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University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution situated in Anchorage, Alaska. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

132 Undergraduate Degrees
21 Graduate Degrees
$37,987 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
83% Acceptance Rate

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University of Alaska Anchorage Rankings

Out of the 1 colleges in Alaska, UAA is ranked at #1.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Where Is University of Alaska Anchorage?

Location of University of Alaska Anchorage

Contact details for UAA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-786-1800

How Do I Get Into UAA?

You can apply to UAA online at:

Admission Requirements for UAA

Submission Required?
High School GPA considered but not required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UAA?

83% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
UAA has an acceptance rate of 83%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Can I Afford University of Alaska Anchorage?

$37,987 Net Price
27% Take Out Loans
10.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAA is $37,987. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UAA, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $5,535 a year. That adds up to $22,140 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAA is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,521 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,103 undergraduate students at UAA, with 5,521 being full-time and 6,582 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UAA

There are also 663 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,521 full-time undergraduates at UAA, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alaska Anchorage students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 441
Black or African American 152
Hispanic or Latino 487
White 2,872
International Students 149
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,420

Geographic Diversity

Alaska students aren't the only ones who study at University of Alaska Anchorage. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 45 countries are represented at UAA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Korea, and Russia.

Online Learning at University of Alaska Anchorage

2,779 Took All Classes Online
7,653 Took At Least One Class Online
2.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at UAA. In 2017-2018, 7,653 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAA has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Alaska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UAA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alaska Anchorage was 2.2%. This is the #1,339 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAA regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UAA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UAA.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Education #50
Nursing Practice #66
Nursing #415

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Alaska Anchorage Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 132 0 16 0 148
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 3 3
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 1 0 0 1
Nursing Education 0 1 0 0 1
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 132 2 16 3 153


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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