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UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - [UAA], ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Anchorage, AlaskaLOCATION
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University of Alaska: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Shishant Kumar Shishant Kumar
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The University of Alaska Anchorage is a public research university based in Anchorage, Alaska. Including the four-community campus in Southcentral Alaska and the main campus, there are around 18,000 students studying in the USA at the university as graduates, undergraduates, and professionals. It is considered the biggest center of higher education and largest institution among all other Alaska Universities

The university was established in 1954. Back then it used to offer evening classes to 414 students. Since 1987 the university has always been expanding. It introduced 200 new programs and courses. About 10% of the population here is non-natives.

Ranking

  • According to US News, the university is ranked:
    • #62 in the Regional Universities in the West
    • #25 in the Top Public Schools
    • #52 in the Best Undergraduate English Programs
  • According to niche, the university is ranked:
    • #2 in the Most Diverse Colleges in Alaska

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Established Year1954
Campus TypeUrban
Number of Seats10,000
Student-Faculty Ratio12:1
Annual Acceptance Rate81%
Basic Tuition Fee for International UG25,068 USD
Basic Tuition Fee for International PG38,500 USD
Test Scores AcceptedNo test score required
Official websiteuaa.alaska.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

The university offers a wide range of degrees and programs like Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, post-bachelor's certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate, and Doctorate - professional practice. There is a wide range of subjects like Aviation, Computer, Pharmacy, Arts, History, Engineering, Psychology, Medicine, Business, Management, etc.

Health-related majors are dominant here with 19% of the students pursuing it while 16% are pursuing Business related subjects.

Campus

Other than the main campus there are four more community campuses, i.e Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, Matanuska–Susitna College, and Prince William Sound College. They are located in Southcentral Alaska.

The main campus of UAA is located in the very center of Alaska. Covered with the scenic beauty of lush green trees, ponds, etc. UAA offers all the paramount degrees like associate’s, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Along with vocational and industrial courses. There are 150 subjects to choose from like science, computer, history, arts, music, etc.

Residence

The University of Alaska Anchorage offers very luxurious and sophisticated housing options. The housing is broadly divided into three sections which have 2-3 residential halls each.

  • North, East, and West Halls are the three residence halls in the UAA Housing community. They have one, double or quad beds and one or two private bathrooms. While most bedrooms are private too but some are shared.
  • A six-building Main Apartment Complex also known as MAC has apartment styled rooms. Each apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, and single or double size beds. Only for students of 21 years or older.
  • The Templewood Apartments has a kitchen, living room, half-bath, laundry room, and storage closet. It is also for students of 21 years or older. 

Admission Process

Application Portal: Online 

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester it is July 15
  • Spring Semester it is November 15
  • Summer Semester it is May 1 

Admission Requirement:

  • High school graduation or GED 
  • Official Transcripts evaluated by WES or NCES
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 scale
  • No test scores required like SAT, ACT but they may consider them in subjects like Math or Writing
  • English Proficiency Test Scores – IELTS/ TOEFL

Cost of Attendance

The costs are calculated approximately trying to be as perfect as possible. The estimated cost of attendance for an international student studying at the University of Alaska Anchorage is: 

Tuition fees25,000 USD – 31,000 USD
Other Fees10,000 USD
Room8,058 USD
Board1,864 USD
Transportation1,998 USD
Personal Expenses4,004 USD

Scholarship and Financial Aids

The University of Alaska Anchorage offers financial aid to international students. Though there is no official scholarship offered by the university one can apply for: 

  • External Scholarships offered to international students to study in the USA
  • Opt for aid from their home country

Alumni Network

University encourages a strong bond and network. Some notable alumni include:

  • Neal Foster (a member of the Alaska House of Representatives)
  • Bryce Edgmon (Legislator)
  • Hollis French (American attorney)
  • Shelley Hughes 
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University of Alaska Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population25009
FAFSA Code011462
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NWCCU
Average Cost of Attendance$25,896 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -

University of Alaska Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate

3716

Total Applicants

25009

Total Enrolled

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Female

40.5%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program82.8%
Total Applicants28763
Total Enrolled23824
Graduate
Graduate Programs82.8%
Total Applicants1431
Total Enrolled1185

University of Alaska Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Alaska Enrollment25009
Undergraduate Enrollment23824
Graduate Enrollment1185
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate19.9%

Attendance Cost

$25,896

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$25,896 / Year
Post Graduate Program$20,704 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,608 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,962 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$6,838 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,728 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$7,565 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$7,568 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$7,568 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsCommission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Dentistry ProgramsAmerican Dental Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
159927003898947
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    Hospital

    Providence Hospital Day Surgery0.2 Km
    Alaska Children's Heart Center0.34 Km
    Providence Brain Injury Services - Anchorage0.34 Km
    Providence Alaska Medical Center0.47 Km
    Providence Pediatric Infusion - Anchorage0.61 Km
    Providence Alaska Neuroscience Center - Anchorage0.63 Km
    Imaging Associates0.67 Km
    Providence Behavioral Health - Anchorage0.68 Km
    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium1.13 Km
    Alaska Native Medical Center1.26 Km
    Native Village of Eyak1.68 Km
    North Star Behavorial Hospital2.04 Km
    Alaska Regional Hospital2.23 Km
    Providence Extended Care Center3.37 Km
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    Airport

    Providence Hospital Heliport0.24 Km
    Training Center Heliport2.44 Km
    Alaska Regional Hospital Heliport2.71 Km
    North Edge Airpark2.97 Km
    Merrill Field Airport3.01 Km
    Campbell BLM Heliport4.09 Km
    Campbell Airstrip4.16 Km
    Farewell Airport-fwl4.54 Km
    Helipad6.21 Km
    JBER passenger Terminal6.26 Km
    Heliport7.51 Km
    Elmendorf TACAN EDF 081X7.6 Km
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    Book Store

    UAA Campus Bookstore - Online Order Pick Up0.42 Km
    UAA Campus Bookstore - Seawolf Shop0.42 Km
    Value Village2.19 Km
    Vine & Branches Christian bookstore & gifts2.31 Km
    Classic Toys3.18 Km
    Barnes & Noble3.32 Km
    Horn Doctor Music Store Inc3.48 Km
    Alaska Music & Sound3.49 Km
    Alaska Book Distributors-Todd3.6 Km
    Aunt Phil's Trunk3.95 Km
    Bosco's4.75 Km
    Ships, Shoes, and Sealing Wax4.77 Km
    Title Wave Books4.83 Km
    St. Paul's Corner5.19 Km
    Bosco's Comics Cards & Games6.02 Km
    Blink Esthetics6.34 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Cont Educ2.52 Km
    North West Pain Center Suite 12.54 Km
    University Center2.57 Km
    North Star Centre2.67 Km
    The Northway Mall, LLC (Indoor Shopping Mall) Anchorage , Alaska2.85 Km
    U.S Fashion.2.87 Km
    Midtown Mall2.9 Km
    Eastgate Shopping Center3 Km
    Glenn Square3.26 Km
    Chugach Square3.79 Km
    Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall4.67 Km
    Dimond Crossing5.7 Km
    Tikahtnu Commons5.85 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk6.03 Km
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    Super Market

    New Sagaya Midtown Market2.71 Km
    Metro Mall2.94 Km
    Mountain View Red Apple3.65 Km
    Denali Industrial Supply3.68 Km
    Alaska International Groceries / Alaska Halal Grocery4.24 Km
    Hana Market4.61 Km
    Kaladi Brothers Coffee4.77 Km
    Salt Lake City us5.28 Km
    JBER Commissary5.61 Km
    Walmart Neighborhood Market5.95 Km
    Walmart Supercenter6.25 Km
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