84%

Acceptance Rate

$15,652

Avg.Financial Aid

001061

FAFSA Code

About Alaska Pacific University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

502

Website

www.alaskapacific.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

NWCCU

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Anchorage, AK, Alaska Pacific University is a private, United Methodist university. Alaska Pacific University was founded in the year 1957. In addition to over 337 undergraduate students, APU also boasts of over 192 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 509. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 72 faculty. Alaska Pacific University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At APU around 39% are white, 24% are American Indian or Alaska Native, and 12% belong to two or more races. Further, around 54% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 71% of the students are females and 29% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 63 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Holly Brooks, Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen, and Sharon Cissna. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. APU offers a total of 108 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education), NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), and NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities).

Location & Contact

Address

4101 University Dr

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9075611266
Fax: 9075622337
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Alaska Pacific University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

84%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to Alaska Pacific University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $25, as part of the admission process at APU. To improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at Alaska Pacific University, the average SAT or ACT scores of students getting admission is not available. It can be inferred that this is not an important admission criterion. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 4101 University Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508. They can also call them at (907) 561-1266.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$18,932

Average Annual Cost

$20,350

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$410

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,230

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,410

Total One Year Cost

$34,600

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to APU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $39,055 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($20,760), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($8,230), and budget for other expenses ($4,380) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

7:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

81%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

67%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$7,294

Faculty Overview

43%

Male Professors

57%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

14 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

11 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

11 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

7 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

6 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

5 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

4 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

3 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

1 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

1 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

1 Graduates

Human Services, General

1 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

301

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

31%

Full-time

72%

Part-time

28%

Students Gender

Male

33%

US National: 44%

Female

67%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

45% White

11% Unknown

2% Black

7% Hispanic

12% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

22% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

5%

Unknown Location

39%

Out Of State

56%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$70,543 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 60% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

60%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

N/A

School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

4

Sports Club

8

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

No

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $8,230 per year for living on campus. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at APU. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 29% and 71%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,200/year

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

N/A - N/A

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

97%

Average Aid Per Year

$15,652

Students Receiving Federal Grants

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,483

Students Receiving State Aid

38%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,460

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

94%

Average Aid Per Year

$11,865

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$16,397

$30K - $48K

$20,350

$48K - $75K

$11,856

$75K - $110K

$11,215

> $110K

$7,314

In case the students at Alaska Pacific University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,800, whereas the financial aid is $10,180. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,576, while the institutional aid is $10,180.

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