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About Northern Arizona University (NAU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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


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

Not applicable

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


Email: N/A
Phone: 9285239011
Fax: 9285230226
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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

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee



Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA


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


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming 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


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


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


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


80 Graduates

Political Science and Government

69 Graduates


68 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

63 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

63 Graduates


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


42 Graduates

Computer Science

42 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

38 Graduates

Construction Management

37 Graduates


35 Graduates


33 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

32 Graduates


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


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


15 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

14 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

13 Graduates

International Business

13 Graduates


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


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


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.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




56% White

2% Unknown

3% Black

24% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

2% American Indian/Alaska native

0% 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 Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


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.

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.




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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