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University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage Overview

University of Alaska Anchorage is a public, state school in the city of Anchorage, Alaska. University of Alaska Anchorage was founded in 1954 and the school now enrolls around 10,895 students per year, including 10,342 undergrad students. University of Alaska Anchorage offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to University of Alaska Anchorage for Fall 2023 is August 15.

Student Involvement at University of Alaska Anchorage

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

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of Alaska Anchorage students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? University of Alaska Anchorage has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 University of Alaska Anchorage Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14%
In-State Tuition $6,768
Out-of-State $20,352
Percent of Need Met 64%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,301

Is University of Alaska Anchorage a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. 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 view of what University of Alaska Anchorage offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

University of Alaska Anchorage Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not competitive to get into University of Alaska Anchorage. University of Alaska Anchorage admitted 69% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,431 students applied to University of Alaska Anchorage and 2,369 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alaska Anchorage

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

About 69% of students who start at University of Alaska Anchorage return the next year. Around 32% of students who started at University of Alaska Anchorage earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for University of Alaska Anchorage Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from University of Alaska Anchorage by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Alaska Anchorage

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.

University of Alaska Anchorage meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,301 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,964 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some 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 University of Alaska Anchorage.

Based on this information, is University of Alaska Anchorage the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Alaska Anchorage a good school for you?

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Where is University of Alaska Anchorage?

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

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College Info

3211 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Alaska Anchorage Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Alaska Anchorage is Aug 15.

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

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

University of Alaska Anchorage ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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University of Alaska Anchorage SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1260


Math SAT Range

500 - 630


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

University of Alaska Anchorage Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Alaska Anchorage is like? There are approximately 10,895 students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage, including 10,342 undergraduate students and 553 graduate students. 39% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from AK and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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