Northern Arizona University Rankings

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In the World#379 of 14178
In North America#159 of 2629
In the United States#136 of 2528
In Arizona#3 of 28
In Flagstaff#1 of 1
In Environmental science#170 of 6,085

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
85%
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
26,511
Graduates
4,222
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
nau.edu

Northern Arizona University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate85%82%86%
Applicants36,81013,05023,760
Admissions31,24810,75520,493
Freshmen enrolled full time4,7721,7173,055
Freshmen enrolled part time683343340

7,915 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,183 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

White16939 (56%)
Hispanic7395 (25%)
Two or more races1660 (6%)
Nonresident Alien1280 (4%)
Black or African American1019 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown807 (3%)
Asian669 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native264 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander86 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$11,656
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$10,018$10,305
Tuition in-state$10,018$10,305
Tuition out-of-state$16,613$19,522
Fee in-district$1,124$816
Fee in-state$1,124$816
Fee out-of-state$1,172$774

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity10,144
Combined charge for room and board$10,534
Room charge$5,696
Meal charge$4,838

Northern Arizona University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse55822
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies543
Business Administration and Management, General31637
Elementary Education and Teaching30541
Educational Leadership and Administration, General27324
Psychology, General27410
Criminology2725
Public Health, General248
Biomedical Sciences, General223
Hospitality Administration & Management, General217
Mechanical Engineering1983
Biology & Biological Sciences, General159198
Special Education and Teaching, General11055
Finance, General161
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other145
Social Work143
Kinesiology and Exercise Science138
Marketing & Marketing Management, General130
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services124
Management Information Systems, General973
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management95
Physical Therapy & Therapist84
Electrical and Electronics Engineering784
Accounting79
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General77
Sociology706
Science Technologies & Technicians, Other76
English Language and Literature, General731
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies72
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist68
Chemistry, General633
Political Science and Government, General5933
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5013
Civil Engineering, General602
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist59
Anthropology3918
Environmental Science4014
Environmental Studies52
Early Childhood Education and Teaching3019
Design and Visual Communications, General49
Radio and Television47
Physician Assistant46
Computer Science423
Forest Sciences and Biology2895
Computer Teacher Education42
Construction Management40
History, General353
Mathematics, General333
Occupational Therapy & Therapist36
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering323
Geology & Earth Science, General2311
Interior Design34
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General33
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing29
English & Language Arts Teacher Education253
History Teacher Education28
Microbiology, General28
Journalism27
International Relations and Affairs27
Business & Managerial Economics27
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General26
Bilingual and Multilingual Education26
Technical Teacher Education23
Music Performance, General23
Music Teacher Education22
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis21
Athletic Training & Trainer21
Fine & Studio Arts, General20
Rhetoric and Composition20
Physics, General145
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management18
Spanish Language and Literature18
Music, General513
Physical Sciences, Other17
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing17
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other16
Curriculum and Instruction16
Mathematics Teacher Education87
Public Administration96
Spanish Language Teacher Education410
Engineering, General14
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst13
Computer Engineering, General12
Geographic Information Science and Cartography12
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor12
Geography11
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education47
Philosophy11
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other11
Sustainability Studies10
Pre-Law Studies9
Photography9
Statistics, General9
School Psychology9
Biology Teacher Education8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other8
Art Teacher Education8
Creative Writing8
Environmental Biology6
Natural Resources Management and Policy6
Engineering Science6
Nursing Practice6
Health Teacher Education5
Secondary Education and Teaching5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth5
Women's Studies4
Forestry, General4
Educational Psychology4
Physics Teacher Education3
American Indian & Native American Studies3
Public Relations & Image Management3
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other3
Informatics2
Astronomy2
Linguistics2
Social Sciences, Other1
Chemistry Teacher Education1
Humanities & Humanistic Studies1
Zoology & Animal Biology1
Grand Total6,1231,248194
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate57%51%61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
13,456
Citations
505,989

Publication count by topic

Biology
2,688
Psychology
1,379
Environmental science
1,181
Geology
958
Computer science
952
Medicine
914
Geography
798
Sociology
693
Political science
471
Physics
410
Chemistry
407
Mathematics
360
Engineering
303
Materials science
275
Business
265
History
236
Economics
200
Art
150
Philosophy
105

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geography13031,046
Environmental science14164,013
Geology21647,263
History2541,474
Political science4075,397
Sociology42312,625
Biology464165,564
Psychology46853,015
Business6239,057
Philosophy645340
Art657219
Computer science66528,732
Physics75617,175
Economics8894,692
Medicine107219,994
Mathematics10837,744
Engineering11863,887
Chemistry145313,686
Materials science19453,758

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199099810
1991121990
19921101243
19931191247
19941331520
19951631618
19961612010
19971692134
19981962550
19991943245
20001993882
20012194767
20022686465
20032836599
20042738041
20053149960
200636011412
200737213017
200843014777
200943717116
201042919514
201150822604
201243125289
201349629732
201456932283
201561135169
201669435871
201773437872
201889537063
2019102245897
2020108152329

General info

Alternative namesNAU
Founded1899
WikipediaNorthern Arizona University
MottoThe Difference that Matters
Colorsblue, sage
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions
Total FTE staff3,417
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address1900 S Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center, Room 200
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86011-4092
United States
City population69,000
Phone9285239011
Fax+1 (298) 523 0226

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