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Northern Arizona University (NAU)

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Northern Arizona University is a 4-year public institution that was established in the year 1899 with 23 students, two faculty members (one, Almon Nicholas Taylor, was also the school president), and two copies of Webster’s International Dictionary bound in sheepskin.

Northern Arizona University offers 153 baccalaureate programs, 81 master's degree programs, and 15 doctoral programs, along with 49 undergraduate and 30 graduate certificates. In 2006, the Arizona Board of Regents directed the university to develop innovative ways to supply access and affordability to all or any Arizona residents.

Northern Arizona University developed the Pledge Program and Northern Arizona University partnerships with community colleges and Northern Arizona University–Yavapai, a collaboration with Yavapai College in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Northern Arizona University–Yuma, a 25 years partnership with Arizona Western College, is nationally recognized as a model community college/university effort.

In the fall of 2019, the top undergraduate academic degree plans by enrollment were Biomedical Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Nursing, Nursing – Option for Registered Nurses, Mechanical Engineering, and Elementary Education.

Student-athletes compete at the inter-varsity level in football (men); volleyball, soccer, golf, and swimming and diving (women); and basketball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, and tennis (men and women).

The university participates in 15 intercollegiate sports programs. NAU teams compete at the Walkup Skydome, a multipurpose building providing facilities for football, basketball, indoor track and field, soccer, weight lifting, lacrosse, student recreation, major concert events, commencements, intramurals, and a spread of other university and community activities.

As of last year's fall semester, 31,066 students were enrolled, in which 27,072 were undergraduate students at the Flagstaff campus. NAU also participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, which offers lower tuition rates for students from the Western United States. Northern Arizona University offers Flagstaff undergraduate students the Pledge Program, which guarantees the same tuition rate for four years.

The university is recognized and is nationally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer various degree programs.

Location & Contact




1900 S Knoles Dr Babbitt Administrative Center Room 200


As per US News & Report, the following are the rankings secured by Northern Arizona University -

  • 381 in National Universities
  • 224 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • 38 in Engineering Programs (no doctorate)


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1040 - 1220


    Neither required nor recommended

  • ACT Range

    20 - 25

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


The university strives to make the admissions process easy. The expert faculty at the university is dedicated to helping you realize your potential, and a supportive campus community creates the perfect environment to jump in without getting in over your head.

The university's admissions are somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 83%. Students that get into Northern Arizona University have the SAT score range between 940-1160 or the ACT score range of 20-25.

Following is the simple admission process that a candidate has to follow to get into the university:

  • Apply for general admissions
  • Verify requirements
  • Complete application
  • Submit and register for classes

In this section, we will be laying out the admission procedure, requirements and so on, so that the process becomes a lot smoother and hasslefree for you.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Residents of Arizona pay an annual total price of $27,266 to attend Northern Arizona University on a full-time basis. This fee consists of $10,390 for tuition, $10,282 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies, and $1,174 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $41,530 which is 52.3% higher than Arizona residents. The tuition charge is $24,654 while room and board are $10,282, books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $1,174.

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the present cost of a 4-year baccalaureate and living expenses at Northern Arizona University to be $109,064 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.6% annual increase over the subsequent 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

We have laid down such details and more in-depth breakdown of net price and so on, for you to be able to plan your financial aids well.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    630 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    546 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    382 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    333 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    321 Graduates

  • Criminology

    288 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    275 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    273 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    321 Graduates

  • Criminology

    288 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    275 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    273 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    253 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    196 Graduates

  • Public Health

    176 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    174 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    161 Graduates

  • Marketing

    160 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    134 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    134 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    132 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    129 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    106 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    98 Graduates

  • Science Technologies/Technicians, O...

    93 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    88 Graduates

  • Social Work

    88 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    81 Graduates

  • Forestry

    80 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    69 Graduates

  • Sociology

    68 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

    63 Graduates

  • Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

    63 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    60 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    60 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    53 Graduates

  • Dental Support Services and Allied...

    53 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    53 Graduates

  • Business/Managerial Economics

    49 Graduates

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

    44 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    42 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    42 Graduates

  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

    38 Graduates

  • Construction Management

    37 Graduates

  • History

    35 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    33 Graduates

  • Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

    32 Graduates

  • Music

    30 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    30 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    29 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    28 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    27 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    25 Graduates

  • Journalism

    23 Graduates

  • Environmental/Environmental Health...

    21 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    20 Graduates

  • Computer Systems Analysis

    19 Graduates

  • Public Administration

    18 Graduates

  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory an...

    16 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    16 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    15 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    14 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    13 Graduates

  • International Business

    13 Graduates

  • Physics

    13 Graduates

  • Physical Sciences, Other

    11 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    9 Graduates

  • Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

    7 Graduates

  • Behavioral Sciences

    6 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    4 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    4 Graduates

  • Biotechnology

    3 Graduates

  • Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

    2 Graduates

  • Homeland Security

    2 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    1 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, General

    1 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, Other

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

81% / 19%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$59,986 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 87% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,706/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

Blue and Gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Sky Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)


Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by NAU. At NAU, $10,534 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Northern Arizona University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,706 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At NAU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 39% and 61%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$15,505 - $30,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$161 - $311

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Northern Arizona University offers a completely student-centered experience, and that includes the support students will receive in their Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

NAU online tuitions can be cut down too, as the online students receive the same access to scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study opportunities available to ensure their students enter their careers with the least debt possible.

Financial aids are a great way to decrease the pocket pinch and go about your university experience in a little more carefree way.

Northern Arizona University awards scholarships supported academic merit, financial need, and private background. Scholarships are aid awards that don't need to be repaid.

An applicant has to file a FAFSA and receive the Student Aid Report to determine eligibility.

Northern Arizona University federal school code is 001082.


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