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About University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage is a public, state school in an urban setting in Anchorage, Alaska. University of Alaska Anchorage was founded in 1954 and now enrolls around 11,984 students a year, including 11,398 undergrads.

There are 13 University of Alaska Anchorage undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 University of Alaska Anchorage Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.6
In-State Tuition $7,020
Out-of-State $24,000

2022 University of Alaska Anchorage Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage does not offer early decision or early action.

University of Alaska Anchorage Acceptance Rate 2021

It is not competitive to get into University of Alaska Anchorage. The acceptance rate at University of Alaska Anchorage is 77%. Out of 3,081 applications received in 2021, 2,367 students were offered admission . ### University of Alaska Anchorage Waitlist 2021

University of Alaska Anchorage reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Alaska Anchorage?

University of Alaska Anchorage is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Alaska Anchorage, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Alaska Anchorage Application Requirements

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Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for University of Alaska Anchorage

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Alaska Anchorage.

University of Alaska Anchorage Waitlist

University of Alaska Anchorage reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does University of Alaska Anchorage Require the ACT or SAT?

University of Alaska Anchorage is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 23% submitted the SAT. 15% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at University of Alaska Anchorage

Yes! University of Alaska Anchorage provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

University of Alaska Anchorage students are active in the school's Accounting Club, African-American Students Association and Association of Latin-American Spanish Students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Alaska Anchorage.

Financial Aid at University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Alaska Anchorage full-time are awarded $10,356 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is University of Alaska Anchorage a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alaska Anchorage

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Alaska Anchorage, around 68% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 998 students who started at University of Alaska Anchorage as first-time freshman, 127 graduate within four years.

University of Alaska Anchorage's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 32%. 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 and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $24,866 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.

Based on this information, how does University of Alaska Anchorage sound? Remember, a school that is perfect 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 Located?

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

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Alaska Anchorage is Jul 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


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University of Alaska Anchorage ACT Scores


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980 - 1190


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500 - 590


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University of Alaska Anchorage Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at University of Alaska Anchorage is like? There are approximately 11,984 students enrolled at University of Alaska Anchorage, including 11,398 undergraduate students and 586 graduate students. 41% 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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