Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
location
Public
type
Small
setting
58%
42%
student ratio
23,845
total students
$9,462 | $22,452
in-state | out-of-state tuition
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fall application deadline
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acceptance rate
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admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Overview

Northern Arizona University has a student population of nearly 20,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff, Arizona, nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by dedicated and distinguished professors committed to teaching, student success, and research excellence.

NAU boasts record-breaking enrollment, nationally ranked programs, and its reputation as a trailblazer in such distinctive areas as genomics, forestry, astronomy, allied health sciences, and STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math).

NAU has been characterized as a thriving university due to strong leadership, the devotion of former students and faculty, and community support for the school's success.

Academics

There are seven colleges colleges within the university, each organized by related academic fields:

- Arts and Letters

- The W.A. Franke College of Business

- Education

- Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences

- Health and Human Services

- Social and Behavioral Sciences

- University College

A rigorous Honors Program also offers academically motivated students a unique set of smaller, discussion-based seminar courses on their path toward a degree.

A signature of the NAU undergraduate experience is the university's focus on engaged and active learning. Every degree program requires its students to participate in a "capstone" learning experience, and an internationalization strategy incorporates global cultures into every discipline. Students routinely work alongside skilled faculty and mentors who believe that providing abundant research opportunities for undergraduates instills the real-life experiences they need to thrive academically and professionally.

Other interesting facts:

- Number of degrees offered: 92 bachelor's, 65 master's, 10 doctoral

- Average class size: 31 students

- Number of full-time faculty: 973

- Number of undergraduates who participate in research and internships each year: Nearly 3,000

Placing Students First

NAU's mission and goals are based on our core values, which include placing learner needs at the center of our planning, policies, and programs; providing all qualified students with access to higher education; achieving multicultural understanding as a priority of educational and civic life; operating with fairness, honesty, and the highest ethical standards; and supporting a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate.

Setting You Up for Success

NAU's focus on the complete student learning experience is a hallmark of an NAU degree. With a vast array of support services that help students succeed personally, professionally, and academically, NAU is deeply committed to creating a culture and tradition of individual growth and development. Programs and mentoring will help you transition to the university, make meaningful connections with others, and succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Finding Your Fit

Getting involved in campus life is the best way to immerse yourself in the university community and define your own NAU experience, and having access to more than 300 student clubs and organizations makes it easy to connect. With sports clubs, sororities and fraternities, and leadership, academic, faith-based, and service organizations, there is something for everyone. And it's easy to meet people when nearly 90 percent of first-year students choose to live on campus, putting you a short walk away from classes, study spaces, dining options, and social activities. Living on campus isn't just convenient - it sets you up to succeed.

Location, Location, Location!

Situated at 7,000 feet in elevation, Northern Arizona University offers a scenic setting to live and learn while surrounded by a landscape and four-season climate unlike anything else in Arizona. Travel + Leisure magazine recently named Flagstaff among the top 10 Best College Towns in America, and Time.com called it one of the nation's happiest cities. Of course, the best way to see if NAU is the right fit is to come visit our beautiful campus and explore all that NAU has to offer.


Location & Contact

PO Box 4084
Sechrist Hall
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
USA

Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 928-523-5511
Fax: 928-523-6023
Email: Admissions@nau.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Indian/Native American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Microbiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Construction Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forest Sciences and Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Science technologies
    • Science Technologies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied27,780
    • Accepted25,153
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled23,845
    • Female Applicants16,818
    • Females Accepted15,441
    • Female Acceptance Rate91%
    • Male Applicants10,962
    • Males Accepted9,712
    • Male Acceptance Rate88%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
      Completion of 16 required college preparatory courses with minimum 2.0 in each subject area
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.49
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 470 580
    • SAT Math 460 570
    • SAT Writing 450 560
    • ACT Composite 20 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$9,462
    • Out-of-state tuition *$22,452
    • In-district tuition *$14,193
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$896.00
    • Room and board *$9,132.00
    • Room only *$4,990.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredYes
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students23,845
    • Male Student Percentage42%
    • Female Student Percentage58%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino20.16%
    • Black or African American3.32%
    • White or Caucasian61.3%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native2.77%
    • Asian1.69%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.24%
    • Two or more races5.1%
    • Unknown.62%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.81% representing 72 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students28% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 29%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Golf No No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,644
    • Full-time Percentage64%
    • Part-time Percentage36%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio19:1 or 23,353 students to 1,251 faculty


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