interpretation, and it just goes on from there. I actully intend on going to med school after this, I just chose this major becase it was what i'm interested in. If all else fails, I have an excellent back up if the medical field doen't work out for me.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 3 2013
Do Work, Have Fun – UAA is a good school, with good students. Taking time to get to know people may take longer here as people are more reserved, compared to the lower 48. From what I have heard and experienced, on campus life is less than lively, and most students leave their doorms on the weekend to &quot;hang out.&quot; The on campus study areas are very useful, the campus offers many free tutors in various subjects, and every teacher makes themselves available through open office hours and appointments. The school also offers many extra curricular activities through their many on campus clubs and organizations; many of these organizations are helpful toward degrees such as engineering, pre-med, pre-law clubs!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 31 2012