Alaska’s Largest University

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post secondary institution. It is comprised of the Anchorage Campus located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, as well as Kenai Peninsula College, Matanuska Susitna College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound College, all located in some of the most beautiful places in Alaska.

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The hydroponic garden in the UAA Student Union.

Hydroponics in the Student Union

It hums like a vending machine, but it's not loaded with snacks and cold soda. It's filled with green leafy growing things destined for the Daily Den. Meet UAA's hydroponic garden.

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A UAA graduate student conducts research on permafrost at Earthquake Park near downtown Anchorage.

Civil engineering graduate student works to predict the speed of coastal erosion statewide

As permafrost melts across Alaska, one student's research — and the data he collected just a few miles from downtown Anchorage — will play a role in forecasting coastal erosion statewide.

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Lyndea Kelleher

Student Commencement Speaker Lyndea Kelleher: 'They make you believe in yourself here'

UAA’s student commencement speaker calls herself an agitator: “If I have to shake things up and it makes people uncomfortable, I have to be OK with that.”

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Peter Renner

Mechanical engineering senior wins prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Peter Renner won a prestigious National Science Foundation fellowship to cover his graduate education. A lot of hard work paved the way.

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Tara Thompson

Junior scoring guard keeps many balls in the air

Tara Thompson has a talent for making difficult feats look effortless. This past season she helped the UAA women's basketball team finish first in the final GCI Great Alaska Shootout and second in the NCAA Division II West Regional Tournament while double-majoring in accounting and management.

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UAA Planetarium

Plan a trip to the planetarium

Education meets entertainment in the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater. The space was designed for public use. Staff regularly host Friday night double features for the community, introducing the audience to UAA faculty presenters through live Q&As after each film.

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