83%

Acceptance Rate

1040 - 1220

SAT Range

20 - 25

ACT Range

Northern Arizona University (NAU) Admissions

Northern Arizona University is somewhat selective in nature with an acceptance rate of 83%. The regular admissions application deadline for NAU is rolling, which means you are not required to wait for a long time before knowing the status of your admission application.

Northern Arizona University Application Process

This limited access program requires a special application in addition to the main Northern Arizona University application. Students may attend as full-time or part-time. Follow the steps below.

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Step 1:  Check Deadlines & Contact Program Advisor

Step 2:  Apply for General Admission to Northern Arizona University

Step 3:  Verify General Admissions Requirements

Step 4:  Complete the Degree of Online Application

Step 5:  Testing Requirement

Step 6:  Submit Reference Letters and Essay

Northern Arizona University Admissions Office

For any further details, an applicant can contact the admissions department in the university

  • Address - S. San Francisco Street
    Flagstaff, AZ 86011
  • Phone - (888) 628-2968
  • Email - admissions@nau.edu

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

1040 - 1220

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.

72%

SAT Reading 25th

500

SAT Math 25th

540

SAT Composite 25th

1040

SAT Reading 75th

600

SAT Math 75th

620

SAT Composite 75th

1220

Average SAT Score

1135

SAT scores help colleges interpret the students' overall academic performance. However, it should be noted that the SAT scores are not one of the mandatory requirements to get admission to the Northern Arizona University.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

20 - 25

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.

16%

ACT Math 25th

10

ACT English 25th

10

ACT Composite 25th

20

ACT Math 75th

13

ACT English 75th

12

ACT Composite 75th

25

Average ACT Score

22

ACT scores are an important component of a college application and can make a candidate's profile stand out. Applicants can submit their ACT scores for securing admission to Northern Arizona University. However, it should be pointed out that the university doesn't put much emphasis on the same.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students

3.4

GPA is an important criterion in getting selected at Northern Arizona University. The average GPA that applicants who get selected at NAU score is 3.4 and above.

 

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA

Required

High School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

High School Transcript

Required

College Prep Courses

Recommended

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

Recommedations

Neither required nor recommended

Freshman applicants must satisfactorily complete the subsequent Arizona Board of Regents coursework competencies:

English

Meet one of the following:

  • 4 Years of high school English (composition/literacy-based)
  • ACT: 21+ English score
  • SAT: 580+ Critical Reading score (530+ if taken before March 2016)
  • One transferable three-credit college English Composition course

Mathematics

Meet one of the following:

  • 4 years of high school math courses, including one year each of Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, and a complicated class that Algebra II may be a prerequisite
  • ACT: 24+ math score
  • SAT: 570+ math score (540+ if taken before March 2016)
  • One transferable three-credit college math course that a minimum of intermediate algebra may be a prerequisite

Laboratory Science

Meet one of the following:

  • 3 years of high school laboratory science: one year each of biology, chemistry, natural science, or physics. An integrated science class could also be substituted for one required course.
  • Two years highschool laboratory science (biology, chemistry, natural science or physics) plus one among the subsequent test scores (test score could also be wont to satisfy one lab science unit other than high school credits earned)
  • ACT: 20+ science score
  • SAT: 600+ chemistry score, 590+ biology score, or 620+ physics score
  • Three transferable four-credit college lab sciences courses (One semester each of biology, chemistry, natural science, and physics). An integrated science or advanced level science class could also be substituted for one required course.

Social Science

Meet one of the following from each section:

  • History/Social Studies - One-year high school American History
  • SAT II: 560+ American History/Social Studies score
  • One transferable three-credit college American History course
  • Social Science - One-year highschool science (such as European history, world history, economics, sociology, geography, government, psychology or anthropology)
  • SAT II: 580+ world history score
  • One transferable three-credit college social science course

Second Language

Meet one of the following:

  • 2 years of an equivalent highschool second language (foreign, Native American or sign language)
  • Attain a minimum score on national standardized second/foreign language test (AP 3+, CLEP 50+, IB 4+)
  • One year of transferable college study in the same second language.

Fine Arts

Meet one of the following:

  • 1 year or a two-semester combination of highschool fine arts or Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • One transferable three-credit college fine arts course.
  • Semesters of art and career and technical education can't be combined.

Exceptions

You may be exempt from the course requirements if you meet one among the following:

  • You are 22 years of age or older
  • We will evaluate using overall high school GPA or a mixture of high school and college work
  • You’ve earned a GED (submit a politician score report from the applicable state’s department of education)
  • Pre-2002: 50+ score
  • 2002-2014: 500+ score
  • Post-2014: 680+ score with minimum 170 in each content area
  • You’ve completed an associate’s or higher-level degree:
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution for Arizona residents, 2.5 GPA for nonresidents.
  • You’ve completed the Arizona General Education Curriculum (minimum 2.5 GPA required)
  • You were home-schooled
  • Provide a high school transcript coursework. Submit ACT/SAT scores for scholarship consideration

Admission Deadlines

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

FALSE

Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.

$25

Early Decision Deadline

None

Early Action Deadline

None

Offer Action Deadline

No

Offers Early Decision

No

Application Website

https://nau.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/

Accepts Common App

None

Accepts Coalition App

No

As the university follows a rolling admissions policy, there are no fixed deadline for the general courses at NAU.

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

WomenMenTotal
Applied23,43313,39836,831
Accepted19,66510,76330,428
Acceptance Rate84%80%83%
Enrolled366822015869
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)19%20%19%

Admission Statistics

Applied

Women

23,433

Men

13,398

Total

36,831

Accepted

Women

19,665

Men

10,763

Total

30,428

Acceptance Rate

Women

84%

Men

80%

Total

83%

Enrolled

Women

3668

Men

2201

Total

5869

Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)

Women

19%

Men

20%

Total

19%

Credits Accepted

AP Credit

Yes

Dual Credit

Yes

Credit for Life Experiences

NA

The majority of the universities in the US incentivize students by helping them score university credit through certain courses offered in high school. There are many such programs that are at disposal for the students. Some of the famous ones include AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). However, there is no common policy and instead, colleges follow their own, separate policy regarding these credits. There are multiple perks for the usage of these courses such as higher GPA, shorter time to finish a degree, and increased chances of completing a degree. To pursue AP and CLEP credits, students are instructed to visit collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.

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