Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is located in Flagstaff, Arizona. At 7,000 feet, this mountain town of 60,000 has a lot to offer, both naturally and culturally. Just hours from the country's most incredible national parks, like the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff is also the cultural hub of northern Arizona with exceptional art, entertainment, dining, and events.
The university's commitment to education is exemplified by a strong focus on teaching and close interaction between students and faculty. Hallmarks of its teaching tradition are small classes, personal attention, and experiential learning. This educational experience is enhanced by an atmosphere that celebrates diverse opinions and cultures.
The university carefully balances teaching, scholarship, and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. The emphasis is on undergraduate education, but you will also find a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to national concerns including biomedical sciences, environmental sciences, and engineering.
NAU ranks as one of the Top 100 best public colleges in the United States-and as one of the nation's best values-according to a special report released by Forbes magazine in August 2009.
The university pledges its commitment to help undergraduate students enrolled on the Flagstaff campus plan for the cost of a four-year college education by guaranteeing the same tuition rate for four years.
Northern Arizona University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.