Alaska Pacific University

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School Overview

Established in 1957 as the Alaska Methodist University, Alaska Pacific University (APU) is a relatively small private college located in Anchorage, Alaska. APU is a liberal arts college that focus on teaching and molding its students through active and experiential learning. Alaska Pacific University belongs to the Eco League, a five-college consortium which incluces Alaska Pacific University, Northland College, Green Mountain College, Prescott College and College of the Atlantic. The Eco League was first developed in response to requests for better collaboaration between Alaska’s higher education institutions. All consortium schools, including Alaska Pacific University, provide students strong Psychology and Environmental Studies programs, and related courses.

General Information

Admission Office

4101 University Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 564-8248

(800) 252-7528

Fax: (907) 564-8317

Contact: Jennifer Jensen

Director of Admissions
Main Address

4101 University Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508-3051

(907) 561-1266

Total undergrads: 565

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 66

Degree-seeking undergrads: 493

Graduate enrollment: 238


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 35%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting/Business Management B
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Entrepreneurial Studies C

Elementary Education A,B
Junior High Education A,B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Health System Administration B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences
Geology B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Human Services B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

* does not guarantee the accuracy of the information included in the college profile above. All information is subject to change. Please confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Alaska Pacific University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (907) 561-1266
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 4101 University Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 529
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 355 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $20,760
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,760
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $13,692

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Alaska Pacific University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Alaska Pacific University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4134
Education 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Grand total 711510

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Alaska Pacific University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $20,760
Out-of-state $20,760
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,110
Out-of-state $12,110

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 36 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 31 86% $13,692
Student loan aid 16 44% $5,122

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 248 82% $12,647
Federal student loans 143 48% $7,044

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Alaska Pacific University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Alaska Pacific University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 353 100 253
Percent admitted 100% 90% 89%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 14% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Alaska Pacific University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 529
Undergraduate enrollment 337
Graduate enrollment 192

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Alaska Pacific University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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