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University of Alaska Anchorage

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 786-1800
School Information
"The University of Alaska Anchorage is a premier university set in the heart of Alaska’s largest city and across the south-central region; a place where culture, innovation and adventure converge. Roughly 12,000 students from all over the U.S. and 89 countries are currently pursuing their dreams at UAA. The unique location provides unparalleled access to valuable industry connections, Arctic research, outdoor recreation courses and more. Specialized academic programs facilitate a variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including groundbreaking educational opportunities that positively impact the surrounding communities and kick-start successful careers." The university enrolls over 11,800 students, offers over 100 programs, and has a 16:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source:
General Information
The university has committed to adding a diversity and inclusion general education requirement (GER) to the curriculum, in addition to hiring a new Chief Diversity Officer and re-starting its "Diversity Action Council." See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • On July 7, 2023, UA issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action which reads in part as follows: "For now, we don’t anticipate the Court’s decision on affirmative action will have a significant impact on admission processes, although UA Leadership is still reviewing the ruling...admission to UA is open to anyone who meets the minimum academic requirements of the university to which one applies, and race is not a factor in whether a student is admitted...Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the UA System remains a central goal of President Pitney and the Board."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university committed to adding a "diversity and inclusion GER; incentivize new diversity and inclusion curriculum; develop a multicultural postdoctoral program."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • On July 12, 2021, the university stated that it will be taking a Critical Race Theory approach as it pertains to hiring practices. It will be using the "settler-colonizer" label derived from a CRT course at Brown University.
Symbolic Actions
  • The university hired a new Chief Diversity Officer.
  • The university will also "re-conceive" its "Diversity Action Council, create a campus plan to integrate diversity efforts and sustain existing training programs."
Last updated May 2nd, 2024
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