Northern Arizona University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Arizona


Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University can boast that it is closer to the Grand Canyon than any other university. The attractive 738-acre campus is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the school also has many satellite campuses. Students come from 50 states and 70 countries, and they can choose from 95 undergraduate degree programs. Education and business are both extremely popular among undergraduates. The university has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 30. In athletics, the NAU Lumberjacks compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Management, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 22502
Total Grad Students: 2313
Undergraduate Students: 20189
Faculty: 809

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 30%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

South San Francisco Street
Flagstaff Arizona 86011


Main Email:

Main Phone: 928-523-9011

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Paul Orscheln
Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
International Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Jim Fallis

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA - 2.0.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses when a grade of at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum credits to apply as a transfer - more than 12 credits. Maximum credits from a two-year institution - 64 credits (may be greater for some majors). Maximum credits from a four-year institution - 90 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
Though not required, submitting SAT/ACT scores is recommended.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for general admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Not required for general admissions consideration.

Application Fee:
$25 nonrefundable application fee ($50 for international applicants).

Other Requirements:
A statement of good standing from your previous institution is required. Offer of admission varies based on GPA, residency, and completed coursework.

Fall Deadline:
March 1 - Priority date

Spring Deadline:
December 1 - Priority date

Summer Deadline:
May 1 - Priority date

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 25
English 19 26
Math 19 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 470 590
Math 480 590
Writing 460 570

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 4474

Transfers Accepted: 3681

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 82%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 65%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 17%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 944

Other Expenses: 4486

Room and Board: 8474

Tuition and Fees: 21182

Total Cost: 35086

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 8826

Total Cost – In-State: 22730

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, financial need, or personal background. For Financial Aid begin by completing a FAFSA. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 928-523-4951 or

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5783

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 65%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 57%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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