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About Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Flagstaff, Arizona. Northern Arizona University was founded in 1899 and now enrolls around 29,569 students a year, including 25,230 undergrads.

Northern Arizona University offers housing for up to 10,060 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

Northern Arizona University's endowment was valued at $33,859,892 in 2021. The institution spends around $5,867 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Northern Arizona University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Average GPA 3.7

2022 Northern Arizona University Regular Decision Application Deadline

August 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants will be notified by July 1.

Early Admission at Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University does not offer early decision or early action.

Northern Arizona University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Northern Arizona University. In 2021, Northern Arizona University accepted 82% of applicants. Last year, 37,386 students applied to Northern Arizona University and 30,523 were admitted. ### Northern Arizona University Waitlist

Northern Arizona University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Northern Arizona University?

Northern Arizona University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Northern Arizona University, applicants must submit the following items.

Northern Arizona University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements 16 college preparatory courses with minimum 2.0 in each subject
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Northern Arizona University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Northern Arizona University.

Northern Arizona University Waitlist

Northern Arizona University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Northern Arizona University Test Optional?

Northern Arizona University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 29% submitted the SAT. 43% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Northern Arizona University

Yes! Northern Arizona University provides on-campus housing for up to 10,060 students.

Northern Arizona University students are active in the school's Louies Cupboard, Kappa Delta and NAU Feral Cat Alliance. LumberJack Experience, Family Weekend, and and Homecoming Week are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Northern Arizona University.

Financial Aid at Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University meets 65.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,753 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Northern Arizona University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northern Arizona University

About 76% of students who start at Northern Arizona University return for their second year of college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Northern Arizona University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 57 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $53,021 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,587 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Northern Arizona University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Northern Arizona University a good school for you?

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Where is Northern Arizona University Located?

Northern Arizona University is located in the small town setting of Flagstaff, Arizona.

If you want to see Northern Arizona University for yourself, 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff are like without leaving home.

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College Info

South San Francisco Street Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Campus Setting: Small Town

Northern Arizona University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northern Arizona University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northern Arizona University is Continuous processing.

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


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Northern Arizona University ACT Scores


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Northern Arizona University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northern Arizona University is like? There are approximately 29,569 students enrolled at Northern Arizona University, including 25,230 undergraduate students and 4,339 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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