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NAU Student Life

Northern Arizona University is on a 829-acre campus in a small town setting in Flagstaff, Arizona. Northern Arizona University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Northern Arizona University also has fraternities and sororities.

Northern Arizona University has a thriving Louies Cupboard. In fact, more students participate in Louies Cupboard than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Northern Arizona University include Kappa Delta, NAU Feral Cat Alliance, Pi Beta Phi and Delta Delta Delta.

Northern Arizona University students' favorite campus events are LumberJack Experience, Family Weekend and Homecoming Week.

Northern Arizona University Housing

Northern Arizona University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Northern Arizona University students live off campus. In 2021, 32% of undergrads at Northern Arizona University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 68% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Northern Arizona University. There are 10,060 spots available in on-campus housing for all 25,230 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 8,008 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Northern Arizona University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Northern Arizona University Athletics

At Northern Arizona University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Northern Arizona University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Gymnastics Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Track And Field Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sand Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Is Northern Arizona University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Northern Arizona University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Northern Arizona University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Northern Arizona University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Northern Arizona University has NAU Safe Mobile app for lighting and safety walk, maintenance and emergency communications; ongoing training/workshops/exercises.

Plan a Visit to Northern Arizona University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Northern Arizona University, take I-40 and I-17 to Flagstaff, AZ. If you need to fly, book your flight to Flagstaff Pulliam airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Arizona you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Northern Arizona University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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NAU Students

63%

Women

37%

Men

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

68%

In State

32%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

25,230

Graduate Students

4,339

NAU Campus Services

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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

29,569

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

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Out-of-State

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Application Deadline

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