Northern Arizona University: Statistics

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#606 of 14,131 In the World
#220 of 2,597 In North America
#195 of 2,496 In the United States
#3 of 25 In Arizona
#42 of 1,011 For Forestry
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
82%
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
25,228
Graduates
4,338
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
nau.edu

Northern Arizona University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 82% 79% 83%
Applicants 37,386 13,017 24,369
Admissions 30,523 10,277 20,246
Freshmen enrolled full time 4,589 1,549 3,040
Freshmen enrolled part time 628 287 341

10,977 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,363 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 16260 (56%)
Hispanic 7377 (25%)
Two or more races 1582 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1111 (4%)
Black or African American 985 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 661 (2%)
Asian 631 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 259 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 67 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$11,357
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $10,650$10,309
Tuition in-state $10,650$10,309
Tuition out-of-state $25,396$18,630
Fee in-district $1,246$857
Fee in-state $1,246$857
Fee out-of-state $1,246$859

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 10,144
Combined charge for room and board $11,106
Room charge $5,852
Meal charge $5,254

Northern Arizona University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 526 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 545
Business Administration and Management, General 333 37
Elementary Education and Teaching 290 31
Public Health, General 304 14
Psychology, General 300 5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 263 30
Criminology 254 8
Biomedical Sciences, General 258
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 209
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 177 22 7
Social Work 148 42
Mechanical Engineering 156 17
Finance, General 167
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 161
Special Education and Teaching, General 108 53
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 136
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 117
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 102 14
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 109
Physical Therapy & Therapist 96
Sociology, General 77 10
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 78 6
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 83
Management Information Systems, General 75 5
Accounting 78
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 66 12
Science Technologies & Technicians, Other 76
Political Science and Government, General 66 2 4
Computer Science 65 6
Chemistry, General 65 3
Environmental Studies 65
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 63
English Language and Literature, General 62
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist 58
Environmental Science 46 11
Interior Design 56
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 56
Anthropology, General 34 16
Physician Assistant 49
Civil Engineering, General 42 5
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 45
Radio and Television 45
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 43 1
Construction Management, General 40
Geology & Earth Science, General 26 14
School Psychology 40
International Relations and Affairs 39
Forest Sciences and Biology 29 2 6
Mathematics, General 30 7
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 34
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 19 15
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 33
History, General 28 5
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 32
Design and Visual Communications, General 31
Business & Managerial Economics 29
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 25 4
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 29
Spanish Language and Literature 29
Athletic Training & Trainer 27
Photography 27
Computer Teacher Education 25
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis 25
Journalism 25
Mathematics Teacher Education 11 14
Microbiology, General 24
History Teacher Education 23
Technical Teacher Education 22
Fine & Studio Arts, General 20
Public Administration 9 10
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 18
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 17
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other 17
Music Teacher Education 16
Rhetoric and Composition 16
Art Teacher Education 15
Music Performance, General 15
Physics, General 9 6
Computer Engineering, General 14
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst 14
Creative Writing 14
Spanish Language Teacher Education 5 9
Philosophy 12
Physical Sciences, Other 12
Curriculum and Instruction 11
Music, General 3 8
Statistics, General 11
Environmental Biology 10
Environmental & Natural Resources Management and Policy, General 10
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 10
Health Teacher Education 9
Pre-Law Studies 9
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 9
Biology Teacher Education 8
Geography 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 7
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 1 6
Forestry, General 6
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 6
Linguistics 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 6
Astronomy 3 1 1
Informatics 4 1
Sustainability Studies 5
Women's Studies 5
American Indian & Native American Studies 2
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 2
Educational Psychology 2
Engineering Science 2
Fashion Merchandising 2
Physics Teacher Education 2
Advertising 1
Biological & Biosystems Engineering 1
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Computational Science 1
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1
Nursing Practice 1
Voice and Opera 1
Grand Total 6,259 1,276 213
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 57% 53% 59%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

Publications & Citations

Publications
12,004
Citations
489,122

Publication / Citation count by topic

Environmental Science
4,046 / 225,946
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,951 / 103,511
Biology
2,635 / 152,671
Ecology
1,718 / 134,516
Medicine
1,639 / 38,441
Psychology
1,162 / 45,386
Engineering
964 / 20,275
Physics
951 / 28,305
Computer Science
938 / 56,482
Geology
860 / 30,599
Chemistry
803 / 29,866
Geography and Cartography
727 / 37,029
Business
713 / 20,917
Sociology
632 / 15,714
Demography
631 / 31,047
Environmental Management
588 / 51,543
Mathematics
536 / 18,672
Astrophysics and Astronomy
440 / 18,578
Political Science
438 / 6,971
Botany
435 / 24,657
Economics
393 / 9,584
Art & Design
379 / 5,284
Agricultural Science
351 / 20,401
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
342 / 19,844
Education Majors
325 / 6,904
Materials Science
292 / 4,613
Forestry
290 / 21,026
Linguistics
289 / 33,050
Health Science
281 / 4,319
Math Teachers
274 / 13,664
Zoology
259 / 14,083
Social Psychology
258 / 13,626
Genetics
256 / 38,117
Physical Therapy
252 / 8,227
Earth science and Geophysics
241 / 12,598
Paleontology
218 / 8,298
Child Psychology
210 / 9,112
History
201 / 1,566
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
194 / 12,317
Communications and Public Relations
187 / 4,185

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 129 1046
1992 115 1330
1993 126 1284
1994 142 1571
1995 173 1687
1996 171 2085
1997 176 2225
1998 217 2651
1999 212 3327
2000 208 4042
2001 235 5017
2002 283 6758
2003 291 6742
2004 295 8349
2005 332 10391
2006 380 11817
2007 382 13434
2008 448 15092
2009 465 17824
2010 443 20186
2011 524 22720
2012 446 25095
2013 516 29594
2014 580 32021
2015 626 35047
2016 715 36222
2017 751 38660
2018 945 40273
2019 1057 49568
2020 1229 61264
2021 1193 72988

Northern Arizona University alumni

  1. Seamus Dever

    Seamus Dever
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Seamus Patrick Dever is an American actor known for his role as Detective Kevin Ryan in the ABC series Castle.

  2. Clyde Tombaugh

    Clyde Tombaugh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1906-1997 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    astronomeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Clyde William Tombaugh /ˈtɒmbaʊ/ was an American astronomer. He discovered Pluto in 1930, the first object to be discovered in what would later be identified as the Kuiper belt. At the time of discovery, Pluto was considered a planet, but was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. Tombaugh also discovered many asteroids, and called for the serious scientific research of unidentified flying objects.

  3. Derek Mason

    Derek Mason
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Derek Mason is an American college football coach. He currently is the defensive coordinator for Oklahoma State University. He was the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores football team from 2014 to 2020.

  4. Katie Hobbs

    Katie Hobbs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kathleen Marie Hobbs is an American politician and social worker who is serving as Secretary of State of Arizona since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she was an Arizona state senator representing the 24th district from 2013 to 2019 and an Arizona state representative representing the 15th district from 2011 to 2013.

General info

Alternative names NAU
Founded 1899
Motto The Difference that Matters
Colors blue, sage
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions
Total FTE staff 3,118
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 1900 S Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center, Room 200
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86011-4092
United States
City population 77,000
Phone 9285239011
Fax +1 (298) 523 0226

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