Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1899 as a teacher training school, it gained university status in 1966. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Science, Business Administration, Ecosystem, Science, Management, Engineering and Technology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences; the Center for Excellence in Education; and the Schools of Communication, Health Professions, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Performing Arts; and the Museum Faculty of Fine Art. Its 730-acre campus is located in Flagstaff.

Website: www.nau.edu/

Public
Co-ed
27,086
Undergraduate
Students
(60.0%) 16,240 Women
(40.0%) 10,846 Men
3,971
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 36,875 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,924
Out-of-state: $40,706
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,060
Out-of-state: $24,842
Room and Board
$9,944
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$13,241
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,413
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,132
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Flagstaff Population
67,468
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lumberjack
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
25.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.5% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
4.4% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only Recommended September 1
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
South San Francisco Street
City, State, Zip
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Phone
(928) 523-5511
Fax
(928) 523-0226
E-mail
Admissions@nau.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
16 college preparatory courses with minimum 2.0 in each subject required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 36,875 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 22,918 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 13,957 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
7,552 (25%) of 29,812 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,477 (24%) of 18,989 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,075 (28%) of 10,823 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.57
3.75 and Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
34%
Score of 18 - 23
53%
Score of 12 - 17
9%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 82%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,924
Out-of-state: $40,706
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,060
Out-of-state: $24,842
Room and Board
$9,944
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$4,920
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Financial.Aid@nau.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001082
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,481 (87.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,477 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,420 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
452 (13.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$13,241
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,366 (69.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,547
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,074 (60.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,577
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,644 (77.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,126 (22.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,572

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
16,002 (74.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
13,207 (82.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,888 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,441 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$12,003
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,079 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,941
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,633 (67.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,398
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7,436 (57.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,576 (16.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,610

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,413
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants, tribal grants
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Construction Management
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, forestry, social work, athletic training, sustainable communities, criminology, climate science solutions, career and technical education, applied geospatial sciences, psychological sciences, forestry, English teaching; law with The University of Arizona
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,132
Part-Time Faculty
593
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
912,483
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
294
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Administration, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Arts in Science Teaching, Master of Global Business Administration, Master of Forestry, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Forestry, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Archaeology
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • International Business
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Physics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Community College Education
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Forestry
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • Linguistics
  • Meteorology
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Flagstaff Population
67,468
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
683 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.2 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
83 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Flagstaff
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Flagstaff

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
65%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lumberjack
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x    
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, louie's cupboard, feral cat alliance, american medical student association, national alliance on mental illness local chapter, national society of collegiate scholars
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
27,086
Women
16,240 (60.0%)
Men
10,846 (40.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
21,990
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
25.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.5% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students.
4.4% from 70 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
3,971

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
52.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
55.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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