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Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, AK 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About Alaska Pacific University

Alaska Pacific University Overview

Alaska Pacific University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska Pacific University was founded in 1959 and currently enrolls around 493 students per year year, including 312 undergrads. Alaska Pacific University offers housing for up to 105 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 95% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Alaska Pacific University!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Alaska Pacific University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Alaska Pacific University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Alaska Pacific University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Alaska Pacific University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Alaska Pacific University on the Student Life page.

2022 Alaska Pacific University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Tuition $20,350

Is Alaska Pacific University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Alaska Pacific University offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

Alaska Pacific University Acceptance Rate 2022

Alaska Pacific University is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Alaska Pacific University is 91%. Out of 428 applications received in 2022, 388 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alaska Pacific University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 56% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Alaska Pacific Universityare still enrolled the next year. Around 56% of students who started at Alaska Pacific University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Alaska Pacific University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Alaska Pacific University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Alaska Pacific University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Alaska Pacific University's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Alaska Pacific University.

Based on this information, how does Alaska Pacific University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Alaska Pacific University a good school for you?

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Where is Alaska Pacific University?

Alaska Pacific University is located in the urban setting of Anchorage, Alaska.

If you would like to see Alaska Pacific University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 1 to Anchorage, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Ted Stevens Anchorage International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Alaska Pacific University and Anchorage are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508-4672

Campus Setting: Urban

Alaska Pacific University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Alaska Pacific University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Alaska Pacific University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Alaska Pacific University ACT Scores

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Alaska Pacific University SAT Scores

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Alaska Pacific University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$28,990

In State

$28,990

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$20,350
$20,350
Fees
$410
$410
Housing
$8,230
$8,230
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Alaska Pacific University is like? There are approximately 493 students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University, including 312 undergraduate students and 181 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time.

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

493

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

91%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$20,760

Out-of-State

$20,760

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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