Founded in 1899, NAU is proud to celebrate a long commitment to educating undergraduate and graduate students. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the university inspires students to become active citizens, leaders, visionaries and problem solvers with an understanding of global issues. Northern Arizona University’s beautiful 738-acre campus promotes sustainable practices including progressive recycling efforts, shuttle buses powered with biodiesel and three newly constructed energy-efficient buildings.
With a growing enrollment of about 30,000 students from 48 states and 65 countries, Northern Arizona University reaches out to students regionally with satellite campuses and opportunities for distance learning. From its inception, NAU has implemented innovative and accountable teaching practices. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Northern Arizona University one of the nation’s best values in public colleges and the best value in the state.
Main CampusFlagstaff, Arizona, United States20,000+ on Campus<100,000 residents in FlagstaffLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Flagstaff is the cultural hub of northern Arizona, with a bustling music, art and entertainment scene, great restaurants and the best coffee shops south of Seattle. It is nestled at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks — about two hours north of Phoenix, 45 minutes from the red rocks of Sedona and 75 miles from the incomparable Grand Canyon.
At 7000 feet (2100 meters), Flagstaff enjoys four seasons. Winters average 108 inches (2.7 meters) of snow a year, yet the average annual days of sunshine is 288. In the summer, temperatures reach into the 80s Fahrenheit, with warm days and cool nights.
With over 200 student organizations, international students are bound to find one that meets their interest. Many organizations offer student excursions to nearby locations, such as the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell. There are also various organizations tailored for international students, including the International Club and the International Friends Club. In the International Friends Club, new international students are matched with current American students in order to make the transition and stay at NAU easier.
Athletic facilities are available for use free of charge. Club and intramural sports are available and welcome international students.