B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Northern Arizona University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
S San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Northern Arizona University

Cost

Net Price
$14,664/ year
National
$15,403
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

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.303 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.301 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 184 responses
Report
  • Depends on student, driven vs. just getting by.
    31%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Welcoming
    16%
  • Adventurous
    11%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Self Sufficient
    5%
  • Awesome
    4%

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.379 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.429 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 200 responses
Report
  • Green
    23%
  • All of the above
    23%
  • AMAZING
    16%
  • Environmentally healthy
    15%
  • All of the above except ignoring the needs
    7%
  • Great Online Program
    4%
  • Cost-Friendly
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.207 responses
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I am an incoming sophomore at NAU and I am majoring in Physics and Astronomy. I chose NAU because the very first moment I set foot on campus, I felt like I was home. The students and teachers are overwhelmingly nice and the location could not be more perfect. Downtown Flagstaff is so interesting and incredibly close to campus, and seeing the San Fransisco peaks while trekking to and from classes is such a unique and inspirational experience. I love that other students within my college (College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences, CEFNS) get to attend educational colloquiums that occur on campus as well as at the Lowell Observatory that's just off campus, which also happens to be where Pluto was discovered! I'm glad that I am associated with the physics and astronomy community at NAU and I'm glad that I attend a university where I feel like I belong.
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Northern Arizona University has been a great experience. The environment at Northern Arizona University is great, the people are nice and willing to help. The instructors that I have had have been wonderful with a few exceptions. There is a large variety of places to eat on campus. The campus itself is beautiful. At Northern Arizona University, I see students from all over the world! I had a girl from France in one of my classes, and I met a few people from China eating lunch. One thing that I would like to see change, however, is the amount of accessibility in the older dorms on campus. In the dorm I lived in this past semester my little sister could not visit me because I lived on the second floor and her wheelchair could not be lifted safely up the stairs. The only level that she could access was the first floor, and even that ramp from the lobby up to the rooms had not been used in years. The dorms that were built around the same time are not accessible for disabled either.
Northern Arizona University is high quality. There's diversity and adventures around every corner . Because the school is in the mountains, the environment is very conducive for trainers, hikers, and the like. NAU also holds high academic standard and is always willing to give out scholarships for academic achievement. The campus has a unique system to notify PD when feeling unsafe.
My favorite parts about attending NAU would be the learning environment and community. The university is unique in the way it tailors to your learning needs. It has a disability resource center readily available to help all students who enter. Aside from that, the city life is absolutely spectacular.Most students like to go downtown during the weekends and de-stress. It's a great place to make memories. If anyone is thinking about coming to NAU, schedule a campus visit and come see what this great town and university has to offer!