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University of Alaska Southeast: Narrative Description


11120 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801
Tel: (907)465-6457; 877-465-4827
Admissions: (907)796-6359
Fax: (907)465-6365
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Alaska System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 198-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $892,900. Educational spending 2003-04: $9339 per student. Total enrollment: 3,379. Faculty: 228 (96 full-time, 132 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 396 applied, 63% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 54% from top half. Full-time: 894 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,259 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 5 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 18% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 47% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $2784 full-time, $123 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8880 full-time, $376 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $558 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time, $15. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. College room and board: $5370. College room only: $3980. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Native Student Club. Major annual events: Orientation Week, Winterfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 213 college housing spaces available; 18 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Egan Memorial Library plus 1 other with 176,312 books, 501,202 microform titles, 438 serials, 4,181 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Situated on the shores of scenic Auke Lake, with the famous Mendenhall Glacier in clear sight, the main campus is only a few miles from the heart of downtown Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Nestled between 4,000-foot snow-capped peaks on one side and the sparkling water of Gastineau Channel on the other, Juneau was the first Alaskan city founded after the American purchase of Alaska in 1867. The city is centrally located in the Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest. The combined city and borough encompass 3,108 square miles of land, ranging from tundra, to moss-draped forests, to wind-blown mountain peaks. Juneau's population is approximately 30,000 and provides numerous cultural, academic, and professional opportunities.

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