University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews

  • 36 Reviews
  • Anchorage (AK)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,635
75% of 36 students said this degree improved their career prospects
81% of 36 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/25/2024
  • Degree: Psychology
"This school is almost entirely online STILL in 2024. I think UAA saw that they could get away with it during covid and could continue to get away with it four years later. If I look at Psychology classes to join, over 90% of them are online. You'd be paying full price to teach yourself everything and do it alone. Its horrible, if I weren't so far into my degree I'd ABSOLUTELY go to a different school."
Naomi Vaughan
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2021
"Your UA online website is horribly confusing. A lot of money must be wasted on confused students having to call staff with questions. Your staff is wonderful, your website leaves MUCH to be desired! It took me days of calling the staff and waiting for information, and I know this isn't a singular experience."
Rae Jackson
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and had an amazing college experience. The professors were very helpful and provided as much critical feedback on assignments and exams that we had. There are many great resources for students on campus that helped me obtain quality education and I am very happy and satisfied with the education I received from UAA."
Aaron Krause
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"My experience obtaining a degree in Psychology from the University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA) cannot be separated from my personal outlook, or anyone elses. I found UAA to be a fun, professional, and rewarding university, and I am glad I attended. It did not come without its own pressures and struggles, but amidst all of that, I am keenly aware that I was surrounded by professionals, many who took an interest in helping me achieve my goals, such as professors and other students. The University was regionally accredited until about 2006, which is about when it became nationally accredited. Since then it has blossomed into an incredibly affluent school. Their campus has an overall modern look, with a library, and many other amenities. They are second to none. Despite the cold temperatures, your grades are likely the last to slip due to your icy surroundings, as you will find yourself in an ever-present professional environment consisting of professors, tutors, and students, ready to help you reach your goals. You can trust in UAA. Architectural design around campus alone is stunning, such as the Alaska Airlines Arena, now the second to largest arena in the entire state. Since graduation in 2012, many new features, buildings, and programs have been added that would make applying a no-brainer. UAA also boasts an incredible international community of students. I have experienced professors who did not seem attentive, but UAA by and large is a great university that will help you reach your education and career goals. The only person holding you back from applying, is you."
Sabrina Patton
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2018
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"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."
Zebadiah Kraft
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2018
  • Degree: English
"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."
Sabre Hill
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2017
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"After receiving my Bachelors of Science in Environment and Society at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), I decided to pursue my Masters degree at the same university. I wanted to continue my research in Alaska and the interdisciplinary graduate program at UAA made it an easy decision to continue my education at this school. I am currently a second semester interdisciplinary graduate student within the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and Department of Geomatics. My degree is focused in geographic information system (GIS) modeling for ecological applications. Even though I didnt fit into a single department, UAA worked with me to create a Masters program that would fulfill my career and education goals."
Sarena Hackenmiller
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2017
  • Degree: Business
"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!"
Liz Ortiz
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2017
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I am a graduate student in the Anthropology department at the University of Alaska Anchorage pursuing a Master's degree in Anthropology focusing on Bioarchaeology. My thesis centers around assisting Native Alaskan Villages with the repatriation process of their ancestor's remains that are still curated in national and nationally funded museums. My department is extremely active in supporting Native Alaskan interests, which mirrors my own personal desire for advocacy and educational opportunities for the Village members. UAA was the perfect fit for me, and I am so very proud of the work that we are accomplishing together."
Lexi Trainer
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"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"
Andrea Staats
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Spanish
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Business
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
Gillian McGee
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: English
"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"
Danielle Ellis
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2016
  • Degree: Anthropology
"The majority of UAA students are non-traditional (i.e. part-time, working students). UAA is generally described as a commuter campus, and therefore does not produce the traditional college social experience. Recent prioritization and restructuring efforts are parred academic funding (i.e. TA-ships) to a minimum, and the University does not have academic grants and scholarships for Anthropology graduate students as some other universities do. Alaska is a great state to live in and Anchorage has a lot going on if one can afford to the high cost of living and a personal vehicle. Public transportation is not reliable, and does not access large portions of the Municipality of Anchorage. The Anthropology graduate program is decent, if a bit disorganized. The professors are excellent and knowledgeable in their specialties. The professors have healthy relationships with each other and their students, and encourage graduates to work together as we will likely be future colleagues. Alaska is a great place to gain experience working in the field of anthropology and archaeology. Most graduate students have jobs in their field before graduating and the programs has a 100% job placement rate for their graduates overall."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"the nursing program was very unorganized and I would not recommend"
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"It did not prepare me for the real world. The criminal justice classes taught me very little about the justice process and all the paperwork involved. I learned everything I needed to know from on the job training."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The professors and classes were good. Location of campus is convenient to drive to, although it is spread out so walking between classes can be a pain. The library is excellent."