Public 4 Year

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Northern Arizona University overview
Location Flagstaff, Arizona
Online nau.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Northern Arizona University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona, is a public research institution established in 1899, offering a blend of traditional and innovative academic programs. Situated in a town markedly influenced by a ponderosa pine forest, the campus features a range of architectural styles amidst the scenic backdrop of the Colorado Plateau. It is approximately 145 miles north of Phoenix, the state's capital. NAU is known for its strong emphasis on undergraduate education, with a selection of over 170 bachelor's degrees, particularly recognized for programs in forestry, hotel and restaurant management, and physical therapy. While the university maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it upholds a commitment to accessibility and academic support. Housing is available for students on campus, with a variety of living options to complement the university experience.

In the most recent statistical year 44,855 prospective students applied, and 35,881 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,575 enrolled in the school.  22,735 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,351 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $11,024 plus fees of $1,250.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.7

Applications Accepted

Northern Arizona University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Arizona Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Northern Arizona University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,250
Room and Board $11,728
Budget for Other Expenses$4,300
Total One Year Cost$29,202

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Northern Arizona University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,250
Room and Board $11,728
Budget for Other Expenses$4,300
Total One Year Cost$44,464

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northern Arizona University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Education 17%
Health Professions 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Social Sciences 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105330 IPEDS survey data for Northern Arizona University.

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