• Address: 1900 S. Knoles Dr., Babbitt Administrative Center, Room 200, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4092

  • Phone Number: (928) 523-9011

  • Website: https://nau.edu/


About

Northern Arizona University is a public institution situated at Flagstaff, Arizona and was established as Arizona State College in 1899. It was granted the status and name of Northern Arizona University in 1966. The university aims at the total development of the students from an academic and leadership perspective. The programs are designed to indulge the students in academics and bring out the best in them.

  • The acceptance rate of NAU is 78%.

  • There are 30,361 students and the student-faculty ratio is 18:1.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 53%.


Online Education at NAU

  • The online course is structured and can be completed according to a person's pace. There are multiple start dates and credit-hour based tuition rates.

  • Classes are asynchronous and can be attended by logging in at any convenient time.

The university's online platform provides students with the best online classes experience. This allows the students to connect with the faculty members, engage in presentations and discussions, and collaborate on projects. NAU email is provided to the students after they enroll in a course.


Reviews

  • The school itself is rich in history and character. The academics are great and the faculty, besides a handful, are all excellent and understanding. The professors really care about the academic well-being of the students. The community is very warm and welcoming. The peers are very supportive and friendly.

  • There are a lot of clubs and corresponding activities going on on the campus. The faculty and non-teaching staff help the students to glide through their academic lives easily. The community feels like a family. The dorms, food, and surroundings are kept clean. 

  • The syllabus at the university is regularly updated and the professors make it easy to grasp. Classes are lively and interactive.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Flagstaff, Arizona

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001082

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

AACSB, ACBSP, CAEP, CODA, CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://nau.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accredited Programs

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in all the majors are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science programs are recognized by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Campus Life

The campus life at NAU is fun-filled and is focused totally on providing quality time with education to all their students. The university makes to have something on the campus every day to keep all their students engaging and active on campus.

  • The athletics teams of the NAU is named as the Lumberjacks. The sports coached and played in the university include basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball and various track and field events. The athletics program is active throughout the year with professional coaching and exceptional infrastructural advantages.

  • There are lots of student clubs and organizations to keep oneself engaged and amused and to take a break from academics. Some of the clubs are BadJacks Dance Club, Flagstaff Ninja Jacks, Judo Club, AIGA, American Choral Directors Association, and Association for Computing Machinery.

  • The online campus store enables students to buy, rent, or sell back their study materials and textbooks. In addition to this, a student can also buy gifts, accessories, electronic gadgets, and many more.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 76 % Part Time: 55 %
Total Population 30,361
Student Population Full Time: 23,346 Part Time: 7,015
Gender Division Male: 40 % Female: 60 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 48 %

The College Monk

Female: 57 %

Total Graduation Rate: 53 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Northern Arizona University (NAU) offers 117 online programs across 20 Majors

Nursing

Offering 8 programs accross 4 degrees

Education

Offering 28 programs accross 5 degrees

Business Management

Offering 23 programs accross 4 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Arts

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 6 programs accross 3 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Literature

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 9 programs accross 1 degrees

Design

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Law

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 12 programs accross 4 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Northern Arizona University (NAU) Acceptance Rate is 78%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $25
Graduate Application Fee $65

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 36,511
Total Applicants Admitted 28,495
Applicants Enrolled 5,607
Full time Applicants Enrolled 5,010
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 597
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university provides financial support to students to aid them in fee payment and other expenses. Financial aid is provided in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study options, and other methods.

Students wishing to avail of these provisions are required to fill in the FAFSA form. Northern Arizona University federal school code is 001082.

 

  • Undergraduates are provided Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental, Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Nursing Student Loan.

  • Institutional Aids such as University Grant, Lumberjack Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and Arizona Academic Decathlon Scholarships are provided.

  • Military Aid is provided to members of the army, navy, marines air force and coast guard. These include the Tuition Assistance and Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,352 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,703 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $1,703 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,447 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,447 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $5,447 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Perkins Loans $5,447 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Nursing Student Loan $7,109 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,447 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
University Grant $7,533 Demonstrate Financial Need. Freshers. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Lumberjack Scholarship. Varies Arizona resident. 3.0 GPA. May 1st, 2019
Presidential Scholarship $7,000 3.5 GPA. Arizona resident. ACT 19. Varies
Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence $4,000 3.49 GPA. 19 ACT. Varies
Arizona Academic Decathlon Scholarship $2,000 Arizona Resident. 2.5 CGPA August 1st, 2018

Data Source: https://nau.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance $2,650 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $7,109 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://nau.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $11,907
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,395
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,836
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,411
Over $110,000 $19,345

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 35% $4,192
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 86% $9,222
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 36% $4,634
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 82% $7,533
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 52% $6,122
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 51% $5,447
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 14,678
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 787 $6,815
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 699 $7,109
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 88 $4,474

Data Source: https://nau.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

  • The university is home to the Cline Library. The library houses 1.4 million print volumes including 460,000 books and 6,000 other titles.

  • There is a collection of 232,000 electronic books and 88,000 online journals and newspapers.

  • The special collections and archives contain around 20 million items focused on Colorado Plateau and Northern Arizona. 110,000 items can be found in the Colorado Plateau Digital Archives.

  • There are 140 research databases as well.

  • The library is also rich with study rooms, maker lab, laptops, research guides, and course reserves.

Rankings

  • The university is ranked at number 506 among 'Top Colleges' by Forbes.
  • Forbes also ranks the university at number 181 in 'Public Colleges' and number 205 in 'Research Universities'.

  • The university is ranked at number 300 in 'America’s Best Value Colleges'.

  • According to US News, the university ranks at number 195 in 'High School Counselor rankings' and number 199 in 'Business Programs'.

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