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Alaska Pacific University

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alaska

Description

Alaska Pacific University is the only four-year college in Alaska with selective admissions. Students can choose from eleven undergraduate majors and five graduate programs. The college takes pride in the close relationship between students and faculty, the hands-on approach to learning, and the high levels of student engagement. Academics are supported by a healthy 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio. If you're worried about attending such a small school with under 1,000 students, realize that the University of Alaska Anchorage and its 18,000 students is next door. Student life is active with a wide range of clubs and activities, and Alaska's rich landscape provides students with unlimited outdoor opportunities. The university recently dedicated the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier, a place where the Nordic Ski Team trains during summer months. Alaska Pacific University is a member of the Eco League with four other small colleges that focus on sustainability: College of the Atlantic, Green Mountain College, Northland College, and Prescott College. Students can easily take a semester or two at one of these other schools. High school from Anchorage should look into ACU's "Early Honors" program which allows them to take all of their senior year classes at Alaska Pacific and graduate from high school with a year's worth of transferable college credit.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Education, Marine Biology, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 803
Total Grad Students: 284
Undergraduate Students: 519
Faculty: 42

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 35%
Percent Female: 65%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
4101 University Dr
Anchorage Alaska 99508

Website: http://www.alaskapacific.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 907-561-1266

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Barclay Roeder
Director, Admissions
907-564-8360
broeder@alaskapacific.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Aurora Sidney-Ando
International Student Counselor, Admissions
907-564-8338
sidney-andoa@alaskapacific.edu

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for transfer students. Students with a GPA of less than 2.00 who otherwise demonstrate potential for academic success at Alaska Pacific University may be considered for admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):
The Admissions Office will assess transfer credits earned by the applicant and will mail an evaluation of the student's transfer credit prior to class registration.

Test Scores for Applying:
ACT or SAT scores are required if you have earned less than 30 transferable semester hours.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two letters of recommendation are required.

Essay(s) required:
A double-spaced, typed essay of at least 500 words is required chosen from 4 topics. Regardless of the option you choose, please include a brief explanation of why you would like to attend APU.

Application Fee:
There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee, which is waived for online applications.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.alaskapacific.edu/apply/

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 19 30
Math 21 26
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 490 600
Math 470 560
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 33%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -33%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 3050

Room and Board: 9300

Tuition and Fees: 27110

Total Cost: 40460

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Alaska Pacific offers opportunities for scholarships, grants, and loans awarded through a variety of federal, state, and university programs. Financial aid is considered a supplement to the family's monetary contribution; not to cover the complete cost.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants: 15241

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7196

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 93%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

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Ilisagvik College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alaska

Description

Located in the northernmost point of Alaska, Ilisagvik
College is a two-year tribal college offering quality
post-secondary academic, vocational and technical
education aimed at matching workforce needs. We are
dedicated to perpetuating and strengthening Inupiat
(Eskimo) culture, language, values and traditions.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 251

Undergraduate Students: 251
Faculty: 16

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Contact Information

Address:
Narl Facility
Barrow Alaska 99723

Website: http://www.ilisagvik.cc

Main Email:

Main Phone: 907-852-3333

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Admissions
800-478-7337 ext. 1799

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Only transfer courses that have a grade of C or better will be considered at I?isagvik College.

Credits (Min/Max):
These credits do not count toward the residence requirement that at least 16 of the student's final 30 semester credits must be earned at Ilisagvik College.

Test Scores for Applying:

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
Provide a copy of Alaska Native Shareholder-Native American Tribal Affiliation card, if qualified. Qualified students may be eligible for additional scholarship funds.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:

Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Tuition and Fees – In-State:

Total Cost – In-State:

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From:

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Copies of financial aid documents from other schools attended, if applying for financial aid are required.

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Prince William Sound Community College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alaska

Description

Prince William Sound Community College (PWSCC) is a one-of-a-kind institution of higher education located in Valdez, Alaska. The main campus, together with the extension centers in nearby Glennallen and Cordova, are set amidst some of the country's most breathtaking scenery and rich cultural history. PWSCC (or "P-Dub," as our students affectionately call it) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is the only remaining community college in the state of Alaska. PWSCC offers Associate degrees and occupational certificates that are hard to find elsewhere, such as our Millwright, Oil Spill Response, and up-and-coming Outdoor Leadership programs. With over 25 undergraduate programs to choose from, including bac

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 738

Undergraduate Students: 738
Faculty: 8

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 92:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 92:1

Contact Information

Address:
303 Lowe Street
Valdez Alaska 99686

Website: http://www.pwscc.edu.

Main Email:

Main Phone: 907-834-1600

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Admissions
907-834-1645
admissions@pwscc.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A transfer applicant who has attended an accredited institution is eligible for admission provided the applicant has earned a 2.00 (C) cumulative grade point average (GPA) in previous college work.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
All courses must have a grade of C or better to transfer from institutions outside the UA system. Within the system, a grade of D or better is transferable provided the student has earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Credits (Min/Max):
Where possible, transfer credit will be equated with PWSCC courses. To receive an associate degree from PWSCC at least 15 credits must be resident credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
Students are encouraged to submit official test results from ACT or SAT I examinations.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.pwscc.edu/admissions/

Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Tuition and Fees – In-State:

Total Cost – In-State:

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From:

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
State and federal governments, the College, the University of Alaska system, and many private organizations offer grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities to students who demonstrate need for such assistance.

Special Programs

Notes

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University of Alaska Anchorage

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alaska

Description

With over 18,000 students, the University of Alaska Anchorage is by far Alaska's largest university. The mountain views, lakes, and forests that feature so prominently on the university's campus belie the fact that the school is just a couple miles from Midtown Anchorage. Alaska Pacific University is an easy walk down the road. The university is made up of six schools and colleges: Education, Health and Social Welfare, Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Policy, Engineering, and the Community and Technical College. UAA has a sizable traditional undergraduate population as well as a large population of adult and continuing education students. Over half of all students are enrolled part-time. The university offers 146 degree programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and masters levels. Among bachelor's degree candidates, nursing and psychology are most popular. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life includes a wide range of clubs, activities, and organizations including a few fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the UAA Seawolves compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference for most sports. Gymnastics and hockey compete at the Division I level. The university fields 11 intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Finance, History, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 16649
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 17081
Faculty: 542

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 31:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 32:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 8%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 25%

Transfer-Out Rate
21

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage Alaska 99508

Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 907-786-1800

Additional Campuses:
Chugiak-Eagle River Campus
10928 Eagle River Rd., Ste. #115
Eagle River, AK 99577-8038

KPC - Anchorage Extension
3901 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99503

KPC - Bay Campus
533 East Pioneer Avenue
Homer, AK 99603

KPC Resurrection Bay Extension Site
P.O. Box 1049
Seward, AK 99664

KPC - Kenai River Campus
156 College Road
Soldotna, AK 99669

Kodiak College Campus
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, AK 99835

Mat-Su College Campus
8295 East College Drive
Palmer, AK 99645

Admissions Contact:
Enrollment Management
(907) 786-1480
enroll@uaa.alaska.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Applicants who have completed at least 30 college-level semester credits are required to have a 2.0. Applicants with less than 30 semester hours are required to have graduated from high school with a 2.5.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade required for transfer credit is C.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must earn at least 15 credits at the University of Alaska-Anchorage to earn an associate degree, and at least 30 credits to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of official standardized test scores is required if you have less than 30 hours of transferrable credit.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
An essay/personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
June 15

Spring Deadline:
November 1

Summer Deadline:
May 1

Apply Here:
http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions/

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1853

Transfers Accepted: 1312

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 71%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 100%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -29%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 1217

Other Expenses: 2224

Room and Board: 9080

Tuition and Fees: 17036

Total Cost: 29557

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5396

Total Cost – In-State: 17917

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The University of Alaska-Anchorage offers a variety of financial aid options.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6312

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 68%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 41%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 34%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

University of Alaska Fairbanks

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alaska

Description

Even though it has fewer students than the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is the flagship campus of Alaska's public university system, and it is the only university in the state that grants doctoral degrees. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the Fairbanks location -- the Outdoor Adventures Program offers a range of hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, dog mushing, ice climbing, and winter camping trips. The university takes pride in the meaningful relationships between students and faculty, and the healthy 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio is unusual for a public university. UAF students come from all 50 states and 47 foreign countries, and over 20 percent of students are American Indian/Native Alaskans. Students have a huge range of academic options with 168 degrees and 33 certificates offered in 127 disciplines ranging from art to engineering. Students will also find a wide range of clubs, organizations and activities to keep them busy. On the athletic front, the Alaska Nanooks compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference for most sports. Hockey is Division I. The university fields five sports for men and six for women. The Nanooks have won ten NCAA championships for rifle. Finally, the campus is home to the UAF Museum of the North, the International Arctic Research Center, and several other major research centers.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 8575
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 8652
Faculty: 652

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 10%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Transfer-Out Rate
17

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
Signers' Hall
Fairbanks Alaska 99775

Website: http://www.uaf.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 907-474-7211

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Mary Kreta
International & Transfer Counselor, Admissions
907-474-6231
mary.kreta@alaska.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to be admitted as a transfer student into a baccalaureate program.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Undergraduate credits earned at the 100-level or above with a C- grade or higher at institutions accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies will be considered for transfer.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must earn a minimum of 15 credits at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks to earn an associate degree, and 30 credits to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have less than 30 transferable semester credits, the submission of official SAT/ACT scores is required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
An essay/personal statement is not required.

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.uaf.edu/admissions/apply/

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 944

Transfers Accepted: 767

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 81%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 100%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -19%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 1330

Other Expenses: 2630

Room and Board: 6960

Tuition and Fees: 17208

Total Cost: 28128

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5568

Total Cost – In-State: 16488

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Many UAF students use some kind of financial aid to help pay for their university education. The Financial Aid office provides information about the many types of financial aid, including: scholarships, loans, grants, fellowships and more.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7379

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 74%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 42%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 38%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information