Profile: University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau)

Fast Facts

On Campus:10%
  • 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.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
11%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Profile

Because of its natural beauty & abundant bounty, the southeastern Alaskan city of Juneau has been the home to Native American fisherman, European fur traders, & American gold prospectors for centuries. Now a free-spirited state capital, Juneau is the perfect base for a journey into the gorgeous Alaskan wilderness. UAS is ideally located on the shores of Auke Lake within a mile of the Mendenhall Glacier & the Tongass National Forest. In the opposite direction is the coastline of the Pacificís Inside Passage & snow capped mountains of Glacier Bay. The advantage is a spectacular environmental laboratory, a rich native culture, & an intimate learning community. Recreational activities include hiking, camping, boating, fishing, snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, rock & ice climbing, glacier travel & more. Academics are personable & purposeful with low faculty to student ratios & strong intercultural connections. As John Muir stated, "everything else pales in comparison to Alaska."

Campus Location - The state capital, Juneau, is located in the panhandle of Alaska in a temperate rainforest environment. The town is surrounded by water, ice, & mountains, limiting transportation to and from the city. Juneau is 900 miles north of Seattle and 600 miles south of Anchorage.

Helpful Information - If you are looking for a unique exchange experience and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is the place for you! We offer small classroom sizes, personal attention, field experience, a to-die-for environment, lots of opportunity,and a chance to spread your wings!

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Alaska Native Studies

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

General Studies: Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

History: History

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Political Science: Government

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Education, Recreation Leadership

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science

Political Science internship is only available during the spring semester with an application process in the fall. The unique & notable Outdoor Skills and Leadership Certificate, known as the ODS program, has a specific admissions application due July 1. The ODS program requires a full-year exchange commitment and a month after spring semester to complete the capstone trip. Visit for more details. Accounting courses are often delivered online rather than face-to-face.

Notable Academic Programs
Marine Biology
Environmental Sciences
Outdoor Education
Biology/Life Science

Unique Academic Programs
Outdoor Education - The certificate in Outdoor Skills and Leadership is an intensive nine-month humanities program. Students working to become outdoor professionals, wanting to achieve more general goals related to personal development and leadership, or wanting to better understand the natural world will benefit from the program.The program incorporates outdoor risk management, leadership skills, specific outdoor activity skills, and academic work.
Political Science - The Alaska Legislative Internship Program, now in its 30th year, enables qualified students to obtain course credits during the spring semester while working. Interns work full time in the Alaska State Legislature in Juneau, placed in the office of one State Senator or Representative. In addition, students participate in a demanding academic program that combines classroom time and rigorous, guided research. The program is worth a total of twelve credits, and provides students with a small stipend. It is suggested students exchange for a full year with fall semester preparing academically and socially on campus before taking on the internship.
Alaska Native Studies - Alaska Native Languages and Studies at UAS examines three primary components of modern and historical Alaska Native life: Language, Art, and Society.
Marine Biology - The location of the university provides students with a "natural laboratory" that includes extensive marine habitat, rainforest, wetlands, and ice fields all within walking distance of the classrooms.Undergraduate research options are available and course field trips are the norm.
Literature - The Literature and Environment emphasis capitalizes on the unique setting of Southeast Alaska with outdoor excursions and projects. The Creative Writing emphasis features memoir writing, nature writing, fiction, poetry, and essay forms. The Literature emphasis explores cultures, literary form, and a variety of theories and perspectives.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers 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 5/15/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $50 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $9 Credit Hour Plan A & B Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: The consolidated fee includes the campus newspaper, student government, recreation facility, health center,& distance courses. Some PE or Outdoor Studies courses, labs & studio art classes have additional course fees.

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: 001065

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
Housing is only guaranteed with a complete application submitted by July 1st for fall semester and Oct. 15th for spring.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
All UAS Housing (dorm or apartments) require a meal plan on a declining scale.

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