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Northern Arizona University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
19,980
Total Undergrads
Including 3,373 Part-time
4,132
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 343 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Big Sky Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

4
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $110,131)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $70,643)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 86 94 Yes -
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Football 89 - Yes -
Golf - 8 - -
Soccer - 34 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 31 - -
Tennis 8 8 Yes -
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Baseball - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.3%
Hispanic 14.2%
Non-resident alien 2.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.5%
Two or more races 1.2%
White/non-Hispanic 69.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 164
Liquor Law Violation 239
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 77

Notable Alumni

  • Clarence Moore (Class of '04), NFL player
  • Diana Gabaldon (Class of'73), Bestselling novelist
  • J.S. Cardone (Class of '69), Screenwriter and filmmaker
  • Mark Thatcher (Class of '80), CEO and founder of Teva Sport Sandals
  • R. Carlos Nakai (Class of '79), Grammy-nominated musician
  • Rick Renzi (Class of '80), Arizona congressman
  • Thomas P. Smith (Class of '91), President and director of Taser International
  • Steve Altman (Class of '83), President of Qualcomm
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Madeline from Granite Bay, CA
  • 4
  • get to know the people in your hall and it will be ten times better! community bathrooms are not the greatest but they helps you learn how to respect others…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Renee from Tucson, AZ
  • 4
  • The dorm life is honestly really fun to be in because you get to know the people in the freshman halls, but not so much in the upper class dorms.…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • marie19 from Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug-26-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a variety of food locations on campus (mainly in the University Union and the Du Bois Center or most people call it the Dub), but if they are not to your liking then there are places to eat outside of campus.

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  • 4
  • Kimberly
  • Jul-13-2014 I am a current student here

    You can get some great food on campus, but you can also get some basic cafeteria food as well. All in all its pretty decent.

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  • 3
  • Breanna from Phoenix, AZ
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    At first, it seems like there is a lot of variety for campus dining, and if you only eat on campus once in a while, that remains true. However, if you have a meal plan and have to eat on campus all the time, you realize that there are not enough choices. If you are vegetarian, you have even less variety. To combat the lack of variety, many of the employees are willing to spice up your food if you are nice. For instance, at the Coupe, which serves chicken wings and tenders, you can mix sauces to create new flavors. Each eating establishment has some degree of customization, so that definitely improves the overall food and dining experience on campus.

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  • 3
  • Tara from Prescott Valley, AZ
  • Jun-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good, but it gets really bad after a while just because you get so used to everything and just want something different. Overall, there is a decent variety and stuff.

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  • 3
  • Pamela from Temecula, CA
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good, the employees, not so much. They could be a little friendlier. Overall, there are plenty of choices for food.

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  • 3
  • Cheyanne from CA
  • Jun-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There are sooo many places to choose for food; however, I don't recommend eating at the same two or three places all the time because you can get sick of them easily. The campus cafeterias are great for breakfast! On the other hand, lunch and dinner can get pretty redundant.

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  • 5
  • Vintage
  • May-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Great variety of foods for any diet or lifestyle. Prices range from $1-$8. NAU has the best campus food.

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  • 4
  • Jacob from Glendale, AZ
  • May-28-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I they food is good enough. It's good it's just not the best. For students it will be just fine.

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  • 2
  • Kathleen from CA
  • May-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Try everything to find what you like. There are many options such as Pizza Hut, Jamba Juice, Asian cuisine, mexican food, pasta , sandwiches, and Einstein's Bagels. Most people get tired of the food so do not eat the same thing everyday and I suggest getting the 10 meal per week plan with the $400 dining dollars.

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  • 3
  • Makenna
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food variety is average. There is a generic Subway, a generic Chipotle, Jamba Juice, Einsteins Bagels, Chick-fil-a, and other selections. Overall I enjoy the food on campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kimberly
  • Jul-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is great. Not typical because the fraternities and sororities support each other instead of being in constant competition. They hold themselves to high standards, and are not standoff-ish at all.

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  • 0
  • Breanna from Phoenix, AZ
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The greek is fairly prevalent on campus. They even have their very own dorm right on campus grounds, which you can choose to stay in.

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  • 0
  • Cheyanne from CA
  • Jun-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a big part of NAU and there are so many different sororities and fraternities to be apart of! However, if you are interested do it right away because it is quite a process to get involved.

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  • 0
  • Kathleen from CA
  • May-23-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a dorm for Greek life and there are many Greeks around campus which you can spot because they will wear their Greek letters or fraternity names. Although the dues are expensive and there are stereotypes, being in Greek life is really fun and rewarding. We host events for Greeks and non-Greeks to raise money for our philanthropy. There are also social events, meetings, and living in together which makes each sorority and fraternity really close.

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  • 0
  • Makenna
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life at NAU is really different than at U of A or ASU. We all live in one dorm together, Mountain View, and it is like our own community. Girls are friends with girls from other sororities and I think that our housing is a big part of that.

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  • 0
  • Spencer from Santee, CA
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a past student here

    Greek life is not huge at NAU, but it is a very close community. I was a member of a fraternity, and we had good relations with many of the other chapters. There are some parties and social events just like any Greek life organization at any school, but there is a big emphasis on community service and philanthropy events.

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