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The Northern Arizona University mission is to provide an outstanding undergraduate residential education strengthened by research, graduate and professional programs, and sophisticated methods of distance delivery. NAU is an accredited, high research university with its beautiful main campus located on 740 acres in Flagstaff, Arizona. The university values and promotes an ethnically rich and diverse university community and graduates individuals who are prepared to contribute to the social, economic, and environmental needs of a changing world.

NAU-Community Campuses are located at nearly 40 sites throughout the state The university’s fall 2013 student enrollment was record breaking; including undergraduate and graduate students at the Flagstaff campus, online, and at extended campuses throughout Arizona, students total 26,606. Check out the Quick Facts or the Current NAU Fact Book 2013 that were compiled by our Office of Planning and Institutional Research from the past academic year. Also, check out NAU's Points of Pride

We have an involved and committed student body at NAU. Check out the Student Characteristics or some of the below links that help you get a feel for our student body. Find out more about NAU

  • Running of the Freshmen running on field
  • AZ Cardinals Training Camp
  • NAU Letters
  • Students Grilling
  • Volleyball in Allen Wilson Quad

NAU At A Glance

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(from http://www4.nau.edu/pair/quickFact.asp)

Full Time Undergraduate Flagstaff Enrollment:18,769
Residential Population: over 8,500 students

87 Baccalaureate Degrees
38 Undergraduate Certificates
26 Graduate Certificates
48 Masters Degrees
10 Doctoral Degrees

Average Class Size: 31

Faculty: 2,679

Top Academic Programs (by enrollment):
Elementary Education 
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Hotel Restaurant Management

Campus:740 acres, including 22 residential buildings

Year Established: 1899

Alumni: NAU Alumni Association represents more than 125,809 alumni from the US.

Mascot: Louie the Lumberjack

2014 LOUIE

Student Links

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Lumberjack  (Student Newspaper)

Associated Students of NAU (ASNAU) – governing body and voice of NAU students  

Student Clubs and Organizations List

Residence Hall Association (RHA) – governing body and voice of residential students