University of Alaska Anchorage Overview
University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution located in Anchorage, Alaska. The location of UAA is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is University of Alaska Anchorage Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UAA.
- In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UAA makes roughly $45,400 a year. This is 11% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
University of Alaska Anchorage Rankings
UAA is ranked #1 out of 2 schools in Alaska.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
UAA has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UAA.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UAA has earned from around the web.
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|#16||Highest Paid Psychology Graduates||College Factual|
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Where Is University of Alaska Anchorage?
Contact details for UAA are given below.
|Address:||3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508|
How Do I Get Into UAA?
You can apply to UAA online at: uaonline.alaska.edu/
Admission Requirements for UAA
|High School GPA||considered but not required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UAA?
Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.
Can I Afford University of Alaska Anchorage?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UAA, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $5,535 a year. That adds up to $22,140 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UAA is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 663 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,521 full-time undergraduates at UAA, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alaska Anchorage students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||152|
|Hispanic or Latino||487|
Alaska students aren't the only ones who study at University of Alaska Anchorage. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 45 countries are represented at UAA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Korea, and Russia.
Online Learning at University of Alaska Anchorage
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAA has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Alaska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UAA
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alaska Anchorage was 2.2%. This is the #1,885 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAA regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UAA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UAA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UAA.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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