Private 4 Year

Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, Alaska

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Alaska Pacific University overview
Location Anchorage, Alaska
Online alaskapacific.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Alaska Pacific University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Alaska Pacific University (APU), situated in the scenic city of Anchorage, Alaska, serves as a private institution that prioritizes experiential and environmental learning. Established in 1957, APU occupies a campus renowned for its close proximity to the vast wilderness, offering a distinct backdrop for both study and recreation. The university fosters a vibrant academic profile with a focus on outdoor and environmental programs, emanating through popular majors such as Environmental Science, Outdoor Studies, and Marine Biology, reflective of its unique geographical setting. APU operates on a holistic admissions process that is moderately selective, assessing applicants beyond numerical credentials to include experiences and character. Complementing its academic reputation, the campus provides residential housing options for students seeking on-campus living. While APU does not boast a high-profile athletic program, it aligns with its commitment to outdoor activities, promoting a hands-on approach to education intertwined with the natural elements of its Alaskan locale.

In the most recent statistical year 434 prospective students applied, and 431 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 30 enrolled in the school.  439 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 156 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $20,350 plus fees of $410.












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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Alaska Pacific University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$410
Room and Board $8,300
Budget for Other Expenses$4,410
Total One Year Cost$34,670

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Alaska Pacific University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Education 21%
Biology 13%
Psychology 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%

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