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University of Alaska Anchorage

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About University of Alaska Anchorage

Surrounded by an environment that is both urban and wild, the University of Alaska Anchorage is a gateway to innovative thinking, learning and exploration. UAA is the state’s largest university. UAA students experience hands-on education, in and out of the classroom.

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Anchorage Campus

The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, such as aviation, oil and gas. Many courses are designed with flexibility to accommodate students who work or have a family, and the campus houses a range of student success and support centers.

UAA’s cozy campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where students can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas and ocean views. But students don’t have to sacrifice urban amenities to live in the Last Frontier. Anchorage provides a bounty of museums, movie theaters, shopping, live music, professional sports and hundreds of restaurants. Students will feel right at home at UAA.

Kenai Peninsula College

Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is located south of Anchorage at two campuses in Soldotna and Homer and at extension sites in Anchorage and Seward. KPC delivers Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as courses leading to vocational certificates. Some courses leading to baccalaureate degrees can be obtained entirely at KPC. A number of four-year degree programs are available at KPC via distance delivery through other UAA campuses. KPC has a robust e-learning program reaching students across Alaska.

Kodiak College

Kodiak College, located 250 miles south of Anchorage on Kodiak Island, serves the city of Kodiak, seven rural communities and the nation’s largest U.S. Coast Guard base. Kodiak College provides face-to-face and distance education courses leading to occupational endorsement and undergraduate certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees, and college preparatory developmental education, adult basic education and GED preparation.
In addition to supporting for-credit college-level courses, the college also supports community-based instruction by providing services such as tutoring, research and testing for special interest, dual credit high school/college-level courses, and continuing professional education, vocational training and workforce development. The campus provides a support network for students taking e-learning courses from other college campuses. The campus is also a cultural center in the community that sponsors events such as readings by current authors, lectures, seminars, art shows and exhibits.

Matanuska-Susitna College

Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College) is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The Mat-Su campus houses a comprehensive library; science, computer, career and technical labs; a student advising center that includes financial aid assistance, veterans services, and career and academic advising; a learning center; modern classrooms; snack bar; and art gallery for student and faculty shows. 

Prince William Sound College

Prince William Sound College (PWSC) serves the vast Valdez, Copper Basin and Cordova regions.  From the primary location in Valdez, about 300 miles southeast of Anchorage, PWSC provides access to a variety of educational and training opportunities in a geographically rich, culturally diverse and inclusive environment.

PWSC attracts people with an adventuresome spirit who want to combine the love of outdoor activities with the opportunity to achieve their academic and career goals. The College offers the Associate of Arts (general transfer) degree, A.A.S. degrees in Industrial Technology and Outdoor Leadership, a variety of professional development and workforce training courses and certifications, adult basic education and GED preparation. PWSC plays a unique role in protecting the Prince William Sound ecosystem through its extensive offerings of Fishing Vessel Training and related safety and preparedness training opportunities. Our Health & Fitness Center and the Whitney Museum provide recreational and cultural opportunities for students, community members, and visitors. In partnership with the BLM, Alyeska Pipeline Services, Providence Valdez Medical Center and numerous other local employers, PWSC provides internship and career pathway options. PWSC maintains three apartment-style residence buildings offering a variety of affordable, independent living options for residential students.

Situated at the heart of the state's largest city, with satellites in Homer, Kodiak, Soldotna, Valdez and Mat-Su. 


Residence Halls
North, East, and West Halls are the three residence halls in the UAA Housing community. Opened in 1998, the three halls house approximately 200 students each in single, double, and quad suites. Rooms are clustered on two wings, feature common-area lobbies and lounges for studying and socializing. Each building also has coin-operated laundry facilities, and a student-staffed service desk. Single suites in the residence halls are very limited and are typically reserved for Residence Life staff, graduate students or students over the age of 25.  

Main Apartment Complex (MAC)
The six-building Main Apartment Complex, known on campus as “MAC,” is located just west of the residence halls and offers apartment-style living for students. Each apartment has four single-bedrooms, plus a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and storage area. The MAC apartments are typically reserved for upperclassmen or students 21 years of age or older.

Templewood Apartments
The Templewood Apartments are located on the southeastern side of the student housing area, and offer twenty “town-house style” units, housing a total of 80 students. The upper-level of each unit includes two single bedrooms, one shared bedroom, and two bathrooms. A kitchen, living room (complete with gas fireplace), half-bath, laundry room and storage closet are located on the middle level, and a two-car garage and additional storage complete the ground level. Availability in the Templewood apartments is very limited and typically reserved for upperclassmen or students 21 years of age or older. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Mass Communication & Media 1


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