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NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY - [NAU], FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

Flagstaff, ArizonaLOCATION
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Northern Arizona University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1899, Northern Arizona University is a public university with its main campus located in Flagstaff, Arizona. The university has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university offers 95 UG degree programs and 76 graduate degree programs to students who want to study in the USA.

According to the reports, total international enrollments at NAU increased by 4.7% from 1,340 in the academic year 2017/18 to 1,403 in the academic year 2018/19.

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Rankings

  • As per US News and World Reports, Northern Arizona University is ranked 293-381 in National Universities.
  • Northern Arizona University is ranked 224 in top performers on social mobility by US News.
  • Northern Arizona University has been ranked 38 in the best undergraduate engineering programs by US News.
  • The university ranks 58 in the best online bachelor's program and 78 in the best online graduate nursing programs.

Highlights

Year of Establishment1899
LocationFlagstaff, Arizona United States
University TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Total enrollment (Fall 2019)30,736
Acceptance Rate78%
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Academic calendarSemester-based
Websitehttps://nau.edu/ 

Northern Arizona University Campus

The Northern Arizona University has its main campus located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Apart from this, the university has 20+ statewide campuses. The Flagstaff campus of Northern Arizona University is located in the Southwest of the USA next to California, Nevada, and Colorado. It offers 99 online accredited degree programs at statewide campuses. The university's oldest branch campus is NAU Yuma.

Residence Facilities

Northern Arizona University does provide on-campus accommodation facilities. It has 21 residence halls on its Flagstaff campus. As a freshman, one lives in a Residential College which is aligned with one's academic college at NAU(Northern Arizona University). Living with others who share similar majors or career interests provides an engaging opportunity to establish valuable connections and friendships.

Apart from this, there is another upper-division housing provision. A variety of room types are available for upper-division students living on campus, including suites, studios, apartments and private rooms. Balderson, campus heights, Gabaldon, McDonald, Gillenwater, McKay village, mountain view, Raymond, to name a few.

Programs offered at NAU

NAU offers students undergraduate and graduates degrees with several certificate programs as well. NAU offers 153 baccalaureate programs, 125 graduate degrees, and certificate programs. One can avail these programs offline as well as online.

Some of the popular majors offered by the university include arts and humanities, business and administration, computing and technology, education and counseling, criminal justice.

Application Process

Where to Apply: For admissions to Northern Arizona University, students can fill the application form on the university's online application portal

Application fee: 50 USD for UG applications and 65 USD for graduate applications.

Admission requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Copy of Passport
  • Evaluated academic transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • English proficiency scores
ExamsMinimum Required Scores (UG)Minimum Required Scores (PG)
TOEFL-iBT70 80
IELTS6.06.5
PTE56--
  • Standardized exams to study in the USA
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of finances that show the availability of annual expenses at NAU

Cost of Attendance

The annual UG cost of attendance for 2020-21 for international students at Northern Arizona University are:

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Tuition26,028
Mandatory Student Fee1,346
Housing6,275
Meals4,413
Books and Supplies1,000
Mandatory Health Insurance2,675
TOTAL41,737

Annual graduate cost of attendance for 2020-21 academic year at Northern Arizona University are:

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Annual Tuition25,219
Fees1,283
Books800
Housing6,275
Meals4,413
Mandatory Health Insurance2,675
TOTAL40,665

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Northern Arizona University offers students several financial aid options such as scholarships, federal grants, and aid, education loans, etc. However, international students are not eligible for various international scholarships offered by the university.

Following are some of the scholarships provided to the international students at Northern Arizona University:

  • International Excellence Award:
    • The International Excellence Award is a merit-based tuition waiver for first time F-1 undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking international students admitted directly into a university degree program on the Flagstaff campus.
    • The award amount is $10,000 per year; $5,000 for fall and $5,000 for the spring semester of enrollment and applies to tuition only.
    • Priority consideration is given to applicants that apply by March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. All applicants are automatically considered.
    • Students receiving this award are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to renew this award for $10,000 per academic year.
  • Khursheed Fatima Scholarship:
    • The scholarship amount is up to 11,000 USD for two semesters. It is awarded to one student to cover tuition and fees, then books and supplies.
    • The student must be enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program.
    • One must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8;
    • One must demonstrate financial need and academic promise;
    • Preference shall be given to a female student from South Asia (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, or Afghanistan).
  • International students can also apply for various outside international scholarships offered by respective home countries or private organizations. Education loans are another way to finance education in the USA.

Alumni Network

The college has a well-established network of alumni. As a graduate of Northern Arizona university one also becomes a member of the alumni association. Alumni association consists of graduates and former students representing all eras of Arizona university. Following are some of the notable alumni of Northern Arizona University:

  • Robin Braun, the United States Navy Vice Admiral
  • Raul Hector, Former Arizona governor, Former U.S. ambassador
  • Seamus, actor
  • Diana Gabaldon, New York Times Best Selling Author
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Northern Arizona University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population34554
FAFSA Code001082
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$31,468 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score9080100 -
Reading-25--
Listening-22--
Speaking-22--
Writing-24--
IELTSCheck Detailed Score76.57.5 -
Reading-6.5--
Listening-6.5--
Speaking-7--
Writing-7--

Northern Arizona University Acceptance Rate

80.8%

Acceptance Rate

36875

Total Applicants

34554

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

39.2%

Male

60.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program80.8%
Total Applicants36624
Total Enrolled29609
Graduate
Graduate Programs80.8%
Total Applicants6117
Total Enrolled4945

Northern Arizona University Enrollment

Enrollment
Northern Arizona University Enrollment34554
Undergraduate Enrollment29609
Graduate Enrollment4945
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate49.8%

Attendance Cost

$31,468

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$31,468 / Year
Post Graduate Program$29,696 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,944 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,920 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,934 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,140 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,070 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,140 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Dentistry ProgramsAmerican Dental Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
25170162018969631
RANKING
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

  • Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #501 - #600

    Overall (International)

    RANKED  #301 - #400

    Arts (International)

    RANKED  #301 - #400

    Humanities (International)

    RANKED  #251 - #300

    Education (International)

    nearest ranking

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    Ranked #401 - 500
    Score 38.8
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    Ranked #601 - 800
    Score 28.3
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    QS World University logo

    QS World University

    RANKED  #351 - #400

    Environmental Studies (International)

    RANKED  #151 - #200

    Archaeology (International)

    RANKED  #101 - #150

    Language (International)

    College rating

    based on 4 students ratings

    7.3/10

    8.3/10academic
    7.8/10infrastructure
    6.3/10placements
    7.5/10faculty
    7.3/10extracurricular
    6.5/10accommodation

    Reviews

    A
    Ashley, UNITED STATES Psychological sciences
    Northern Arizona University
    Recently passed out , Batch : 2019
    8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    NAU - SMALL TOWN COLLEGE

    I chose this college for its change in the environment and also the ease of the application process. It was only $50 to apply and was very easy to complete. I applied to only 2 schools and was accepted in just a couple of months. I also loved this college for its small-town appeal. Flagstaff is a beautiful and small city that was perfect for college students. I loved how the professors connected with me and my classes were never too big, so I could have that connection with my professors and other students.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculum was my favorite part of this university. I was given a large choice of classes and I was able to cater my choices to my major emphasis. For example, I focused on Human Resources and took classes that concentrated on the business side of psychology. There were also several elective options that were incredibly fun.

    8 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    26, Sep 2019 read more
    A
    Austin mueller, UNITED STATES College of education (coe)
    Northern Arizona University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    8.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY THOUGHTS ON MY UNIVERSITY

    I chose this college for its programs and student aid benefits. This university offers great pricing and helps financially to reach your goals as a student. I believe that my university is by far the very best university in the state of Arizona. The classes I want are available and the professors are very helpful.


    Course Curriculum - 

    My opinion is the course curriculum is perfect for a student like me.

    10 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    05, Sep 2019 read more
    A
    Axel martinez, USA Crime
    Northern Arizona University
    Current student , Batch : 2024
    7.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    REVIEW OF NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    It was the only college I could go to and they would send me letters so why not, it was either that or community college but I wasn't going to be finished with high school in time to apply for my local community college.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's alright, rather interesting than anything else I was thinking of doing.

    8 /10
    academic
    7 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    5 /10
    extracurricular
    20, Mar 2019 read more
    C
    Carissa halliday, USA Accounting
    Northern Arizona University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2016
    5.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    EXPERIENCE AT NAU

    Scholarship that was a full ride just needed to keep a GPA and meet some fairly easy requirements in high school. It was a choice of one out of three other Arizona state schools and since it was the only one in a place that wasn't hot, I chose it.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I feel like we had to take a lot of unnecessary courses. I didn't need to take ethnic studies to do accounting. I didn't need a science class either. But I think the accounting classes that I did take were relevant.

    7 /10
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    6 /10
    faculty
    6 /10
    infrastructure
    5 /10
    accomodation/food
    3 /10
    placement
    6 /10
    extracurricular
    16, Mar 2019 read more
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    Airport

    Kingman Airport178.5 Km
    Prescott Municipal Airport, Ernest A. Love Field211.99 Km
    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport224.84 Km
    Cottonwood Airport247.01 Km
    Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport259.77 Km
    Grand Canyon West Airport259.78 Km
    H.A. Clark Memorial Field270.35 Km
    McCarran International Airport272.66 Km
    Sedona Airport273 Km
    Flagstaff Pulliam Airport298.39 Km
    Valle Airport299.87 Km
    Grand Canyon National Park Airport324.72 Km
    Tucson International Airport369.33 Km
    Show Low Regional Airport411.47 Km
    Page Municipal Airport448.23 Km
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