Northern Arizona University

4,573 reviews
  1. Flagstaff, AZ
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Northern Arizona University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
1900 S. Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center,
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Website

Northern Arizona University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,946/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,553/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,405/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,461/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,896/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,950/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.297 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.298 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.296 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,173Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 179 responses
Report
  • Depends on student, driven vs. just getting by.
    31%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Welcoming
    16%
  • Adventurous
    11%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Self Sufficient
    6%
  • Awesome
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.374 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.424 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 195 responses
Report
  • Green
    24%
  • All of the above
    23%
  • AMAZING
    16%
  • Environmentally healthy
    15%
  • All of the above except ignoring the needs
    6%
  • Cost-Friendly
    4%
  • Great Online Program
    4%

After Northern Arizona University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.207 responses

Reviews

4,573 reviews
  • Excellent
    695
  • Very Good
    1806
  • Average
    1726
  • Poor
    241
  • Terrible
    105
Northern Arizona University is high quality. There's diversity and adventures around every corner . Because the school is in the mountains, the environment is very conducive for trainers, hikers, and the like. NAU also holds high academic standard and is always willing to give out scholarships for academic achievement. The campus has a unique system to notify PD when feeling unsafe.
My favorite parts about attending NAU would be the learning environment and community. The university is unique in the way it tailors to your learning needs. It has a disability resource center readily available to help all students who enter. Aside from that, the city life is absolutely spectacular.Most students like to go downtown during the weekends and de-stress. It's a great place to make memories. If anyone is thinking about coming to NAU, schedule a campus visit and come see what this great town and university has to offer!
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
It's a beautiful campus with a huge variety of people, classes, and opportunities. Most classes are small and very individual-minded, and every teacher that I've had thus far has been agreeable and easy to work with. I especially love the area, with all of the trees and mountains and plenty of fun things in downtown Flagstaff! I'm an Art Education major with my Associates already under my belt, so I actually have it pretty easy in comparison to most freshmen. But the courses are very work and discussion based, so I still keep busy! It would be nice to be able to have more of an outlet for financial aid in terms of grants and scholarships, since class and students fees are really pesky.
  • Freshman
  • 5 days ago
Our facilities are great! We have a huge gym, outdoor track, football/basketball stadium (indoors), plenty of soccer fields, a new aquadics center (thankfully since the old one was not cutting it, and especially 'thankfully' because now we have six more tennis courts, which is the only reason that I only gave four instead of five). The athletics centers have over 70 group fitness classes a week, plus personal trainers and plenty of equipment. The rock wall is amazing! I spend far too much time there, and the racketball courts are great to just play around in. It really is a great place to just go and work out with friends or even alone.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago