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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus. This is my first year.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't experienced much off-campus dining except for fast food.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Attendance usually counts to some portion of the grade in a class. A lot of classes it is not crucial to attend every day.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party so I wouldn't know

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wound up getting the Louie Scholarship which was REALLY fantastic. It helps a lot with my finances.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I wish most places were open later and on the weekends. It limits my options. It is really expensive if you are paying with real money and not a meal plan.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The walls are very thin so even when we think we are being quiet, our neighbors can hear us, and vice versa. There are community kitchens, a lobby, and rec room. Overall it's pretty nice for a freshmen dorm.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are quite a few options for off campus housing but they do fill up quick so hurry!!

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of familiar restaurants near campus like mcdonalds, sonic, wendys, dominos, and taco bell to name a few. The best mexican food restaurant i have found is Los Altos Tacos!!! its really good authentic mexican food

4 College Freshman

Administration: The school is very lenient when it comes to most situations except for obvious ones like drinking in dorms, drugs etc.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The grove is always having parties but the police stations is literally right behind the complex so the parties are always getting raided too early. the best parties to go to are house parties but make sure you at least someone there who knows the person having the party, nobody likes randoms

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: i didn't get any financial aid from the school i had to get my own loans

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: At first it seems like you have a lot of options but towards the end of the semester you'll get tired of campus food

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm from California and i feel like people from arizona aren't as friendly. its a very nice school, but i can't seem to fit in so i will be transferring at the end of this semester

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I can't say that it's good or bad. I'm not currently looking for housing off-campus, I'll still be living on campus for another year. But the housing off-campus is a lot cheaper of course, especially when you plan on renting with a few other people. If you have a car, your place will probably only be a few minutes away from everything just like living on campus. Plus, there are few places where you can take the bus to and from school.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If I had a job, I would probably go out a little more. But they do have several choices to pick from downtown. It's not too expensive, it's your average pricing. Since downtown is less than half of a mile away from campus, you can either take the bus or just walk. It's not very far. Taking the bus is free, so you don't have to worry about paying fares or anything.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I guess it's great. Those who are underage aren't allowed to drink, so it makes sense that alcohol isn't allowed in freshmen dorms. I think they're not allowed in our halls in general. I don't think there have been a lot of problems. I don't drink or do drugs so I don't really concern or worry myself with any of it.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not really into the party scene. I tend to stay away from them. I didn't have a good experience during Halloween, but that was just me. So there's not much for me to say about it. However, my friends and classmates like it. We have some pretty good parties, but of course, we have the Flagstaff/NAU police who like shut them down every weekend.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm able to get grants and loans, but it isn't enough for me and my family. We are one of those families that are struggling, so I have to apply for as much financial aid and scholarships as I can. If I can't get the help that I need, I might need to find a job off-campus that will help me pay for my college needs. It'll be a lot on my plate, but I'll find ways to manage it. It's not a struggle to get through the financial aid process, however, it does take a while to get your results. Just don't procrastinate on your paperwork, turn in everything on time, and apply for everything you're qualified for.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: You can't really expect college campus food to be amazingly awesome, or anything like that. It's not to say that the campus food sucks, it has it's moments and sometimes they have some really great food. If you're used to your mother's cooking or if you're from a school who can afford healthy, delicious looking food, then you may not like it. But to me, food is food--good or bad, decent or delicious. Having transfers and dining dollars is pretty convenient. It's like having monopoly money. Even though you pay for your meal plan beforehand, using dining dollars and transfers feels nice because it feels like you're not really spending the money you have in your wallet. At first, it feels like you have a variety of places to go to eat, but after a while, you do get tired of it and you begin to miss being able to go out as often as you're used to. Overall, the campus food is alright.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's not a luxury building, but it's pretty good. Depending on which hall you live in, your room can be spacious or small. I guess that's what I like about it, though. You have various halls to choose from--all with different designs, floor-work, and such. The communities also vary from one another. You have the halls that are quiet and focus on academics, halls that are very social and have many activities together, and halls that are in between. The pricing is pretty decent and pretty fair based on whatever you have in your hall. I live in a university within a small town, so everything you need is within walking distance. Housing process is pretty easy too, it only takes me a few minutes to complete.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Wouldn't know. Don't live off campus.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Since I don't have a car, I don't travel off campus

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't partake in parties.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received what was necessary for my college years

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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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