University of Alaska Southeast Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

View from the University of Alaska Southeast
View from the University of Alaska Southeast. MeRyan / Flickr

University of Alaska Southeast Admissions Overview:

The University of Alaska Southeast has an acceptance rate of 49%, but the admissions bar isn't overly high. Students with decent grades in a college preparatory curriculum have a good chance of being admitted to the school. UAS is test-optional, so students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, although it is encouraged for all applicants. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit official high school transcripts. Check out UAS's website for complete information and deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • University of Alaska Southeast Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: - / -
    • SAT Math: - / -
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: - / -
    • ACT English: - / -
    • ACT Math: - / -

University of Alaska Southeast Description:

The University of Alaska Southeast is a public university with a main campus in Juneau and other campuses in Ketchikan and Sitka. UAS was established in 1987 when the University of Alaska Juneau and two community colleges merged. The university offers traditional and online degree programs. The master degree program in teaching has the highest enrollments. A significant portion of students at UAS are adults continuing their educations, and nearly three-quarters of students take classes part-time. Many UAS programs take advantage of the school's stunning location with the surrounding coastal, glacial, and temperate rainforest ecosystems. Classes tend to be small, and academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school's location is also ideal for outdoor lovers -- hiking, climbing, camping, skiing, kayaking, fishing, and many other activities are within minutes of campus.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,800 (2,475 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 29% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,415 (in-state); $22,550 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,200
  • Other Expenses: $2,447
  • Total Cost: $21,462 (in-state); $35,597 (out-of-state)

University of Alaska Southeast Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 31%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,572
    • Loans: $5,290

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 56%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 19%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Alaska Southeast Mission Statement:

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"The mission of the University of Alaska Southeast is student learning enhanced by faculty scholarship, undergraduate research and creative activities, community engagement, and the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska."

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