Northern Arizona University

4,564 reviews
  1. Flagstaff, AZ
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.201 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.209 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.207 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 93 responses
Report
  • Depends on student, driven vs. just getting by.
    39%
  • Welcoming
    18%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Adventurous
    4%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Self Sufficient
    3%

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.295 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.344 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Green
    25%
  • All of the above
    23%
  • Environmentally healthy
    18%
  • AMAZING
    17%
  • Great Online Program
    7%
  • Cost-Friendly
    3%
  • Ignores student needs, makes unneeded projects
    3%

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%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.99 responses

Reviews

4,564 reviews
  • Excellent
    681
  • Very Good
    1768
  • Average
    1710
  • Poor
    240
  • Terrible
    104
Northern Arizona University is home to some of the most kind and welcoming students and staff ever seen on a college campus. Every professor is extremely experienced and has a plethora of actual career advice to offer. The environment surrounding campus is as beautiful and peaceful as it can possibly get. NAU offers so many opportunities for students to relax, de-stress and make connections with others. I cannot begin to imagine attending a different University. Entering the NAU campus is like entering your own private world, separate from everything else.
  • Sophomore
  • 12 days ago
I have mixed feelings about my time here. I enjoyed my stay, however the school's resources for multiple departments are entirely disorganized and rude. I had several advisement appointments and only once did I leave with a sense of relief. There is very little communication within the workings of this university, and often times its students suffer because of it. I have decided to follow a different path at a different college due in part to these problems, and have found more happiness than at NAU.
  • Sophomore
  • 12 days ago
Great experience as a freshman! The campus is beautiful and there is lots to do on campus and nearby for a wide diversity of interests.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago