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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ


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At Northern Arizona University, students find opportunity in every direction. The university’s Flagstaff campus offers the amenities of a big-campus environment with a small-campus feel—all in a beautiful mountain location that ranks among the best college towns in the nation. NAU also has innovative partnerships with dozens of Arizona community colleges, which gives students affordable and convenient options for transferring into an NAU bachelor’s degree program.

NAU offers a comprehensive range of nearly 100 majors to choose from and many nationally ranked programs taught by professors who recognize potential and will help students realize theirs. The university holds a tradition of undergraduate research and experiential learning, with nearly 3,000 undergraduates participating in research and professional internships each year. Through the Accelerated Program, high-achieving students can even work simultaneously on select master's degrees and graduate in as few as five years with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. 

Students have the opportunity to study abroad at partner institutions in more than 60 countries or stay closer to home at one of 200 U.S. institutions through the National Student Exchange.

Dozens of Residential Colleges allow students to live and study in halls where others share their interests or academic major. And the Honors College offers a dynamic living and learning environment that brings together high-achieving students from various backgrounds who are eager to learn and grow, both personally and professionally.

More than 400 student clubs and organizations make it easy to get involved, while the four-season climate—including an average annual snowfall of 100 inches—breaks the Arizona stereotype in a picturesque setting that provides opportunities for everything from hiking and biking to skiing and snowboarding.

NAU also delivers a predictable price tag through its fixed tuition rate, known as The Pledge. Students who attend the Flagstaff campus will pay the same fixed tuition rate for up to four years with a no-increases guarantee. Students and families can use NAU's online Net Price Calculator to create an estimated budget and identify eligibility for scholarships and grants. And students who live in one of 14 Western states can save nearly 40 percent on the out-of-state tuition rate through the Western Undergraduate Exchange. Every major is eligible for the WUE rate.


Every undergraduate 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.

There are nine colleges within the university, each organized by related disciplines: 

Arts and Letters: 

Students interested in majors that focus on the humanities, arts, music, and modern languages can become part of an intellectually vibrant community of artists and scholars while developing professional skills such as analytical thinking, writing, aesthetic understanding, and problem solving. 

The W.A. Franke College of Business:  

With degrees that focus on management, accounting, finance, economics, marketing, information systems, and hotel and restaurant management, this college provides a collaborative and rigorous professional environment to prepare students for a successful future in the global economy.


Founded as a teachers’ college in 1899, NAU remains deeply grounded in its tradition of educational excellence. The College of Education prepares caring, committed teachers and encourages the development of innovative teaching methods.

Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences:

Join the next generation of scholars who integrate fast-growing scientific knowledge with engineering, computer technology, and environmental and biological informatics. As part of the next generation of scientists, students conduct meaningful research and apply technical innovation to create a better world.

Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences:

Surrounded by one of the most ecologically diverse natural labs in the world, students perform revolutionary research in 30 high-tech labs and institutes and develop an entrepreneurial approach to discovery that meets today’s challenges and uncovers tomorrow’s solutions.

Health and Human Services:

Those with a passion for health care can choose from majors that will prepare them to provide health and wellness services for individuals, families, and communities. Curriculum includes hands-on, rigorous training that promotes critical thinking as students work toward improving the health and well-being of the communities they serve and making a difference in the lives of others. 

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Students whose interests lie in media, social problems, government, world cultures, justice, public policy, sustainability, or communication will find one-of-a-kind opportunities to work with faculty who will help them think critically about local, national, and international issues.

Honors College:

Pursue a rewarding and enriching academic path that emphasizes small, interactive classes where students gain critical-thinking skills that appeal to employers and graduate schools. Academically motivated students are inspired by the meaningful engagement found by living and working among a group of motivated students who share a passion for learning.

Graduate College:

With nearly 100 doctoral, master’s, and graduate certificate programs, NAU offers significant research, scholarship, and creative opportunities with exceptional mentorship, career training and professional partnerships.

Quick Facts

NAU offers nearly 100 bachelor’s degrees, 65 master’s degrees, and 17 doctoral degrees, with an average 19:1 faculty-to-student ratio ensuring plenty of personal attention. Some of the most popular majors include Biomedical Science, Nursing, Biology, and Psychology.

More than 22,000 NAU students attend in Flagstaff, and 90 percent of first-year students live on campus, placing them in the heart of amenities such as recreational centers, free tutoring, and nearly 30 dining options. All of this is offered with our Pledge—a four-year, fixed tuition rate guarantee.

Flagstaff was named the No. 3 college town in the U.S. thanks largely to its four-season climate, spectacular location, and reputation as the cultural and recreational hub of northern Arizona. With free admission to home games for 15 NCAA Division I teams, it’s always gameday on campus.

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The best way to see if NAU is the right fit for you is to come visit our beautiful campus. If you can't make it here in person, our fully immersive virtual tour is the next best thing!

Location & Contact

Address Box 4084
Flagstaff, AZ  86011
United States
Contact Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 928-523-5511
Fax: 928-523-6023

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
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Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer Systems Analysis/analyst Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Dental Hygiene/hygienist Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Computational Science Checkmark
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Forest Sciences And Biology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
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Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Science Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Application Fee
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: 16 college preparatory courses with minimum 2.0 in each subject

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st June 1st Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 572 520 620
SAT Math 563 520 610
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

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98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 25.32%
Black or African American 3.19%
White or Caucasian 54.85%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.64%
Asian 2.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.29%
Two or more races 5.72%
Other 1.71%


Male (38.51%)
Female (61.49%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 37%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
LumberJack Experience, Family Weekend and Homecoming Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Louie's Cupboard, Kappa Delta, NAU Feral Cat Alliance, Pi Beta Phi and Delta Delta Delta

Campus Security & Safety

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,151
Part-time - 607
Male - 763
Female - 995
Northern Arizona University