About Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Everywhere you want to learn

Northern Arizona University provides multiple ways for you to earn your degree, whether you plan on studying at our Flagstaff campus, online, or at one of our locations throughout Arizona.

Flagstaff  | Online | Multiple locations through Arizona

Excellence in applied research

The university is a high-research institution, providing practical solutions to problems that impact our region, nation, and world. Our students and world-renowned faculty researchers work together to explore solutions to climate change, minority healthcare disparities, improve prosthetics technology, and create sustainable solutions for a wide variety of issues.

Tuition and cost

We know college expenses can sometimes seem daunting, but providing you with an excellent value is something we’re very committed to:

  • Your undergraduate tuition rate is guaranteed to stay the same for 4 years.
  • If you live in one of 14 eligible western states, your tuition will be approximately half the out-of-state tuition rate.
  • Our students have nearly 25 percent less student loan debt than the national average.


Northern Arizona University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams. We offer an exceptional student-athlete experience, culminating in graduation. Our programs have been honored several times with the prestigious Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup, which recognizes overall athletic success in competition and in academics.