University of Alaska Anchorage

country rank  1477
world rank  4488

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University Overview

Established in 1954, University of Alaska Anchorage is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Anchorage (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Alaska. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 66 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UAA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UAA
Founded 1954
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage
99508-8046 Alaska
United States
Tel +1 (907) 786 1800
Fax +1 (907) 786 4888

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is considered but not required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are considered but not required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are considered but not required
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 3901 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage 99503
(907) 786 1480

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Alaska Anchorage's Library
University of Alaska Anchorage's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 608,193 physical volumes, 511,564 physical media, 10,099 digital/electronic medium and 199 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Alaska Anchorage's library has 4 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Alaska Anchorage provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 977 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1974


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Alaska System
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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