Overview

Applicants
36,875
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.57

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 590
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 560

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Other Admission Factors

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Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
1,725
with Terminal Degree

956
Women
769
Men
237
Minority
38
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

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

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Environmental Biology.
  • 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.

  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radio and Television.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
  • Informatics.

  • 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 and Electronics 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
  • Public Health, General.
  • 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, General.
  • 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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Diana Gabaldon
Novelist

Lopez Lomong
US Olympian

Raul Castro
Governor of Arizona & U.S Ambassador

R.C. Gorman
Native American Artist and Sculptor

Robin Braun
United States Navy Vice Admiral

Seamus Dever
Actor

Martin Casado
Computer Scientist, Entrepreneur and Pioneer of software-defined networking

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,010

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,784

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,253

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
63%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,311

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,342

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
$2,236
Transportation for Commuters
$3,020

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
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
27,086
Foreign Countries Represented
70

Demographics

2.50%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.96%
Asian
3.32%
African-American
23.96%
Hispanic
56.88%
Caucasian
1.09%
Unknown
4.36%
International

60% female
40% male
28% are out of state
81% are full time
19% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
35%
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
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Resources

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jamie Axelrod

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Here is our documentation guidance for any disability category. In order to evaluate accommodation and service requests, Disability Resources will need information about how your disability is likely to impact you here at Northern Arizona University. We want to understand the relevant impacts of your disability on tasks like communication, reading, writing, housing, technology, dining, the physical environment, classroom and laboratory and on line learning, etc. Information on the impacts of physical (mobility, dexterity, endurance, etc.), perceptual, cognitive (attention, distractibility, communication, etc.), and behavioral abilities may be helpful as well. Any information/documentation students can readily share during or prior to the first meeting is helpful and can save the need for follow up meetings with Disability Resources. Disability Resources recognizes that barriers exist and can create hardship for students with regard to having and presenting third party disability documentation. Please don't delay meeting with us out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork. If you have information/documentation you can submit it to Disability Resources by: ? bringing it to our office in Room 2050 at the Health and Learning Center ? emailing it to Disability Resources e-mail, fax it to 928-523-8747 ? mail it to: Disability Resources, P.O. Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011 Disability Resources may ask for additional documentation concerning your disability and/or the need for accommodations. If such documentation is necessary, it will be limited to the need for the accommodation requested. We will consider any information, including but not limited to, your description of your needs; records of past accommodations and services from high school, another college, state or high stakes testing organization; formal psychological or medical evaluations, and letters from past health, education or service providers. These general guidelines were developed to assist you and those in your support network to prepare this information so we can evaluate your request and make recommendations. If you have questions, please contact us at 928-523-8773 or Disability Resources e-mail.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Here is our documentation guidance for any disability category. In order to evaluate accommodation and service requests, Disability Resources will need information about how your disability is likely to impact you here at Northern Arizona University. We want to understand the relevant impacts of your disability on tasks like communication, reading, writing, housing, technology, dining, the physical environment, classroom and laboratory and on line learning, etc. Information on the impacts of physical (mobility, dexterity, endurance, etc.), perceptual, cognitive (attention, distractibility, communication, etc.), and behavioral abilities may be helpful as well. Any information/documentation students can readily share during or prior to the first meeting is helpful and can save the need for follow up meetings with Disability Resources. Disability Resources recognizes that barriers exist and can create hardship for students with regard to having and presenting third party disability documentation. Please don't delay meeting with us out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork. If you have information/documentation you can submit it to Disability Resources by: ? bringing it to our office in Room 2050 at the Health and Learning Center ? emailing it to Disability Resources e-mail, fax it to 928-523-8747 ? mail it to: Disability Resources, P.O. Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011 Disability Resources may ask for additional documentation concerning your disability and/or the need for accommodations. If such documentation is necessary, it will be limited to the need for the accommodation requested. We will consider any information, including but not limited to, your description of your needs; records of past accommodations and services from high school, another college, state or high stakes testing organization; formal psychological or medical evaluations, and letters from past health, education or service providers. These general guidelines were developed to assist you and those in your support network to prepare this information so we can evaluate your request and make recommendations. If you have questions, please contact us at 928-523-8773 or Disability Resources e-mail.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
393
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
26

3% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

1% 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
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.

96/99
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 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 March, 2017.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
The NAU Bookstore offers educational discounts.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Chad Eickhoff
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
Historic Main Quadrangle
Health and Learning Center
Cline Library
NAU Skydome

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Grand Canyon
San Francisco Peaks
Snowbowl 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 buses, city bus system, Amtrak train system, Pulliam airport-3 miles away, Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport Shuttle

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


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