From the School

Northern Arizona University is a fully accredited, public, four-year institution with approximately 13,989 full and part-time undergraduate students on its main campus. Founded in 1899, the university is committed to undergraduate education in a friendly campus atmosphere with close student-faculty relationships through classroom teaching of the highest quality and faculty guidance for each student. The University is comprised of the Colleges of Arts and Letters, W.A. Franke College of Business, Education, Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, and Health and Human Services. 93 undergraduate, 46 master's, 1 professional and 8 doctoral degrees are offered in numerous interdisciplinary and pre-professional majors. With a commitment to fostering a culture of diversity, we offer a wealth of student support services, academic programs, clubs and organizations, and community agencies designed to help all incoming students feel welcome. The student body represents 65 countries, 58 Native American tribes, and all 50 states. Fifty percent of undergraduate students live in 18 campus communities and 226 family apartments on the university's residential campus. Of the 13,989 undergraduates enrolled in fall 2008, 37 percent are men and 64 percent are women. The Gateway Student Success Center provides comprehensive advising and career counseling to help students get started on the right path. At the center, students will learn about required courses, student services, and academic policies and they'll receive individual career counseling that can guide them toward a rewarding career. Northern Arizona University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

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
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 580
SAT Math
460 - 570
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Overall

A four-year baccalaureate degree program requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of course work, including 35 hours of liberal studies courses designed to help students cultivate their abilities to recognize significant problems and to define, analyze, and defend solutions in varied contexts. Students may combine a major field with one or more minors, take two majors or an extended major, or select merged major programs. The honors program provides special courses and seminars and offers superior students opportunities for independent study and research. A three-year bachelor's degree program offers intellectual and academic challenges for well-prepared and motivated students and allows them to take the fast track to graduation and graduate programs.

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
64%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

Overview

For 2008-09, charges for an academic year of two semesters for an in-state student are tuition and fees, $5,450, and average board and room, $6,980. Books and supplies average $800. Total estimated cost for Arizona residents is $13,230 per academic year. Out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,548, for an academic-year cost of $24,328, not including travel or personal expenses, which vary for each student. All costs are subject to change by the Arizona Board of Regents. Our Pledge is to help undergraduate students enrolled on the Flagstaff campus and their families plan for the cost of a 4 year college education – no surprises, no guessing. New students will pay the same tuition rate for 4 years. Please visit www.nau.ed/ourpledge for more information. The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) offers reduced tuition for new students from Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washing and Wyoming who are enrolled in a WUE major. Please visit us online at www.nau.edu/wue for a list of approved majors.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
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 Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Nursing Sch Grant
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

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

Each student is a member of the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU), which represents the students' interests in all matters that affect them. Other student governing groups are the Associated Students for Women's Issues, Association of University Residence Halls, Pan-Hellenic Council, and Inter-Fraternity Council. More than 45 percent of the students belong to one or more of the 145 student groups and organizations.

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

The 730-acre campus is located in Flagstaff, a community with 61,000 residents, located at an elevation of 7,000 feet, just south of the 12,600-foot-high San Francisco Peaks. The university is at the junction of Interstate Highways 40 and 17. The varied land of mountains, gorges, forests, and lakes provides natural classrooms and laboratories for research and recreation.

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
83

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

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

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
20

Average Number of PC's per Lab
40

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

Admissions Office 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.
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Key Stats

27,780
Applicants
23,845
Size
91%
Acceptance Rate
1040
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists