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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
About Northern Arizona University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
S San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Website
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
78%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$14,664/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,907/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,395/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,836/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,411/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,345/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.297 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.317 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.315 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,494Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 198 responses
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  • Depends on student, driven vs. just getting by.
    32%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Welcoming
    15%
  • Adventurous
    11%
  • Ambitious
    8%
  • Self Sufficient
    6%
  • Awesome
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.393 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.443 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 214 responses
Report
  • Green
    22%
  • All of the above
    21%
  • AMAZING
    16%
  • Environmentally healthy
    15%
  • All of the above except ignoring the needs
    8%
  • Cost-Friendly
    3%
  • Great Online Program
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.207 responses
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I attend a branch of NAU in Yavapai county. I absolutely love everything about it there. Every staff member has been extremely professional, helpful, and easy to get along with. My counselor is always willing to make things work for the individual student's scheduling needs. I have never been disappointed with how things are run there and I highly recommend attending this branch to anyone who wants a friendly and stress free environment. The classes are small enough the professor knows everyone's first name and every student pretty much knows their fellow classmates from previous classes. It is an amazing campus and it has definitely been a much more relaxed college experience than what I was expecting. I absolutely love NAU!
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I attended NAU for 4 years and would not change a thing about it. The school itself is rich in history and character. The academics are great and the faculty, besides a handful, are all excellent and understanding. On days you are able to escape away from class you can do virtually anything you want. Flagstaff is a college town that offers nightlife, shopping, cuisine and of course, the great outdoors. Spend your day going to class, go for a hike then go downtown for drinks with your friends. I wish I could stay in school forever at NAU!
NAU is a cozy home-away-from-home town. The weather is wonderful; we have all four seasons. Flagstaff is especially great if you enjoy the outdoors since we're close to the Grand Canyon and other national parks. The instructors are wonderful (that I've had) and they take the time to get to know their students. Academically, if you take the time to study and communicate with your instructors then it's not too difficult. There are also a lot of academic resources (for free) that NAU provides for their students to succeed in their classes. Overall, NAU is a solid university to attend and I'm glad that I picked it. Go Jacks (our mascot is the Lumberjack)!