Flagstaff, Arizona: Living the good life
selecting the right college, location matters. And there’s something about
Flagstaff—where our main campus is located.
“Flag” as locals call it—is a quaint mountain town (65,000 population)
featuring over 200 restaurants, a lively nightlife, and a thriving arts and
you think Arizona, you might not think “snow.” But when you think Northern
Arizona, you should—Flagstaff receives abundant snow fall and even hosts its
own ski resort.
four distinct seasons, nearly 300 days of sunshine, average summer highs of 80
degrees and winter highs in the 40s, living well in northern Arizona isn’t hard
- 1.5 hours from the Grand Canyon
- 2.5 hours from Phoenix
- 4 hours from Las Vegas
- nestled at the base of the San
Francisco Peaks (12,633 ft.)
- located in the middle of the
largest ponderosa pine forest in the world
- surrounded by some of the most
beautiful country in the southwest
things you’ll love about Flagstaff (the short list):
- Orpheum Theater—Flagstaff’s main music venue
hosts entertainment like Michael Franti, Atmosphere, RX Bandits, Roger
Clyne & The Peacemakers, Flogging Molly, and more.
- Arizona Snowbowl—our ski resort, just 7 miles from
- Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon—or“the creek” as students
call it is where students go to enjoy laying out on the red rocks and
swimming in the creek.
- Endless hiking and mountain
biking trails, and a 50-mile Urban Trail System for runners, walkers,
and bike commuters.
- First Friday Art Walk—a once a month event downtown
where the Flagstaff and university communities come together to celebrate
art and mingle.
- Lowell Observatory—one of the premiere deep space
research sites in the world, and where Pluto was discovered!
- Heritage Square—Flagstaff’s historic town square
holds events like movies in the square, art fairs, and local concerts.
- Diablo Burger—located in heritage square and
voted the best burger in Arizona. No joke.
can’t lie, life at 7,000 feet is a great time. But don’t take our word for it—come see for yourself!