Resources › For Students and Parents University of Alaska Anchorage Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Alaska Anchorage. elliottcable / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated July 24, 2017 University of Alaska Anchorage Description: With over 18,000 students, the University of Alaska Anchorage is by far Alaska's largest university. The mountain views, lakes, and forests that feature so prominently on the university's campus belie the fact that the school is just a couple miles from Midtown Anchorage. Alaska Pacific University is an easy walk down the road. The university is made up of six schools and colleges: Education, Health and Social Welfare, Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Policy, Engineering, and the Community and Technical College. UAA has a sizable traditional undergraduate population as well as a large population of adult and continuing education students. Over half of all students are enrolled part-time. The university offers 146 degree programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and masters levels. Among bachelor's degree candidates, nursing and psychology are most popular. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life includes a wide range of clubs, activities, and organizations including a few fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the UAA Seawolves compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference for most sports. Gymnastics and hockey compete at the Division I level. The university fields 11 intercollegiate sports. Admissions Data (2016): University of Alaska Anchorage Acceptance Rate: 83%UAA has an open admissions policyTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / - Enrollment (2015): Total Enrollment: 16,762 (15,917 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female46% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $5,784 (in-state); $17,990 (out-of-state)Books: $1,608 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,868Other Expenses: $6,838Total Cost: $25,098 (in-state); $37,304 (out-of-state) University of Alaska Anchorage Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 70%Loans: 23%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,086Loans: $5,170 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Finance, History, Nursing, Psychology. Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%Transfer-out Rate: 21%4-Year Graduation Rate: 7%6-Year Graduation Rate: 25% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Basketball, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Skiing Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of Alaska, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Washington: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAlaska Pacific University: Profile Oregon State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphColorado State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Montana: Profile University of Arizona: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPortland State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphEastern Washington University: Profile University of North Dakota: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBoise State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Idaho: Profile University of Alaska Anchorage Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/aboutuaa/ "The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression. Located in Anchorage and community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities and its diverse peoples. The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate’s, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse and inclusive environment."