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University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, AK

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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 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.

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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Anchorage
Population | 291,826
Enrollment | 11,727
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/16
Spring | 01/14-05/02

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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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Campus instructor or department
Closed 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
  • Art
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dietetics
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Technology
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Women and Gender Studies


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
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/03/21

  • 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: $4106.
  • 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 - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 011462

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, 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 06/03/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 7% living on campus
  • Single: $3656
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
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/about/administrative-services/departments/business-services/housing/mealplans.cshtml


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/03/21


  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)

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