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Reviews 4287 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are several ways to be safe on campus. Not only is the campus police driving around at all times but there are also Emergency blue lights placed strategically throughout the campus.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everything about this school is outstanding. From the quality of academics to downtown Flagstaff.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are several job fairs that occur throughout the school year that are extremely helpful when it comes to looking for a paid or unpaid internship or job.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus, and away from home has given me a great opportunity to become a more independent person and be able to expand my social skills as well as get to know other people that may not share the same views as me. an overall great experience.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am personally not a part of Greek life, however, I do notice that those who are, are very involved in the NAU community with different events and hosting a lot of activities for everyone, no only those involved in greek life

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Even though I am not a big sports enthusiast, the atmosphere within the school makes it easy to engage in the different games and helps me connect with my school in a different way.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The NAU Campus is beautiful. Aside from the refreshing weather, the academic experience has been one of the best.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of people won't report drug or alcohol use in minors or anyone, unless you piss someone off. I think its a bit dangerous

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Nothing has happened to me personally but I'm always on guard at night

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't had an amazing experience but overall it was okay

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My freshmen year I lived in a RLC and I met some great people but this past year was horrible regarding roommate match up. I was bullied and pretty much forced to move out

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't know about the sports team but the gym and recreational area for students not on a team is pretty good

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I personally haven't had the greatest experience here at NAU. The last two school years were probably my worst. I find a good amount of the classes uninteresting and before changing my major and deciding to transfer I was miserable.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My freshman year at NAU has been an experience I will never forget.

The campus is beautiful, the people are mostly cool, and the community

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety is a priority here at NAU. There are "Blue Lights" all over campus that are phone booths that connect you directly to NAUPD. The dorms are monitored very well and the police department is very helpful. NAU also has a campus wide text program that alerts students of issues or situations on campus and all you have to do is sign up to receive text messages.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors in the science department are excellent. You definitely have to be a driven student in most of your classes and not afraid to approach your teachers. They are more than willing to help with any questions and they are very supportive. The class size for most freshman courses are 70+. Smaller class sizes are more common for upper division courses. NAU does offer a variety of classes though!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree here is great. I feel that job prospects on campus are abundant and well advertised.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I only say that "it's okay" because NAU is running out of space for the amount of freshman they admit. This makes getting to live on campus very difficult for up and coming sophomores, not to mention juniors and seniors. However, I have had a great experience in each of the dorms I have lived in. They are well kept and great living spaces.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have heard varying things about greek life. I am personally not involved, but I know that a lot of students benefit by finding new friends, creating a social network, and performing community service.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The facilities that I use on campus are excellent. Football is a very popular event in the fall, but I would not say that NAU revolves around the sport. It is very diverse when it comes to the sports that people find interest in.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had a marvelous time at NAU. I feel that NAU offers undergraduates great opportunities for growth and excellent opportunities to explore majors. It seems as though NAU will do anything to keep their students in college. The only down side is that their financial aid is directed towards in-state students. Being an out-of-state student, I am unable to afford to continue my education at NAU. I will miss it very much!

4 College Student

Overall Experience: My school was not one for the faint hearted. It promoted self-drive and if you were a student that needed egging on from staff or students, you would probably not succeed. In my opinion, that's what my school so great. Many teaches taught me I needed to get off my butt and work for the grades I wanted, they were not going to just swing my way. They were always challenging me when I did well, "Good, but are you involved in extra-circulars?" That being said, they were not unapproachable people at all. In fact many of them would welcome you and encourage you but they would be plain to your face if you were slacking. Or if they felt that you could do better. If you didn't do better though, they let you learn the consequences of your actions. I loved that school!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are many different colleges on campus. I attent the college of education and there are so many options in this college! I get to choose what classes and times work best for me. There is a plan I have to follow but with my advisor, and online, I am able to personalize my course load.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: People come from everywhere to attend NAU. It's a very accepting and comfortable environment. No matter what your beliefs, there's a place for everyone here.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You don't hear to much about drugs or drinking like you would in high school. What you do outside of class is your own person information.

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When asked to reflect back on their time at NAU, the overwhelming majority of students give it the thumbs up. Most will tell you that they love Flagstaff and would recommend NAU to anyone. The small class sizes and beautiful location make it a perfect spot to learn and develop within the confines of higher education. It's too bad that many people write the school off as nothing more than a gathering of hippies. When you peel the stereotypes away, you find that it's a school where you'll get a pretty good education, lots of opportunities, and maybe a few lifelong friends on the way. Flagstaff itself is a town of great history, great food, and a decent amount of things to see. However, Northern Arizona University is not perfect by any means. The school will be hit drastically by the recent budget cuts affecting the Arizona public universities that were passed by the state legislation. While the administration and President are very active in dealing with the slashed budget, extracurriculars will be cut, and class size is bound to go up.

The people here are nice and friendly and usually will return your hello if you offer it. The parking situation definitely needs improvement, but that won’t be coming anytime soon, so you should definitely get used to walking or biking. Most of the early 100- and 200-level classes are simplistic, and students need to keep patience until they reach the more challenging courses. Eating on campus is painful—the rates for meal plans are skyrocketing thanks to the budget cuts, and although the new Union Expansion has offered students more options, campus dining still leaves much to be desired. But overall, students really love being Lumberjacks. It's not the place for everyone, but most say the combination of a solid education and friendly social environment make NAU a great spot to grow up, make some serious memories, and expand your horizons. And, you know, get an education, too.

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