Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public educational gem surrounded by mountainous terrain just one hour away from the Grand Canyon in Flagstaff, Arizona.
California kids love NAU’s four seasons and charming artsy college town atmosphere.
If the cost of college is your concern, NAU can be an excellent value with many students qualifying for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rates. Also, tuition is “locked” at the freshman rate, so there are no worries about costs increasing. NAU has a “Finish in 4” philosophy, and their counseling and support services reflect that goal helping students complete their educations in four years.
Students can pursue almost any type of major at NAU, but they are most noted for programs related to Education, Forestry & Natural Sciences, Health & Human Services, and Hotel & Restaurant Management. Among the Natural Sciences, Astronomy is very well developed because Flagstaff is an “International Dark Sky” community, meaning the city dims their lights, so astronomers come from all over the world to study.
Construction is booming all over campus and a gigantic state-of-the-art recreation center has recently been completed housing a stunning indoor Olympic sized pool facility. Ninety percent of freshmen live on campus, so there is a buzzing social scene with many sources of entertainment alive and well at NAU. Their math requirement is more rigorous than most so students wishing to apply to NAU will need four years of high school math. Apply to NAU and go hike the Grand Canyon!!!!!