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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, situated at the heart of the state's largest city, with satellites in Homer, Kodiak, Soldotna, Valdez and Mat-Su. UAA students experience hands-on education, in and out of the classroom.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



1950 The population of Anchorage is 30,060

1950 Dr. Terris Moore, president of the University of Alaska, and Regents Elmer Rasmuson and Earl Albrecht worked to expand the University from Fairbanks campus by bringing courses to military bases and developing community colleges in partnership with local school districts

1950 University of Alaska begins offering courses on Southcentral military bases


UAA is a public university committed to serving students and the state of Alaska. It is home to centers and institutes in a variety of specialized fields, including environmental and natural resources, alcohol and addictions studies, economic education, circumpolar health studies, rural health, human development, social and economic research, justice, biomedicine (WWAMI School of Medical Education), community engagement and learning, faculty excellence, economic and small business development, logistics and supply chain integration, psychological services, education policy and Chinese culture.


The UAA Research and Commercialization trend is upward. UAA is experiencing significant growth in research, creative works, and commercialization. We are pursuing a strategic approach to fostering, supporting, and expanding faculty and student research efforts and commercialization by creating a climate of innovation and collaboration.

Total grant awards have been increasing. Since 2013 external funding has increased by 23%. In FY 16 total grant awards increased to $40.2M up from $38M in FY15. Expenditures are also up.


We play a major role in creating new opportunities for students to learn and practice elements of leadership. Our programs encompass civic responsibility, community development, and social engagement. The experiences develop ethical leadership, diverse campus programming, and effective communication.

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Student services

The mission of the Student Union is to provide opportunities for students to naturally connect with one another, provide an ethos of belonging and engagement, and advance community on campus. This is accomplished by facilitating programs and services connecting students to campus and community organizations, activities, civic engagement and their peers; advocating on behalf of students regarding their issues and concerns; and enriching classroom learning with relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular programs and services. The Student Union is the hub of campus — a welcoming place — one that draws students in and encourages them to stay, to gather together and to share experiences.

Housing services

We can help you find student-friendly living arrangements, connect with student roommates, and find a temporary renter to sublease. Check out our housing board on the second floor of the Student Union to find roommates, apartments, and more.

Medical services

We offer all sorts of free events that encourage a healthy lifestyle, including dance lessons, yoga, Zumba, and more. Also be sure to use your student benefits at the Student Health and Counseling Center.

Student Life

Campus life

Welcome to Student Life & Leadership! We are the hub of campus life. Within our department are the following areas:

  • Bartlett Lecture Series
  • Concert Board
  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • Publicity Center
  • Student Activities & Commuter Programs
  • Student Clubs and Greek Life
  • Student Government - USUAA
  • Student Leadership
  • Student Media - The Northern Light & KRUA 88.1 FM
  • Student Showcase
  • Student Union

Sports facilities

UAA Athletics serves the Anchorage and campus communities by fielding competitive NCAA teams in 13 sports and providing recreational opportunities for students, faculty and staff. UAA is a proud member of the Great Northwest Athletics Conference (GNAC), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) and Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association, bringing student-athletes from all over the world to participate in basketball, cross country running, gymnastics, hockey, skiing, track & field, and volleyball.

Student clubs

There are over 100+ clubs and 5 Greek Organizations here at UAA so you can find a club that interests you AND fits your schedule! To browse (or join) student clubs/organizations at UAA go to the UAA Life page at


UAA is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, many of the colleges and academic programs are individually accredited through professional licensure organizations.

Anchorage, Alaska, United States