Northern Arizona University.

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public research university with its main campus in Flagstaff, Arizona. Governed by the Arizona Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the university offers more than 150 baccalaureate programs and more than 100 graduate degree programs. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".As of fall 2020, 29,569 students were enrolled, 21,495 at the Flagstaff campus. The average cost of tuition and fees for a full-time, Arizona resident undergraduate student for two semesters was $11,896 in 2020, and out-of-state undergraduates paid an estimated $26,642. NAU also participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, which offers lower tuition rates for students from the Western United States. For 2020–21, WUE tuition and fees are $17,221. NAU offers Flagstaff undergraduate students the Pledge Program, which guarantees the same tuition rate for four years.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 26,974 students
  • 0.14 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Northern Arizona University

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Microbiology, Accounting, and Marketing.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

29,812 students out of 36,875 applicants were accepted into Northern Arizona University.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Northern Arizona University was $24,841, while for in-state students it was $11,059. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $29,180.

The average financial aid at Northern Arizona University is $11,525. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $13,316 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Northern Arizona University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

67% of undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Northern Arizona University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Arizona University was of $9,944 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Northern Arizona University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017