University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Having smaller class sizes with personal relationships with instructors made UAA an attractive school on par with those with more prestige. In addition, the potential for outdoor activities in Alaska, in a pristine environment, abound.