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University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest university in the state and one of three universities in the University of Alaska statewide system. UAA's Main Campus is located in Anchorage, with four community campuses and extension sites throughout Southcentral Alaska.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The University of Alaska Anchorage traces its origins back to 1954, when Anchorage Community College (ACC) was founded. That year, ACC began offering evening classes to 414 students at Elmendorf Air Force Base. In 1962, ACC, along with other community colleges around the state, was incorporated into the University of Alaska statewide system. 


The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression. Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities and its diverse peoples. UAA is an open-access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse and inclusive environment.


Welcome to UAA's Research website, which illustrates the tremendous growth in research, creative works, and commercialization at UAA. It features many significant accomplishments with impacts that benefit the welfare of society regionally, nationally and globally—from medical therapies to engineering and scientific advances, and the arts.

Immunotherapy is a ground-breaking treatment for cancer by training the immune system to target cancer cells. Our research team developed an innovative antigen delivery system for immunotherapy using nanoparticles for a more effective treatment.  


AKCIS has a plethora of information to guide and assist you in your vocational and career endeavors. It is the only regularly updated source of both Alaska and national occupational information that provides information to Alaska Native and rural populations. AKCIS is also the only system that provides information based on the needs of Alaskans. It contains numerous tools for sorting its occupational and educational information.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The Dean of Students Office is part of Student Affairs. We strive to remain "student focused" and build programs with each and every student as a priority. We provide opportunities for involvement and growth for students to be successful and achieve their academic goals. The Dean of Students Office provides critical incident response and resolution of complaints regarding student behavior through mediation and/or the Student Conduct process.The Dean of Students Office facilitates educational programs on alcohol and other drugs, diversity issues, safety, and topical issues. 

Housing services

All on-campus housing facilities are staffed with professional and student personnel who provide guidance, support, and academic and social programming to help you achieve success as a student at UAA and in the future. Additionally, dedicated learning and lifestyle communities are available to help residents connect with peers of similar goals, interest, and backgrounds.

ICT services

UAA IT Services is your source for all core technologies at UAA. Need a phone or email account, help setting up your new computer or printer, or technical help with Blackboard, Qualtrics, or the UAA website? The IT Services, Service Center, and Infrastructure Services teams are your go-to resources for all these and more!

Medical services

The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) promotes optimal health for the University community through access to high quality and affordable health care, preventative health care, individual counseling, consulting, outreach and health education.

Student Life

Campus life

UAA students are engaged in a multitude of ways: leading the campus through student governance, sharing the news at The Northern Light and KRUA, joining clubs and greek organizations, and belonging in the Student Union. Get engaged today!

Sports facilities

Seawolves excel in many areas. Catch a hockey, basketball or volleyball game in the Alaska Airlines Center, join an intramural team or rent some gear from the Student Union gear room and get outdoors.

The Wells Fargo Sports Complex is intended primarily as an educational facility and as a home for the intercollegiate sports program, thus Physical Education classes and Seawolf sports teams have priority usage. Recreation is the next priority and the intent is to offer a varied and convenient program to meet the needs of the university community. Recreation programs include individual self-directed and informal activities and intramural and club sports programs which are organized and competitive. 

Student clubs

UAA Life is also a resource for student clubs and organizations to organize documents, turn in purchase requests, manage their member roster, and, of course, advertising their organization!!!

If you want to get involved, or if you're just curious to seeing what kind of clubs and events that are taking place on campus, UAA Life is one-stop shop for the student life information you need!


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

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