University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews
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.
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.
I started taking classes through the Mat-Su community college (now a branch of UAA) back when I was 15 for random classes to help me figure out what degree I wanted to take after High School. I have been taking classes (Online and on campus) at the Anchorage branch ever since (Minus a brief stint at University of Idaho) and while I withdrew from the pre-nursing program because I decided to go in a different direction, I always found this school to be willing to bend over backwards to help with any issues I was having and the classes were also very in depth. In state tuition is also very reasonable, out of state tuition however... is ridiculous.