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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
1900 S Knoles Dr
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
From Northern Arizona University

At Northern Arizona University, you'll find opportunity in every direction—‭all in a ‬‭beautiful, four-season mountain setting that breaks Arizona's desert stereotype and ranks among the nation's best ‭college towns.‬‬

Discover a comprehensive range of majors with many nationally ranked programs taught by professors who recognize potential and will help you realize yours. Students can work alongside skilled faculty and mentors who believe that providing abundant undergraduate research opportunities instills the real-life experiences needed to thrive academically and professionally.

Northern Arizona University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$14,882/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,562/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.297 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.339 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.337 responses

Majors

Transform knowledge of human behavior

Gain research experience and engage in creative solutions to make a difference, from individuals to communities to the world at large. NAU’s Department of Psychological Sciences emphasizes the scientific study of mind, brain, and behavior and seeks to advance evidence-based knowledge through high quality teaching, research, and service. Learn more today!

Online

Online Programs Offered
25
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
7
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
18
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    59%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,891Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,181
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 219 responses
  • Depends on student, driven vs. just getting by.
    31%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Welcoming
    14%
  • Adventurous
    11%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Self Sufficient
    6%
  • Awesome
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.415 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.465 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 236 responses
  • Green
    22%
  • All of the above
    19%
  • AMAZING
    17%
  • Environmentally healthy
    15%
  • All of the above except ignoring the needs
    8%
  • Cost-Friendly
    4%
  • Great Online Program
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $40,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    52%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    84%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.207 responses

    Northern Arizona University Reviews

    5,341 reviews
    All Categories
    NAU is a great school! I am currently enrolled in their nursing program and I absolutely love the professors who are a part of this program. My professors are always willing to help me succeed and push me to be the best that I can be in my academics.
    NAU has a library that is open 24 hours a day, which is basically my second home, and many other recourses on campus to help you succeed.
    During this pandemic, NAU has implemented many ways to keep all students safe. These implementations include wearing a mask and mandatory COVID testing for all students.
    I choose to give NAU four stars instead of five because sometimes I feel like this school could do a better job at expressing to the students what is needed. For example, think some of their advisors do not always know what classes are needed for certain degrees.
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    After my first year at Northern Arizona University, I can say I am really happy being a Lumberjack. Northern Arizona University has so much diversity and culture within its community, and being someone who values those factors is what drew me to attend here. It also has many resources students can use to have higher chances at being successful in college as well. For those who are interested in working on campus, Northern Arizona University has plenty of opportunities for student employees as well as flexibility to your school schedule. Lastly, the thing I love most about being a student at Northern Arizona University is the weather and scenery! You are constantly surrounded by nature and seasonal changes. Flagstaff has such an amazing variety of things to do with friends and family.
    I was fortunate enough to attend a year on-campus and my experience there was eye-opening. To start off, Flagstaff scenery is gorgeous during the winters and sunsets(except for the actual weather). I created wonderful friendships there and the social life is welcoming! Everyone either finds or creates a niche to their liking and it grows from there. Like every student, the only downfall of the campus is the parking situation: there is never parking and the need for parking passes to be THAT expensive is ridiculous.
    Other than that, I miss Flagstaff once in a while and would have loved to experience the full four years there. Make it count!