Alaska Pacific University

4101 University Dr, Anchorage, AK

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Alaska Pacific University is a nonprofit private university that has many programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Anchorage, AK, in a predominantly urban area. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, approximately 700 students, offers students a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and ease of access to professors.

Students can select from several areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. The most common exam scores among students accepted to Alaska Pacific University are between 21 to 27 for the ACT exam, or 960 to 1160 for the SAT exam. This school has an acceptance rate of around 32 percent of which only 43 percent decided to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of tuition is close to $30,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $4,800 per year. Alaska Pacific University may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who are eligible by way of grants and loans.

Students can visit the website to get a complete list of programs offered, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Alaska Pacific University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Alaska Pacific University is about 520. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 6% enrolling as graduate students and 55% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $20,000-$23,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Per unit charges are around $890 for part time students
  • The estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is around $7,900, which includes twenty-one meals provided each week

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$11,874
Receiving Student Loans89%$6,061
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Alaska Pacific University may offer services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment

Graduation Rates

Alaska Pacific University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Alaska Pacific University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies


Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Alaska Pacific University for official up-to-date information.

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Financial Aid Office

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