Northern Arizona University Overview
Northern Arizona University is a public institution situated in Flagstaff, Arizona. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Northern Arizona University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NAU.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
Northern Arizona University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
NAU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NAU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards NAU has earned from around the web.
|#32||Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences||College Factual|
|#33||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#37||Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences||College Factual|
|#42||Best Education Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#43||Best General Biology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#46||Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism||College Factual|
Where Is Northern Arizona University?
Contact details for NAU are given below.
|Address:||1900 S Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center, Room 200, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4092|
How Do I Get Into NAU?
You can apply to NAU online at: https://nau.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/
Admission Requirements for NAU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into NAU?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.
Can I Afford Northern Arizona University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NAU, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,822 a year. That adds up to $23,288 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at NAU is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Northern Arizona University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,222 graduate students at the school.
Of the 21,731 full-time undergraduates at NAU, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northern Arizona University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||624|
|Hispanic or Latino||5,467|
Arizona students aren't the only ones who study at Northern Arizona University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 80 countries are represented at NAU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, China, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Northern Arizona University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at NAU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 5th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of NAU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northern Arizona University was 5.7%. This is the #1,618 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NAU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NAU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NAU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NAU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Northern Arizona University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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