University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage ( UAA also called ) is a state university in Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska. With more than 17,000 students it is the largest site of the University of Alaska system. She is a member of the University of the Arctic. The origin of the Campus University Association is the smaller site University of Alaska Fairbanks. In addition to the main campus in Anchorage forwards the University of Alaska Anchorage four community colleges: Matanuska- Susitna College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, and Prince William Sound Community College.


The university was founded in 1954 as Anchorage Community College. The status of a college she obtained in 1965 and bears its present name since 1976. The University in its present form has been around since the merger of various educational institutions in 1987.


The sports teams are known as the UAA Seawolves. The university is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.