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University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK

University of Alaska Anchorage
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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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

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

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 6%
Asian | 8%
Black | 3%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 8%
Two or more | 13%
White | 56%
Other | 4%
International | 0%
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RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing, Social Work, Air Traffic Control, and Education.

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
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/01/22

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $4148.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
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 $50.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
On Campus Living Program Fee $25.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

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 06/01/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 7% living on campus
  • Single: $2747
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
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 06/01/22


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