University of Alaska Anchorage.

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a public university in Anchorage, Alaska. UAA also administers four community campuses spread across Southcentral Alaska: Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, Matanuska–Susitna College, and Prince William Sound College. Between the community campuses and the main Anchorage campus, nearly 18,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are currently enrolled at UAA. It is Alaska's largest institution of higher learning and the largest university in the University of Alaska System. UAA's main campus is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of its downtown area in the University-Medical District, adjacent to the Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Pacific University and Providence Alaska Medical Center. Nestled among an extensive green belt, close to Goose Lake Park, UAA has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for ten consecutive years (2010-2019). Much of the campus is connected by a network of paved, outdoor trails, as well as an elevated, indoor "spine" that extends east to west from Rasmuson Hall, continuing through the student union and across UAA Drive (the more heavily-traveled of the two north–south roads which go through the campus) before terminating inside the Consortium Library. UAA is divided into five instructional and research units at the Anchorage campus: the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Public Policy, the Community and Technical College, College of Engineering, and the College of Health. UAA offers master's degrees and graduate certificates in select programs, and the ability to complete certain PhD programs through cooperating universities through its Graduate Division. As of May 2012, the university is accredited to confer doctoral degrees. UAA is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In 2019, UAA's School of Education lost its accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 11,332 students
  • 0.22 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Alaska Anchorage

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Management Information Systems, Journalism, Mathematics, and Elementary Education.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

3,078 students out of 3,716 applicants were accepted into University of Alaska Anchorage.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $19,494, while for in-state students it was $6,690. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $34,154.

The average financial aid at University of Alaska Anchorage is $5,748. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $13,746 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Alaska Anchorage

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

42% of undergraduate students at University of Alaska Anchorage received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Alaska Anchorage

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alaska Anchorage was of $11,962 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,608.

Diversity at University of Alaska Anchorage

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017