- Rated as the #3 best college town in the nation.
- Learn about the stars in the world's first International Dark Sky city.
- Surrounded by one of the most ecologically diverse natural labs in the world.
About This CampusThere really is something about studying in the mountains. We can't say if it's the effect of all that fresh air on your brain, or the inspiration of being so close to the stars. What we do know is that Northern Arizona University will definitely change you for the better. Almost as soon as you get here, you'll have bigger ideas. You'll make (and act on) bigger plans. You'll want to move mountains.
Not every university can offer you this kind of personally transforming environment. We can, and you'll experience it in all kinds of ways: the wide variety of courses that open up new worlds for you, the professors who challenge and support you, and the research projects and internships that let you apply what you learn.
Location InformationSituated near the base of the San Francisco Peaks at 7,000 feet, you will definitely feel the high altitude. Flagstaff and NAU are surrounded by over 800 cinder cones and the world's largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest.
We are a hub for outdoor adventures with the Grand Canyon one and a half hours north, the red rocks of Sedona 45 minutes south, and the AZ Snowbowl 15 minutes from town. So come join us and laugh at sea level from our beautiful forest town!
Helpful InformationFlagstaff is a bike friendly community. You can check out a bike on-campus from the Yellow Bike Program http://nau.edu/Green-NAU/Yellow-Bike-Program/.
The on-campus shuttle was expanded in 2012 that links students to off-campus locations (such as downtown). Mt Line provides bus transportation throughout Flagstaff.