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Encyclopedia > University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska, Anchorage

Established 1954
Type: Public
Endowment: $14.9 million
Chancellor: Fran Ulmer (Interim)
Students: 16,242
Location Anchorage, Alaska
Campus: Urban
1.41 km²
Colors: Green & Gold            
Mascot: Seawolves
Athletics: NCAA Division II
Website: uaa.alaska.edu

University of Alaska Anchorage is the largest member of the University of Alaska System, with more than 17,000 students, 14,000 of whom attend classes at the main Anchorage campus. Image File history File links Uaa_alaska-seal. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Fran Ulmer was the first woman elected as Lieutenant Governor of the state of Alaska. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... “km” redirects here. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The University of Alaska is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university founded in 1917 in Fairbanks, Alaska. ... This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Alaska. ...

UAA comprises eight colleges and schools: The College of Education, College of Health and Social Welfare, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Public Policy, the Community and Technical College, School of Engineering, School of Nursing and School of Social Work. There are four community campuses: Matanuska-Susitna College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, and Prince William Sound Community College. UAA offers Graduate degrees through the Graduate Division. Matanuska-Susitna College is located in Palmer, Alaska, north of Anchorage. ... Kenai Peninsula College is a unit of the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is one of four community campuses. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... University of Alaska Anchorage is the largest member of the University of Alaska System, with more than 17,000 students, 14,000 of whom attend classes at the main Anchorage campus. ...

The university's history began in 1954, when the Anchorage Community College opened, using the then-Anchorage High School building at night. Anchorage Senior College began providing upper-division classes in 1969, becoming the four-year University of Alaska Anchorage in 1976. UAA, ACC, and ACC's rural extension units merged in 1987 to form the present institution. UAA is the home of the NCATE-accredited UAA College of Education. West Anchorage High School West Anchorage High School is a public school in Anchorage, Alaska for grades 9-12 with an enrollment of approximately 1800-1900. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit teacher certification programmes at U.S. colleges and universities. ...


Student government

The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage or USUAA is the student governing body for University of Alaska Anchorage. The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage is the student government of the University of Alaska Anchorage. ...


The UAA sports teams are known as the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves and the school colors are green and gold. UAA, which sponsors 11 sports programs, is a NCAA Division I school for gymnastics and hockey, and a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. UAA is a Division II member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in men's and women's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's cross country and men's and women's outdoor track and field. They are in Division II in men's basketball and their only game against a Division I team is on November 22 at 9:00 PM eastern when they play Texas Tech. Other conference affiliations are the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (gymnastics) and the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. UAA also hosts the nationally known Great Alaska Shootout college basketball tournament every Thanksgiving, and the Nye Frontier Classic hockey tournament in October. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northwestern United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is a College Athletic Conference whose member teams are located in the western United States. ... The Great Alaska Shootout are a annual college basketball tournament in Anchorage, Alaska that features colleges from all over the United States. ...

Student housing

UAA's student housing comprises nearly 1,000 students:

  • Three co-educational residence halls (North, West, and East Halls), completed in 1998. Each holds 230 students, all in individual rooms; rooms are grouped in suites of one, two, or four.
  • The Main Apartment Complex (MAC), completed in 1984, was once family housing. There are 74 four-bedroom apartments in six buildings, each housing four, mutually non-attracted, same-sex students.
  • The Templewood Apartments hold 80 students in 20 apartments.

Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A typical American college dorm room Another typical not-so-clean college dorm room Watterson Towers, Illinois State University Potomac Hall, second-largest dormitory at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ...



As of the 2008 rankings, U.S. News and World Report ranks UAA in the third tier for Master's granting institutions in the Western United States.[1] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

Aviation technology

The aviation department at UAA has been growing at a high rate over the last several years and is becoming one of the premier aviation schools in the nation. During the fall semester of 2006, the program grew by approximately 300%.[citation needed] UAA offers associate of applied science and bachelor of science degrees in:

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aviation Administration
  • Professional Piloting

Certificates and associate of applied science degree are also offered in:

  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P)

UAA Aviation Technology division is part of Center of Excellence for General Aviation (CGAR) which is a collaborative research effort between very prominent universities. The members are:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, coeducational private university with a history dating back to the early days of aviation. ... Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU (pronounced fam-you), is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... The University of Alaska is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space Grant university founded in 1922 in Fairbanks, Alaska. ... Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ...

Colleges and schools

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Policy
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Social Welfare
  • Community and Technical College
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
  • University Honors Program
  • Graduate Division

A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... The UAA College of Education is a largest education college in Alaska and trains more teachers than any other institution within the state of Alaska. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ...


The UAA/APU Consortium Library is a joint library serving the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University, established in 1973. ... The Alvin S. Okeson Library is the academic library for Matanuska-Susitna College, a branch of the University of Alaska Anchorage. ... The Carolyn Floyd Library is the academic library at Kodiak College. ...


Accolades is the University of Alaska Anchorage Magazine for Alumni and Friends.

The Alaska Quarterly Review is a literary magazine published by UAA. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

The student newspaper is The Northern Light. The Northern Light is the student produced newspaper at the University of Alaska Anchorage. ...

Understory is a magazine run by Creative Writing and Literary Arts graduate students, open for submissions from any UAA undergraduate student.


  1. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_11462_brief.php

External links

  • University of Alaska Anchorage - official site
  • UAA Alumni Association
  • UAA Seawolves Athletics
  • The Northern Light - student newspaper
  • UAA Organizational Chart
  • Great Alaska Shootout



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