Northern Arizona University

About NAU

NAU is built on a student-first foundation—this was true when we opened our doors 120 years ago, and it’s true now. The traditions and values of our past inform the innovations that help us shape the future.


We deliver world-class academic programs for a world-ready generation.
In every classroom, top-flight research powers personalized teaching.


Every one of our programs—undergraduate and graduate alike—is led by expert faculty who recognize and develop students’ talents.

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Meet your community in any of our eight colleges and follow your true north to a lifetime of discovery and a career you’ll love.

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Find your NAU

Our commitment to delivering research-driven curricula and personal attention to our students extends to everywhere you encounter the NAU name.
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Flagstaff campus
Statewide campuses
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Flagstaff campus

Study in the #3 best college town in the nation.
Be inspired to create, explore, and see the world in a whole new way.

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Live like a Lumberjack

Student housing

Experience the best of NAU life. The connections you make here will last a lifetime.

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Student clubs

Some of the best learning happens outside the classroom, so we support more than 400 student clubs and organizations.

Find your passion


Training at 7,000 feet gives Lumberjacks the competitive edge over our opponents. Need evidence? Head to the Skydome and witness it firsthand.

Cheer on the ‘Jacks

Recreation on and off campus

Welcome to endless opportunities for outdoor adventure—you can raft the Colorado River, explore the San Francisco Peaks, experience the Grand Canyon, or ski a black diamond run.

Get active

Flagstaff campus amenities

From perfectly fresh dining options to a 21st-century-ready library, NAU provides the college experience, elevated.

On-campus dining
Cline Library
On-campus transit

Fitness & wellness
Aquatic center
Campus health services
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