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Partners in your success at NAU
Northern Arizona University is striving to become a campus of excellence for first‐generation students. There are many ways we are making this a reality. The information throughout this website will provide information and hints for prospective or current students, as well as resources for faculty, staff, and families.
First‐generation college students represent a cross‐section of America and are found in all majors throughout the university. Almost 30% of NAU students (and 40% of NAU freshmen) on the Flagstaff campus identify as first-generation, meaning neither of their parents earned a bachelor’s degree. First‐generation students are trailblazers, forging new paths for themselves and their families.