Start your adventure as a college freshman at NAU
Explore your freshman year options
Starting college at Northern Arizona University will open opportunity in every direction. Our Flagstaff campus offers nearly 100 majors with close faculty interactions on a traditional campus—all in a beautiful mountain setting that breaks the Arizona desert stereotype and ranks among the nation’s best college towns. As an NAU freshman attending classes on the Flagstaff campus, you’ll enjoy a four-year, fixed-tuition guarantee known as The Pledge, which promises a predictable cost with no unexpected tuition increases.
Nearly 100 majors at NAU to choose from
Majors Accordion Open
Find your program
Do we have the program you’re looking for? We have nearly 100 ways to say yes. Our expert faculty recognize potential and will help you realize yours. It’s the perfect environment to jump in and find your fit while experiencing world-class academics.
Research Accordion Closed
Run to the challenge
One of the many things we do well across all disciplines is connect students to research opportunities that fit their strengths.
Honors Accordion Closed
Elevate your education
Our Honors College offers a rewarding and academically enriching program emphasizing small, interactive classes where you’ll gain critical-thinking skills that appeal to employers and graduate schools.
Life as a college freshman at NAU
Discover a new vantage point
Located at the base of the scenic San Francisco Peaks, the university’s Flagstaff campus features a landscape and climate that is unlike anything else in Arizona. As one of the nation’s best college towns, Flagstaff’s four seasons attract year-round outdoor enthusiasts for mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, running, camping, snowboarding and high-altitude athletic training. Explore our hometown.
Feel right at home
More than 90% of our first-year students choose to live on campus, and for good reason. Living on campus puts you in the center of everything you need. Classrooms, study spaces, dining options and social activities are all in close proximity. Explore campus housing.
Feed your appetite
Whether it’s a well-balanced meal at the end of a long day or a quick snack on the way to class, you’ll find what you want, when you want it—from all-you-care-to-eat dining with classic and global favorites, to grab-and-go national brands like Einstein’s Bagels, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. And our meal plans have a two-year, no increases guarantee. Explore dining options and costs.
Make your mark
You’ll find ample opportunities to get involved and develop important leadership skills, explore topics you care about, and make lifelong friends. Explore ways to get involved.
We compete in Division 1
Whether you’re on the field or off, we’re all Lumberjacks. Here in Flagstaff, you’ll see school pride everywhere. And you’ll feel it on game day. Explore NAU athletics.
Financing your education Accordion Closed
Your education is one of the best investments you will ever make, and you have many options to help you pay for it. We will work with you and your family every step of the way to help make your NAU education a reality.
Our Pledge Accordion Closed
We deliver a predictable price tag through our fixed tuition rate, known as The Pledge. Students who attend on the Flagstaff campus will pay the same fixed tuition rate for up to four years with a no-increases guarantee.
Discover scholarships and other financial aid types Accordion Closed
Applying for financial aid Accordion Closed
Refer to our checklist to help with the financial aid process.
Western Undergraduate Exchange Accordion Closed
Students from one of 14 Western states may be eligible to save on the cost of out-of-state tuition.
Applying to NAU
Find what you need to submit your application to NAU. Explore admission requirements.
Plan a visit
The best way to see if NAU is the right fit for you is to visit our beautiful campus. Reserve your spot.