Profile: University of Alaska Anchorage

Fast Facts

On Campus:7%
  • Fall 08/28-12/16
  • Spring 01/16-05/05

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
10%Native/First Nation
2%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
4%Two or more races

Campus Profile

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 nations'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 brand new 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.

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

Helpful Information - Tempeatures 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.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Fine Art

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Finance/Banking, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply and Logistics Management

Communications: Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English

Food Science: Culinary Arts, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Languages

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Dental Hygiene, Dietetics, Health Science, Medical Technology

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Sociology

Technology: Technology Studies

Closed Programs
Nursing, Social Work, Air Traffic Control, and Education.

Departmental approval required for upper division business courses.

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/15/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $250 Year Plan A & B Optional
Housing Application Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
On Campus Living Program Fee: $25 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

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

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 011462

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Full year contract is required for housing, but students staying for only a semester can cancel when they leave.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
To learn about UAA's 3 meal plan options, please visit

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