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Old 02-26-2007, 10:27 AM
Location: ft.carson, colorado
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Hi guys some of you probally know me from a couple of postings I finally decied to apply to my colleges of my couse I only have $40 enought to apply to only one state college in alaska and can't afford to visit So out of UAS or UAA which one do you like the best and why
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:59 AM
Location: Seward, Alaska
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UAA vs UAS: The only one I went to was UAA (Anchorage). It was ok, but not really much campus life. Kind of like: you drive from your apartment in town, attend your class, then return to your home kind of thing. Not saying this is bad, it's just how it was. But when I went was WaaaAAAY back in the 70's, so all that may have changed. Anchorage is a big city (probably 350,000+), with all the big city pro's and con's.
UAS (Univ of Alaska Southeast) has locations in Ketchikan, Sitka, and Juneau. Sitka is a pretty town that used to be the state capitol, a title now passed on to Juneau. (http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/) Ketchikan is like the "rain capitol" of Alaska...if you like lots of rain (and I mean LOTS), go there. Also quite a bit in Sitka and Juneau, being in south-eastern Ak. Juneau is a fair-sized town (30,000 comes to mind...I might be wrong though). I am not familiar with Juneau, so will pass on commenting. All three of these locations DO NOT have road access to the rest of the state or the Cont-USA, so you are kind of confined to the immediate area. They are boat or air access only. Hopefully, someone in one of these areas will pitch in with a little more input. All three have gorgeous mountain scenic views, weather permitting.
If I had to do it all over again? I'd probably still choose UAA...I don't much like Anchorage, but on weekends I could jump in my car and escape for a few days to the outlying areas/towns north and south. (but, being a guy, I like the woodsy outdoor uncrowded lifestyle; that may not be important in your case...you might like Anchorage) (my wife loves it)
My two cents...

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Old 03-05-2007, 05:33 PM
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In case you are still looking for info on this.

My sister goes to UAS right now in Juneau. She really likes it. Mostly I think because she really likes Juneau. She has met a diversity of people there. She is transfereing up to UAA next year though because she wants the option of choosing from a greater number of courses. Keep in mind that if you start out at UAS, it's easy to transfer up to UAA after a year or two.

I am from Ketchikan and I would not particularly recommend that campus because it is tiny (only two buildings) and most of the courses offered are distance.

It's not much but maybe it will be helpful to you.
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