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University of Alaska Anchorage Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Alaska Anchorage, the regular decision application deadline is July 15 and the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to University of Alaska Anchorage?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to University of Alaska Anchorage?

University of Alaska Anchorage is anot competitive school to get into. University of Alaska Anchorage has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, University of Alaska Anchorage **accepted 77% of students, around 2,367 of the 3,081 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like University of Alaska Anchorage, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to bachelor's degree programs is program slightly difficult.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does University of Alaska Anchorage Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Alaska Anchorage

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Considered
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of Alaska Anchorage 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Alaska Anchorage must submit the following items. Double check with University of Alaska Anchorage's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Alaska Anchorage?

Students admitted to University of Alaska Anchorage have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At University of Alaska Anchorage 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Alaska Anchorage, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 43%
3.75 and 3.99 16%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 19%
2.00 and 2.49 9%
University of Alaska Anchorage doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 23% of University of Alaska Anchorage's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be competitive with other University of Alaska Anchorage applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Alaska Anchorage 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Alaska Anchorage students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Alaska Anchorage students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Alaska Anchorage, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Alaska Anchorage's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Alaska Anchorage students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Transferring to University of Alaska Anchorage

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to University of Alaska Anchorage.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by July 15.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Alaska Anchorage during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

University of Alaska Anchorage Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Alaska Anchorage?

Students who are admitted to University of Alaska Anchorage must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does University of Alaska Anchorage accept transfer credits?

University of Alaska Anchorage accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Alaska Anchorage accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of Alaska Anchorage accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Alaska Anchorage

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Alaska Anchorage?

University of Alaska Anchorage. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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University of Alaska Anchorage Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission

77%

How hard is it to get into University of Alaska Anchorage? University of Alaska Anchorage is a open admission institution. The University of Alaska Anchorage acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

University of Alaska Anchorage ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

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18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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University of Alaska Anchorage SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

980 - 1190

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Math SAT Range

500 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 610

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University of Alaska Anchorage GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.63

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Alaska Anchorage, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.63. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,984

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,418

Out-of-State

$25,398

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 15
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