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Colleges / Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

About NAU

Northern Arizona University is a public, state college in the town of Flagstaff, Arizona. NAU was founded in 1899. The college currently enrolls around 28,718 students a year, including 24,168 undergrads.

NAU Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into NAU. NAU admitted 78% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 33,592 out of 42,872 total applicants were accepted.

Northern Arizona University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%

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Northern Arizona University is locatedin Flagstaff, Arizona,.

If you are interested in seeing NAU for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take I-40 and I-17 to Flagstaff, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Flagstaff Pulliam.

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College Info

South San Francisco Street Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Campus Setting: Small Town

NAU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NAU is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NAU is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

NAU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1260


Math SAT Range

520 - 628


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1070 to 1260


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for NAU students is 1165. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to NAU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at NAU.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at NAU is like? There are approximately 28,718 students enrolled at NAU, including 24,168 undergraduate students and 4,550 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from AZ and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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