Alaska's largest university Alaska's largest university

"I had an amazing year in Alaska, I would recommend it for those who love to make the most of the outdoors and like me were eager to try winter snow sports.  Living in Anchorage is an experience, it is not uncommon to see people cross country ski to class, walk into moose on campus or to see the northern lights from just outside of the city." Eilidh (ENV)

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post-secondary institution. Located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, the campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students' active lifestyles.

UAA is comprised of six teaching units at the Anchorage campus: the colleges of Education, Health and Social Welfare, Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Policy; and the Community and Technical College; and the School of Engineering.


Quick facts

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
City population: 292,000
University population: 16,500
Climate: Subarctic climate but with strong maritime influences that moderate temperatures
Nearest Airport: Anchorage International Airport

Top 3 reasons to choose UAA

  1. In a scenic location close to Goose Lake, a popular swimming and trail area
  2. UAA’s athletic teams, known as the Seawolves, compete in 13 NCAA sports
  3. The student-faculty ratio at UAA is 12:1