With its rich landscape, varying regions, and reputation as "The Last Frontier," the largest of the United States offers a college experience like few others. Students can't help but cite Alaska's beautiful scenery, and fans of the outdoors rejoice in the many opportunities to take full advantage. There are 8 colleges in Alaska, 5 public and 3 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Alaska has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.
University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest institution, located in Anchorage, its largest city. UAA offers degrees ranging from Business and Communications to Education and Engineering.
University of Alaska Fairbanks, "America's arctic university," is the nation's northernmost Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and international research center. Located in Fairbanks, this school of about 10000 students promotes lifelong learning in a small suburban environment.
For those who prefer a small-town college experience, University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau offers students the chance to learn amidst a setting one reviewer called "heaven" for people who love the outdoors.
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