Northern Arizona University campus

Overview

Applicants
27,780
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 570
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,644
with Terminal Degree

897
Women
747
Men
242
Minority
38
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Microbiology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Construction Management
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forest Sciences and Biology

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Photography


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Diana Gabaldon
Novelist

Lopez Lomong
US Olympian

Raul Castro
Governor of Arizona & U.S Ambassador

Andy Devine
Hollywood Character Actor

R. Carlos Nakai
Grammy Nominated Musician

R.C. Gorman
Native American Artist and Sculptor

Joella Jean Mahoney
Contemporary Artist

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,541

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,226

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,239

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,602

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,541

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,760

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
23,845
Out of State
28%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
72

Demographics

2.91%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.78%
Asian
3.49%
African-American
21.17%
Hispanic
64.39%
Caucasian
5.05%
International

58% female
42% male
28% are out of state
81% are full time
19% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jane Mulrooney

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Current psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
325
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
21

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Lumberjacks)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lumberjacks)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: nau.edu/LGBTQA/Resources

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

“True Blue is on its way to Green!” Northern Arizona University is home to nine LEED buildings, including the LEED Platinum Applied Research and Development building that has been named the “Greenest Building in Higher Education” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, NAU is planning and building for a sustainable future. By signing the ACUPCC, President John D. Haeger is leading NAU towards establishing a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2020. The Office of Sustainability, which was created in order to ensure this goal is realized, is working collaboratively with students across campus to implement sustainable practices. Campus initiatives that are contributing to this goal include the No Impact Jack Sustainable Living Certificate Program, the Student Sustainability Ambassadors Program, Green NAU, the Environmental Caucus, and the President’s Coordinating Committee for Campus Sustainability. The use of reclaimed water for irrigation and toilet flushing offset domestic water use on the NAU campus by 76,141,101 gallons. The custodial department has transitioned to 100 percent green cleaning products and utilizes toilet paper and paper towels made from recycled material. The NAU Mountain Link Public Transit carries hundreds of students, staff, and faculty across campus and into the larger Flagstaff community every day free of charge.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
7%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
17

Average Number of PC's per Lab
12

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
The NAU Bookstore offers educational discounts.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Anika Olsen
Director of Admissions

Address
Box 4084
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Phone
928.523.5511

Email
Admissions@nau.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Union
du Bois Center
Health and Learning Center
Cline Library
NAU Dome

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Grand Canyon
San Francisco Peaks
Snow Bowl Ski Resort
Sedona - Red Rocks
Downtown Flagstaff

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Saturday
Various times
928.523.5511

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Overnight visits are based on a case by case basis.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Local taxis, NAU free campus and downtown shuttle, city bus system, Amtrak train system, Pulliam airport-3 miles away,

Driving Instructions to Campus
At junction of I-17 and I-40.