Northern Arizona University (NAU)

Flagstaff, AZ

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Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University Student Essentials

Northern Arizona University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
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

About NAU

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.

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NAU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 11 Reviews

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

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

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

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.


NAU Map & Location

Northern Arizona University
201 W University Dr
Flagstaff, AZ 86011


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Getting Around NAU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Flagstaff, AZ

Winter
Dec
43
17
Jan
43
17
Feb
45
19
Spring
Mar
50
24
Apr
58
29
May
68
35
Summer
Jun
78
42
Jul
81
51
Aug
78
50
Fall
Sep
73
42
Oct
62
32
Nov
50
23

NAU Students

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

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 14%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 72%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 6%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 14%
African American 3%
Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska native 6%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%
Full-Time 72%
Part-Time 28%
Women 58%
Men 42%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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