NAU

Northern Arizona University

S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    777
  • Class Notes
    674
  • Textbook Notes
    21
  • Study Guides
    82
  • Currently Enrolled
    993
  • Previously Enrolled
    605

Overview of Northern Arizona University (NAU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:27,086
    • Men:10,846 (40.0%)
    • Women:16,240 (60.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (NAU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Northern Arizona University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
Recommended
September 1
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
South San Francisco Street
City, State, Zip
Flagstaff, AZ  86011
Phone
(928) 523-5511
Fax
(928) 523-0226
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.57
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (NAU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,060|Out-of-state: $24,842
  • Room & Board: - $9,944 (62.6828038325769%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (6.303580433686334%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,920 (31.013615733736764%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northern Arizona University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001082
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,413
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (NAU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
912,483

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northern Arizona University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.3%

Programs & Majors (NAU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


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

Graduate and Professional 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 (72)


  • 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

Campus Life (NAU)

Location & Geography

Population


67,468

Nearest Metropolitan Area


683 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
140 mile(s) from campus in Phoenix
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 of College Housing


35% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


65%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Northern Arizona University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


21,990

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
27,086
Women
16,240
Men
10,846

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

Number of Graduate Students


3,971

Student Resources (NAU)