Northern Arizona University

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Institution: Public International Student Body: 1 percent
Year Founded: 1899 Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Academic Calendar: Semester Campus Setting: Suburban
Undergrad Student Body: 18,301 Requirements: View Current
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Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University has established a powerful legacy of educating students to help them make a difference in the world. The foundation of this legacy rests in the people who comprise the NAU community – faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

Our legacy has been marked by a significant expansion of programs, services, and facilities designed to help meet student needs. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Flagstaff campus underwent a significant period of construction and expansion in order to keep pace with a rapidly growing student population. The university has continued to commit significant resources to serving students: the past decade has seen the creation of a variety of student-centered spaces, including some of the greenest buildings in the world. In the near future, the university plans to unveil a new Health and Learning Center and a Native American Cultural Center.

More recently, NAU has become a leader in innovative educational partnerships: we have expanded our Arizona presence to include more than two dozen satellite campuses. Our Extended Campuses program also offers students innovative and accessible online learning options in the context of the NAU community. In an effort to help Arizona students harness the powerful social and economic benefits of higher education, the university has also established multiple partnerships with community colleges.

  • Accounting
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  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Indigenous Studies
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Applied Science
  • Applied Sociology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training*
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biology
  • Business Economics
  • Business - Undecided
  • Career & Technical Education - Occupational Education
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Dental Hygiene*
  • Economics
  • Education**
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Media and Film
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering - Undecided
  • English
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • Forestry
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hotel and Resaurant Management
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Affairs
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Journalism
  • Journalism/Political Science
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Extended
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising
  • Microbiology
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Native American Studies***
  • Nursing*
  • Painting
  • Parks and Recreation Management
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physics/Astronomy
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Religious Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special and Elementary Education
  • Special and Secondary Education
  • Speech Communication
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Studies
  • Visual Communication
  • Women's and Gender Studies
The Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University welcomes international students from around the world and provides services for our students ranging from foreign student and scholar advising, field trips to area attractions like the Grand Canyon and leadership opportunities through the International Club.

Northern Arizona University offers 93 different undergraduate programs that will prepare you for any career. Our programs link you directly to expert faculty who will know you by name. Undergraduates have opportunities for graduate-level research, internships, co-ops, and hands-on learning.

Pre-Professional Programs include:

*indicates majors that are NOT part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

**Education programs include Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. Secondary Education Programs include:
Earth Science
History and Social Studies
Physical Science

***Native American Studies is also known as Applied Indigenous Studies
Over 7,100 students choose to live on campus each year and claim NAU as their “home away from home”. Local and national research shows that students who live on campus for at least their first year of college are retained at higher rates, are more involved in co-curricular activities, are more connected to the university community, and graduate faster than students who live off campus.

There is more to campus life than studies.

When you’re not cheering on the Lumberjacks, you can get active in sports clubs and on-campus intramural sports. On-campus recreation centers feature weight rooms, an aerobics studio, basketball and racquetball courts, and a climbing wall. There is an Olympic-size indoor pool and outdoors you’ll find tennis courts, disc golf, and running tracks.

Student life on campus includes more than 150 campus clubs and organizations - everything from student government, rock climbing, and theatre to snowboarding and volunteer service. The more you get involved, the more friends you’ll make, the more skills you develop, and the more fun you’ll have.

Residence Life offers many options that make living on campus fun, convenient, cost-effective, and a great way to get connected! Accommodations include traditional style halls, suites, apartment-style halls, and family housing. Living on campus is convenient to classes, the library, and campus activities. Access to high-speed internet, in-hall computer labs, social events, all utilities, cable TV, and local telephone services included at low predictable costs.

Campus Dining features a wide range of offerings to satisfy your taste buds while saving you time and money. Meal plans allow students to dine in either of our multi-platform "all-you-care-to-eat" facilities or choose from over 20 retail locations across campus. You even find your favorite national brands such as Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Brothers, Jamba Juice, Pizza Hut and more!

Fronske Health Center services are available to all students. Complete emergency care is available at nearby Flagstaff Medical Center.

Northern Arizona University is dedicated to providing an outstanding undergraduate residential education strengthened by research, graduate, and professional programs, and sophisticated methods of distance delivery. NAU is a high-research university that has achieved national distinction as a leader in a number of areas, including environmental sustainability, innovative educational approaches, allied health professional education, and Native American educational partnerships.

Based in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona – a forested, culturally lively mountain town with four distinct seasons – our university has established a powerful reputation of helping students to succeed. Our focus is on hands-on, experiential learning: across more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, students will have opportunities to work closely with expert professors. Just as importantly, students here forge lasting bonds with the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who comprise the Northern Arizona University community.

Flagstaff is home to 60,000 people. The town offers a wide range of attractions, including clubs, theaters, artists’ studios, outdoor shops, independent restaurants, a symphony, and much more.

In terms of the surrounding area, we are the closest university to the Grand Canyon, and are only a few hours away from many of the country’s most incredible national parks and natural attractions. What most people would consider the vacation of a lifetime, students call “just another weekend trip.”

So welcome to Northern Arizona University. Your journey here, if you choose to make it, will be a life-changing one. We’re happy to share that journey with you.

A notarized, current bank statement verifying that the student has a minimum of $35,000 U.S. Dollars in a cash account available for his or her use. If the bank account is not in the student's name, then a notarized letter of support should accompany the notarized bank statement from the holder of the account. Most consulates around the world require the applicant to prove that he or she is able to pay for his or her entire program of study.  

Fees (Per Year)
NAU Tuition $22,400
Fees $1,000
Housing* $5,000
Meals* $3,800
Books & Supplies $1,000
Health Insurance $1,800
Total $35,000

Fees above do not include personal expenses. Students should estimate at least $1,000 per semester.

*Based on a traditional hall, double-occupancy and 14 meals per week. Please note that if you are living on-campus an early arrival fee for the mandatory orientation will be added to your housing costs.

* * If you bring dependents with you, please complete the Dependent Form and provide an extra USD $5,500 for your spouse and/or USD $3,500 for each child.

Northern Arizona University reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice, upon approval by the Arizona Board of Regents or as otherwise consistent with Board policy and to make such modifications applicable to students enrolled at NAU at that time as well as to incoming students.

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