NAU Description

One of Arizona’s premier public universities, Northern Arizona University offers a respected, affordable career-focused education to help students prepare for the demands of today’s job market and world.

In addition to 19,000 residential students on its Flagstaff campus, NAU currently serves some 8,000 distance learners through its Extended Campuses network of 30+ campuses statewide and renowned online learning options.

NAU offers over 120 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree options in 15 popular academic areas, including top-ranked programs in Business Administration, Computing & Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, and Healthcare & Nursing. Through its Extended Campuses, NAU offers more than 50 online degree programs and is the first public university in the nation to offer competency-based online bachelor’s degree programs.

Northern Arizona University also has the lowest tuition rates of any university in the state with Flagstaff campus students enjoying a lock-in tuition for four years and Extended Campuses students getting a reduced tuition rate overall. NAU also accepts the most transfer credits of any state university in Arizona, and offers a number of low-cost transfer options, including the award-winning 2NAU program, offered in partnership with 18 Arizona community colleges.

Traditional students seeking a dynamic residential college experience can find exactly what they’re looking for in NAU’s main campus in the mountain town of Flagstaff as well as its campuses in Yavapai and Yuma.

Northern Arizona University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools. NAU is also the first university in Arizona to attain program accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE). Additional program accreditations include Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and Hotel and Restaurant Management has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, an honor earned by fewer than 20% of the nation's baccalaureate degree-granting programs in the field.

Quick Facts about Northern Arizona University

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Louie the Lumberjack

Nickname

NAU

Website

www.nau.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$8,872

Out-of-State Tuition

$17,446

Retention Rate

71%

Enrollment

21,793

Year Established

1899

NAU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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55% of students gave Northern Arizona University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I have enjoyed my first year at NAU, the campus and the city of Flagstaff is beautiful. Getting around the campus was easy and enjoyable; it was like walking in a park. When it snowed, we have the shuttles to get us to classes, thank goodness. All my teachers were supportive and available after classes to answer any questions. But I think my favorite class and professor thus far was Criminal Justice, The councilors have also been very helpful with my schedules through this and next year.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Northern Arizona University is a great school to attend. While the athletics are not outstanding in all areas, the student unity is incredible. This campus offers a sense of community that really makes a new student feel at home. Every faculty and staff member I have come into contact with has been very pleasant. The people who work here are easy to talk to and eager to assist you with whatever you need. It is also very easy to get in contact with advising. You may not always be able to meet with your specific advisor exactly when you want to. However, there is a huge team of counselors that are willing to do whatever they can to help you reach your academic potential. I would recommend this university to anybody that I meet.

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NAU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
16,783
Freshman Class
5,681
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
21,793

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
77%
Graduate
23%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
56%
Part-Time
44%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
65%
Out-of-State
35%

Gender of Students

Women
58%
Men
42%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
3%
Asian
2%
Caucasian
72%
Latino
14%
Other
9%

Students State Origin

Arizona
65%
California
12%
Colorado
2%
Nevada
2%
Alaska
1%
Other
18%

International Students

International
2%
Domestic
98%

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