College Sophomore 2013-04-02T19:03:15Z
APU is a small university and for it being small it does do a good job at being diverse. I think that if the school was advertised more in other states, there would be more diverse students interested. At least that's how this school caught my eye.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-27T18:29:34Z
The cafeteria does not make normal cafeteria food. They use local product as often as possible. They actually cook real food. You can request menu items as well. We have a few vegans on campus this semester so they have started making vegan options as well.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-27T18:26:19Z
Skiing is huge here. There is equipment available for rent cheaply for students. I love seeing everyone gathering together to go out skiing after a really good snow. UAA is right next door and they have basketball and hockey games for anyone who likes to watch.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-27T18:21:10Z
The campus could use some upgrading. Most of the buildings are quite old. They are maintained, so it's not like there are safety issues or anything. The campus is very small, which can be nice when you have to get across campus for class and you can do so in less than five minutes.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-27T18:17:46Z
The school doesn't seem to have a lot of traditions, but they really try to keep the students busy. Student Services takes time to get to know everyone.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-27T18:15:35Z
The computer lab has both mac and pc. You can make free copies which is very convenient.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-11T01:25:15Z
When I go there for supplies and books, everyone is very friendly.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-27T03:40:37Z
Parking is free and there seems to be open spots most of the time
College Junior 2012-12-14T09:30:48Z
When I sighned up at APU I didnt expect the classes to be so hard that most students dont pass them and have to retake them a couple times just to get a passing grade in order to count for a credit. The teachers that teach the class are old and expect you to know everything that they do, I mean they are teaching you whatever subject the are teaching and you have no idea on the subject your not a genius. They do it on purpose becuase it is a prive college and their fundings are low, so they raise tuition prises and make the classes so hard to pass that you dont so you have to pay for the class again in order for it to count as credits when you finally pass it. Instead of a regular 4 month semester APU is only 3 months, the hard classes such as Calculus, Chemistry and writing classes are crammed into such a short amount of time that its another reason why so many students fail a class. I just dont understand APU ways and in my third year I regret signing up for the school because I am not going to graduate until another couple years. Its ridiculous.
College Junior 2012-12-14T09:18:52Z
The drug scene at Alaska Pacific University is pretty noticable but students that take part usually get caught by teh drug safety protrol on campus. If they suspect anything they do searches of students dorm rooms. Most students dont smoke pot in their dorm rooms but instead the woods that surround the campus, but in Alaska winter is really cold so most students smoke in their cars if they have one.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-05T20:25:22Z
APU's athletic center has everything that anyone could want but it is a little old and it's in the basement of the dorms. There is a rock wall though. There are tunnels connecting the two main dorms that are on the meal plan and the cafeteria and student center. There is always yoga offered and sometimes zumba classes. We share a library with UAA and the library is actually incredible, its three floors and has research on any topic. There are campus events put on for each class and a couple for everyone. There is at least one dance a semester but the school has less than 500 people so they can get boring depending on who your friends are.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-05T20:18:54Z
My school has an excellent outdoor studies program because it is placed in Alaska and offers things like ice climbing and snow camping. It also has an Eco-League program that its involved with, which is a program connected to 4 other environmental schools around the country that exchange students for a semester. Since it's so cold there most of the campu life activities are indoors, like the RA's will have events to take us to movies or Pizza at Mooses tooth. APU has a great ski program and gym. The pool at the sports center is salt water, heated, and of course indoors. My school offers a different experience because of being in Alaska.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-05T20:13:57Z
The variety of restaurants are excellent and the quality, however the majority of restaurants are not super convenient to students or anyone considering it is Alaska and the snow impacts the ability to get to off campus locations. Students get an annual bus pass though and the buses go almost everywhere in Anchorage so because of that there are always options and the bus can go anywhere in less than 40 minutes. There are some student discounts but most of the restaurants are locally owned and there are not very many fast food options. There is a taco bell, McDonalds, and Carls Jr. We just got an olive garden too. The dining experience is quite different in Alaska.
College Junior 2012-11-29T21:58:00Z
if I get connected I'm able to go to class sometime internet connection is an issue
College Junior 2012-11-29T21:56:27Z
gives tips when scholarships are avalible for students
College Junior 2012-11-29T21:53:58Z
Not very degree programs offered but I do like the way scheduling is set up
College Junior 2012-11-29T21:52:57Z
very hard finding a internship since i live in rural ak
College Junior 2012-11-29T17:34:00Z
Due to the small size of school, some courses are offered once a year. Be prepared to wait.
College Senior 2012-11-13T01:03:09Z
The student financial services office is very helpful. I suggest approaching them with any questions or concerns and they help find money for students.
College Senior 2012-11-13T01:00:45Z
No need for transportation around campus, very small area! Although the student government purchases bus passes for every student every year so we can use the public transit system for free.
College Sophomore 2012-11-12T04:09:01Z
very small to small at times but very easy to get to classes and meet people
College Sophomore 2012-11-12T04:05:23Z
Live on campus so I am unsure about off campus standings.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-25T22:54:07Z
Its free and awesome as such. And they keep it plowed free of snow and ice. And if you have a late class you can request and escort out to your vehicle
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-25T22:52:27Z
haha, well this depends on where in Anchorage you go. You can have a diner experience downtown that will blow your mind away with great food and cheap prices or you can go to the diner at the other end of town and be sorely disappointed. Or you can go to an expensive restaurant where the food is awesome and has a price tagThere are many locally owned restaurants. We were excited to finally get an Olive Garden =)
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-25T22:50:13Z
I have looked at the food, and it looks good. I have not personally eaten there yet, but there is a subway a brisk walk away from the campus
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