|Are you planning to attend an Alaska college? Then,
you have come to the right place! We have carefully
reviewed each of 4-year colleges and universities in the
state of Alaska and the following are the top-ranked
public and private programs listed in alphabetical
order. You can keep reading to see best AK colleges. Please note that
you will be directed to a different website.
Alaska doesn't have to be just one more item on your
wish list; it's a fine place to come for your higher
education experience. You could come to Alaska
because of the university's world-class reputation
for academic excellence, for its Arctic research
opportunities, for its Circumpolar health programs,
for its fisheries capabilities, for its information
technology, or for its teacher education programs.
But other universities elsewhere could also brag
about their programs. Sure, they offer good programs
too. But they don't offer them in a place where you
can see North America's highest mountain (and climb
it if you're of the mind), or where you can spend
your morning fly fishing or, if the season's right,
ski to your class. In the evening, you could be
developing computer models on the latest model Cray
Other universities also offer classes in wildlife
management, but not where you're likely to see moose
or black bears strolling around on campus! Or
courses in anthropology, but in Alaska you can study
with North American and Russian Native peoples, and
experience their cultures first hand.
The University of Alaska, the state's only public
institution of higher learning, is under the
leadership of a new president, Mark R. Hamilton. One
of his first acts was to announce the UA Scholars
Program, which this year for the first time will
offer four-year scholarship awards to the top ten
per cent of Alaska's high school graduating classes,
a program which is attracting national attention.
There are three regional university centers in the
system - the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA),
the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and the
University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). UAA serves
over 18,600 students from all its campuses. In
addition to the largest campus in Anchorage, the
campuses on Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College,
Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer, and Prince
William Sound Community College in Valdez are
integral parts of UAA, which has exchange and
cooperative agreements with Japan, Koea, Finland,
Canada, China and Russia.
UAF is a land-, sea- and space-grant institution,
serving more than 9,000 students in the state's
Interior, Western and Aleutian Islands region. The
main campus is located in Fairbanks, Alaska's second
largest city. UAF oversees the Bristol Bay campus in
Dillingham, the Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue, the
Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel and the Northwest Campus
in Nome. The Tanana Valley Campus is located in
Fairbanks, as is the Interior-Aleutians Campus which
administers learning centers and distance delivery
education to more than 100 communities throughout
the state. UAF has exchange and cooperative
agreements with Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador,
Norway, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan and Sweden.
The Fairbanks campus of UAF is a major attraction
for cultural and intellectual activities for
Interior Alaska, and includes the University of
Alaska Museum which attracts over 100,000 visitors a
year. UAF is home to the Arctic Region
Supercomputing Center, where high performance
computational research is conducted, and to the new
International Arctic Research Center, the system's
only doctoral degree-granting institution.
UAS serves more than 5,000 students each year in
southeast Alaska, with the largest campus located in
Juneau, with branch campuses in Ketchikan and Sitka,
and outreach locations throughout the region. UAS
has cooperative agreements with the Yukon Territory,
and provides distance delivery programs to specific
UA rural campuses. One of the most active clubs on
the Juneau campus is Global Connections, which meets
weekly for dinners and programs about other
countries. The Juneau campus has about 100
On all three major regional campuses, there are
international students (a total of nearly 1,000 at
last count), and plenty of social activities related
to clubs, outdoor recreation and fitness programs.
There are plenty of chances to exercise English
language skills, too, because Alaska doesn't have
large ethnic groups on or off campus that would
enable students to continue speaking their native
language most of the time.
Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is also home to
Alaska Pacific University, a private institution
located near the main campus of UAA, and in Sitka
where UAS has a branch campus, there is also Sheldon
Jackson College, the oldest educational institution
in the state. It was started in 1873 by Sheldon
Jackson, an energetic Presbyterian missionary, and
is now a four-year institution.
For all higher education students, Alaska offers
adventures in education, and an education in adventure.
Come see what all the excitement is about! For more
information about educational opportunities in Alaska,
you may want to visit these websites.
Below we list all universities in the state of Alaska. You can visit
AllCityPopulation for colleges in Alaska by city.
Location: 4101 University Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508
Tuition: $20,380 (2016)
Acceptance Rate: 69% (2015)
Total Enrollment: 509
Location: 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Tuition: $6,834 (2016)
Acceptance Rate: 71% (2015)
Total Enrollment: 17,962
Slogan: "Naturally Inspiring"
Location: 505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK
Tuition: $7,799 (2016)
Acceptance Rate: 73% (2015)
Total Enrollment: 8,336
Location: 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801
Tuition: $6,132 (2015)
Total Enrollment: 3,765
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