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Reviews 3761 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school has a huge family-like feel to it. the community is close to each other and everyone looks out for each other and encourages each other to keep striving for their own dreams.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I'm doing NAU Online, I previously took a course it went well, easy to follow instructors assignments.

not 5 stars because enrolling again has been somewhat of a hassle. It took me 5 phone calls before my account got fixed.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I would choose my school again because of the positive experiences I have had there so far. Also, it is the perfect distance from home, is not too large, and it is a very inclusive and diverse campus.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everything about NAU is amazing. The class sizes, the instructors, the atmosphere, the location, the size, the student events.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The people who i meant (current students & faculty) were so welcoming and assured that they are always there to help which makes you feel secure.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is amazing and I cannot wait to start!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Northern Arizona University is a great school and i cant wait to go back in the Fall. The staff and the students are amazing and also very helpful.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: NAU is great because of the small class sizes and the campus is beautiful. The school also has a great teacher education program. I'm not sure I would choose to go to NAU again just because the town is so small and there is not that much to do in Flagstaff.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely adore Northern Arizona University. Had I known it would have been the school it is now for me, I wouldn't have even applied to other universities. It has honestly treated so well in every regard of my life, with academics, the friends i've made, and the opportunities in my first year alone.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Northern Arizona University is an interesting university, full of diversity and opportunities. Being in flagstaff allows students the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while also working towards their degree. The school is smaller than the average state university, so you have a small community feel and better connections with your professors. Personally, i transferred to NAU from the University of Arizona. Due to extenuating circumstances, i was unable to stay there and NAU was the next best option for me. Although it wasn't my first decision I do not regret attending NAU.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The location is perfect; both the campus and weather are beautiful. The professors I've encountered also genuinely care about their students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The location, the school, the people, i love it.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love attending NAU. I think it was the perfect choice for me. The people have been so nice--I had a bike crash the first day of classes freshman year, and a lot of people stopped to help me and see if I was alright--and the school goes out of their way to make sure students know they have a support system. The school itself is very accepting of diverse and LGBT students, which is especially important to me. But I just love the environment. We're up in the mountains, surrounded by trees and clean air, and the campus in Flagstaff is close to downtown with lots of stuff to do, and we get snow. It's just amazing.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am very happy with my academic choices thus far! I think NAU has great professors and courses, and the city of Flagstaff is beautiful. I feel I am receiving a good education and would not want to go anywhere else.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school. It's so beautiful and all my teachers so far have been fantastic. The only thing about NAU that I don't like is the cost. It's extremely expensive, from the food to the rent. Otherwise it's a really great school I think.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: my name is Carlos, i have not really gone to college yet, but i went to orientation there, NAU, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had since the moment you get there they make you feel like you are home; from making you feel comfortable with all the current students and staff members-furthermore making friends there was super easy really great experience that makes me get excited to start already... I can not wait until I go tot college.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Northern Arizona is a great University. It is surrounded by all types of different outdoor activities. The dorms are nice, and all of the buildings are in great condition. I love most of the classes I have taken with the exception of two. Overall, the school is great.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: NAU isnt known for being a party school but there are great parties if you know where to go.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I absolutely love the different restaurants in downtown Flagstaff

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: It's okay. Nothing bad but nothing amazing.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dont come expecting 5 star food.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It was a complete hassle but in the end I got what I needed

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Getting a good dorm is a must. Staying close to central campus is the goal.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: School doesn't help much and you really have to look for the good off-campus housing. it is a hassle

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you go to Northern Arizona University, you don't go there for the parties.

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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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