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Location | Flagstaff
Population | 77,047
Enrollment | 29,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/28-12/14
Spring | 01/16-05/10

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

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 Campus

There 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 Information

Situated 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 Information

Flagstaff 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. Housing Note: Students who live on-campus during the fall semester only will pay an additional fee of about $630.00
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Good
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Athletic Training

*Limited classes in the following majors: Elementary Education, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Psychology, Forestry *Music Programs: A second, higher application is required for admission into all music programs as well as a mandatory audition. To learn more about the additional requirements for all music programs, please visit http://nau.edu/CAL/Music/Degrees *Course Fees: Some special courses such as art, engineering or science may require extra registration fees, which are the responsibility of the student. *Business Majors: All 300 and 400 level business courses require a $300 fee each semester to be a part of the Business Professional Program in The W.A. Franke College of Business regardless of Plan A or B. *Graduate Students: Must be pre-approved by NAU department. *Hotel & Restaurant Management (HRM): Elective courses will vary according to semester and availability. *Please note that no course in any major can be guaranteed.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Forestry
  • Business
  • Environmental Sciences

Unique Academic Programs

  • Native American Studies
  • Parks Administration and Management
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management

Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African Studies, American Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 70.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/28/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $6326.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($761 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $175 Semester Host & Home Optional
ID Card $25 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $500 Semester Host & Home Optional
Fall Only Housing Fee $630 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Honors Program Fee $100 Semester Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Housing application fee ($100) Housing deposit ($175) if you live on-campus. Students who apply for fall only housing will pay additional fee. See above.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/28/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1300
  • Proximity to campus: .5-7 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Housing fills to capacity every semester. We currently have an on-campus housing shortage. If you plan to live on-campus you should submit your housing application at the earliest date available. (Note: Please contact me for any detailed and up to date information) This date is determined by Residence Life. The contract for living on-campus is for a full academic year (both fall and spring semesters) or spring only. If you are at NAU for fall semester only you will need to provide documentation to Residence Life and complete a form from their office at the end of fall semester to be released from your housing contract. Students staying for fall semester only pay 60% of annual housing cost(this may show up as an additional charge for Fall only students).

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Visit https://nau.edu/Dining/Meal-Plans/ for the variety of meal options available.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/28/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1200 Semester Host & Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Incoming NSE students on J-1/F-1 visas will be automatically enrolled in NAU's health insurance for international students.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2,500 per semester.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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