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There’s a place for you at APU

The people, places and stories of Alaska are foundations of your sequenced curriculum. Expect to be challenged academically as you develop in-demand skills including project management, collaborative teamwork in the sciences and liberal arts, and effective communication in a variety of media.

Student Successes

  • "Since coming to APU, I’ve had many incredible experiences that have allowed me to grow into the person I am today, and the person I want to be tomorrow. Through educational experiences and active learning, I was able to create my own focus based on my personal goals and interests. I couldn’t have asked for a better education."

    — Devin Littlefield, Outdoor Studies

  • "APU provides some of the most unique class experiences. For example, my second semester of my freshman year, I took a dog mushing course. Yup, I was able to learn how to mush a six dog team for college credit. It was one of the most incredible things I have experienced. My advice is to just take a chance on APU, you never know what hidden passion you will discover here at APU."

    — Amber Peterson, Environmental Sciences

  • "Alaska Pacific University is an opportunity that few people get to experience. Fortunately, I have had the great fortune to be exposed to a rigorous program and benefiting from in as an adult and member of the scientific community. Marine biology has always been my dream and APU has given me the tools and map to build myself a firm future. "

    — Nicholas Tucker, Marine Biology


  1. Alaska Pacific University Congratulates Tracey Mueller on Alyeska Scholarship

    Alaska Pacific University student, Tracey Mueller, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (Alyeska) for the 2014-2015 academic year. As part of Alyeska’s robust … Read more

  2. Alaska Pacific University Congratulates John Yakanak, Recipient of the Association on American Indian Affairs Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship.

    Alaska Pacific University (APU) student John Yakanak was one of eight students, nation-wide, chosen this year to receive the highly competitive Adolph Van Pelt scholarship from the American … Read more

  3. APU Congratulates Anne Benolkin, Recipient of the 2014 Zale Parry Scholarship

    Alaska Pacific University student, Anne Benolkin, was recently announced as the 2014 recipient of the Zale Perry Scholarship. Administered by The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the $3,000 … Read more

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    Student Pursuing BA in Education at Alaska Pacific University is First Recipient of ExxonMobil Scholarship

    Congratulations to Mary Padilla, who has been selected as the recipient of the ExxonMobil Women’s Empowerment Scholarship for 2014! The $10,000 scholarship developed out of ExxonMobil Alaska’s … Read more

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    American Academy of Underwater Sciences Scholarships Still Available

    Don't forget to apply for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) scholarships! The deadline is approaching and proposals are due by June 30th. There 4 scholarships currently open: the … Read more

Admissions News & Announcements

  1. Seattle University School of Law reaches agreement to house satellite law campus at Alaska Pacific University

    In another major step toward bringing legal education to Alaska, Seattle University School of Law has reached an agreement to house its satellite campus at Alaska Pacific University (APU). The law … Read more

  2. New Tuition Deadlines

    For the 2014-2015 school year, the tuition due date will be the Friday before the beginning of each semester. 2014 fall tuition will be due on Friday, August 22nd by 5:00 PM. This revision in the … Read more

  3. Felipe Restrepo Aug 26

    Student to student: ‘Welcome to APU – where true learning takes place’

    Editor’s note: Asked to help welcome students to the start of a new academic year, Felipe Restrepo, ’16, recalls how he adjusted to University life one (snowy) step at a time.  Restrepo, a … Read more

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    Snow Shoe Route

    Spring Break in the Office of Admissions is a great time to play catch up on pending projects but an even better time to get out and enjoy the second snowiest winter ever recorded in Anchorage.  … Read more

Meet Your Admissions Counselors

Need more guidance? Don’t hesitate to get in touch:


Amy Seamans


Admissions Counselor

Jen Ireland


Under Graduate Admissions Counselor


Kate Miller


Admissions Counselor - Graduate and Professional Studies