University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews
The University of Alaska is great option for students who are in state and need affordable education. During my time at UAA there was quite a bit of change in the staffing. In the education department several of the professors were unprofessional and did not stay on topic throughout the classes. There were countless times where I would show up to class and then nothing would get done. As someone who wanted to learn and further my education, I was hoping for more structure and information from the classes. However, the program was nice about offering online courses which was very helpful for my work schedule.
UAA is a medium sized, community oriented university with high-class professors focused on student success and engagement. I studied with nearly every English Dept. literature professor at the university during my time there, and would not trade my experience for any chance to go to a prestigious university. The professors are experts in their fields with doctorates from world-class institutions who choose to live in Alaska and teach at UAA out of love for the city and the university. Classes are wonderfully structured, the sizes are small (between 15-20 students in most English courses), and a focus on Alaska Native Studies just came through as a requirement, the first in the nation of the sort.
UAA is a large school with many resources, but it's up to you to seek them out. Make sure that you're taking advantage of the Learning Center. They helped me so much with my essay structure. I also appreciated Accounting tutoring and French tutoring. Parking is stressful; learn to take the bus, free with your UA ID.
I think that most of what i learned for my degree in business management was not actually applicable to my career, but i have been enjoying my marketing major classes. The food on residencial campus was not great. Living on residentual campus was fun; a very good community!
The cost of classes went up 15% over the time I was there. Four years, 15%. You also pay shuttle/gym/events/sports fees even if you are online for a semester or if you have a parking permit you paid for, which is $300 a year. The cost just continues to go up and the GER professors seem to realize that their class is required and that there is only one college in the state of Alaska and take advantage of the fact that they don't need to teach very well. If you do not have
I loved UAA! I came to UAA after five semesters at another school. I was not expecting to enjoy UAA, but to my surprise, I absolutely adored it. If I had known how much I'd like it, I would have gone there in the first place. I felt that the lower division classes weren't difficult, but that I was able to make them as challenging as I wanted to. For instance, I had to take English 121. I'd already taken upper division English classes and was expecting to be bored, but my professor was wonderful, and because I was trying to get as much out of the class as I could, I ended up feeling challenged and engaged with the course and course material. I felt that my upper division courses were very rigorous. I appreciated the quality and dedication of my professors. I majored in Spanish and minored in Theatre, and I loved all of my Spanish and theatre professors. I learned so much from them, and their mentorship has meant the world to me. I also have had many professional opportunities because of my professors. I would recommend UAA to anybody. I am so grateful for my time there.
The University of Alaska, Anchorage is a university that serves a wide range of students, ranging from your traditional college student, to college athletes, former professionals, and military veterans. This reflects within the classroom, as many of the business courses that you take during your time at UAA have a wide mix of individuals with different backgrounds and life's experiences allow for the creation of rich discussion in the classroom. The Logistics program at UAA is wonderful. The program head, Dr. Prokop, is a wonderful professor, who does an excellent job and encouraging students to think analytically and examine the deeper problems which may be present in the real world. The class size was small, often consisting of approximately 15 or students in the required logistics courses. This allowed for the building of relationships with both your classmates and the professor. A downside to the Logistics program, which was only realized in hindsight after my completion of the program, is the material covered is really just a skimming of the possible material. If you find that you truly enjoy Logistics and Supply Chain Management, you will likely want to pursue a graduate degree in the subject, as here you will gain the knowledge which you likely desire.
University of Alaska Anchorage was a wonderful place to obtain my undergraduate degree. The Health Sciences department had staff that pushed us outside of our comfort zones, forcing us to approach the issues of domestic violence, homelessness, mental health, healthcare inequality, and other issues surrounding us on a daily basis. Anchorage is a large community, but like every city in Alaska is somewhat isolated. The department did their best to allow us networking opportunities with professionals in our field. The academic advisers are top notch! The Health Sciences program at UAA has 100% made me a more critical thinker and given me a passion for seeking to provide quality care to all in my community. I believe without a doubt it has made me better prepared for my graduate studies.
I have loved most of the teachers I have had so far, they have all been more than willing to go the distance to further my education. They take extra time out of their week to make sure students understand the material they teach and I feel as if they honestly care about the people they teach. I enjoy going to class but I'm hardly challenged. I find the work easy but also needed.
UAA was affordable as an Alaska Resident, and I felt that I was getting a quality education. The campus is beautiful. I learned a lot and would recommend it to others