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Colleges / Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%

About NAU

Northern Arizona University is a public, state university in the town of Flagstaff, Arizona. NAU was founded in 1899. The university enrolls around 28,090 students per year, including 23,207 undergraduates.

NAU Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into NAU. The acceptance rate at NAU is 80%. Out of 44,855 applications received in 2022, 35,881 students were offered admission.

Northern Arizona University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
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 8%

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Northern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, Arizona,.

If you want to see 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 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

1060 - 1260


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1260 and Above


1060 to 1260


1060 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for NAU students is 1162. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to NAU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 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 28,090 students enrolled at NAU, including 23,207 undergraduate students and 4,883 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from AZ and 31% percent of students are from other states.


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