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University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK

The University of Alaska at Anchorage, founded in 1962, is a public, comprehensive institution. The present institution is the result of the urban university's 1987 merger with several community colleges and extension programs. Its 428-acre campus is located near downtown Anchorage.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students16,463
   Women6,916 (42.0%)
   Men9,547 (58.0%)
Graduate Students858


Entrance DifficultyNoncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate80% of 3,533 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJune 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Extracurricular Activities
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math450-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing410-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite18-25 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,590
Out-of-state: $36,260
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,074
Out-of-state: $21,744
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Freshman Award$9,469
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes


Anchorage Population295,570
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing Guarantee 
Students in College Housing 
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.6.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.9% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
10.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.5% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students1.4%
First-Year Students Returning71.6%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.21 4.00     26
Low 0.68 3.40     21
High 3.92 4.30     31
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