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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Anchorage
Population | 291,826
Enrollment | 11,727
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A

Term Dates
Fall | 08/29-12/16
Spring | 01/17-05/06

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK


About This Campus

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a comprehensive metropolitan university situated at the heart of a vast and magnificent state. Located on the edge of the nation's last great wilderness, UAA is far from remote in the things that matter to students. Innovative programs, a world-class faculty, a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center, and the Alaska Airlines Center are just the beginning. It is beautiful here in a thousand different ways. Just when you learn to appreciate them all, you will discover the thousand and first. The university is only minutes away from both mountains and coastlines and offers engaging activities, breathtaking views, and amazing wildlife.

Location Information

UAA is located in the heart of Anchorage, the largest city in the state with around 300,000 residents.

Helpful Information

Temperatures in Anchorage are not as extreme as in other parts of the state. For example, the average temperature in July is 65 degrees while the average temperature in January is 20 degrees.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing, Aviation Technology, Aviation Maintenance

Departmental approval required for upper division business courses.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Aviation Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Alaska Native Studies

Unique Academic Programs

  • Alaska Native Studies
  • Physical Education - Our Physical Education & Recreation includes courses in Canoeing, Kayaking, Dog Mushing, and more!

Special Programs

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Accounting, Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 11/01/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $3484.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19 ($282.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $300.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $250 Year Host & Home Optional
Housing Application Fee $60.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
On Campus Living Program Fee $25.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: The $300 housing deposit is refundable. Students living off campus will not be charged the On Campus Living Program fee.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 11/01/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1200.00
  • Proximity to campus: within 1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Full year contract is required for housing, but students staying for only a semester can cancel when they leave.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
To learn about UAA's 3 meal plan options, please visit https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/residence-life/explore/meal-plans.cshtml


Figures per Semester are current as of 11/01/23


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