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ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY - [APU], ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Anchorage, AlaskaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1957Established Year
  509Enrollment

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

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
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The Alaska Pacific University which is commonly called APU is a private liberal and sciences college that is located at 4101 University Dr. Anchorage, Alaska 99508, United States. It was initially founded in 1957 as the Alaska Methodist University before it was later renamed in 1978. 

APU was established to provide a world-class, hands-on, culturally responsive educational experience to students who want to study in the USA whilst honoring Alaska's indigenous heritage. The school operates with a 170-acre which serves as the main campus with an extension called the Kellogg campus. Known for its historic value and academic excellence, APU is one of the oldest yet best private tertiary schools in Alaska.

Rankings

APU is ranked:

  • #82 amongst the Regional University West in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.
  • #91 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Highlights

Year of Establishment1957
LocationAnchorage, Alaska
Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Student: Faculty Ratio7:1
Number of Undergraduate Students301
Number of Graduate Students201
Avg. Acceptance Rate55%
Basic Tuition Fee for International Undergraduate students20,350 USD
Basic Tuition Fee for International Graduate students7,800 USD
Test Scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL
Official Websitealaskapacific.edu

Alaska Pacific University Campus

With its 170 acres of land, APU operates a main campus that runs into an extension called the Kellogg Campus, which was built to provide additional structural assistance. The main campus is situated adjacent to the Alaska Native Medical Centre and the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) while the Kellogg campus is 40 miles North of Anchorage in Palmer. 

The main campus incorporates eight major buildings that satisfy the structural needs of the college and it also houses the academic facilities, residence halls and summer, and winter recreational trails.

Housing/ Accommodation Facilities

APU is a residential campus and therefore requires all full-time students to stay on-campus. However, around 30% of APU students also choose to stay off-campus in communities close to the Anchorage area. 

On-Campus Residence: On-Campus residence facilities include three residences- North Atwood Hall, University Village, and the Segelhorst Hall. All accommodations on-campus share two general North Atwood relaxation lounges.

  • South Atwood Hall:
    • Primarily a freshman housing
    • a three-story building in the Atwood Centre Complex
    • Composed of twelve suites
    • Each suite has three bedrooms, a living room, and a large bathroom
  • North Atwood Hall: 
    • a three-story building in the Atwood Centre Complex
    • a suite-style living 
    • for returning and graduate students 
    • Accommodates around 34 students
  • University Village: Commonly known as 'The Row'.
    • Made up of five two-story duplex homes
    • designed for upper level, returning students and students who do not wish to live in a traditional style residence hall 
    • each unit has three to four bedrooms, a dining area, kitchen, living room, and two full bathrooms
  • Segelhorst Hall: 
    • the newest residential facility
    • comprises of six apartments 
    • mainly for the upper class and graduate students 
    • Each apartment is made up of four bedrooms with full kitchens and a living area. 

Below is a table showing the cost of each On-Campus accommodation.

North Atwood Hall (Costs are valued in USD and are calculated per year)

Room TypeAnnual Fee for North Atwood HallAnnual Fee for University VillageAnnual Fee for Segelhorst Hall
Private Bedroom8,832 USD7,298 USD7,298 USD
Double Bedroom8,300 USD6,066 USD6,066 USD
SLS private bedroom9,232 USD7,678 USD--
SLS double bedroom8,700 USD6,466 USD--
Ski house premium--8,878 USD--

Off-Campus Residence: Although the APU encourages students to live on-campus, students can look for affordable student housing options near the university campus. These include homestays, shared or rented apartments, etc. 

Meal Plans: Meal plans for the Atwood Complex is a package of 19 meals per week. Meal plans for the other two housing options comprised of 500 USD for use on a cost-per-item basis. Food on-Campus is served at the APU dining hall.

Programs/ Courses offered at Alaska Pacific University

APU offers several programs which include 12 professional undergraduate courses, 13 master’s courses, several doctoral courses, and graduate certificate programs with different learning options like Field-based and campus-based classes, according to the type of program.

These programs are in fields of Social Science, Writing, Psychology, Nursing, Liberal studies, Health, Administration and Management, and outdoor studies. Interestingly, APU offers non-degree courses, ANELP (Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program), Early Honours and professional studies.

Application Process at Alaska Pacific University

Application: Students (international) are advised to apply early enough so they can qualify for certain financial aid. They are to apply through the school's website by filling out the online form. 

Application Fee: An application fee of 25 USD is to be paid. If the priority deadline has passed, the application fee will be 50 USD. 

Application Deadline: The priority deadline for international students to apply for admissions at Alaska Pacific University is May 1 and November 1 for the Fall and Spring semester respectively. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Supplemental application for international admission 
  • Official high school transcripts or official GED score reports or original transcripts from any educational institution attended before application 
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation to all transcripts outside the United States of America. APU recommends the use of World Education Services for translation of transcripts that are in any language other than English.
  • Official test scores for proficiency in the English Language for applicants from countries where English isn't the official language. Students from countries where English is the official language may be exempted.
ExamMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL79(iBT)
213(CBT)
550(PBT)
IELTS6.5
  • Applicants are to get in touch with an admission counselor.
  • Financial Documents in the form of official bank statements
  • Copy of passport

Cost of Attendance

This section shows at a glance, the summary of expenses for tuition and other relevant expenses at APU. It is pertinent to note that some courses are calculated per attendance.

UG Cost of Attendance:

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Tuition20,350
Fee510
Room3,400
Board4,830
Books and Supplies1,200
Transportation2,160
Personal and Misc. Expenses2,250

PG Cost of Attendance:

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Tuition (12 credit load per year)7,800
Fee410
Room(estimated off-campus housing)13,200
Board4,000
Books and Supplies600
Transportation2,160
Personal and Misc. Expenses2,250

Scholarships and Financial Aids

APU provides several financial aids for both domestic and international students. However, there are a lot of criteria that must be met before they can be considered qualified for these aids. Applicants are encouraged to check the criteria at the school's web page catalog section for financial aid. Some of the scholarships include:

  • APU Performance Scholarship: This is a merit-based scholarship that is offered only before enrolment. Students must be enrolled to qualify and must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to be continuously qualified for the scholarship over the 5-year duration. The two scholarships under this scholarship are:
    • Atwood Distinguished: 7,000 USD
    • Atwood Performance: 5,000 USD
  • APU Additional Scholarships: These scholarships are strictly given before enrolment only. They are applied for the fall and spring semesters only. The length of scholarship is 5 years maximum and students must maintain a satisfactory academic performance to remain eligible. The two scholarships under this scholarship are:
    • AK award: 2,000 USD (For Alaska high school graduate or residents)
    • APU Education Grant: 1,000 USD (For non-Alaska residents and international students)
  • May Block Flex Plan: This is for all students in the traditional UG program who are fully enrolled (full time). This plan/scholarship only covers the student's tuition fees.

International students can also apply for external international scholarships offered by private organizations, etc. Any questions or concerns should be addressed by email to funaid@alaskapacific.edu or by phone: (907) 564-8341. For any scholarship that requires manual application, the Financial Aid Office is located on Campus in the Carr-Gottstein, Room 106 or maybe applied online.

Work While You Study

Interestingly, APU uses the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program yet students that are not eligible for the FWS program can still apply for positions too. There are jobs On-Campus and Off-Campus for students.

On-Campus: There are jobs in areas of Students Job, Leadership Positions and assistantships. 

Students are rewarded for their efforts in students' leadership positions. These positions may be in student organizations, admission or residence life. Students are also awarded assistantships when they participate in teaching or research. These rewards in forms of scholarships, tuition waivers, grants or stipend. Applicants are to look out for opportunities and their eligibility criteria in their academic departments and supervisor office respectively.

Off-Campus: There are several jobs outside the campus for international students in Alaska. APU helps students to seek these jobs through the Career Services Office of APU by putting mechanisms in place for employers to publish job opportunities in the Career Services Office and these are made known to students for application.

Alumni Network

APU boasts of a large and robust alumni network. Members of the network meet intermittently through workshops organized by APU to help the network through the placement of graduates, Career Development Services, Career Counselling, Résumé, Job Interviews, and cover letter guidance, etc. APU also provides the APU/AMU Alumni Scholarship for family members of Alumni who are students in APU.

Notable Alumni Include:

  • Sadie Bjornsen – American Cross-Country Skier
  • Walt Monegan – Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Alaska
  • Lew Freedman – Sportswriter
  • Rosita Worl – President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute or the Sealaska Corporation.
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Alaska Pacific University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population622
FAFSA Code001061
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NWCCU
Average Cost of Attendance$20,350 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

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

Alaska Pacific University Acceptance Rate

86.0%

Acceptance Rate

450

Total Applicants

622

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.6%

Male

61.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program85.9%
Total Applicants403
Total Enrolled346
Graduate
Graduate Programs86.0%
Total Applicants321
Total Enrolled276

Alaska Pacific University Enrollment

Enrollment
Alaska Pacific University Enrollment622
Undergraduate Enrollment346
Graduate Enrollment276
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate52.9%

Attendance Cost

$20,350

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$20,350 / Year
Post Graduate Program$7,800 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$7,900 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,350 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$15,100 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,350 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,160 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,350 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
125460265228
+1-907-561-1266
TELEPHONE
101 University Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Book Store

UAA Campus Bookstore - Online Order Pick Up0.39 Km
UAA Campus Bookstore - Seawolf Shop0.39 Km
Value Village1.61 Km
Vine & Branches Christian bookstore & gifts3 Km
Classic Toys3.87 Km
Barnes & Noble4 Km
Horn Doctor Music Store Inc4.1 Km
Alaska Music & Sound4.1 Km
Aunt Phil's Trunk4.15 Km
Alaska Book Distributors-Todd4.24 Km
Ships, Shoes, and Sealing Wax5.42 Km
Bosco's5.44 Km
Title Wave Books5.51 Km
St. Paul's Corner5.83 Km
Bosco's Comics Cards & Games6.2 Km
Blink Esthetics6.47 Km
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Hospital

Providence Brain Injury Services - Anchorage0.65 Km
Alaska Children's Heart Center0.65 Km
Providence Hospital Day Surgery0.7 Km
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium0.75 Km
Alaska Native Medical Center0.76 Km
Nuka System of Care0.83 Km
ANTHC Diabetes0.84 Km
Providence Alaska Medical Center0.84 Km
Providence Pediatric Infusion - Anchorage0.92 Km
Native Village of Eyak1.08 Km
Imaging Associates1.24 Km
North Star Behavorial Hospital2.49 Km
Alaska Regional Hospital2.6 Km
Providence Extended Care Center3.07 Km
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Airport

Providence Hospital Heliport0.79 Km
Training Center Heliport2.78 Km
Alaska Regional Hospital Heliport3.19 Km
North Edge Airpark3.34 Km
Merrill Field Airport3.47 Km
Campbell Airstrip3.72 Km
Campbell BLM Heliport3.75 Km
Farewell Airport-fwl5.18 Km
Helipad5.96 Km
JBER passenger Terminal6.49 Km
Elmendorf TACAN EDF 081X7.54 Km
Heliport7.68 Km
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Pharmacy

Robert S. Boyle, PharmD0.83 Km
Great Land Infusion Pharmacy1.78 Km
Hewitts Drug Store Store3.11 Km
Fred Meyer Pharmacy3.13 Km
Justine M. Kirsch, PharmD3.39 Km
Brian P. Malecek, Pharm3.39 Km
Walmart Pharmacy3.86 Km
Walgreens4.23 Km
Geneva Woods Health Supplies4.89 Km
Jin K. Yang, PharmD5.2 Km
Callie Jones, PharmD5.21 Km
CVS Pharmacy5.23 Km
Costco Pharmacy6.6 Km
Teresa J. Semling, PharmD6.62 Km
Nichell Moore, PharmD6.62 Km
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Shopping Mall

Eastgate Shopping Center2.65 Km
The Northway Mall, LLC (Indoor Shopping Mall) Anchorage , Alaska3.09 Km
Chugach Square3.1 Km
U.S Fashion.3.11 Km
Cont Educ3.14 Km
North West Pain Center Suite 13.16 Km
University Center3.2 Km
North Star Centre3.33 Km
Glenn Square3.47 Km
Midtown Mall3.59 Km
Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall5.31 Km
Tikahtnu Commons5.52 Km
Dimond Crossing5.91 Km
Proactiv Kiosk6.23 Km
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Super Market

New Sagaya Midtown Market3.36 Km
Metro Mall3.62 Km
Mountain View Red Apple3.75 Km
Denali Industrial Supply4.19 Km
Alaska International Groceries / Alaska Halal Grocery4.8 Km
Hana Market5.3 Km
Kaladi Brothers Coffee5.44 Km
JBER Commissary5.44 Km
Salt Lake City us5.92 Km
Walmart Neighborhood Market6.08 Km
Walmart Supercenter6.42 Km
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