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NAU Overview

A Tradition of Excellence

Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University is a public university centered on students. Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.

About Us

NAU is built on a student-first foundation—this was true when we opened our doors more than 100 years ago, and it’s true now. Our traditions and values of the past inform our present and help us shape the future.

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USA Today’s Best Small College Towns

Academics and Research

Our faculty, experts in their fields, provide personalized mentorship to help ensure students achieve academic excellence, perform meaningful research, and change the world—one breakthrough at a time.

Your Future, Your Way

Earn your degree on your terms. Our historic Flagstaff campus, online instruction, and statewide locations give you options for earning a high-quality education regardless of your status: college-bound high school student, busy professional, working parent, or anything between.

Flagstaff  Online Multiple locations through Arizona