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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Anchorage
Population | 283,424
Enrollment | 11,947
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/14
Spring | 01/13-05/03

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK


About This Campus

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. Pictured above: #1 Aerial view of UAA. #2 A moose in summer by the UAA Fine Arts building. #3 UAA students learning to make Inupiaq-style snow goggles from visiting artist Leon Kinneeveauk during an Alaska Native Arts class. #4 UAA Students participating in the Fur Rhondy Parade. #5 UAA Students participating in Winterfest.

Location Information

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a comprehensive metropolitan university situated at the heart of a vast and magnificent state. 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
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 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

  • Computer Science Programs
  • Criminal Justice
  • Alaska Native Studies
  • Business Programs

Unique Academic Programs

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

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
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/24/24

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: $3581.
  • 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 05/24/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • 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 05/24/24


Other Health Related Comments
Immunization Requirements for Students Living on Campus
Residence Life at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in compliance with University of Alaska Board of Regents policy, requires all students living on campus to provide documentation of immunizations. The University of Alaska Anchorage Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) is responsible for verification of compliance with these requirements. Please log in to the Student Health and Counseling Patient Portal to enter your immunization information and submit a copy of your immunization records to the Health Center.

Please note: Residence Life cannot accept immunization or health records. All records should be submitted directly to the Student Health and Counseling Center.

All students must be in compliance with the immunization requirements before checking in to student housing.

Requests for exemption accommodations to any vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons are reviewed by the Dean of Students Office. Please see the Religious and Medical Accommodation Process for Students webpage for more information about requesting an exemption. https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/vaccine-accommodation-process.cshtml

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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