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Northern Arizona University is a public institution that was founded in 1899. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,774, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 740 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northern Arizona University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,271 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $21,626 (2012-13).
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Northern Arizona University, a university with a personal touch, offers small classes with full-time professors who know their students and a staff committed to helping students succeed. While NAU's primary emphasis is undergraduate education, it offers nationally known masters and doctoral programs and research in selected areas that build from its base on the Colorado Plateau and extend to forest health and bioterrorism. Almost all first-year students live on campus. Students participate in a wide range of intramurals, clubs and organizations. NAU is located in sunny, beautiful Flagstaff, with a four-season climate and a population of 65,000.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Northern Arizona University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Northern Arizona University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||76.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Northern Arizona University is 20:1, and the school has 32.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northern Arizona University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Social Sciences; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.8 percent.
Northern Arizona University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,774, with a gender distribution of 42.3 percent male students and 57.7 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. Northern Arizona University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Northern Arizona University offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Northern Arizona University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Northern Arizona University, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Northern Arizona University.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$9,271 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$21,626 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,784 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data