Northern Arizona University (NAU) Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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With an acceptance rate of 78 percent, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is generally accessible to most. Students, in order to apply, will need to submit an application (which can be completed online) and official high school transcripts. While the school is test-optional, students interested in scholarship opportunities may be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. For complete guidelines and instructions, be sure to visit Northern Arizona's website, or get in touch with an admissions counselor.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Northern Arizona University Description

Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University is a large public university whose 738-acre campus is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the school also has many satellite campuses. NAU can boast that it is closer to the Grand Canyon than any other university. Students come from 50 states and 70 countries, and they can choose from 91 undergraduate degree programs and 60 graduate degree programs offered through the university's seven colleges. Education and business are both extremely popular among undergraduates. The university has a 18 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 28. In athletics, the NAU Lumberjacks compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 30,361 (26,500 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,764 (in-state); $24,144 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,872
  • Other Expenses: $4,850
  • Total Cost: $26,486 (in-state); $39,866 (out-of-state)

Northern Arizona University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 86%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,222
    • Loans: $6,122

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Men's Sports: basketball, cross country, football, tennis, track & field
  • Women's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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