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  • 06/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 out of 77 people found this review useful. 1 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like the outdoors or are like me and want to experience a change in environment then NAU is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are so many opportunities for students to get into in Flagstaff it's unreal. Greek Life is it's own little world, but those that are involved seem to love it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather is perfection. The atmosphere is also far more laid back than you'd expect at an Arizona school. The tools of the southwest must have all settled for ASU, because most people at NAU seem to be down to earth. The town is smaller than a big city, but it's surprisingly comfortable and incredibly relaxing. The social life is exciting enough for me to be able to party whenever I want, but reasonable enough for me to still be able to get the education I'm paying for.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers that I have had for the most part have been amazing. Use upperclassman and online prof. grading sites as a resource though, because there are a few snoozers out here. If you can catch the right professor at this school, they can change your life.

  • 08/20/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    29 out of 30 people found this review useful. 2 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    One of the only schools where I can get a degree specifically in my field, and not through a different field with my field incorporated in it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Love the outdoors. Very green school.

    Will learn a lot

    heard the student to teacher ratio is 17:1. Pretty good compared to other colleges. People I know who go there say the teachers will know you by your name, not just another number in the class.

  • 01/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 out of 27 people found this review useful. 3 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student who enjoys fun in the snow, great weather, good teachers, and nice people. Athletes love it here because they get an intense workout that people in other areas may not have because of the elevation. People who are environmentally involved enjoy the forestry programs here. Mainly though, students who want to work in the medical field of research can cooperate with the Arizona Cancer Center for a career working with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and get into the clubs here. They are fun and you will meet people who can help you out when classes get tough. Don't procrastinate on applications for scholarships either. The clubs here have scholarships just for members so take advantage of them while your building friendships and progressing through life.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. That doesn't mean that the more expensive the school is, the better the education you get. It means that your getting the same education here as you would at an expensive school because you have to pay with effort. The fact that it's less expensive here simply means that you won't stress out about paying a ridiculous tuition. You have more time to focus on the classes your taking and on using all the facilities that come with attending this school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather up here is awesome and it makes the outside fun to be in. In winter there is so much snow compared to other places in Arizona. The people here are trustworthy. I can leave my snowboard outside for a second without worrying about someone coming out and taking off with it. It is safe here.

    Am learning a lot

    The books can only tell you so much but when you bring good teachers in, who know the books and know the material, you get the most out of your classes. Here, there are great teachers who don't just stick to boring lectures with a billion power points and more stuff than you can write. They make the material interesting and easy to understand by being enthusiastic about what they are teaching.

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 out of 21 people found this review useful. 4 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Education majors for sure. NAU started out as an education college. If you play hockey, you should look into it, we have a pretty good team. Also if you like the outdoors, this is a college to look at. Really I don't think there is one group of kids, I think its for all groups. The hard workers, the average, the sporty, the shy, the nature loving, the loud, etc I have seen them all and friends with all types, just one other reason why I like NAU.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you know anyone there, talk to them or better yet talk to your teachers. I was surprised when so many of my teachers had heard of it or knew someone that went there and said it was a great school. In the end its really about what school will fit you and if NAU it then great, but check all your schools out before you choose. If you choose NAU, get involved, it makes things better and there are a ton of activities and clubs out there for you to join.

    Bang for the buck

    It really depends on if your in-state or out-state and where your family stands money wise. I'm out so it costs a lot of money for me with that and my family. In-state, I hear its really good. Something to consider is looking at your in-state and their out-of-state tuition if you are. For me the cost was a difference, but not that much for what I wanted. NAU could give me what I want as here not so much

    Am enjoying being here

    I came to NAU with knowing no one. When I mean no one, I mean not a single soul. My roommate was random and I don't know how they did it, but we hit it off. People thought we knew each other and chose each other, but we didn't. I love that NAU has learning communities so everyone in my wing was about the same major as me. Also having a great RA is nice too. I thought I would have a really hard time because I'm shy and didn't think I would go, but now I'm glad I did.

    Am learning a lot

    Many of the teachers here are very helpful. They want you to do well and succeed. When I found out that I had to have science for my major, I was not happy because I don't like science, but once I had my teacher I loved it. It was the first science class I really enjoyed.The class size is about normal to high school, except science classes are usually bigger in size. with the class size being the same, you get to know the teachers and will help you if you ask. I would talk to upperclassmen though before you choose a teacher, as in all other places, not all the teachers are that great, but mostly they are.

  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 13 people found this review useful. 5 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    independant, fun, spontanious students

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and find a friend that lives off campus so that you dont go stir crazy in the dorms. By fruit and leave it in your back pack so that you dont go to the vending machines for chips and soda everyday. Join a club!!!

    Bang for the buck

    I felt like a lot of things were not reasonable in the charges made with them. For instance parking permitts are almost $300 and they have it situated that even with a parking permitt you can only park in one place on the entire campus. The meal plan is rather expensive for the quality of food but I guess in the long run it is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus has its good parts and bad parts. The people are rather friendly and the facilities are set up nicely to be as student friendly as possible. The only part I would change is the dorm set up or enforcement of rules within them.

    Am learning a lot

    Like any college it is really up to the student to take the time to learn what they need to. NAU sets students up with people that can help them to understand but they don't tend to teach it to you. Whenever I asked questions I would receive answers but I had to ask the questions or the information was left to the wind.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 6 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor lovers and enthusiasts. If you like hiking, camping, mountaineering, climbing, etc, then NAU is your place hands down! Nursing students -- NAU has a great program. Those who want smaller classes. Those who want to live on campus. Environmentalists - NAU wants to be carbon neutral by 2020 and any new buildings that have been built within the past 5 years and any future building will be LEED certified. Laid-back people.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip for possible future students, visit NAU. Their is something about this place when you are here, walking around, looking at it, smelling the air, and feeling with your own senses. Just being on campus makes you feel like a student. Tip 2: Bring warm clothing. Since, Flagstaff is located in the Mountains we can get variable weather every year. Some years it is freezing, others not so much. Two years ago we got about 8 feet of snow, and finals were cancelled (wohoo!!). So understand, Flagstaff doesn't have the most reliable weather. Tip 3: Get involved when you get here. As soon as you get involved you will love everything, because you will find your group of friends (outside of the dorms) and feel like you are really a part of NAU Tip 4: Be willing to meet new, different, people. NAU is great for diversity within Arizona. Tip 5: Live in the dorms, they might sound scary, but are really fun. Tip 6: Keep an open mind.

    Bang for the buck

    I can only speak as an in-state student, but NAU locks their tuition for most incoming Freshman, so you won't have to worry about the insane rise of tuition rates year-to-year. Plus, NAU has been upgrading its campus and with a new state-of-the-art, green (LEED) certified Recreation Center (Gym) opening up this fall, you can't beat the free access to such a place. NAU is also a campus college. So you get to be apart of campus, saving you money on commuting (which can definitely add up). They also offer free printing for students, up to 10 pages a day in the L.E.A.D Center, have meal plans on campus, you can take almost any class you want, and more.

    Am enjoying being here

    Alright, so being from Phoenix made it difficult to transition to the snow, that I expected. But, I didn't think I would eventually despise the snow + wind + the freezing cold. But, on the upside, snow means skiing and with Snow Bowl (the local ski resort) within 30 minutes of NAU, I've learned to not hate snow as much. Otherwise, NAU's weather is absolutely fantastic. We are like a mini Colorado, but with slightly less snow and rain. In addition to gorgeous mountain weather, NAU's community is one of the nicest around. The students are friendly, welcoming, and happy to be here. I am even extending a year because I love it so much here.

    Am learning a lot

    I have switched majors...oh...five times at NAU, but wouldn't change it for the world. NAU, for the most part, has amazing professors and staff who absolutely love teaching their students. They never give off the feeling that they don't want to be there or don't care about you, and professors can influence your college career far more than you think. Plus, NAU might be the underdog of Arizona's public Universities, but we everyone loves an underdog and we show that with how good our education is. Plus, the smaller classes at NAU (one of their major selling points) are truly better than your giant lectures, simply because you get more one-on-one time with an instructor dedicated to that field.

  • 06/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 7 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    Northern Arizona University offered me the full package so that I could pursue my dreams of a college education. When I started the search for the perfect college for me, I had three requirements: Pre-med/biomedical major, football team, and almost as important, snow! Not having NAU at the top of my favorites list, my family and I visited the campus while visiting some universities in the state. After our Discover NAU weekend, I had fallen in love with what the university had to offer and what Snow Bowl would offer during the winter. I am now a sophmore, who went through some home sick periods and adjusting to dorm life but completed my freshman year on the Dean's List and nominated to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Even though my family is from San Diego, they visited often and we shared some great times on Family Weekend and at NAU football games. I even found a new appreciation for the beach and San Diego weather on my visits home from a chilly climate. Reuniting with my high school friends during the holidays and spring break were ever so meaningful since we all went off to college in our different directions. But, by far, my Snow Bowl season pass, and weekends snowboarding with my friends were worth all the bumps, bruises and soreness I had becoming an accomplished snowboarder. Going to college is such an exciting experience and full of firsts. Not only the educational opportunity, meeting new friends, being independent and adjusting to making my own decisions but most importantly, for me, was the education in life. I have grown and matured as a person. I recommend the college experience and I recommend NAU. As I continue my college degree, I have set higher expectations to pursue after my undergraduate studies. Medical school and becoming a medical doctor have been my dream and goal. I have tried to adopt the philosophies as spoken by Booker T. Washington, The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. The financial challenge is somewhat overwhelming but I try to keep my mind focused on Booker T. Washington's philosophy. I know in my heart that my determination while help me find my way to obtain this dream. I thank you for allowing me to share my story and to encourage others to pursue their dreams.

  • 10/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 8 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    NAU is so diverse, anyone from anywhere can fit in just fine. Be open and outgoing, you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to ask yourself if you can handle the snow, and the cold and the bipolar weather, as well as the wind. We are more windy then Chicago. And every winter continues to get worse, but that also means more snow days and less school. Plus we are only 25 minutes away from the nearest ski resort.

    Am enjoying being here

    Flagstaff is a completely different environment from the Phoenix Valley. Only being two hours away, makes a world of difference. You are in a college town. Every restaurant, every store, all college employees. You also have a more of laid back scene. More diverse.

    Am learning a lot

    A lot of the teachers I have had, really have influenced my decision on my major, for the better. I have enjoyed a lot of my teachers because of their learning techniques. But I have also had some horrible teachers who, to this day I glare at when passing them on campus. I recommend going onto www.ratemyproffesor.com and looking up the professors before joining the class.

  • 02/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 9 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Northern Arizona University is great for students who like being outside any time of year. It's also a really good school for science majors but I could just be bias to that because I am a science major. :) I do know that it is a great school for physical therapy and nursing but you have to really want it and work hard for it but that can be said for anything you really want to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for harder classes and a lot more work depending on the high school that you attended. Time management is key in the first year because how you mold yourself then will help you be the student you want to be for the rest of your college career. Don't be afraid to ask for help because there is so many options for you as students to succeed and be the best student that you want to be. Finally, you don't have to go into college knowing what you want to do. A lot of people I know are trying to get there pre-rec classes out of the way to help them figure out what they actually want to do and most students change their majors multiple times so don't stress out about it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy being here. It's a lot like back home which is soothing for me. Winters are nice but Phoenix is also two hours away so heat is easy to get to if you want that. It was definitely one thing that drew me to Flagstaff, AZ.

    Am learning a lot

    I am either learning a lot of new things or learning more about the things I learned in high school which is really nice for me.

  • 05/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 10 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, people who may or may not know what to do, students who want options in extracurriculars (From Ultimate Frisbee to Honor Societies), good program for students with disabilities, social people

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring sweaters- there's cold wind up here! Know what you want to do, but even if you don't people at Gateway (freshmen academic advisers) are very helpful. ASK QUESTIONS! All the faculty I have encountered are very very approachable and usually very knowledgeable. Even if they don't have answers to your questions, they will send you to someone who does. Don't be afraid to go chase something you want! If you want a job, go ask about it - you might get it!

    Bang for the buck

    I am involved in a program called the Western Undergraduate Exchange. I am a California resident, however I am attending school in Arizona because NAU is the best campus for me. Thanks to the WUE program, I am able to go out of state without completely paying out of state tuition. I pay more than instate residents, but less than many other out of state colleges. NAU also has a four year guaranteed program - they promise not to raise tuition for the four years that you are enrolled on their campus, which is wonderful considering tuition is rising every year at every other campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Since I am doing work most of the time, I don't enjoy myself as much as I should. However, the college is integrated with the city of Flagstaff, and there is a good relationship between college students and townspeople. There are monthly art walks and always fun activities going on both on the campus and in town. There's also loads of extracurriculars like fraternities, sororities, and MANY philanthropic organizations that students can get involved in. I managed to get a job as a Supplemental Instructor within my first year as a college student and I've never enjoyed working so much! The faculty, again, make this college wonderful. I am also involved in the honors program and the Honors faculty in particular are a jovial lot- very approachable, very humorous, and very very intelligent.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Bio major, and the course load is very indepth and very well presented to the students. The faculty are very approachable, which makes learning much easier because I am not ashamed or afraid to go up to my teachers and ask questions.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 11 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the blue light system is all over campus, which allows you to call the police and naupd if you see anything suspicious going on.

    Greek Life

    i am not directly involved in it, but they all live in the view together. the sororities and fraternities get involved in the community, but at the same time they have fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    if there is anything that interests you, i guarantee that there is a club for it! from hot dog clubs to honor societies, there is definitely something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    the students who enjoy engaging with the professors and that need to be held accountable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    friday art walks that occur in downtown. its a must if you live in flagstaff to at least attend one. they happen the first friday of every month.

    Bang for the buck

    going to nau has been completely worth the money! i have met some of the nicest people!

    What to do for fun

    if you love the outdoors, you will always be busy! 10 minutes from a ski resort in the winter, 45 minutes from sedona, and two hours away from the grand canyon!! nothing better than the outdoors:)

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of options here at nau, but you start to get bored with them. dining dollars are a lot better than using transfers.

    Dorm Life

    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 privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    some of the teachers will challenge you to think like you never have, i have a few favorites i have already found. i have not came across a program that is unsatisfactory.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard in high school and college feels no different. live on campus, its definitely worth the experience your freshman year!

    In three sentences

    beautiful and stunningly gorgeous. the winter's may be cold, but its worth it when there is fresh, untouched coat of snow laying on the ground outside your window. there is no place i would rather be in arizona.

  • 07/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 12 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are of Native American descent or origin, consider coming to NAU. We have a unique and large population of Native American Students and a plethora of transitional, financial and academic resources available to those in need of them! If you are passionate about Music, NAU has an incredible program available to those interested in Performance, Education, or a Bachelor's in Fine Arts degree. You will receive a great deal of one-on-one attention and learn a great deal about your craft. Some of the best programs offered at NAU include but are not limited to: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Music Education, Music Performance, Nursing/Medical, Counseling, Therapy/Psychology, Mathematics, Engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for Flagstaff's rapidly changing seasonal weather, and high elevation. If you are not used to high amounts of snow or cold climates as is the case with many in-state students, try to make sure you have warm clothing and the ability to handle both hot and cold climates. If you live in the valley, also be ready for a dramatic shift in elevation. It takes a few weeks to get used to breathing up there but when you finally do, you won't even notice a change. Also... Get involved! You will find that your college experience will be extremely rewarding if you decide to take part in NAU's many different extra- curricular activities. I can be honest and say that there truly is something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    As is the case with virtually every College in the nation, tuition can be steep, especially if you are an out-of-state student. However, the education that you are bound to receive is top-notch with great facilities and awesome ways to network. Also, NAU is one of the top schools in the nation in terms of bang for the buck with Residential Living costs in this difficult economy.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, the weather is temperate and Flagstaff, AZ is a GREAT college town with so much to do! Be sure to take advantage of the many outdoor/wildlife opportunities in the surrounding areas. For example, if you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, be sure to check out the Snow-bowl resort located just outside of Flagstaff! The environment is friendly, clean, and very supportive. I couldn't be happier.

    Am learning a lot

    NAU prides itself for being a school with a wide range of academic class options with challenging and stimulating criteria. The professors are incredible and truly care about their students as a whole. Be sure to get in touch with them and utilize the many different campus resources such as Cline Library, the Gateway Student Success Center, and the Learning Assistance Center as well as countless other resources if and when you find yourself struggling. The campus really caters to students who care about their grades and academic standings!

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 8 people found this review useful. 13 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    people who enjoy an earth friendly atmosphere, its very nature oriented. GO GREEN :)

  • 01/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love the outdoors, and don't mind the snow from time to time, NAU is the right place for you! With all four seasons Flagstaff is one beautiful place each and every one. GREAT for following majors: Business Nursing Hotel and Restaurant Management Dental Hygiene Criminal Justice

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely, highly recommend staying in the dorms for your first year of college. Having done so myself allowed me to meet all the friends I am still accompanied with today. It allowed me to know about every social gathering, every important date, and every school function that was going on. The one benefit that I gained from living in the dorms, was it helped me find a roommate that I choose to live with the following year. Don't be afraid to try something new. It's one of the most repeated quotes you'll hear while deciding what college to attend but it really does make a difference. Engaging in activities you have never done before not only experience more with college, but gets your mind off of school for a little bit and doing this is important. In order to be successful you need to take breaks ever so often throughout a week of college, so your mind can take a rest of all the information your packing into it.

    Bang for the buck

    College costs more money than we would all like to pay. However, NAU is definitely worth it! The advantage of not having as many students as the other two universities in Arizona allows you to have a better learning environment in each class, with a closer relationship with your professor.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona and decided to continue my schooling at NAU because of what the city/college has to offer. I wanted to continue playing sports without having to play on a school team and there are plenty of opportunites to engage yourself in intramurals. I enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the winter; NAU even offers a Snowboarding coarse, as class credit! You will never find yourself without something to do, as long as your willing to branch out and meet new people!

    Am learning a lot

    Into my second semster of being a sophomore, I have taken quite a few different classes, and have learned a significant amount from each one. Each class teaches you new information so well that you don't struggle to remember material from previous semesters. Every class builds on one another as you continue on through your college career making it easier to transition from one class to the next. NAU allows you to get into your desired major classes from the very beginning!

  • 04/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 15 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Chill people who love to be outdoors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for snow! Don't come here expecting to slack off and never go to class, you won't do well. There are attendance policies in place, and you do have to put in the work if you want the grades. It is very easy to do well here, and it's a great school for people who love the outdoors. It has an awesome vibe in a great little college town. It's a really diverse campus with people from all kinds of different backgrounds to meet.

    Bang for the buck

    With a four year locked tuition, you really can't go wrong! While tuition goes up everywhere else, you pay the same amount for tuition the whole time you are attending the school. They also lock in your housing and meal plan for two years!

    Am enjoying being here

    It is such an amazing environment up here, completely different from big city life. It's quiet and just really beautiful. The campus is not too spread out, so everything is in a perfect walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    There professors are great, and really make an effort to be available to you when you need them. Of course there is an occasional bad egg, but for the most part, everybody is great!

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 16 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I don’t think NAU is limited to any one type of students. I have been here for a whole year and I can say that it is conducive for all of us. It doesn’t matter if you’re the straight A’s, teacher’s pet, goof ball, hippie, clown, show off, athletic, or the theatrical type, NAU has something that can fit for everyone. Don’t let your student ethic discourage you from applying, everyone seems to have a right fit here and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your thinking about going to this school, there are a few tips I can give to make the road a little less bumpy and hectic. First, the school’s student interactive systems such as LOUIE and VISTA are not the easiest to understand at first, matter of fact unless you have been exposed to them before you’ll probably be lost. The key here is to give it time and just play around with it and ease yourself into it after a while you’ll find it easier and easier to understand and you will also be able to do all that it is that you need to do. Second, the layout of the school is a little hard to get used to at first and it can seem a bit difficult to get around to everywhere that you need to be, especially if those places are at opposite end of the campus. The key thing to do here is to always carry a map for the first week or so that you always are aware of where you are and to also learn take great advantage of NAU’s bus system that runs through the entire campus (trust me it will help you a lot and allow you to be on time, embrace it). Lastly, college life is fun and exciting but it can start to affect your studies if you are not careful. The important thing to remember here is that your studies are important and they should be a priority, but it is also important to have fun and participate and have that is important so it is essential to try and find the right balance for you between the two to live a healthy life style.

    Bang for the buck

    I don’t know about you but I do not have all the money in the world and am definitely not close to getting anywhere close to it anywhere soon so making sure I’m getting my money’s worth is probably the most important aspect of my college career. In my opinion NAU gives you your money’s worth and then some. Most professors here definitely give you your money’s worth with their skill as a teacher and intriguing personalities. The school’s resources are also well worth the buck with how accessible they are to students and how helpful they turn out to be. The most important part of NAU’s financial rewards though is there four year guarantee plan, basically the tuition you start out with when you first enroll is what you pay for all four years that you attend there, and in this economy that is a freaking awesome deal. In my experience I believe that this school gives you a $1.50 for every dollar you spend there, if not more.

    Am enjoying being here

    Well first let me tell you that I live in southern AZ and being able to get away from the hot dessert into the cool and beautiful pine woods of northern AZ is amazing. I enjoy being here the most though because it allows me to grow as a person and as student all at the same time. I’m away from my parents so it allows me to experience things on my own and learn how to deal with the real world of reality. I do think though that it’s important to be close enough to home so that I can visit but just far enough so that I can I can miss it and this school allows for that. I love Flagstaff like it were my home town, almost everything is in walking distance and the people are really lively and friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    This school is just the right environment for any learning style. It’s just the right size not too big and not too small, just enough to have that hands on experience with your teacher and still be able to have a thriving environment of peers to interact with. Each professor has their own way of teaching and their own unique personality, which allows for great diversity and opportunities to grow as a student as well as a person. I can say without a doubt that because of this university’s unique and kooky professor’s that I have definitely learned a lot more than I ever would have without them. This can also be something that people struggle with though, for not everyone gets along with one another and certain personalities don’t mix, but if when it becomes a problem you can always switch into another class that fits you better, there is sure to be at least one that fits. I personally like the teachers that make me laugh and relate back to the topics that we are studying, it helps me to understand it better and be able to remember it better.

  • 12/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 17 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy enjoy meeting meeting new people and a life greatly linked to nature, there is no way you would want to miss out, as it is all connected here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. If you don't you could feel kinda lonely, but once you do, you tend to enjoy every minute of your time here. And don't be afraid to get help if you think you need it, there are plenty of people here who's job it is to help you, whether you need help getting involved or you need help in your classes there is someone there.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather is wonderful (as long as you don't mind a few weeks of snow here and there) and everyone is so accepting of each other. It is really laid back, so you can strike up a conversation with pretty much anyone. The bike trails are open, there's the lava tubes to hike, the camping site, it's just a wonderful place that becomes your home before you know it.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here have been extremely helpful and get to know you personally if allow them. This has helped me on several occasions were I found myself in a tight spot such as getting lost in the material.

  • 05/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 18 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who want to have fun and major in any outdoors or technical field. NAU's Engineering program is on-par with ASU's Engineering program, reputably one of the best in the country. NAU also has the best Parks and Recreation Management program. Being so close to nature gives students opportunities to learn and grow. NAU's student population is laid back, but they work hard in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although this is a general statement, be open-minded and be up for almost anything. Also, don't wait until the last minute to cram for Finals. You will feel so pressured and overwhelmed, it is not funny. Make sure you go to office hours if you need help! I basically have to re-learn Calculus II because I neglected office hours and it's less than a week until the final.

    Bang for the buck

    Unlike most colleges in the United States, NAU has a 4-year promise. Whatever you pay, for tuition, your first year, your tuition will never change. Other fees may vary.

    Am enjoying being here

    Personal issues aside, I love the atmosphere and I love the outdoors. There are so many places to hike, and even an hour away is one of the most beautiful places in Arizona -- Sedona!

    Am learning a lot

    If you did nothing in High School and succeeded, get ready for a shell shock. These teachers want to make sure that you know your stuff and you are ready for the real world. The work can be hard, but the prospects of it after the semester is over is worth it.

  • 12/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 19 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who would like to live on campus. Anyone who gets homesick easily. Anyone that enjoys the beauty of nature. Anyone who is looking to make their college experience enjoyable and their career successful!

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many programs offered that will help to fulfill the necessary requirements to earn your preferred degree.

    Bang for the buck

    The programs offered are motivational and really help the students to be successful. You can study in all types of career fields, and my personal choice is the medical field. NAU has a pre-med program that will help to condition those who are planning to enter the medical field by preparing them for what they should expect in medical school.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful and so compact. I'd say that the closeness of the campus and its students has a very home-like feeling.

    Will learn a lot

    The teachers at NAU show a great amount of interest in their students and are very focused on helping their students achieve a higher education.

  • 12/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 20 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Lovers of the outdoors and those who want to feel like a student and not a number.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus while students are still there to get a better perspective of the school's atmosphere and if it is right for you.

    Bang for the buck

    A personalized and quality education.

    Am enjoying being here

    People from diverse backgrounds. The weather is great, always sunny. Campus feels safe and is very clean. Lots of people to meet. Close to town and other activities besides the ones offered on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of my classes are fairly small so I get help when I need it. There are also lots of resources to use outside of the classroom. Communication centers for help with papers, SI sessions for reviews before a test, and learning resource centers in my dorm for easy access. Professors are knowledgeable and approachable.

  • 02/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 21 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy types, small college seekers with not that many students, anyone looking for a good time!

    Tips for prospective students

    The only way you'll truly know whether you'll enjoy it or not is to visit the campus! It's the ultimate deciding factor.

    Bang for the buck

    It's the cheapest university in Arizona, but I don't know why anyone would choose the other two over this one. I prefer the location, I like the woodsy area. It's just a small college town, what's better then that?

    Will enjoy being here

    I love the location of this campus. Everything is in walking distance, literally. The school itself is gorgeous, and easy to navigate around. This is definitely a school for people who like outdoor activity such as hiking, off-roading, exploring, snowboarding, skiing, and many other things. The students I've met have all been friendly, and none have anything negative to say about the school.

    Will learn a lot

    I currently attend ASU, and even though it's a great school, it's just not for me. There are four campuses spread throughout the valley and my major requires me to take classes at two opposite locations, three hours from each other. Not only is it a hassle, but the class sizes are huge, 200+ people in a lecture hall isn't really my thing. At Northern Arizona University, I'm excited to have one-on-one opportunities with my professors and get the most benefit out of the learning material.

  • 05/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 22 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to learn, but also let loose every once in a while.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give the campus tour a go. If the beautiful views of the mountains, and the gorgeous weather don't pull you in. Then the awesome curriculum will.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are just small enough that you can have individual time with your professor, and they get to know you personally.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here so far. The weather in Flagstaff is absolutely beautiful year round, there's always something to do around town. It's never a dull moment.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here are absolutely wonderful. For the most part the teachers are always more then willing to lend a hand with any problem that may arise. Also, resources are always available if you fall behind in any class.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 23 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is interested in being a teacher: the education program is very popular among students and well-respected by other professionals. Socialists will thrive here in and out of the classroom. People who love the outdoors, snow, and skiing or snowboarding will love it here, especially since there is a shuttle to Snowbowl from campus. Also, if you ride your bike or longboard everywhere, you will fit in perfectly at NAU.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, talk to current or former students to get the tips and tricks you'll never hear from an admissions office or advisor. Furthermore, take everything that school officials tell you with a grain of salt; they tend to be rather melodramatic. Prepare yourself for the bureaucracy of it all and look into organizations and activities to supplement academics. If you decide to go here, spend some time off-campus in Flagstaff proper and definitely try Diablo Burger at least once!

    Bang for the buck

    Currently, this is the cheapest of the three public universities in Arizona and in-state tuition is guaranteed to stay the same for four years once you enroll. The academics are pretty standard for a public university, so it's probably a reasonable investment.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and it's easy to see why it serves as such a huge draw for prospective students. Getting involved in social activities is the best way to meet people; many students, especially freshmen, can be antisocial. If you look for ways to get involved and meet like-minded people, you will be able to enjoy the experience much more than if you wait around for people to stop by and say hello.

    Am learning a lot

    If you are a high school student taking honors, AP, IB-type courses, I believe you can learn quite a bit here if you choose to take advantage of the honors college. I didn't do so and as a result, I feel very bored in most of my classes. The liberal studies requirements definitely feel excessive and if you were in a rigorous high school program, you will get very little out of your 100- and 200-level classes. As you might expect, most professors (and students) are quite liberal and conservative students often feel alienated. For the most part however, instructors respect differing opinions and will not mark you down for disagreeing with them.

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 24 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Down-to-earth, outdoorsy, serious about their education, friendly, adventurous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms. Although there are definite downfalls of dorm life, such as shared bathrooms and the same food over and over, it is worth living in the dorms to make friends, find mentors on campus, and get connected to the Lumberjack community.

    Bang for the buck

    For a state university, NAU is very cheap in and out-of-state and consistently offers great financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

    Did enjoy being here

    Flagstaff and NAU in particular have a very friendly and down-to-earth atmosphere. You get the occasional partiers and jocks, but most people are great. Although Flagstaff is beautiful, and it is, you should also consider that it is virtually in the middle of nowhere. The closest big city is Phoenix at 2 1/2 hrs away (if you speed).

    Did learn a lot

    It's definitely no Ivy League and although the Nursing, Elementary Education, and Hotel & Restaurant Management are excellent here, every program outside of those are mediocre.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 25 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It has the 4 year guaranteed price level. I say that's worth it. If you're an AZ resident with the AIMS scholarship you can use it towards study abroad. (something that UofA doesn't do) Also even if you don't have that the study abroad tuition is the same as NAU tuition.

    Will enjoy being here

    The only thing is...I don't like the cold, and it definitely snows here. But there are heaters in all of the dorms and the sidewalks have the hot water pipes underneath so the snow melts off of them making it easy to move around campus. Speaking of moving around, they also have free bikes and buses so no need for a car on campus.

    Will learn a lot

    They have an exceptional Hotel Management program with new facilities. Also they have a wine and beer class where you can brew your own brew (granted you have to be 21 to take it) but its great for anyone interested in the culinary field.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 26 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy, social, lover of cold weather

    Tips for prospective students

    Some classes are bigger than others, but only for the ones that are necessary for most degrees such as the COM 101 and PSY 101 classes. Be at least 15 minutes early, if possible, to these classes. You'll want a good seat. The teachers are there to help you and so are the SIs (Supplemental Instructors). Take advantage of the help, classes, homework and tests will be so much easier.

    Am enjoying being here

    Love the people and the atmosphere. The snow makes everything better, too.

    Am learning a lot

    Teachers are great. They definitely know what they are talking about and try to make things fun.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 27 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is honestly pretty good because there are campus safety aides that will be at a certain location in half an hour to pick you up and make sure that you safely get back to the dorm or wherever you are going.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU really isnt worth going for unless you like a quiet town and there is nothing really to do other then going out to party at night.

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun around Flagstaff is Ice Skating, parks to walk in, Snowbowl, and even First Friday, which is a art show that is famous for their arts adn crafts.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at this school is honestly not that great. The only places that are really worth eating in the Student Union are Starbucks and Einsteins. Mein Bowl and Cobrizos have given students food poising. The only good places to eat in the Dub Center are: Einsteins and the Peaks Grill.

    Dorm Life

    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. I recommend living in the dorms the freshman year because the dorms are more centered around the students.

    Academic Rigor

    Northern Arizona University is not a very hard academic school, just go to class and you will pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    One piece of advice I would love to give to future students is get to know your professors, they know when you are missing class and they actually care if you are or not, in other words expect a call or email from them if you ditch class. The second piece of advice I would like to give for future students is that if you eat on campus it is more expensive, so I would recommend not eating on campus, but buying your own food, trust me your wallet and your student loans will thank you.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a college for those who love the outdoors, love to be in a small college town, and to be in a student town. The town itself is small and student focused, and even the university is small itself. The professors personally love to get to know the students and are always willing to help. The only bad part about this school is the college food in the University Union and the Dub.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 28 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are cases of certain crimes and incidents happening, but the campus does take great measures to keep the students safe. there is security to escort people around campus after dark if needed. emergency phones are all over the place. security cameras are at nearly all of the entrances and stairwells of buildings.

    Greek Life

    im not involved

    Clubs and Activities

    lots. you can find many different clubs here. there are outdoors clubs, ones for fitness, common interests, socializing, academics...etc

    Great for these types of students

    anyone, unless you like living in a big city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is 'first friday', it is more of a flagstaff town event. it takes place on the first friday of every month and it is like a festival in town where the shops show off their goods and many people go to socialize and have a good time as they walk around and see the town. on campus near the end of the spring semester is the 'undi-run' where students show up to a location on campus and undress to donate their clothes to charity and goodwill then run a small route through campus in their underwear.

    Bang for the buck

    out of state is pretty expensive but you can get a good education here. most of the different departments of study are big and popular of nau.

    What to do for fun

    i exercise, socialize, go hiking, play games, get involved with my dorm or on campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    it gets old after a semester or two. some days it can be really good, some days not so much. soon enough it feels like there is no good option on where to eat because you've eaten there so much but the dining areas are still great places to socialize and eat.

    Dorm Life

    depends where you live. many people like their dorm, many people do not. all of them though are nice and bearable.

    Academic Rigor

    almost depends entirely on what classes you take and who your professor is.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is not very difficult to get in. there's a lot to do on campus and the students that go here are social and outgoing.

    In three sentences

    its a neat school, plenty of diversity and activities or clubs that appeal to everyone.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 29 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a blue light system in place, so if you think you are going to be murdered, you can push the button. There are also escorts for after dark and the police station is on campus.

    Greek Life

    lol. greek life here is bumpin. Most people are greek and they all live in one big dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty! It is kind of a small school, but there are many clubs here. The thing is that there are some clubs that have really expensive dues, but that is probably everywhere. The greeks all live in one giant dorm, so they are having a great time.

    Great for these types of students

    Art (studio arts), music, education majors, parks and rec and hospitality majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing too unusual

    Bang for the buck

    This is the cheapest 4 yr university in arizona

    What to do for fun

    There is an art walk on the first friday of every month. There are things to do outside of the town (bearizona, hiking, the grand canyon), but you will need a car to access these things.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about coming here, consider that this is a really small town and that to go any where you really want to be, you need to have a car or be willing to ride the bus for a long time. Over all, it's a nice school.

    In three sentences

    Nice weather. Not a variety of majors. Nice people

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 30 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school would be great for students who enjoy cold environments and not small classes but reasonably sized ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some good tips would be bring warm clothes and be prepared for all types of weather as well as all types of students. Freshman year is always a little rough so make sure you involve yourself with activities.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a really good priced school for Arizona and you get the college experience and not as big classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm finding that the location is very beautiful. but to me that's where it really ends. Sometimes you want something to do. If its snowing or pouring its hard to go out and do stuff. the first day of snow is great but everyday it gets so old.

    Am learning a lot

    Here the teachers are very helpful. I have recently had a class, that after the semester was through I was able to relate the information I learned to things I saw in my daily life. Overall I learned a lot. But it really depends on who your instructor is.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be scared to socialize... thats how you get your moneys worth

    Bang for the buck

    completely worth what im payng

    Am enjoying being here

    I am starting to call it home after one semester

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are so understanding and fun

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 32 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It shares the same parking lot as the library. Well lit parking. Wide open space around so as not to be ideal for someone to lurk about. The pollice station is just around the bend. Literally 500 feet or so.

    Clubs and Activities

    Check out the Chamber of Commerce for clubs and such.

    Great for these types of students

    This is really a multi-faceted place. Tons to do and places to go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is located near the hub of all activities and events.

    Bang for the buck

    This extended campus is not near as expensive as other Universities. In fact is a steal!!!

    What to do for fun

    There are quite a few things to do in Prescott Valley, There are parks and trails to explore. There are movies and tons of places to hang out and eat. There is even a putt-putt golf place! Kohls is nearby.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of places to eat in Prescott Valley. Even the connected public library offers some snacks and meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms have not been built in Prescott Valley yet.

    Academic Rigor

    This campus will challenge you and you will not be bored.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT fall behind in studies. Keep on task and study hard. The semsesters only last 10 weeks.

    In three sentences

    This is a fabulous extended campus in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The class sizes are small. I feel like I matter at this college.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus safety is great because they have this blue light path, so if you ever feel unsafe or something happens you can go to the blue light and there is a phone to nau police and they will come help or escort you if needed.

    Bang for the buck

    the campus can feel rather money hungry because of how exspensive it is to be on campus, it's cheaper to live off campus and to eat off campus.

    What to do for fun

    the fun things to do on campus are to go to the shows that are provided and events.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus is good, but it is way to exspensive. you would think it would be cheaper due to the fact of everyone being college students

    Dorm Life

    i feel that nau got kind of big too fast and in dorm life they try to put too many people in one dorm room.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared and stay on task of what your doing and don't be afraid to get help if you need it. some students need a tutor, college isn't easy like high school.

    In three sentences

    nau is a school that has it's good and bad because they either have teachers that are really good or really bad, there is no median and too much construction all the time.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a blue light system that has emergency blue light buttons that you can press if you're in danger and the police and campus authorities will rush to your location

    Great for these types of students

    outdoorsy, active, sports students as well as artsy, shy or nature-lovers

    What to do for fun

    swimming, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, fishing, mounatin climbing, reading in the library, playing video games and board games in the various entertainment rooms...

    Food and Dining

    The food on-capmus is very good every day. there are restauants on campus like Denny's, Starbucks, Chinese food, and many others. Downtown is not very far either so if you every get tired for school food, 5-star restaurants are just around the corner.

    Dorm Life

    Students at NAU are all very unique and diversified. Everyone is interested in different things from snowboarding to studying, so its easy to fit in and be accepted by others :)

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at NAU are understandable but also give you a challenge every now and then to make sure you know you're in college :) but it usually isn't anything impossible to achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    when filling out the application to NAU, make sure your essay reflects your personality, your experiences, and your drive and ambitions.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a very exciting and thrilling school. Besides the amazing weather and the stunning scenery, Nau is a very fun school that has a lot of outdoor activities available. Nau is also very interested in its students: the class sizes are perfect for one-on-one communication with the teachers and the faculty and staff are all friendly and helpful.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 35 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. It's small and if you ever do feel unsafe you can use the blue light system and someone will come and walk you home. There are texting alerts you can sign up for that will tell you if there is anything you need to be aware of on campus (plus snow day alerts!).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you have a meal plan don't be stingy with your dining dollars. I didn't use mine and ended up with an extra $40ish at the end of the year. Go to 1899 Bar and Grill (great food!) and Dolce (in the Union by Denny's and Chick-fil-a). Though it sounds dumb, go to the homecoming parade in downtown because it's cute and is fun to be school spirit-y.

    Bang for the buck

    It is college so its going to be expensive, but NAU has a 4 year tuition guarantee which means that the cost of tuition that you come in on will be the cost of tuition for the next four years which is nice. Try to buy your books online (Amazon, half.com, etc.) because they can be expensive through the bookstore. Also check on ratemyprofessor.com to see if the professor actually uses the book or not (sometimes it will say) because that could save you some money.

    What to do for fun

    NAU is very out-doorsy. There are great hiking trails all around and Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Snow Bowl are all close to Flagstaff. Downtown has lots of fun activities from first friday art walks, to really good food, to concerts and such. Like any town or city you just have to keep your eyes open to find fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food was actually pretty good! I was expecting horrible cafeteria food, but that was not the case at all. It is kind of like any food though, you will get tired of it eventually, but there are enough choices that it's just very nice to go pick up food and not have to worry about cooking in between classes or studying.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a part of the college experience. It is fun to be able to get to know people and have someone (your RA) looking out for you right was you move out of your house. I lived in Cowden which was the honors dorm so it had 24 hr quiet time which I liked, but at the same time the rooms didn't even have sinks in them which doesn't sound like a big deal, but it gets annoying to have to walk down the hall to the bathroom for water multiple times per day.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class and what grades you like to get. If you go in and talk to your professors you tend to get better grades and you find that the class may go easier for you. I suppose that the academic rigor is comparable any other in state university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fix your class schedule in a way that works best for you. If your advisor signs you up for a class during orientation that is not during a time or on a day that you like, don't be afraid to switch out. You're in college now, you make your own decisions. Check ratemyprofessor.com to find good teachers or talk to prior students for input on good classes/professors.

    In three sentences

    NAU is extremely friendly. NAU is a great place to live because it is close to downtown, has great transportation throughout, and most classes are small. Going to NAU can be pretty fun with minimal effort.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 36 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The Hot Spot and Dub are pretty good and offer a lot of choices. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten options are always available. Plus there are over 25 on campus dining options where you can transfer a meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't just a place for you to sleep and study, but they become your home. The RA's are so friendly and helpful. Plus their are tons of activities that you can attend to make new friends. It is a safe place where you can unwind after a long day of school.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you pay attention, take good notes, study, and participate in class discussions then you should do fine. If you are still struggling they have tons of free tutoring and workshops available for you to snag that A!

    In three sentences

    Not only does NAU have an absolutely beautiful campus, but they really care about their students. The teachers are amazing and really care about you getting a good grade, as long as you work with them. Plus they have tons of workshops to help you succeed from academics to landing the perfect job.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 37 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue Light System. Response time 1:30. Absolutely safe.

    What to do for fun

    You're surrounded with beautiful Flagstaff. Many are under the impression that because it's a smaller town, there is nothing fun to do. However, just enjoy the atmosphere and environment, and you'll find yourself crazy happy and enjoying your time there.

    Food and Dining

    Many options when it comes to choosing food. Aside from the regular, they have food vendors on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Rather than dorms, they are Residence Halls. Very connected with everyone else in your hall, and it's very easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too hard, however they are challenging.

    In three sentences

    The environment is very open and accepting, it gives everyone the opportunity to create a home. The curriculum is intense, however the instructors are more than equipt to teach college students, and willing to help outside of class. Overall, the University is absolutely life changing, and so far I've only spent a month there.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 38 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never gotten robbed or murdered at NAU, so I give it a five-star safety rating.

    Greek Life

    I'm not sure how many Greek people there are at NAU. Last semester, one of my roommates was from Saudi Arabia, and the other one was from China, so from my experience NAU does seem to be pretty diverse. I assume there are probably some students from Greece as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Tightrope walkers and people who enjoy the cold. I think NAU might also have a good Forestry program, since it's in the middle of a good-sized Ponderosa pine forest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm mostly only awake at night, so I don't know what goes on during the day. There do seem to be a lot of tightrope walkers around NAU. Really. I don't know if they do that at other colleges, but NAU has tightrope walkers.

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck? What is that? Is that some sort of sly sexual innuendo? I'm not even sure what rating to put. I don't go to the right parts of town for that, nor do I have that much money to throw around. I guess I'll just give it a neutral three stars.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I used to smoke cigarettes, but I quit that for health reasons. Other than that I mainly write poetry and play Hearts on my laptop. My win rate is about 51% (at Hearts, not at poetry).

    Food and Dining

    The University Union has the following: Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Einstein Bagels, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, Mein Bowl, Sub Connection, a couple other places, and the Hot Spot cafeteria. I typically eat breakfast at the Hot Spot at around 2pm. I particularly enjoy the Fruit Loops, but the Cinnamon Toast Crunch is also acceptable.

    Dorm Life

    As with most things in life, Dorm Life can be whatever you make of it. For me, dorm life consists of sipping Earl Grey tea and doing homework by hearth's edge (there isn't really a hearth, but wouldn't that be cool if there was?). I lived at Campus Heights, which is a good enough dorm. The washer and dryer take quarters: $1.25 to wash and $0.50 to dry, if I remember correctly.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be rigorous, but only as rigorous as you want them to be. If you want to sail on through the academics with minimal rigor, then I suppose you may be able to do so, if you take the right classes. But if it's rigor you're after--specifically of an academic variety--then look no further than Electrical Engineering. My roommate last semester was majoring in that, and it looked pretty rigorous to me, in an academic sort of way.

    Tips for prospective students

    It gets cold in the winter, so bring warm clothing. Also, try to get good grades, since that's usually a good thing to do. And learn things.

    In three sentences

    As a graduate student, I've found the professors to be very knowledgeable and helpful, especially in the Creative Writing program. The campus is a reasonable size, and everything is easy enough to find. Downtown Flagstaff is fairly close by, so there are plenty of bars there, if you're into that sort of thing.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 39 of 332

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    What to do for fun

    You can go hiking, swimming, play sports, go to the gym, etc There are also alot of things to do in downtown flagstaff which is 2 minutes from campus. You can also play sports on the campus like volleyball and basketball.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food. A lot of selection to choose from. They also have healthy food if your tyring to avoid the freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    It is very fun. You meet alot of new people. No better way to make freinds than living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is an excellet school to study at. Teachers I have had so far were very good at what they were teaching. Expect to learn alot from the classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework. Listen to Teachers. Have fun, it is college.

    In three sentences

    It really is an Amazing school. You couldnt find a better and peaceful environment. Everyone on campus are rally friendly.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 40 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've walked home by myself at or past midnight multuple times and never felt concerned for my safety. There are plenty of safety features too, just in case, such as the blue light system.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is present if it's something you're interested in, but it's not oppressive in its existence- it's generally pretty quiet and out of the way unless you are directly involved in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Outdoor and physical activities are easy to find here, and they're all pretty awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who enjoys the great outdoors will love NAU, as will those who don't necessarily want to contstantly stress about every assignment they're ever given- but don't mind working hard at least once in a while.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    North campus is gorgeous and generally pretty empty due to there being no/very few classes and dorms. Because of that, it's a wonderful place to relax.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is the cheapest of the Arizona state schools, but it's also small and, due to its size, somewhat limited. The academics may not be as varied as those available at ASU or UofA, but they are still high-quality and the environment is significantly better.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor activities can be found aplenty, both on your own and through the school. Be sure to check out the clubs and PES (gym/exercise/goofing off) classes, too.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of good food choices, with two buffet-style dining halls, some cafes, and many other stops for food. The buffets have a good variety of options, and there's even a place for sushi.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm quality is generally pretty good, but certain dorms are better than others.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of classes largely depends on your own choice of how much effort to put into them- though certain majors will inherently require more time and work than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you're okay with a somewhat limited selection of majors and snow in the winter, NAU is a fantastic choice. Take time to explore the campus and downtown Flagstaff, and invest in a good coat!

    In three sentences

    A small school in a small town, NAU is nonetheless a great place for a college education. The environment is beautiful and the students are normally friendly and relaxed. Despite the school's size, there's always plenty to do.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 41 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel 100% safe whether i'm walking campus or in my dorm

    Greek Life

    Very welcoming and represent the school well.

    Clubs and Activities

    way to many to list and if you don't like one start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    any kind of student can feel at home here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The french fries!

    Bang for the buck

    NAU was exactly what i needed with school and it can be for anyone it's idivisual class sizes make it easy and fun you really feel like teachers care.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym and clubs for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    one word here yummy!! There is a great variety and they make it easy to stay healthy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing I would recommend it no doubt to all students.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a challenge but it's school so that is a good thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are serious about school and don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    This school amazing, the professors show how much they truly care about your future. The school gives many opportunities to make friends and connections. NAU also offers something for everyone.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're into nature and the outdoors, or love the small town feel, this college is for you!

    Bang for the buck

    Though meal plans, parking spaces, and housing can get a little pricey, it's all for YOUR benefit. I found it a lot easier to learn the ropes of college when I had automatic meals I could use, and a place to stay on campus. I would also say that tuition is definitely reasonable- especially with all of the scholarship and financial aid opportunities available!

    Am enjoying being here

    Where do I even begin? The weather alone is amazing! You really do get all four seasons here, even though we're in Arizona! In addition, there are countless groups and clubs to join, and the freshman classes are getting bigger every year. This means that there are more people to meet!

    Am learning a lot

    It's only freshman year, and I feel smart enough to graduate! The professors really want to make sure that you get an entirely new perspective on their subject. They're excited and passionate about what they teach, and want you to feel the same way.

  • 02/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who like the outdoors, those who can stand (or even enjoy) the cold, open minded people (we are a fairly liberal campus).

    Tips for prospective students

    The weather can get pretty crazy (we are talking tri-polar days here), also it can get pretty cold (coldest I've experienced was 5 degrees with -24 wind chill). Get involved with something (whether it be clubs or things like the student newspaper). Also explore around Flagstaff, there is a lot of things off campus that are worth seeing.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything here (except maybe food prices) is cheaper than the other in state universities so if cost is one of your major factors, I would check NAU out.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you are like me, growing up in the land of two seasons (hot and hotter) the four seasons will be a nice change from what Phoenix has to offer weather wise. Flagstaff has a lot of natural beauty, and while some may say there is nothing to do in Flagstaff. I say to them there is, you just have to go find it for your self. Anyone who loves anything to do with the outdoors will love it here.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a photography major, and across the board there is a surprising amount of hands on opportunities for several majors. In communications there is a student run newspaper, t.v. station, and radio station (that's only one school at the university!). Also my professors and instructors are passionate about their craft, thus making learning it myself more enjoyable.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 44 of 332

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy spending time with my family. For fun I take my girls to the park to play.

    Tips for prospective students

    If i had only one tip to give upcoming students into the nursing program it would be to enjoy it, and try not to stress to much about homework, etc.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has an amazing school of nursing. The Dean and Assistant Dean of nursing are wonderful women whom you can tell love their job and have a passion for helping students achieve all their goals.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 45 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is really spread out which can be a pain when your trying to get to one side of campus to the next in a short time frame.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of outdoor activity opportunities for you in Flagstaff, so if you enjoy the outdoors then you will love Flagstaff.

    In three sentences

    Overall, I find NAU to be a wonderful university. I love the smaller class sizes and the staff is wonderful. I have enjoyed all of the many experiences over the last few years of attending.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 332

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The movie theatre on campus offers free movies to students weekly. They are usually movies that came out not too long ago. Not to mention all the parties and social events the campus clubs have. If you want to have fun, it's not difficult to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    NAU has a lot of different dining options. There are fast food spots, a salad bar, and even sushi. For those who want even more, there is a buffet open all day if you're in the mood.

    Dorm Life

    People in the dorms are so friendly and welcoming. You build relationships with the people next store. You watch weekly tv shows together. Sometimes you even remain friends after the year has finished.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are so diverse and challenging. There are so many opportunities to better your studies and learn about anything you could want to learn about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out there and get active in the school! Go join clubs and watch plays and participate. It makes memories that matter.

    In three sentences

    You can really branch out here. There are so many opportunities for academics and fun. The atmosphere is great.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor loving student looking for a laid back environment that offers plenty of opportunities to challenge oneself (if he/she is so inclined).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Finals week undies run. The original tequila sunrise

    What to do for fun

    Mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, and almost anything you can think of having to do with the outdoors. Plus chill social environment with plenty of opportunities to party hard or just take it easy.

    Food and Dining

    It was pretty good my freshman year, but I've heard it's gotten better since.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm kind of sucks, but gives you the opportunity to meet a bunch of people that can make your college experience soooo much better.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenges can be found if one is so inclined to look for them. If not, you can pretty easily skid by with little effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved freshman year, and meet as many people as you can. Keep your dorm door open as often as possible

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although in a small town surrounded by many trees and having Flagstaff be a dark-sky city, the campus is very safe. If you do ever feel unsafe there are blue phone boxes located all around campus where you can call and get an escort. But for the most part most students do not feel the need to use those because the campus is very friendly and nonthreatening.

    Greek Life

    NAU offers several different fraternities and sororities if that is what you wish to do. Although competitive, many students find themselves able to get into one of their choice. Students just have to look into what they want out of the Greek Life experience and choose which one they think will best fit them.

    Clubs and Activities

    NAU offers many different clubs. If there is something you are interested in then there is most likely a club for you. And even if there is not then you can always make a club. Pretty much any idea is acceptable. And many clubs put on different activities to support their ambitions. There is almost always something going on campus so don't worry about not having anything to do.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are the kind of person that just loves the outdoors then Northern Arizona University is the place for you. It is also a Green campus and they do as much as they can to be a low-impact on the environment. So, if you are environmentally aware, then this is also a good place. Keep in mind that Flagstaff also gets a lot of snowfall during the year, so make sure you are the kind of person that can handle cold weather.

    Bang for the buck

    Since Flagstaff is a college town many places know that, as college students, money can be a little short. Many places offer discounts for students or some places even allow students to use their Jackscard to purchase meals, such as iHop. Obviously, there are some places that can be a little pricey for students but overall it is fairly reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Northern Arizona University is located in the heart of Flagstaff. There are so many recreational activities that students can participate in. Many evens that happen on campus, such as concerts, movies, or even a casino night are definitely popular for students. But not only are there a ton of on campus activities, but there are so many more off-campus activities. Students can walk to Downtown Flagstaff in less than twenty minutes and enjoy the atmosphere of the First Friday Art-walk. There are also so many outdoor activities to do. Flagstaff is a perfect town to go camping in their forests or if someone is a little more eccentric they can always make a trip to the Grand Canyon. There are so many things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food here on campus is exceptional. There are so many different options and everything is easily accessible and convenient. Depending on the payment plan that a student chooses will help them make decisions on where to eat. Everything on campus offers transfer deals which come out of the student's meal plan. That is the option that most students choose. Otherwise, they can use their dining dollars, which is similar to a debit card, for transactions. But the food itself, as far as taste is concerned, is amazing. That can be very surprising to some people. But the food on campus is very satisfying.

    Dorm Life

    NAU has many different dorm life options from regular dorms, to discounted triple rooms, to suites and even apartments. Depending on a person's lifestyle will determine what they think will be the best match for them. The dorms are very fun, especially if the Residential Adviser (RA) is very engaging with their residents. Many dorms have activities that they do as a group, which can help get students integrated into their college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many different classes provided at NAU for all kinds of majors. So, no matter what someone is looking for it is almost guaranteed that they can find a place. The classes themselves can be very rigorous, but not detrimental. While they may be difficult, with a little hard work there is no reason why anyone should fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of the kinds of classes you want to take. You do not have to go into a university knowing exactly what you want to do with your life, but it is very helpful to at least have a few options. Definitely prepare for college before it starts. There is no harm in being prepared.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is in a beautiful location where the students can really feel surrounded by nature. The people here in Flagstaff, including the staff members, students, and locals are all very friendly and welcoming and aren't afraid to help one another. There is a variety of classes offered so anyone can find their place.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 332

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    So much to do. The list of clubs is phenomenal. Pretty much whatever interests you, there is a club that does it, if not you can always start one! There is a beautiful landscape surrounding Northern Arizona. Hiking, mountain biking... Whatever you want to do. It is there!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. Not great, but it definitely is something you could expect from a university.

    Dorm Life

    There is so much going on in the dorms. So many friendly people to interact with. I saw people from completely different dorm halls going between them and meeting up with friends from all different halls hanging out and having a good time.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty large majority of students are all about success in their academics. Most of the Greek life makes you do well in academics to even be a part of them. You really have a lot pushing you to do well here and it becomes a fun easy way to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    From what I have heard it is not a very challenging school to get into, but to be honest that doesn't mean it is bad whatsoever. They have great teachers and out of the ones I have met they are very willing to assist you in any way they can, so ask for help! Be apart of as much as you can it will be worth it. If you love the outdoors you will have many things to occupy your time with going to this beautiful school.

    In three sentences

    I have visited the school and the people there are so friendly, it seems as if there is just a good vibe throughout the entire campus. I made many friends there quickly just through one visit and I can't wait for the entire experience this Spring! Be active in sports or other activities it seems as if that is the best part about the school everyone is so actively apart of the school!

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is different style. Everybody from all the sororities and fraternities stay in the same large dorm building.

    What to do for fun

    Winter sports, summer sports, carnivals, art festivals, sports games etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be knowledgable about housing and off campus housing. Don't wait until the last minute.

    In three sentences

    A peaceful campus in the small yet busy town of Flagstaff, Arizona. Winter wonderland during the winter months, and beautiful sunny country during the summer. Love the town and the people in it, as well as the university and its goals.

  • 11/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never felt threatened on campus. There are always plenty of people around, and police officers and security guards are also prevalent.

    Greek Life

    We have Greek life, and the friends I have who have participated love it. However, it's not something that you must do in order to have a social life. Plenty of people opt out of Greek life, like me, and still have an awesome time up here. In the end, it's a good option, but not a necessity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everyone. Students would struggle to NOT find something they are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy students! Especially people who love snowboarding and skiing because we get lots of snow!

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is more reasonably priced than other universities. The small class sizes are really worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    NAU is an outdoorsy community, so hiking and rock climbing is huge here. The environment is absolutely beautiful, so take advantage of it! Downtown Flagstaff is a cool art scene with lots of unique shops to poke around in. The local food scene in Flagstaff is amazing, so try to eat at a new restaurant with your friends every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is the only low point of NAU. There are two dining halls, both offer very similar choices. You will easily tire of the food if you are only eating on campus. Try to branch out and cook meals with your friends in the dorms, that way you don't get too sick of the food too fast!

    Dorm Life

    NAU has a great community of people. The dorms are small in size, but what they lack in that are they make up for in good times. Make sure to meet the people who live around. As a freshman, I met some amazing people who have become lifelong friends. The small campus allows for you to really get to know a ton of different people. With the right attitude, you won't be able to walk around campus without seeing a friend.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses can be really heavy in reading and sometimes professors forget that you have other classes. If you know how to manage your time you'll be just fine. Teachers are always willing to help, and the toughest courses always offer extra tutoring for students to ensure you understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour before you come! Students who don't usually don't realize how small of a school NAU is, or how small the town of Flagstaff is. Make sure you really love it here. Come with a positive attitude, eager to learn from the awesome teachers and to meet friends. The people are what make NAU amazing.

    In three sentences

    NAU has an amazing community feel and great teacher. The classes are small enough to be intimate and the teachers really care about your success. Everyone is so friendly and the general atmosphere is positive.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus cops driving around to make the campus safe, and there are emergency poles all over to press if safety is every threatened.

    Greek Life

    The Greek system isn't that big, but I have a few friends in it and they love it. The Greek dorm is also really nice and it is huge.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club for everything and that is great because no one ever has to feel left out then.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an apartment complex off campus called The Grove and it is the place to be on the weekends. If you ever get bored just drive or walk there and your boredom will be solved.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some extracurricular activity going on at NAU. It might be at the dorms or at the student union, but I haven't been bored at NAU yet.

    Food and Dining

    There is always food options on campus. The buffet-style places are good when you don't know exactly what you want and then there are many restaurants on campus like Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks. I love the food here.

    Dorm Life

    The first few weeks are crucial to your social life in the dorms. Everyone says hi and the dorms are really nice! There is cable and WiFi and the showers are even nice for being community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are very helpful and will make your time as a Lumberjack one to remember. I've changed my major and the academic advising team is very helpful in deciding what to do with the rest of your life.

    Tips for prospective students

    To attend NAU you cannot be afraid to get a little cold because it is always windy here. Also, everyone walks here and everyone is super friendly so try not to be too shy!

    In three sentences

    NAU is amazing and makes you feel at home. I love being around the forests and the winter here is unlike anything else. NAU was a great choice for my future.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Overall a very safe campus and a hard to ignore on campus police station. The Blue Light System is scattered throughout campus, reassuring when walking around at night. There is also an option to have escorts that will take you to and fro on campus after dark. The NAUPD takes their job seriously; issuing warnings about crimes through posters and text messages. The halls are only accessible through ID scans, so not just anyone can walk in unless they walk in through an open door. Northern Arizona University prides itself with its safety, which they should.

    What to do for fun

    Many events are held throughout the year for entertainment. With a free movie theater on campus, a pool, and new gym, its hard to be bored for long. The downtown area also provides opportunities for entertainment by exploring or even attending the First Friday Art Walk. Very easy to meet and make friends at these activities or pick up a nice conversation.

    Food and Dining

    A good, diverse selection of dining options. The food, while delicious, can get tiring after a while with limited transfer options and dining dollars. The food stores are helpful if campus food gets tiresome, even the Target located right on the edge of central campus. Ordering food is not a hassle since most places that deliver are familiar with the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for freshman year is very social and friendly, however, an unwanted atmosphere for undisturbed studying. Room Assistants are friendly and good for answering questions, really depends on who they are, not one answer for all Room Assistants. Can be extremely noisy at times, unruly especially if no one reinforces the rules in the hall. Most rooms are just big enough to fit two people, but it is easy to rearrange the furniture to suit everyone's needs.

    Academic Rigor

    Like other schools, academic rigor really depends on which professor you have. Liberal Arts is required to complete, but is easy to do as well as interesting. The library is a nice place to be, especially with the small café within it. Free tutoring is available for all classes, and other academic study type of resources come with some classes. Professors are friendly and willing to spend time with students during office hours or after class.

    Tips for prospective students

    The small town setting is warm and welcoming, personal with its many local shops and eateries. Most of the students there come from out of town, so itâ??s easy to get carried away with a social life. Many opportunities to study and improve within courses with free tutoring and available professors. Important to stay on top of the housing applications since it usually fills up quickly.

    In three sentences

    A content academic environment filled with friendly peers and staff and many opportunities. There are many resources available to help students succeed their academic goals and there are many opportunities for socializing. Overall a good school that does its best to accommodate the needs of its students.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 332

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Since Flagstaff is a small town, there's limited amounts of stuff to do. There's a movie theater you can walk to in 15 min of campus. There's a bowling alley, but you would have to drive there. Personally I've gone camping like 4 times since the beginning of the semester with a whole bunch of people and that's lots of fun. If you are an outdoors type of person you can go rock climbing, slack lining, snow ball fights, hunting, hiking, horse back riding, etc. The list goes on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. I'm sure there are better dining halls at other schools, but it's not too bad. It does get a little old after eating the same stuff for a month. I recommend eating at different places every night so the food doesn't get old quickly. There's many places to eat on campus as well as a variety of good places to go off campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a lot of fun! I definitely recommend staying in a dorm. Reilly and Sechrist are known as the fun halls. Most people keep their doors open and we are all friends. We all hang out during the week and weekends. Sometimes people blast music, but its not too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The homework is not too bad. Many classes are switching to online homework assignments. Sometimes there is a lot, but it's not too bad if you figure out a schedule that works for you. I took breaks in between each assignment. The only thing you have to do is to remember to do it. The tests and quizzes are challenging if you don't do the weekly readings or homework for that class. Just do the homework and study a bit and the tests/quizzes should be fairly easy

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're not accustomed to cold weather and don't have winter clothing, go out and buy some! Get some thermals, get a nice warm winter jacket, some decent gloves, and a have good pair of boots to wear so you won't slip on ice! The buildings are nice and warm, but once you step outside be ready for cold and windy weather. Academically, just show up to class, take good notes, and pay attention. Missing one day could set you back a lot. If you take good notes and pay attention, the homework and tests aren't hard.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great, small, and up-and-coming school. The campus environment is friendly and is very welcoming. The class sizes are nice and the teachers are great!

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 332

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NAU's campus is equipped with a blue light safety system as well as campus police who work around the clock. Very safe campus. The fact that Flagstaff is a stargazing city means that many parts of campus are dim at night. This may make some uncomfortable, however still a very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at NAU is different from most other campuses. Mountain View is a beautiful residence hall on NAU's campus which houses only Greek Life. Greeks have a sense of community and a stronger bond than you will find on most other campuses with a Greek Row (separate houses). Overall, great way to get involved and a great group of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    NAU has an endless number of clubs and activities for all types of students with different interests. You can find everything from Quidditch club to greek life at Northern Arizona University.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy the outdoors, a slow paced lifestyle, and a small community feeling.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tequila Sunrise is a Flagstaff staple that all students and alumni look forward to every homecoming! It brings the community together to rally for the NAU football team. GO LUMBERJACKS!

    Bang for the buck

    Northern Arizona University is a proud member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange, making it a perfect choice for out of state students in the western states!

    What to do for fun

    Skiing at Snowbowl, hiking, camping, and traveling to nearby attractions such as the Grand Canyon and Sedona are only a few of many things to do for fun as a student at Northern Arizona University. Downtown Flagstaff also features many shops and attractions such as the ArtWalk each year.

    Food and Dining

    Very generic food and dining and not very many options.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in two different residence halls on NAU's campus and absolutely enjoyed both of them. Great staff, pretty clean, and lots of space (at least in McConnell).

    Academic Rigor

    NAU is rigorous yet there is a lot of academic support provided in order to be successful as a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips would be to bring your snow gear, get to know your professors, and get involved on campus!

    In three sentences

    NAU has a beautiful mountain campus and is central to many tourist attractions. Campus is small enough to get around easily. Overall, this is a fantastic educational institute.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have the blue light system and there are buses that run through campus late at night so that students don't have to walk. Also on bug party nights there are buses that go to parties and take students home so that they don't drive.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year there is an undie run where students go to the main quad donate the close their wearing to charity and them run through campus in their underwear!!!! It was scary but so much fun!

    What to do for fun

    Well we have a cinema on campus so almost every week end there is a movie playing and we have concerts and there is almost always a sports game on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    Oh my gosh we have some of the best dining that I saw on any campus that I visited while visiting colleges. We have a chick-fil-a, Denny's, 2 Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Einsteins Bagels and some more places to eat all over campus that you can use your meal plan at beside just the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at the moment are a little over crowded because the freshman class was so big, but their in the process of adding two more dorms that will be done for fall 2014 semester. All the freshman dorms have activities or competitions that are held against floors or wings of the building and its a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers understand that their class is not the only class that you are taking so they try to give you fair warning of projects so that you don't have seven different ones in a week. And the professors will work with you if there is a problem, just go meet them during their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared coming in, I guarantee that there is someone on campus that is into the same weird things that you are around here somewhere. And don't be afraid of a little weather its really not that bad.

    In three sentences

    NAU, for me was the best thing that has aver happened to me. They make it really hard here for you to fail. There is always someone making sure that your advancing and not just at a standstill academically.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are stations around campus where you can press a button to alert a police officer if you feel unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love nature and outdoor activities will love NAU. This is the perfect school for forestry majors as you will be surrounded by the pines!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU's mascot is Louie the lumberjack, so at sporting events some students wear beards and flannel! There is Skydome on campus where the sporting events take place.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU has the lowest tuition price in Arizona and is a great choice for educational and aesthetic reasons.

    What to do for fun

    In Flagstaff, there is a lot to do outdoors. NAU is just minutes away from Snowbowl where students go to ski. There are many of hiking trails and lakes to enjoy. There are also activities to do inside. There is a movie theater on campus that plays free movies on the weekends. There is also a bowling alley not far from campus. Also, there are many events that happen on campus such as sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food and dining on and near campus. There are a variety of meal plans available for students to pay for food.

    Dorm Life

    There is a sense of community in the dorms. There is staff available to assist with any problems residents may have.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is really dependent on major. Students should allow time to do work and reading for all of their courses. Help from professors and students is readily available.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to NAU, go on a tour to see the campus. This will give you a feeling of where you will be living and learning. Also, get in contact with an advisor to talk about your goals to make sure this is the right school for your educational aspirations.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great college rich with diversity, opportunities, and great teachers. If you are looking for a university that isn't overwhelmingly large, this is the place to go. There is a great sense of community and promotion of team work at NAU.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    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.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is a great place if you like hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, or any type of outdoor activity.

    What to do for fun

    Snow bowl is a short drive from campus, a renowned skiing and snowboarding area. Downtown Flagstaff is a lively city with many great restaurants and bars and unique stores and other small businesses. The abundance of forest around Flagstaff has tons of places that are great for hiking or camping. Also, Sedona and the Grand Canyon are relatively close to Flagstaff.

    Food and Dining

    North campus food is decent. South campus food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, but nothing special. Some RAs are pretty cool but some are horrible and want to get everyone in trouble.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers I've had were always very accessible and usually very willing to help me with any questions or concerns I had. The classes are tough just like at any university, but if you work hard and convince the teachers that you are putting in effort, you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in different activities or else you'll be bored. NAU isn't known for their exciting student activities or big parties, but if you put yourself out there and be social and try things like intramurals or student organizations and you can have a better college experience.

    In three sentences

    At first it can seem like NAU is a boring place with nothing to do, but you need to get involved with activities or clubs or organizations and it's a great place to be. Flagstaff is a very lively city and the it's a beautiful place, especially the mountains and forests surrounding the school and city. The weather is cold and snowy sometimes but it's not bad at all.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Definitely a good value as NAU is the only major university in Arizona that offers WUE, a program that allows kids from most of the states in the western region to pay in-state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    If it happens to be a cold winter, you pretty much have to find your fun inside. The ski resort is a mere 30 minutes away and that is where a lot of kids like to go. The hiking around here and 40 minutes down the canyon in Sedona are also incredible.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten at other colleges and NAU pretty much trumps the field.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know many people that enjoy dorm life here, but that could be said for almost every university. Do your time and get off campus as soon as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are mostly brilliant people who have trouble actually teaching their respective subjects. That obviously doesn't encompass all professors here. They match the description of adults living in Flagstaff i.e. they tend to be more on the hippy side.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come here if you can't handle cold weather or major liberalistic views. Greek life is prevalent but not respected so if you're looking for realistic Greek life, NAU is probably not the place. Otherwise, it is a very fun school with some real people that will provide for great friendships.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus located in beautiful Flagstaff 2 hours away from any major facet of society. It's the perfect big school that doesn't overwhelm you with all of the people as it seems much smaller than most universities but is in fact much larger with around 25,000 undergraduates. The people of Flagstaff are some of the nicest people I have ever met.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The list of clubs at NAU goes on for days. I mean it, the online list has maybe 20% of the actual, student run, NAU endorsed organizations on campus. There is a club for EVERYTHING.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a relatively cheap college, even out of state. Many students have been know to choose NAU because its out of state tuition was cheaper then their instate would have been. The services available to students on campus are stellar, especially considering the price we pay for them.

    What to do for fun

    There is all kinds of outdoor things for those adventurous types, hiking and biking trails crisscross Flagstaff, the NAU Campus, and the surrounding forest. There's an on campus pool that students may use free, as well as a modern gym with a running track, exercise equipment, and large rock climbing wall. Of course there's Snowbowl for winter sports and Lake Mary for weekend fun. If outdoors isn't you're thing, don't worry. There is a large online population at NAU, and any game you want to play is on their list.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't 5 star, but it's always plentiful and surprisingly cheap when you look for it. There are many restaurants on campus as well as hundreds nearby, either on Milton or in Downtown Flagstaff.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are outstanding! Each room is big enough for a get together with friends, while maintaining versatility and usability for the tenant. Bathrooms are kept extremely clean, but follow general rules like wear shower shoes and a robe. Please. Each freshman dorm has a computer lab, laundry facility, and tutoring lab available at all times for walk in appointments, and the Resident Assistants are always happy to help, even at 4 AM in a blizzard.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are easy to keep up with, even if you're taking a busy Major or Minor. Just make sure to go to as many classes as you can, and to do all the work assigned to you and you'll get an A. It's alright if you miss a class here and there, and the professors are understanding about it as long as you talk to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a vacation and go to a campus visit! You'll have everything from on campus living and food explained to you while you're there, and touring such a beautiful campus will be a getaway in itself. Make sure to ask about anything you don't understand and it will be made clear to you. Take a look at the website, and make sure to check for any scholarships you might be eligible for, because NAU gives out a lot.

    In three sentences

    The week after moving in I began calling it home. It is a beautiful campus, with a nice layout, and plenty of living options. The classes are geared toward the students, and professors love to help out as much as they can.

  • 10/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    this college is for people who want to try some thing new. as well for those who want to meet new and amazing people

    Tips for prospective students

    Best tip i ever i got was to make new friends. get out if your shell and try new things with new people.

    Bang for the buck

    this school is worth the money to come here. it's a small town but there is never a dull moment

    Am enjoying being here

    everything about NAU is enjoyable. the school always has things for students to do. there is clubs out there for everyone

    Am learning a lot

    the teacher here are great. they are always willing to help out students and are really respectful. this was one of the best chooses i made

  • 10/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I would say that Northern Arizona University is great for all types of students. Any student who would like to learn, get an incredible education and become part of a wonderful community should be interested in coming to this college.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would stock up on warm winter clothes before coming up to Flagstaff to be apart of the Northern Arizona University college experience. It can get pretty cold. Always come prepared to class because no matter what you will learn something great and won't want to forget it. Have fun but stay on track! There is no way you are going to want to miss out on all four years this University has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    When paying for a University, it is always a tough decision to make because lets face it they are all expensive. But Northern Arizona University is 100% worth the money. Flagstaff is an awesome town, the campus is amazing, there are always activities going on at school such as watching movies like Get him to the Greek playing on the big screen. There is no where I would rather spend my college experience at.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is absolutely beautiful and there is always fun activities going on all around. There is normally a band or a singer performing in the Student Union that students can watch and listen to while they eat which is also a plus to the day.

    Am learning a lot

    There is so much to learn from these amazing teachers. Each day in class I walk away with more knowledge than I thought I could ever get from being in a classroom. There is also a lot of help from tutors and the teachers are always willing to set up a meeting in their office to help you with problems or questions you may have.

  • 12/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Laid back, easy going students. Liberal and open minded people. Be ready for the outdoors and snow! There's tons of camping, hiking, skiing and snowboarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Housing is becoming limited! So make sure you have a back up plan in case it doesn't work out.

    Bang for the buck

    Compare these two prices--for a covered parking pass at Arizona State University it costs about $900 dollars for the year. For the same type of pass at Northern Arizona University, it only costs $450.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is so laid back! This is a very liberal campus, and nearly all ideas are accepted here. It's so easy to get along with anyone!

  • 03/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I have not spent an entire year here, but from what I did spend, it was a lot of fun. It is a kind of small/medium sized campus, but it is perfect. It has a lot of resources for the students and it is a great learning environment.

    Bang for the buck

    Im sure it is going to be good with the money portions of it.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love the NAU Campus because Flagstaff is my second home and I know that NAU campus all too well. My sister goes to school there and I have spent my summer there for the past 3 years of my high school with the Upward Bound Summer Academy, and I absolutely loved it!

    Will learn a lot

    I feel like I will learn alot on this campus and I look forward to coming here in the summer for the STAR Program.

  • 03/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Northern Arizona University is an amazing college for any student looking for a tight-knit, small community. It is perfect for any student who wants to earn their degree and can handle a laid-back atmosphere and an extremely diverse culture.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do choose to come to NAU I highly recommend living on campus at least for your first year. This will help you find a place in the NAU community because it is so much easier to learn about all the events happening while your on campus. Make your Resident Adviser your best friend. He or she is there to help you through your first and future years of college. Do something! This could mean joining a club or playing on one of the many intramural sports teams that NAU has to offer. It will be so much easier on you, especially for your first year. Making friends here is easy, it's simply up to you whether or not you want to put yourself out there and have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Northern Arizona University's tuition price is lower than the other Arizona universities, but that does not mean we have less opportunities than they do. We have many different majors within many separate colleges on campus. Advisers and faculty are always making sure students have the information we need to accomplish everything during our college experiences.

    Am enjoying being here

    People on and around campus are so friendly and welcoming! Our campus is fairly small for a university, but the atmosphere is huge! The culture is so diverse because our community and college are constantly intertwined with one another. Flagstaff and NAU are both involved with its community of people and students by offering so many concerts, art walks, and other fun events.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers and programs here at NAU are all very well-rounded and full of information. The opportunities are phenomenal! I am a Psychology Major with a Minor in Business and both colleges are exceptional! My Microeconomics teacher is involved with one of the many Environmental projects here at NAU and my psychology statistics professor is also my career adviser.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    This campus offers almost every major, except for Pre-med...too bad because I wish I could go here.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful and of course you have the snow too!!!

    Will learn a lot

    I have sat-in on some of the classes here and I can't believe how wonderful the professors are. They are really down to Earth, plus the classes are small and the teachers really do care. Even when I just sat-in the professor asked me about who I was and what I wanted to do with my life.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Relaxed and dedicated...

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy snowbowl!

    Bang for the buck

    Quite expensive to be here, especially away from family and friends...major money to travel!

    Did enjoy being here

    Loved Flagstaff!!!

    Did learn a lot

    You get as much as you put in!

  • 06/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for me (And so I would assume anyone like this) because it offers smaller classes so I can meet/know my teacher & get one on one help if I don't understand things. I love that it is hands on in the field learning as well as adventurous learning. I am a very outdoors/adventurous person, so any school that supports that is great. NAU is surrounded in hiking trails, biking, outdoor fun. NAU tries to meet the needs of a diverse amount of personalities, learning types, & needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    RESEARCH is key to finding the perfect college. It's long & hard, but it pays off. Find the college that offers you everything you want at the prices you want. Don't go just because you get a scholarship or because your friends or family want you to go there. For prospective NAU students: I was told from a previous student that you have to get out there and do as much as you can in your free time. Join learning communities your freshman year, join clubs. She also said her best spent money was on the snowboarding/skiing opportunity that NAU offers. NAU gives credits for learning to ski/board. I was told its a base pay of around 160 for the season, and that includes the rentals & NAU transports you to the slopes, 7 days a week, whenever you want. Should look into this if you decide to go! : )

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is one of the few schools that offers locked tuition, meaning your rates won't go up once you have a estimate that first year there. My other friends going to the in state colleges are paying more than 10,000 for their first year, so far, I'm only paying around 8,000 for this first semester, and this is before any scholarship deductions. : )

    Will enjoy being here

    The surrounding town & forest is GORGEOUS. There really isn't much more to say. I've visited Flagstaff many times, & this past time being up there to visit NAU, I found that Flagstaff may be a small town, but it has so much history & things to do there, that you could never really become bored of it. There is the Lowell Observatory, the Downtown district with small old shops, great for walking around with friends, a shopping mall, hiking trails & Snow Bowl during the winter for those that love skiing/snowboarding. All of this is in close distance from NAU. Which also, for anyone up for a little challenge and fun, NAU offers CREDITS to learn to snowboard or ski.

    Will learn a lot

    NAU is known for it's smaller classes & hands on learning. With a smaller class, it's easier to get help & actually meet the teachers & get help when you need it. It's easier to learn from those that you are close with & know. It's easier to feel comfortable with a smaller class that is close.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    They seem to make everything so affordable and efficient, and are really available to be able to help the student and his/her family with whatever the needs may be, whether its getting to know the campus, or being able to afford attending.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful, not only because of the environment, but everything that NAU and the surrounding Flagstaff area have to offer. Having visited the campus, I began to feel at home, and a sense of serenity, and that is definitely one of the reasons I will be gladly attending in the fall.

    Will learn a lot

    I've been able to speak to professors as well as current students and have heard nothing but positive reviews about how the campus really is catered for the students success. I've heard of the availability of the professors and am positive nothing but academic success will come from my time spent at NAU.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    RESEARCH!! NAU has a lot to offer, you just have to look around to see what's out there. There's no better way to meet new people and learn your way around then getting involved in some of the great clubs NAU offers.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU has a lot to offer if you're willing to try.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Flagstaff! It's cool, small, and friendly. The NAU campus is just as friendly. It's smaller than many other campuses, so I feel like I can get to know more people on a personal level.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here at NAU have really challenged and pushed me to be the best I can be. This has proven to expand my knowledge in the subject I am currently studying. It's hard work, but very rewarding.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for friendly, dedicated, and well-rounded students. There is a wide variety of personalities and interests in students here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and try not to miss any classes. It's important to be social and meet new people, but its more important to remember that you are at school to enhance your education, so don't get behind on your work and get help in the free tutoring center if there is anything you don't understand.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the huge factors for me in choosing a school was cost. The thing that really interested me about NAU in the beginning was the four year plan. They guarantee your tuition won't change for four years, and since tuition is increasing everywhere, that was a really nice bonus. Also, the tuition covers all of your classes, as well as events put on by the school, free access to tutoring, and the fitness center. Occasionally there are additional class fees depending on which classes you take, but that's the same for any school. Overall, I am very pleased with with the cost of education here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the entire atmosphere at NAU. Everyone is very social and outgoing. I am constantly meeting new people and interacting in different groups around campus. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus, so its easy to get involved. I also really like all of the events that the university has. This past semester we had the Arizona Fair come to our school for the day, and it was a blast.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are extremely helpful and available for students. If I ever have a question about a lecture or an assignment, I feel comfortable approaching them.

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I cant wait to attend here!

  • 08/11/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I loved the town Flagstaff when I visited, and the campus was a great size. The dorm rooms seemed great, very spacious.

    Will learn a lot

    This school has a great teacher to student ratio, and when I visited our amazing tour guide said that there are few large lecture classes, which means more one on one with my teachers.

  • 08/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who like snow, being outdoors, smaller schools, interacting with people, having smaller classes and a more personal college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and do as many things as you can that way you have the best college experience possible!

    Bang for the buck

    There are cool things to see and do and participate in, but tuition keeps going up and other fees are being added to pay for it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this school and campus and city!

    Am learning a lot

    So many interesting classes and the teachers are always willing to help because they have less students and smaller classes than other colleges.

  • 09/02/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    that are looking for a Criminology degree, I have not found many colleges that offer this.

  • 09/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can fit in here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about coming to Northern Arizona University, DO IT. Stop questioning yourself! I am so pleased with all of my experiences here and I couldn't imagine ever having thought about another school.

    Bang for the buck

    I am able to use the bus system, not only for the school but for the entire city, absolutely free. The food is fantastic, and we have a lot of free events. The only downfall, is the cost for books. Some are written specifically for NAU, so you aren't able to find the cheaper elsewhere.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people, weather, classes, etc. are all absolutely amazing. Everyone greets you with a smile and is willing to help you with anything. They do not treat you like an idiot if you ask a 'stupid question.'

    Am learning a lot

    Although classes have just barely began, I already feel like I am learning a lot of things. It is more than I am used to, but no unbearable.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    As a resident of Arizona I don't have to worry about in/out of state tuition. Along with the AIMS scholarship and various others I don't expect to spend much on attending this college.

    Will enjoy being here

    The weather is absolutely amazing (compared to Phoenix) and the campus is absolutely gorgeous.

    Will learn a lot

    I love that NAU has such a renowned Environmental program

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, fun, spiritual, confused, family-oriented, and spirited!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and DO NOT be afraid to go up to a random person and say hi! The best part is everyone is so friendly!

    Bang for the buck

    It is actually one of the cheaper Universitys, but they offer probably so much more then most!

    Am enjoying being here

    It is so beautiful up here and the campus offers a variety of things you can do when you have nothing to do.

    Am learning a lot

    There is so many different and unique classes here. I do not know what to pick for my semesters!

  • 10/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love the outdoors, want to be part of a university that is very environmentally conscious and like a smaller town, this is the place for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a good winter jacket. You'll also want a light windbreaker-type jacket for those rainy days too.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is the cheapest of the major Arizona universities. They also lock in your tuition for four years which is so nice. The housing and meal plans aren't too bad either. Also, the bookstore does a great job of renting and buying back books to help students save money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather here is beautiful! There are beautiful trees and flowers everywhere and the university is really dedicated to keeping the grounds nice. There are also so many great people and so many things to get involved in that I am making the transition from high school very well.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are fantastic here. They all love their subjects and are so knowledgeable. For instance my religions teacher knows sanskrit, so he'll translate ancient Hindu poems for us to read. I am learning so much and loving school even more.

  • 10/04/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    I don't know but hopefully it will be perfect for a student like me

    Tips for prospective students

    research everything the cost, what the surrounding area is like. how are the teachers, job opportunities and so on and so on. don't take everything at face value because they might just be sugar coating the truth

    Bang for the buck

    I have researched a lot of colleges and universities and this one definitely seems like i a bang for your buck especially since i am applying with the Personal Advantage Application which if i am admitted will entitle me to a four-year fixed tuition and no application fee so that is also a plus

    Will enjoy being here

    I love it when there is a possibility for one on one time with teachers and I long for seasons that are actually seasons unlike San Antonio which is where i currently live

    Will learn a lot

    From what I have read on this site and on other student review sites this collage seems to have everything I want the only reason i haven't given it all five stars is because i haven't yet been there

  • 10/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am enjoying being here

    The air up here is amazing and you really get to know your professors. I have met a variety of people and most of that is through the Army ROTC program. It's a small community and the stores are within walking distance as well as the theatre and banks. You don't have to travel far to get to where you want to go and the food is to die for.

  • 11/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for ALL types of students! It fits every type, from athletic to very bright to creative and eco-friendly. It is a great fit for every student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be true to yourself at all times. You will find your nitch at school and you will find your group of friends. Be open and embrace new opportunities. You won't regret it!

    Bang for the buck

    NAU offers and gives every incoming student a promise of their 4 year tuition rate. Whether or not the tuition rate increases, the year you enter school is the tuition rate you will pay for 4 years of college. NAU is also the least expensive of the 3 Arizona state schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    Flagstaff is beautiful. It's hard not to love being surrounded by mountains and being in a small college town. Downtown is the cutest and there is so much atmosphere and character. Overall the weather is beautiful. Summer is by far the best. Throughout the year the wind is strong and tends to create a chill to the weather, but it is still worth it!

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are very kind and are willing to help. They are knowledgeable of their field and bring new wisdom to each and every class. Classes are smaller which allow more one-on-one learning. Smaller class sizes also allow a closer relationship with students and professors which is convenient when searching for internships and letters of recommendation. Although, some professors can be annoying when taking general classes for liberal art requirements. There will always be professors that are better than others and that are hard to listen to.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with a club or activity on campus. Also, I'd suggest going to the new rec center! Ask yourself if you can handel snow and climate change.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd suggest if you want to save money, it is cheaper not having a meal plan. However, if you live on campus, having a meal plan is more convenient. I've heard that it's cheaper to live off campus than in a dorm.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at NAU is very laid back. People dress however they want. NAU can get boring on weekends because the only event offered is casino night in the union. You have to find your own fun on the weekends. I really like the forest terrain that surrounds the campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am very impressed with the professors in the math and history department. The professors I have had in general, try to learn students names and help students when needed. The majority of classes I've had are not too challenging.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for kids who want to attend a bigger school, but still have the opportunity to have smaller classes. Also, it's great for students who love the outdoors, and snow!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the smaller class size- get to know your teachers and let them know that you are hardworking and engaged in your learning. Also, get involved outside of the classroom. Intramurals, greek life, and clubs are all great opportunities to increase your social networks.

    Bang for the buck

    It would be cheaper if I were an in-state student, but the Western Undergraduate Exchange program has provided me with a wonderful alternative for paying out-of-state tuition.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get scholarships

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you are walking around somewhere at night, you can call campus police to give you a police escort. I have done this multiple times. They are very nice and friendly every time and also make you feel safe rather than scared walking around late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities around campus. Each dorm has a student council and there are many clubs that you wouldn't have even thought of. If there is a club you want that they don't have you can always start the club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is surrounded by 2 graveyards. Also, the homecoming parade goes through the town of Flagstaff rather than around campus like most college parades do.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am getting a quality education. The books are a bit expensive, but they are at any college.

    What to do for fun

    There's a few different things that you can do. The Grand Canyon isn't that far away if you want to go for a quick visit. Also, there's snow boarding and skiing. If you're not into that, there are a few dancing clubs around town and at Granny's Closet they have karaoke on Friday nights. There's also swing dancing at Galaxy diner on Saturdays.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best, but that may be because I'm used to it. I would much rather cook or eat out, and I do so when I can.

    Dorm Life

    I have only ever lived in 24 hour quiet halls. As I am not much of a partier, they are perfect for me. Even though it is a 24 hour quiet, there is still a sense of community and they aren't too strict with it. During daytime hours if you are a little loud in the hallway, the Residence Assistants tend to not write you up.

    Academic Rigor

    How difficult the classes are and how much homework you get really depends on your major. I am an English Education major and I don't have all that much homework. However, I have friends who are Computer Science majors and they constantly have homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep track of everything on LOUIE. If you see a problem with anything, make sure you call or go into the correct office right away.

    In three sentences

    The school environment is fantastic and the professors are helpful. Most of the time you just need to email them or go to their office hours and they'll be more than happy to help you. Also, the campus is beautiful year 'round, whether it's snowing or not.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I personally always feel safe when I am walking around campus alone. They have what is called NAU Alert which will alert you of any weather advisories (classes being cancelled due to snow) as well as any safety issues arising on campus.

    Greek Life

    I'll give Greek Life a 3 because I am not involved but it appears to me that Greek Life is very active on campus and definitely worth looking into if you're interested in a sorority or fraternity. Instead of having houses, each Sorority/Fraternity has a wing in the Mountain View Hall.

    Clubs and Activities

    NAU has over 200 clubs and organizations to join, as well as intramural sports. From rugby to quidditch to Swing Dancing to political organizations, there is no shortage of clubs to be involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for adventurous and/or outdoorsy types. There is a party scene, but it's not the biggest party school in Arizona by any means.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The French Fries - a sculpture on South Campus that looks like french fries or noodles.

    Bang for the buck

    Obviously this depends on your situation with scholarships, loans, etc, but I feel that I am getting what I pay for with each class that I take. Even if I don't remember every detail that I learned in class, I honed my writing skills and critical analysis skills a bit more.

    What to do for fun

    There is a LOT to do on- and off-campus for fun. Just walking around campus you can learn how to slack-line (kind of like a tight-rope), rock climb, play games in the quad, play quidditch (seriously: check out the NAU Narwhals, who are currently ranked 19th in the world. I'm not joking.), and more. Downtown is within walking distance (or there is a bus, as well) and it's always fun to go explore there and check out the shops. You could also go and watch the rugby club play or play ultimate frisbee with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoy the way the food services works on campus. There are two All You Care To Eat Locations on Campus, which have a lot of choices, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and generally healthy. The same goes for other locations around campus -- if you're vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, you can expect to have a lot of choices available to you. There are places to get burritos, subs, smoothies, Einstein's, Starbucks, Asian food, pizza, salads, Chik-Fil-A, and more on top of that. Each of these places has a transfer where you can get food and a drink for one of your meals. I recommend the 10 meal plan because you also get $350 dining dollars, which can be spent on food anywhere on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    The Freshman Connection Halls are really nice, in my opinion. My dorm (Wilson) was recently renovated and got all new furniture which allows for a lot of storage. While it varies from year to year, people seem to be very friendly, leaving their dorms open or posting invitations on Facebook to come to their room to watch a movie or play a game. The dorms also have Learning Communities to help you connect with others with your major or similar interests. Overall, I do not regret living in a dorm my Freshman year because it allowed me to meet a lot of new people.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class and the professor. For some classes, I had to read a lot (~200 pages a week per class), for others it was a short chapter every week. for one class, my only outside of class work was a term paper. Be prepared for a lot of writing in any class that isn't math- or science-based.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and get a feel for what it's like. Not necessarily on one of the tours -- if you know someone who goes to NAU, visit them for a weekend. I did that and it really helped me get a feel for NAU and made me realize that it would be the perfect campus for me. Send in your SAT scores, because that is what they base scholarships off of.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a great environment in terms of both the classes and the social aspect. So far, all experiences I have had with teachers have been very positive; they were all very knowledgeable and willing to help out wherever necessary. Even though there are approximately 16,000 undergrad students on campus, it has the feeling of a smaller private college.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At any point on campus one can find a safety blue light with a call box to reach NAUPD. If a student studying at the library does not feel comfortable walking home in the dark, they can call campus security and request someone to walk them home. They will send two or more members of the security team to escort the student home. Every year NAU holds the annual safety walk to ensure each blue light on campus is working properly. It is a very safe environment in which students can comfortably live and explore the grounds.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life system is unlike any other Greek community at other universities. All sororities and most fraternities live in wings under one rough in Mountain View residence hall. The members all work together to raise money for their designated charities. The system has an honors society for members with great grades. The community held an anti-hazing week in which hazing and alcohol education and awareness was presented to the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    NAU has clubs and organizations ranging from student senate to quidditch! There are so many ways to get involved on campus and find the group of people that share your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is home to a multitude of personalities. It is especially ideal to those interested in physical therapy, health care, teaching and the business field. All programs have great advisors to help a student graduate in four years! The professors use a variety of teaching methods that require active participation and an open mind. This university is especially great for those students who want to be challenged both intellectually and personally to develop a solid start into the real world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year during football season they hold the running of the freshman. All new students are brought down to the field to help lead the football team out. The Lumberjacks play in an indoor stadium called The Dome! The Greek System marches through campus chanting on the day they receive new members! Homecoming week is a huge celebration with tons of activities and events. Welcome week is also a big event for new students!

    Bang for the buck

    Northern Arizona University provides an amazing education and spectacular environment for one's money! The tuition cost compared to other large universities is significantly lower. NAU is a great example of getting an exceptional college experience without putting their students in an insane amount of debt with college loans. The university is included in the WUE and has a variety of scholarships and financial aid available.

    What to do for fun

    The university is located in an ideal mountain town! Rock climbing, hiking, running, Frisbee and many other outdoor activities are always accessible in nice weather. In the snow, skiing and snowboarding are only a thirty minute drive from campus. Downtown Flagstaff is always buzzing with live music, great food, town square movies, and great places to eat! Flagstaff is also only an hour and a half from the gorgeous Grand Canyon!

    Food and Dining

    NAU has a unique dining setup. There are two main university unions, one on north campus and one on south, that provide a variety of cuisines. One could find deli sandwiches, Mexican food, Italian and burgers all in one place!

    Dorm Life

    Although technically labeled residence halls, for their lack of dining options in the buildings, living in these communities is a great way to get involved on campus! There are specific hall activities planned and information provided about events going on through the university. Each resident assisted is carefully chosen for the position to be a resource for the student. Most halls are centrally located in the middle of the grounds except one on the south of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the university may be on the smaller scale to some, that is not an indication of an easy course load. With individual attention, most professors encourage students to come to their office hours to receive information specifically not presented in class to get to know them. Coursework is designed to challenge students, encourage creativity and provide real world experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Northern Arizona University is a unique campus with an innovative environment. I encourage students to take advantage of its size and get involved! It is big enough to accomodate a variety or organizations, clubs and sports for every student. However, it is small enough to personally get to know one's professor to ensure academic success.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is located in the ideal college town with a relaxed but very active demeanor. The coursework is collectively challenging yet easier to understand with individual attention from professors. The university promotes diversity, hard work ethic, social networking and creativity all within the confines of a gorgeous campus!

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are tons of on campus activities including exercise classes and movies.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining are better than i had hoped. you can get whatever you want to eat without leaving campus. everything is served in healthy portions and they even cater to vegetarians.

    Dorm Life

    so far dorm life is pretty good. i thought that the community bathroom would be a bad experience, but not at all. everything is clean and well taken care of. everyone is very close, like a family.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are challenging, but in a good way. they make you think and work for your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    anyone interested in going to northern arizona university should buy a lot of warm clothes and be ready for snow.

    In three sentences

    northern arizona is a great school with a fantastic student environment. the faculty is always willing to help with whatever you need. the classes are challenging and worth the time that you put into them.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we have our own campus police force along with the flagstaff pd.

    Greek Life

    i am not involved but there are many to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    mulit-cultural is greatly emphasized.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are many unique building and dorms.

    Bang for the buck

    take community college classes first. it will save you money.

    What to do for fun

    i go to the movies shown on campus or i go camping.

    Tips for prospective students

    do good in high school. take some classes at a community college first, but make sure they will transfer

    In three sentences

    the campus is beautiful. the staff is friendly and will work with you. it is good to live on campus your first year.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    same as above.

    Dorm Life

    i do not know, i haven't actually visited yet. hoping to soon though.

    In three sentences

    i was accepted to nau, and although i'm not fully committed to a school yet, i do have to say they've been incredibly fantastic with getting me information, and the mayor even sent me a map of the whole town of flagstaff! they've had wonderful communication with me and very helpful in my post-admission research!

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    nau has the best tuition for arizona universities.

    What to do for fun

    make snow angels and snow board.

    Food and Dining

    a lot of fast food, but hopefully other places will pop up!

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life looks very inviting and cozy!

    Academic Rigor

    nau has a lab designed just to help you succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    turn in all your transcripts as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    i am very excited to attend northern arizona university and become a lumberjack! i have heard that the education program is excellent so i am excited to learn more so that i can teach more. flagstaff is a very nice town.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    i have a feeling that anyone who wants to go here to jump on it and apply. i heard its a great place to go to.

    In three sentences

    the campus looks amazing and looks like it would be a great place for me to go to. they have all the majors that i am interested in. i know someone who goes there and he said he loves it.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    i heard that greek life is a lot of fun and recommended to at least attend rush.

    Great for these types of students

    students who don't mind cold weather and wind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    at sporting events there are many hand gestures and sayings that people do when certain things happen. it's really cool.

    What to do for fun

    the sports are really fun to go watch!

    Food and Dining

    the food in the student union is surprisingly good!

    Dorm Life

    i am not a student here...yet.

    In three sentences

    this is an amazing school!!!!! i have visited many times and i hope to be accepted soon!

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus security have a great system called the blue lights which are buttons that a student when walking on campus can press and the security will come to their aid.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs and sports (inter mural) as well that get the kids integrated to social circles and away from a computer.

    What to do for fun

    there is a beautiful surrounding of forests and mountains that students can, on their free time, enjoy the outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    the food is a delicious buffet style eating with delicious and more importantly healthy choices for residents.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very clean and safe for all residents. they supply you with appliances and access to many tools a student needs to live on their own and they are always ready to help in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    they have a very good honors program and they ensure that each student has the tools to exceed.

    Tips for prospective students

    some tips would be to utilize the tutor programs they have to master a subject, and never be afraid to ask for help with teachers.

    In three sentences

    the campus is very beautiful and student friendly. the school also offers a lot of help for students in their academic studies. they really center on success and giving back to the world.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    nau has provided me with a lot of new knowledge but is not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    be very organized when planning out your semester. online learning can be difficult to manage at first.

    In three sentences

    nau has a great online learning program. you can complete an entire master program online and at your convenience and own pace. despite the difficulties of online learning, the teachers are very involved.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    i don't know because i don't attend this school. but they are making me write a review on this too.

    Dorm Life

    i don't know because i don't attend this school. but they are making me write a review on this too.

    Academic Rigor

    i don't know because i don't attend this school. but they are making me write a review on this too.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are planning to attend this school, i think you should really get in contact with the people at this school so that you can maybe do a visit before you attend.

    In three sentences

    applying to northern arizona university is really easy, the difficulty of getting in is also really easy as long as you meet the requirements, you will get in for sure.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    great for students who want a nice calm learning environment where your voice will be heard

    Tips for prospective students

    look into resident life

    In three sentences

    i have learned that nau is place of where a new family is met. people there will alwyas help each other. i am looking forward to attending this fall and hope to meet alot of new people.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus safety is great here. there are so many cops.

    Greek Life

    greek life isn't too big at nau. there are no real houses because everyone lives in mountain view. it definitely isn't your normal greek life school.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club for everyone at this school. you name it, nau has it.

    Great for these types of students

    it is a great school for any student. the outgoing type, the party life, the active individual. there is so much to do. greek life isn't too big here though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is tequila sunrise the weekend of homecoming when everyone goes to the bars a 6 am before a parade to the dome for the football game. other wise there are some odd things that nau students do because of its wide range of students.

    Bang for the buck

    this is one of the cheapest colleges out there and i have to say it is a good one too.

    What to do for fun

    go to the nau ice jacks hockey games. it is probably one of my favorite things to do here. fast action and loud. a lot of use it as a pre game for the night ahead. there is lots of stuff for everyone. there is a party life and downtown bars. there is entertainment for those outdoor people. tons of spots to hike and be outdoor.

    Food and Dining

    it does get old, but there are tons of choices here.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in the dorms, but everyone has fun in them. do many different kinds of people here. there is a friend for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    it is not the hardest of schools but it is a tough one. don't take it lightly here.

    Tips for prospective students

    most schools you need to join a club or group or something, but here if you don't want to you will still meet people. it is easier to meet people in a group of course. don't take this school lightly because of it's easier admission because it is definitely a hard school.

    In three sentences

    northern arizona is a hidden jewel and a inexpensive place to go to college. the campus is amazing and the city is the college. you will enjoy every minute at this school.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    where are the real frats & sororities?

    Great for these types of students

    anybody that likes snow, cold weather and anything outdoors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    homecoming

    Bang for the buck

    crystal creek sandwich co & little thai kitchen, good thing they're right next to each other

    What to do for fun

    downtown or the mall

    Food and Dining

    meal plans are way overpriced!

    Dorm Life

    gabaldon hall is the way to go.

    Academic Rigor

    no complaints.

    Tips for prospective students

    do your research

    In three sentences

    i liked the school. i liked the curriculum. the city had nothing to offer, cultural nightmare!

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    food is food, if it's all the same it can get boring. just got to spice it up from time to time though.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms seem like they would be comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    i heard that if you work hard that you can get through the classes.

    In three sentences

    i heard it's a great school & has a great atmosphere to go to college.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i always feel safe!

    Greek Life

    not involved in the greek life, but there is a large group on campus that are.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of inter-mural sports and many campus and dorm activities to keep you involved and meeting new people. campus life, camping and hiking clubs etc...

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for people that don't mind cold and wintery weather. it also has a wonderful faculty that are very accommodating. i wouldn't recommend it to the student that is very athletically minded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they have an awesome new recreational facility. even though the campus is pretty spread out the student union is still very centralized.

    Bang for the buck

    i love the campus and the climate, so for the tuition prices that i pay being comparable to the other arizona universities i think that i pay a fair price.

    What to do for fun

    inter-mural sports has been a good way for me to interact and have some social time.

    Food and Dining

    certainly not home cooking, but i am not starving.

    Dorm Life

    everyone has been friendly and helpful. it has helped being in a freshman dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    my freshman year has been a bit challenging, especially the first term, but adjusting to college life now.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to the orientation because it will help you to be able to meet other people and learn how to get around campus.

    In three sentences

    they have a helpful staff that can answer all my questions. there is a good selection of courses for me to choose from. the campus is safe and secure.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our blue light system, when you turn 360 degrees you will see one. You press the button if you don't feel safe or if you feel like you are being followed and police will be there in less than five minutes. We have campus safety aids, so if you don't want to walk alone at night we have trained students that help people after hours.

    Greek Life

    We just got a new sorority on campus, Alpha Phi, so now there are 9 panhellenic sororities and 12 fraternities. We have a no hazing policy.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 300 clubs and organizations on campus. We have intramural sports and club sports. Activities ranging from Badminton, Dancing and Hockey to I love eating corn dog club to glee club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    North Campus is the prettiest because of how green and how old the buildings are.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do around Flagstaff. There are some amazing hiking trails, getting involved with greek life and more. We have a mall with legit stores, bowling and a movie theatre. We have a ton of dining options as well. Mostly if you meet people and have friends a lot of the times the fun stuff is what you make up or make of it.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be a little better but we do have some good options with our all you could eat dining options. We have pizza hut, salad place, jamba juice, cabrizzo's, subconnection and more. Some places at the requests of the students are opened later like Chick-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome, if you are not having a good time then you aren't doing dorm life right. Keep your doors open especially on the weekend and you are bound to have some fun. You meet people all the time and when I was in the dorms there was never a dull moment.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a challenge with whatever field you go into. Some professors could make it a little more stimulating in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Meet your professors on the first day of class -Go to your professors office hours -Keep your GPA up during your first year because it is harder to bring it back up if you fail your first year -get involved in a club, organization or find a job -do the reading you won't be sorry

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona offers an opportunity to further your education. Depending on your major the professors truly care whether you succeed or not. There are many opportunities to get involved with over 300 clubs and organizations.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    NAU is surrounded by the woods, and the mountains! You can go for hikes, skii, and really take in the beautiful landscape.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should deffinitly get in touch with an admissions counselor! They are really helpful and understanding!

    In three sentences

    NAU is an amazing campus surrounded by endless things to do! The environment is very laid back and I love Flagstaff. If you like nature and good people and fun, NAU is right for you!

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is the downtown flagstaff as well as a few bars ( For when you turn 21). There is snowbowl when it snows and that is always fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to talk or email your teachers. Always ask questions and if you do your work you are sure to get a good grade.

    In three sentences

    This school has such a great atmosphere. The teachers are all helpful and so kind. The weather here is perfect.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe and it has a lot of safety features.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 120 clubs at NAU, everyone can find something they are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to be outdoors and like to snowboard or hike, this is a great place for you.

    Bang for the buck

    I am out of state and they offer WUE to western students and it only makes tuition $2,000 higher than in-state. It can seem pricy, but it is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    NAU is in the city of Flagstaff, AZ. There is a lot to do here like, snowboard, hike, sled, movies, clubs, bars, restaurants, shopping, and whatever else you can think of. It is a very outdoorsy place.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good here. There is a wide variety of choices and there is a Chick-Fil-A on campus which is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, Reilly Hall especially! ResLife has a lot of activities and the dorms are usually pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are much tougher than high school, but not too bad. It is a lot of hard work and you have to focus, but it is worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply here and if you get accepted, go here. It is a great college and no matter what, it will be the best time of your life.

    In three sentences

    NAU is an awesome school and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. The atmosphere, the people, the location, the city, just everything is incredible here. Before I came here, I never heard of NAU, but now I see and hear NAU everywhere; its great.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit, and security is available 24/7. Each student is provided with education on campus safety and measures to take to avoid putting themselves in a precarious situation, with workshops available. There is a very low incident of any crimes since attending, the most common known is theft, usually of bikes, which campus safety reinforces the need for a secure bike lock at all times be used - this has helped bring down the theft rate.

    Greek Life

    There are sororities and fraternities representing an active Greek Life on campus. Greek life at Northern Arizona University is very popular with students. Greek Life involvement can provide some opportunities and advantages while attending NAU, as well as after graduation, such as networking for employment opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs, fraternities and sororities on campus. There are benefits and services committed to our veterans and military students. There are health services available on campus and Flagstaff Regional Medical Hospital, as well as a reliable urgent care center in close proximity to the University. There is a bookstore well stocked on campus with many textbooks and most supplies a student will need. There are several community oriented activities, both civic and faith oriented, available to students.

    Great for these types of students

    Student services offer a wide range of assistance to help students achieve their goals and learning experiences while at NAU. Their is counseling services available to each student. The instructors demonstrate a true passion for teaching while helping students develop and enhance their learning skills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU's Mascot is the 'Lumberjack,' and has been in the forefront of the community since NAU's opening. There are parent-teacher events each year and opening houses which provide helpful information for the students and parents as they progress forward in their education. Sporting events are continuous throughout the year bringing school spirit to a major height. Many of the colleges' within NAU, have yearly events, ranging from fashion shows to theatrical presentations, provided and coordinated by the students with instructor advisement. Some specific events include Family Weekend, Homecoming, Earth Day, Student Athlete Communities Day, Gabapalooza Day (outdoor party on lawn of Gabapalooza Residence Hall), Mr Lumberjack Pageant, Cultural Traditions Event (Native American, Asian and Hispanic populations),Taylor Haunted House, Holiday Week and Greek Week to name a few.

    Bang for the buck

    I have followed my older sister who is an alumni of NAU and find NAU a rewarding experience.I love the class sizes, they aren't so big that they are overwhelming and provide a more personal learning experience. I am fortunate to have some good friends to share an apartment this year and have appreciated the dorm experience as well as a freshman. The class schedules are vast, accommodating each student with opportunities in their field of study. The location is a main attraction, as well as the size of students in each class. I feel this has been an advantage in my learning experiences or the past two years. The location is filled with endless beauty and another factor in choosing NAU for me. Many students bring their bikes to ride on campus and attend classes, as well as for entertainment. The newly designed wellness center has a wide range of exercise equipment and classes, as well as a pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and track and field.

    What to do for fun

    NAU is surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscaping. Since Flagstaff is located at 5,000 ft elevation, there is a variety of seasons from Spring to delightful snow winters. There is a variety of venues which provide musical and theatrical entertainment on campus, as well as off campus. There is a ski lift (Snow bowl), located approximately 15 minutes from campus that provides skiing, sledding, and snowboarding during the winter months. There are numerous hiking paths surrounding the University, as well as glorious sites for camping and site seeing. There are several locations in driving distance, such as Sedona that provide breathtaking views. Central Phoenix is approximately 2 and 1/2 hours by car, and has the endless provisions of a growing city.

    Food and Dining

    There is a well balanced variety of food available on campus, both in the Union, as well as various locations throughout the University. Special dietary restrictions/needs are available upon request. Off campus, there are numerous restaurants that cater to the University population, and some provide discounts to students. Some are in driving distance, others are in walking distance. There is bus service available to nearby restaurants and frequently visited entertainment locations.

    Dorm Life

    There is definitely an advantage to start at NAU living on campus - especially a dorm. It provides opportunities to become closer to othere students and understand NAU's mission and goals of education. The dorms vary, so depending on which one you are assigned to, the size and style will vary. They are well maintained and have resident aides to help direct each student. I live off campus in an apartment now, and as a Sophomore find it easier for studying and provides some other opportunities for a lifestyle more appeasing as an individual, there are many off and on campus living settings that can be shared or live alone, if preferred. The key factor regarding both types of living arrangements, is to be proactive and establish residency sooner, then later. The closer to the University living arrangements go quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    The variety of fields of study are endless, some uncommon, such as forestry and hotel management. There are numerous colleges in specialty areas, such as Nursing, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, Education, Business, Economics and so forth. Brochures and information are available on site and by contacting NAU.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I can give as a Sophomore at NAU, is to become involved and active with your fellow students. There are so many opportunites both educational as well as intramural to be involved with at NAU. Learning experiences are most enhanced when shared by students. There are working related opportunities both available on campus as well as off campus, and the numerous college departments provide assistance on an ongoing basis. There are many counselors available to help students achieve their educational goal(s). The Financial Aid office can assist each student with tuition, housing costs and fees and help direct parents and students to financial aid resources. The key factor is to start early and research sites for scholarships, i.e. Cappex, Upromise and Fastweb. The numerous fields of study are endless at NAU, so that every student's field of interest can be met. The variety of weather can be both invigoratiing and unexpecting at times, so come prepared with winter dresswear and accessories suitable for cold, wind,snow or rain. If bringing a car ask your parents about AAA, in case of need for repairs or maintenance, especially if your parents live out of state. There are several reputable car repair shops designated by AAA in the area. The closest and most popular store near campus, is Target which provides many daily living provisions and supplies. Depending on where you live on campus it can be in walking distance.

    In three sentences

    The location and size of NAU makes it most appealing and conducive to a prosperous experience, both off on and off campus. It is set in Northern Arizona with beautiful landscaping and a breathtaking mountain setting.The classes are reasonable in size and the instructors make learning a meaningful experience.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus. There are what we call blue lights that have emergency phones on the posts so that, if a student feels frightened, he or she can simply call campus security and get help. Campus police officers patrol regularly. Officers or campus security are always willing to walk students home after dark if the student feels unsafe. Like any campus, though, there is some crime. Some paths on campus are not lit, but there are always alternate paths that will get you to the same place. A person will be as safe as they allow themselves to be; the resources are there, they just have to use to them.

    Greek Life

    I have no experience in this area, but I know that there is a large part of campus devoted to Greek life and quite a few people involved. Everyone I have heard speak of it, speaks of it highly. No one has said anything negative about the Greek life on campus that I have been privy to.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs and activities on campus. There are clubs related to just about every single major on campus, as well as extra-curricular clubs such as archery, Quidditch (from Harry Potter), Judo, Wu Shu, Christian/Catholic, Neo-Pagan, and hiking.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great college for students who enjoy the outdoors and smaller towns. Bigger city people who want a good mall and easy access to shopping will be sorely disappointed. It is also good for students who earnestly seek a quality education. The instructors are almost always to help a student that is willing to make an effort.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The university is bordered by three cemeteries. These are actually quite nice for afternoon walks, since it is quiet there and few people bother you. There are also underground tunnels that span the entire length of the campus. These are off limits since the walls contain asbestos. It is rumored that trespassing there qualifies one for automatic expulsion.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, this depends entirely on what major is chosen and the attitude taken toward the education. The science majors, business majors, and merchandising majors are all very good. The English majors and other liberal arts are, from my experience, somewhat lacking. So many classes have been cut from the languages and other liberal arts that it doesn't offer as much for students. The art department can fantastic. The ceramics studio brings students and artist from around the world, particularly Japan. The sculpture classes are very practical for aspiring artist because the instructors teach the students to succeed independently of the school. The music department gives some wonderful opportunities as well.

    What to do for fun

    The downtown area is just a ten minute walk from campus. Downtown there are neat little shops (typical of any Arizona town), sports stores, restaurants, bars, a pool hall, a public library, and grassy park. There is also skiing and snowboarding seasonally as well as some amazing hikes and mountain bike rides. There is an extensive urban trail system that starts on campus and gives the impression that it isn't within the town. Sedona is just a 45 minute drive away. The red rocks and oak creek are among the most beautiful sights in the USA. I believe it rivals the Grand Canyon (which is also only a 3 hour drive from campus).

    Food and Dining

    The food provided on campus is sadly lacking as far as taste is concerned, as well as being overpriced. There are a few on campus options that are provided by outside venders that are good and not too terribly expensive. There are also several good restaurants within easy walking distance of all parts of campus.

    Dorm Life

    This depends entirely on the dorm and the life desired. There are good, quiet dorms that work for study, but others are loud and full of life. The public areas are clean and the staff is typically willing to help.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major, the classes can be quite challenging. A balance of hard and easier classes works best to keep GPA up but still progress. This also depends on the student's study habits and desire to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, ALWAYS shop around for the cheapest price on books, and don't trust spiral bound books because many are reprinted from hard copies that are cheaper. Second, don't believe everything the gateway advising center tells you; they often have you take classes you don't need that will just keep you there longer and cost more. Last of all, have fun; and I don't mean go out and get drunk or sleep around every chance you get. I mean that you should not stress to the point of emotional breakdown because you might fail a test. It's just one test. You'll get over it. Even if it brings your grade down in your class, it isn't worth weeks (or even hours) of trauma or depression. You can't let it completely consume your life. Being studious is important, but balance is important as well. You need to make sure that you get enough time with family, friends, and with yourself as well as doing your school work; so set aside time for study, but also for hanging out with friends, working out, exploring the town, meeting new people, and calling back home. Remember, you can retake a class, but you can't reclaim lost time.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has many good options for majors and is a wonderful starting point for graduate school. There are several opportunities for advancing your career goals as well as extra-curricular opportunities. Overall, it is a good school with excellent professors and major advisers.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has issues with this sometimes but it is mostly safe. Just make sure to travel in groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for active students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Friday Night After Hours.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that the tuition rates could be a little lower for WUE students.

    What to do for fun

    Around flagstafff you can hike during the warmer months and the movies are close to campus.

    Food and Dining

    Could have more options around campus.

    Dorm Life

    It is a great experience if you have never been away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are challenging but they are worth the amount of work you put into them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure who you talk to about taking classes knows what they are talking about. Make sure to ask lots of questions.

    In three sentences

    This school has great programs. The NAU Teach program is one of the best.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is great!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is as you would expect. Loud, but great for meeting friends.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a public university, so it is for everyone. You will be able to handle it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for the altitude!

    In three sentences

    NAU has proven itself to be a great college. Everyone here truly focuses on the students and helps them mature in their education.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus police, and even blue lights to help you walk home alone, along with an escort service.

    Greek Life

    Im not in Greek life but i hear is fun and a great way to meet new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join Join Join

    Great for these types of students

    adventurous

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At football games we always put an axe through a piece of wood.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest of all AZ universitys

    What to do for fun

    Go hiking, sight seeing, snowboarding.

    Food and Dining

    Theres nothing worse then High school cafeteria food... this is nothing like it. they always have some kind of home made food and plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love the fact i choose to live in a dorm my freshman year. I have so many great friends that i know i will keep through school and even after ward. Absolutely join a learning community.

    Academic Rigor

    NAU is worried about academics but if you have a bad semester you are usually given a change to do better next time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare a resume before getting here as it is a big part of career planning. Get involved with anything you possible can. Utilize you elders and professors they know what your going through.

    In three sentences

    NAU has an excited and adventurous atmosphere for anyone. I person know all my professors and they know me by name. I feel that every professor is generally centered on my achievements,.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The are really cautious on safety and put out alerts if something was to happen. But other than that it is a safe community and provides a safety environment.

    Greek Life

    They do have fraternity clubs but I do not know much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a variety of clubs and activities on and off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Cultural center for Native Americans

    Bang for the buck

    I am trying to get my degree and is taking longer than I thought and was planning on taking summer classes but due to low on finance I am unable to take the summer classes without enough funding.

    What to do for fun

    There is alot to do for fun. We are not far from downtown and also have a ski area on top of one of the most beautiful mountain.

    Food and Dining

    They have great Food and Dining

    Dorm Life

    The campus is extending and providing more dorm rooms for future students.

    Academic Rigor

    It was one of the best place for Education Teaching majors and also Computer Science

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and make sure that you register for housing.

    In three sentences

    It is a really good school. You get to enjoy all season throughout the year and nice place to be.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    anyone.

    What to do for fun

    Take hikes, visit downtown, visit the observatory, the Grand Canyon, Snow Bowl, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and study!

    In three sentences

    I love Northern Arizona University. The teachers are amazing. I've made a great decision in coming here.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU's students have fun playing a game of Quidditch (from Harry Potter).

    Food and Dining

    NAU not only has great food but also have restaurants near the campus to eat out.

    Dorm Life

    NAU gives you the choice to live in a Learning Community, which gives students the opportunity to enjoy connecting with faculty outside the classroom, on-site study groups, and making friends with people who share your interests.

    Academic Rigor

    NAU not only provides learning experience in the classroom but through internships, co-ops, and hands-on experiences.

    In three sentences

    The campus is great, offering a number of organizations to get involved and connect with others. Incoming freshmen live in a Freshman Connections hall designed to help meet other students and help with the beginnings of college life providing computer labs, peer tutoring, and time management and test-taking skill courses. NAU is a university that helps their students achieve their goals.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue lights all over campus, campus PD is always on call.

    Greek Life

    More calm and welcoming than most big Universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sororities, Fraternities, you can make your own club if you sign up more than 20 members! Quidditch club, slack lining, underwater basket weaving.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun loving, polite, and environmentally friendly.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown, and you are surrounded by the forest and one of the top skii resorts. Camping, snowboarding, skiing and snow angels are the best.

    Academic Rigor

    for my major choice at least.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a jacket!

    In three sentences

    I love Northern Arizona University. The school is quaint yet has a lot of class choices and a wide variety of schedule options. The faculty and staff are polite and helpful.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are these blue light booths where if you are walking you can press the button and will be directly connected to the NAU police department on campus. Also there is an escort service, all you do is call the number and they come to you and escort you to wherever you need to go.

    Greek Life

    We have over 20 different sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs, everyone's bound to find something they like.

    What to do for fun

    If you're looking for something on campus, the Health and Learning Center, the gym/recreation center, is new this year and it includes a rock wall, raquetball courts, and there are over 30 different group classes offered every month, including yoga, hardcore abs, step and sculpt, and even Zumba!

    Food and Dining

    The dining services try their best to accommodate the college student lifestyles, having Starbucks and Denny's open until 1am, and 2 other dining places open until 2am. There is a very wide variety of choices, including asian food, mexican food, a Pasta Works, a sub sandwich place, Pizza Hut, Einstein's bagel place, Jamba Juice, Chick-Fil-A, and 2 all-you-care-to-eat places. In one of the all-you-care-to-eat places they offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome. As a freshman, the resident assistants create so many opportunities where you can meet new people, and they are carefully selected among hundreds of applicants. They are great listeners whenever you need someone to talk to. As for upperclassmen, there are many different dorms with different living styles, such as apartment-style, condo-style, and suite-style. The bus route makes it easy to get from your dorm to your class.

    Academic Rigor

    As a student majoring under the biology department, classes can become pretty hard but all my professors have office hours where I can go in and go over the topics I didn't quite grasp.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're afraid of not fitting in, there are over 20 different sororities and fraternities, and over 200 different clubs. Everyone is bound to find their in at this university.

    In three sentences

    The advisers and professors at NAU really take time aside to help you. It is a school that is continuing to grow bigger and greener. One of the best things is smaller the class sizes where the professor actually knows your name!

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can play volleyball, Frisbee, basketball, and all kinds of sports outside or you can go to the recreation center which is really nice.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, it just gets repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life, just make sure that you and your roommate get along, and if you don't request a transfer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a good time, but also make sure you focus on school.

    In three sentences

    I love Northern Arizona University. The classes aren't to large, and the professors are all very helpful. I also love the environment on campus.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security patrolling, campus police patrolling, and if you ever find yourself at night (or even during the day) being followed or uncomfortable, there are yellow poles with blue lights and phones on them that you push buttons on to receive emergency service. If you are on the run, there are ones always around so just keep running to the next one and they can actually find you from that path.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is fairly dominant and they have their own dorms further off campus, but I was never apart of that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs and if there isn't one that tickles your fancy - CREATE IT! There is an LGQBT group on campus, there are religious affiliated organizations, I even heard of someone starting up Quidditch! There are plenty of intramurals as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an annual Undie Run during the winter months. Literally students run in the underwear across campus at night in the snow. There is tequila sunrise during homecoming week for those of you over 21 - drinking at 6am? Not my cup of tea, personally but I know those who had a blast.

    Bang for the buck

    The movie theatre up there - one of the Harkins Theatres chain - is pretty affordable for students, less than $7.00. There is a Bookman's and a Target right next to campus for your budgetary needs. Current movies get played on campus for a couple of dollars, too. Buffalo Wild Wings has their discounts on Thursdays for Boneless Wings (delicious!!).

    What to do for fun

    FLAGSTAFF IS WONDERFUL. I'm from Phoenix, a pretty big city, so Flagstaff gave me the small town feel that I had been looking for. Unless you are over 21 the bar life won't be happening for you, but there is a lot of wilderness to explore with friends and a whole downtown to have fun in. There is a movie theatre right by campus to catch all the latest movies, there are the San Francisco Peaks to go snowboarding or skiing on during the winter months. Meteor Crater is about 45 minutes away and very cool to check out. Bunhuggers is the popular burger joint of Flagstaff - definitely go there at least once!!

    Food and Dining

    There are a plethora of dining opportunities available on campus with more than one buffet. The meal plans are manageable and pretty affordable. I stuck with 14 meals a week and $250 dining dollars/ semester and I lasted just fine. There are the mainstream venues such as Einstein's, Jamba Juice and Starbucks but there are NAU only places as well that are just as tasty.

    Dorm Life

    I only lived for a year on campus in a fairly new dorm. This dorm was Aspen Crossing and at the time it was an Honors dorm with 24 hour quiet hours. It was wonderful. Get to know your roommate/suitemates so there are no altercations in the future. They can get very awkward. Lay out everything in the roommate agreements and don't be afraid to talk to your Resident Assistant if issues ever come up(which they more than likely will).

    Academic Rigor

    As laid back as the faculty is, they are not as laid back with their studies. While most I have encountered have been fairly lenient, I've had a fair share of sticklers. Stay on top of your studies and don't be afraid to participate in class. Showing up helps everyone involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a planner! If you have five minutes to start an assignment, take every second you can. Before you know it, the assignment is due next class and you haven't started yet. Also, get to know your professors. At the very least don't be afraid to go up and say hello or shoot them an email. While they might seem uninterested, I have never had a bad experience. They do enjoy talking to their students and are there to help you out whenever possible. They are not scary, I promise!!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a university with unique majors such as Forestry and Hotel and Restaurant Management. This is a place where the professors are just as diverse as the student and everyone has a common goal - to educate and be educated.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unless you're walking from north to south campus by yourself at night, you should be fine. There are always plenty of people walking around campus (even later at night), so you are rarely alone. We have very very low crime rates compared to other college campuses. (Still use common sense though!)

    Greek Life

    Greek life does exist here, but it isn't a must-do, and you can get along fine without joining one. We also have a lot of community-service greek organizations that don't follow your typical party idea of greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of great clubs on campus. If you're religious, passionate about the environment, love sports, etc., there is something for you.

    Great for these types of students

    This place is great especially for education majors, hotel and restaraunt management majors, nursing majors and forestry majors. We have plenty of other fantastic degrees as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Instead of a normal football field, we have a skydome - a giant dome with a field inside. That way, we can play our sports without having to worry about snow!

    Bang for the buck

    NAU has a fixed-rate tuition. I am paying the same tuition this year (my junior) year that I paid my freshman year. You are going to get the same education you would get at larger colleges without having to worry about tuition going up.

    What to do for fun

    When it snows, sledding and snowball fights are a blast! If not, NAU hosts Afterhours (free magicians, comedians, etc.). You can also go to movies on the weekends for $3 or go hiking or wander downtown.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of great options here, but I don't use much besides Starbucks and the library cafe after my freshman year. You can definitely live soley on what is provided on campus, however the are struggling a little bit to provide more healthy options. (You can get fruits/veggies, but there is still a lot of processed foods.)

    Dorm Life

    This is my third year living in on-campus housing. There are many different options and you get better choices the longer you stay on campus (since we are designed that way - you don't typically move off campus quickly). RAs are for the most part willing to work with you for roommate challenges.

    Academic Rigor

    Lower-level classes are often taught by professors who don't know how to teach. Don't be turned off by this - keep going and you will get to the better professors who really care about what they are doing. Overall, classes have a manageable amount of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus is a great choice, since it is easier to hang out with friends or meet with study groups. Try buying books online instead of through the bookstore (it will save you money). And be prepared for all sorts of weather! If you can imagine it, it can happen here... all in one day.

    In three sentences

    I love going to school here. The small(ish)-town community is great and I love the atmosphere up here. While I haven't enjoyed all of my classes, it is a great place for many majors.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    On my visit I got to try out one of the dining halls, and it was absolutely amazing. All you can eat food from almost everything you can think of. Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, any breakfast items, unlimited drinks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give the school a visit before you make a final decision. It might just be the deciding factor for you!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. Everyone here seems very friendly. Almost all of the buildings are either brand new or renovated.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Love the Blue Light system and fact that there is a police staff on campus; nice to have a heated sidewalk running through main artery of the campus to avoid falls on ice during the winter. Dorms are always locked and require individual ID entry card.

    Greek Life

    Nice housing and members did not seem stuffy at all

    Clubs and Activities

    In student center and in all halls, there are flyers and info boards with tons of info on the huge variety of activities on and off campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor adventurers students looking for 4 seasons students looking for a secluded and rural setting to study in

    Bang for the buck

    When I was there for a tour students seemed to be very happy to be there! Very easy-going atmosphere.

    What to do for fun

    camping, hiking, skiing stream fishing tons of campus activities

    Food and Dining

    very impressive dining areas with a great selection of foods college dollars accepted at several area eating establishments

    Dorm Life

    not familiar with yet but looked fine

    Academic Rigor

    competitive but seems very fair had the program and class sizes I am looking for

    Tips for prospective students

    check early for scholarships visit the campus as the tours are very informative apply for in-state tuition award if not from AZ

    In three sentences

    Safe and secure atmosphere easy going students beautiful setting to attend college

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Outdoors, or movies. If you're 21, plenty of fun local bars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great place, if you lik the outdoors. Enroll here, but understand that there will be construction everywhere.

    In three sentences

    NAU has an exciting location, but seems to care more about their cash flow and interesting new prospective students rather than keeping their cost down. There is constant construction on the Campus, but Flagstaff overall is wonderful.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't herd of anyone running with scissors here. And people aren't allowed to sell flags without permission.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of students who watch Greek every week. Grab a couch cushion and BYO soda.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is the place where if they don't have the club you are looking for, you can make your own. He-man woman haters club is my favorite.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to go to class. Be within driving distance of any season of weather. Don't mind a lumberjack

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well their mascot is a lumberjack. That's unusual. And they have T'shirt with him on campus

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, the best price in the valley.

    What to do for fun

    Log rolling, Barn raising, Head up to slide rock.

    Food and Dining

    All the students like food and dinning. They are lumberjack you know. What kind of lumberjack doesn't like food.

    Dorm Life

    I'm planning to take all my classes online. I also plan to live a good two hour drive away from the dorms. This I will never know.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't had a class yet. I'm sure it is worthy of a lumberjack. So it must be great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply online and don't look back. If they have the major you are looking for go with them.

    In three sentences

    NAU is for lumberjacks. They are quick to help their extended campus students. And the got the lowest rates in the valley.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who enjoy outdoors activities (snowboarding, skiing, camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking).

    What to do for fun

    There are intramurals for athletics, theater for acting, many outdoors activities, greek life, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a change from high school. College is much more difficult but if you invest time into your classes, you will do well.

    In three sentences

    The professors/instructors are very caring and knowledgeable and make learning easy and enjoyable. The campus is amazing and beautiful. I classes encourage thinking and effort to help learn.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police officers and security guards are continuously patrolling around the campus. Plus there are emergency blue light stations located across the university for help with any disagreeable situations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an extremely large range of clubs and organizations for students of all different backgrounds and interests. Also, if there is not already a club that a student would want to join, one has the opportunity to create one.

    What to do for fun

    The Flagstaff campus is located in the Mountains so their is always something fun to do including: hiking on trails, biking, camping, and walking through local shops and events downtown. During the winter Flagstaff gets plenty of snow so snowboarding and sledding are popular activities. No matter what the interest is, there is always an activity to go along at Northern Arizona University.

    Food and Dining

    On and off campus dining for students is always easy access and satisfying. There is a variety of restaurants and cafeteria's to satisfy any craving. Meal plans that the school provides makes food and dining convenient and affordable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Northern Arizona University is fun and educational. Each hall had an R.A. that organizes various activities for student bonding. Each dorm has tutoring opportunities, study rooms, computer rooms, and the environment is a place to feel safe while learning and making new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes range from small and intimate to very large lecture classes. There is tutoring for almost every subject within dorms and on campus. Lesson plans are always well prepared and

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would advise getting involved quickly. Also, take advantage of all the tutoring opportunities the university offers.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a large school with many small class opportunities. Professors and advisers are always willing to help with any academic issues or questions. Also, all the clubs and organizations make it easy to get connected with not only other students, but people within the Flagstaff community making this school one of the greatest to attend.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great! I feel safe there, knowing that the NAU Police are there if I need them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities to join! Paintball to Rugby and more!!

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive, but overall it is a nice school.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I suggest going to Downtown Flagstaff, there are so many shops there and good food.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining are okay, there are not a whole lot of variety, but it i pretty decent.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice, the RA's are helpful and very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is really good. Professors want you to succeed and even want to meet with you to discuss your progress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors, it will definitely help you in the long run. Use the resources provided for you, such as the library, Gateway, and so much more.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a great school. The professors are nice, and want to help you. There are tons of resources to help you.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    NAU is a different environment from the rest of Arizona. Gorgeous weather, beautiful scenery, and a very relaxed campus. It's perfect if you want to feel like you went out of state, but are still close enough to go home when needed.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Avoid the woods area at night, other than that it is a pretty safe campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty decently priced, unless you're looking at summer school. Plus by enrolling you are put on their pledge program, which keeps your tuition locked in for 8 semesters. The pledge plan however is only for undergraduates.

    What to do for fun

    Health and Learning Center has a lot of fun events, events are always happening around campus, and a person can easily walk to downtown to see what is going on there.

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious but my biggest complaint is that you don't always get what you pay for when it comes to transfers. At NAU you pay $8 per transfer, but when you use the transfer at most places you get a deal that only really costs $5 or $6 at the most. If you use transfers to eat all the time it's a huge loss.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are not really different than any other place, if you put in the effort you will do fine. They can be challenging, but its easy to find and/or make a study group to prepare for them or even to get on on one time with a teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    If accepted find out who your adviser is and have them check your credits and class schedule every semester.

    In three sentences

    The school has a terrific campus and they do their best to maintain it looking the best they can. For the most part teachers are extremely helpful, as long as they see you putting in the effort in their classes. Overall a university that works efficiently.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In winter it snows a lot, snowball is not to far from campus, so most students take their snowboards and go snowboarding. There is a fancy gym with rock climbing and indoor soccer. There are many fields around campus to hang out or kick a ball around. Not to mention basketball courts and sand volley ball.

    Food and Dining

    five stars! they have an all you can eat Hot Spot and many restaurants in a specified area. They offer a good variety of choices of meals and are very accurate in their food. They have some chefs working.

    Dorm Life

    Very nice rooms, many choices to get acquainted. Students are for the most part very nice and will invite you in their rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors show passion for what they teach, they will work with you to earn the grade you want. If you are determined getting an A in the class might be easier than you thought. Challenging but very easy to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    If learning is your passion and you want to have fun doing it, then NAU is the school for you!

    In three sentences

    Simply the best University in Arizona with the best weather and professors. Proud to be a Lumberjack and have my college experience here. 5/5 with diversity and student success programs!

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    NAU has a spectacular Greek Life which I'm proud to be part of; they have both social and academic Greek Lettered organizations. Greeks have the highest retention rate for NAU students, and each year donate countless hours and money to various local and national philanthropic organizations.

    Food and Dining

    NAU offers many different dinning venues for students catering to all taste.

    Dorm Life

    At times, living in the dorms can be distracting, but RHA offers tons of place for students to study in peace. I highly recommend staying in the dorms the first two years at NAU to allow to make, and keep connections to campus life, because once you live off campus, you begin to distance yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor all depends on what teacher you have, some are easier then others, but all classes are passable if you work hard in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    To become a successful student at NAU, make sure to become involve in the many clubs and activities that the school offers, it'll help make Flagstaff feel like home and you'll be able to meet, and make many new friends.

    In three sentences

    The campus and surrounding area is extremely beautiful and diverse, however construction is continually happening on school grounds year round. NAU offers a multitude of activities for students to become involve in outside of the classroom such as; student government, Greek Life, inter-mural sports, and many other student run clubs. Teachers are easily accessible and want to see you succeed, all you need to go is talk to, and visit them during their office hours.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have mostly felt safe on the campus, but a lot of this is just common sense for college students. It is nice how they have an escort service that will either walk with you or drive you to your destination at night if you cannot find a friend to walk with. I have heard of some sketchy people being caught in the dorms, but again the freshmen who left their doors open or let them in were probably not being very smart in the first place. Also, the lighting could be improved on campus at night.

    Greek Life

    I am not personally involved in Greek Life but I know from my friends involved that it is centered around Mountain View, the Greek residence hall. Sororities, fraternities, community service, and career groups are some of the different ways to be involved in Greek Life. I do not think Greek Life has a large presence on campus or is as influential as it is at ASU or U of A.

    Clubs and Activities

    NAU offers a variety of clubs and activities for students. Some common types of groups to get involved with are community service organizations, honor societies, career groups, religious clubs, and interest based clubs. Club sports are also available.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for students who are laid-back and want a more personalized college experience. If you are the type of student who likes to get to know your teachers this is a good place for you. If you put in an effort, there is no reason why your professors should not know you by name. There is a lot of social and environmental activism going on here, and the campus seems to attract a diverse group of people from many states.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is thought that Morton Hall in addition to a few other places on North Campus are haunted. The residence halls on North Campus host a Harry Potter Festival every year.

    Bang for the buck

    I think NAU is a great value. They promise their students four years with the same price-something that no other Arizona school offers. I have received so much individual attention with my academics that I would not have been able to attain at ASU or U of A where I would just have been another number. One thing I will point out is that you have to be careful about how you spend your meal plans. Meal plans will obviously always be more expensive than cooking for yourself. I had one of the lowest meal plans my second year. I did not like how as a freshman they require you to sign up for the weekly meal plans. The block plans are a better value because you don't lose meals at the end of the week and can use them whenever you want.

    What to do for fun

    If you are looking for nightlife and parties, NAU may not be the best place to go, but look no further if you appreciate adventure and recreation. It has been said that Flagstaff is located in one of the most geological diverse areas of Arizona. The Grand Canyon is just North of Flag. Even in Flagstaff you can experience a wide variety of activities including boating, snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, camping, swimming, and more. If you appreciate culture and charm, head downtown and check out the shops and restaurants. There is nothing like it in Phoenix.

    Food and Dining

    I do not have too many problems with the food at NAU. Most of the people who complain about the food do not know where to go to find variety. After spending two years here, you learn about places to eat and foods you have never heard about before. The all you can eat options always will have something balanced and healthy to choose from. The Green Scene is my personal favorite. It is a relatively unknown cafe and is located in the amazing new Recreation center.

    Dorm Life

    I think the dorms at NAU are standard compared to other Universities. I did actually think the dorms in my hall were larger than average, but this varies by building. I was impressed by how much storage space I had as a freshman. They have remodeled all of the freshman dorms now so they are even more modern and space efficient. I overall had a great experience in the dorms. Staying on campus is great if you can get into the upperclassmen apartment complex with laundry machines, dishwashers, and private bedrooms. It is almost like living off campus, but you still have the convenience of being close to everything.

    Academic Rigor

    My courses have been challenging, but not impossible. As long as you keep up with the work and ask for help when you need it, you have a high chance of succeeding. I believe a professor has a lot to do with the course difficulty because of teaching style, experience, and emphasis. Make sure to research all of your possibilities and talk to other students for their opinions. ALWAYS choose a better professor with an inconvenient time over an average professor with a popular time. You will not be sorry.

    Tips for prospective students

    Aim to get involved your first year and begin setting goals right away. Take advantage of all of the wonderful programs set in place to help you succeed(SI sessions, in hall tutoring, free tutoring, walk in math lab, office hours,). Get to know Flagstaff off campus, especially the scenery. Hiking trails are literally 10 minutes away. If you love the outdoors, you can't go to a much better place to experience it!

    In three sentences

    NAU is a fantastic place to earn a bachelor's degree. The town is a beautiful escape from the hot cities of Southern Arizona and the people are warm and welcoming. The small campus environment and academic resources and support is where this University excels.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are concerts to ateend and movie nights. It is fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food was great although it would have been better if there were more food options to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed living in the dorms. It was a fun experience to meet new people. I would not change it for th world.

    Academic Rigor

    The school provides an amazing academic environment for the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and never slack off. Take classes serious and study hard for every test. Take advantage of educational opportunities given to you such as, tutoring.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school to be in. Everyone is so respectful and I love my classes. They provide helpful opportunities for students to be successful in their classes.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been great measures taken to ensure the safety of all students on campus with incorporating technological advances. They offer a buddy system to transport students late at night to their dorms that can be accessed with the pressing of a button on a blue pole. Text messages are also sent out to students if something important needs to be shared amongst the masses. The campus also has its own police force to accommodate anything that may arise.

    Clubs and Activities

    Joining clubs or becoming involved in activities on campus is not hard at all considering that there is a club for just about anything. If you are passionate about something and for some reason cannot find a club for it on campus, you can start your own club through a few simple steps. The variety of things offered to participate in allows one to get a sense of pride of belonging to something larger than just themselves.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are striving to become involved in their college experience both inside and outside of the classroom will enjoy the atmosphere on campus. Students who are motivated and like building close relationships to their professors will love the smaller class sizes. The surrounding area is perfect for those who love the outdoors also.

    What to do for fun

    Campus life offers a range of activities to participate in from clubs to inter mural sports.The area off campus provides the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and camp. There are unique shopping centers and places to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered on campus is astounding with all the healthy options available. Finding the food court on campus is extremely convenient with its location being in the central area of campus. There are different types of restaurants to meet any craving.

    Dorm Life

    A vital part of college is living on campus, especially for incoming freshman. The selection process for dorms and roommates is rather simple with having information that coincides with what can be expected in each different type of dorm. It is easy to set up room selection, orientation, and taking a tour. One thing NAU does differently than other schools is providing study areas for specific majors within each dorm also.

    Academic Rigor

    There are various areas of study offered both on campus and online. The counselors work with the students to provide the most demanding schedule for the students in order to bring out the best in every student; they work diligently to meet the academic needs of each individual. There is numerous opportunities for internships, externships, and work-study for a vast majority of the majors offered on campus. The curriculum of each student is geared to make them successful in the classroom along with developing life skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I'd suggest weighing the pros and cons before selecting on a specific school. The best way to make the right choice is to research thoroughly into each possible school by looking into clubs, academics, and life on campus. Selecting a college for the next step in life can be a daunting task but it's essential to not be afraid to ask the tough questions. Look into the needs of what one will need to succeed before making any decisions.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University offers a wide variety of things for students to take part in whether it's in classroom setting or not. The atmosphere is laid back and welcoming to new students to promote getting involved in making something more out of their college experience. They have attentive staff and faculty to cater to all in a professional manner with timely responses and extensive knowledge in their specific areas.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have security stations all over campus making it a very comfortable place to be at all hours!

    Greek Life

    It's definitely there and they definitely know how to have fun

    Great for these types of students

    All! It is very diverse!

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student (on the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program)

    What to do for fun

    Downtown, hiking, snowboarding, biking, fishing, camping. The Grand Canyon is quite close, as are Sedona (which has a gorgeous creek to lay out by) and Phoenix for some change in scenery!

    Food and Dining

    It's almost annoying having so many options! Just be prepared to experiment with different things and be open minded! Also remember that it is food on a college campus. ;)

    Dorm Life

    From what I know, there are awesome dorms and a awful dorms. They are all so diverse you just have to find the one you like!

    Academic Rigor

    Let's put it this way: It depends on your classes. My GPA definitely is not what I would have wanted it to be, but I also put a lot of time aside from my studies for socializing. Your academic life here could be easy as long as you know how to prioritize well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be too discouraged by the snow. It is daunting and can be quite annoying at times, but most people I know have come to fall in love with it! Also, as with any other college, don't expect everything to go smoothly and according to plan! Life is a crazy roller coaster that we're just forced to go on!

    In three sentences

    NAU has a lot to offer: location, awesome education and a lot of conveniences. From downtown to the woods, Flagstaff has everything anyone could want (except a decent sized mall, but you can make due with Phoenix less than 2 hours away) and NAU doesn't disappoint either with its new gym and health center to its abundance of places for students to work/hang out. Moving from southern California to NAU was probably the best decision that I could have made.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is reasonably safe. Minor theft and muggings are most common but pretty rare. As a whole, NAU is pretty safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of academic and recreation clubs to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Party people as wells as serious students can be happy here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombie tag and fugitive are often played on campus from time to time.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU used to have more bang for its buck but is now going downhill in the worth it department. they are more focused on getting money from you than making your money go farther.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and academic oriented organizations available on campus as well as off campus opportunities for recreation. There is hiking, biking, shooting, and many other activities available to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    As school food goes, NAU dining is pretty good. There is a wide variety of choices and it is decent quality for being bought in bulk

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorm you live in, it is a great experience. though it is much more expensive than off campus housing, living on campus helps you focus on school and keeps you integrated in the University atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not had to study nearly as hard as some of my friends in other Universities though the upper courses are substantially harder than the incoming classes. there is not a gradual increase in intensity of classes. it is either easy or hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to all classes whenever possible and sit in the front row every time you can.

    In three sentences

    NAU was the school I wanted to attend over many other colleges. After 4 years, they have gone downhill as an Academic facility. Their focus is now geared more towards incoming freshmen (and their money) than teaching students that are already enrolled.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    geart

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not spcieal

    Bang for the buck

    3 stars

    What to do for fun

    reading.

    Food and Dining

    3 stars

    Dorm Life

    3 stars

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm happy

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great school. I love my school. Great teachers.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Camping, sports, clubs, hiking, biking

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and Visit!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus. Excellent and helpful Staff. Great Faculty

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many out door activities to do and indoor activities.

    Dorm Life

    I have not stayed on campus yet but the school make sure if your an incoming freshman that you have a place to you feel comfortable at and also be with students that are majoring in the same thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a very serious but exciting school Northern Arizona University is the school is school for you.

    In three sentences

    I will be attending this school in the fall. I am very proud I am going to this school because it seems like they are very serious about their students education. As an out of state student this school is doing their best to make me feel comfortable before I am on their campus.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    They have in full 23 sororities and fraternities. The greeks have many volunteering activities and if you want to network it helps being close with the alumni.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports club, multicultural club, student help club, and much more

    Great for these types of students

    IF YOU LOVE BEING ACTIVE THEN THIS IS YOUR COLLEGE!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One somewhat normal tradition they have is that at the first home game for football they have the freshman run out (oh and if you are a student you get in free).

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately in Flagstaff there is a tax of 11% so it is way more cost effective to have meals at the college.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is very active! If you are the type of person that loves hiking, playing club sports, or just hanging out with friends this is your campus. They have numerous exercising equipment and play places. If you didn't make the NCAA level you can still participate in the sport you love. They have outside volleyball courts and plenty of exercise clubs that you can join.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has many food and dining on and off campus. On campus they have the food court, jamba juice, starbucks, and pizza hut. Also off campus they have McDonalds, Arby's, and Taco Bell (Note I am just listing a few of the dining places).

    Dorm Life

    The buildings are somewhat old, but the resident life is very active with each student. Many of the resident halls have monthly activities for the students. The classes are also in walking distance from the dorms. Also the town is maybe 15 minute walk from the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the classes are small, averaging 20-35 students. Many of the professors know the students name and hold them accountable. NAU has a new program called GPS which has the teacher personally send an email to the student telling them what they missed or that they need to attend classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    You really do not need to bring a vehicle to school, a lot of the transportation is cheap or free. Also try to get into early enrollment so you can get the classes you want and rent from the bookstore instead of buying.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very new in innovations. It has a many great accredited schools such as business and engineering. Also it is a very active school which means that many of the students either walk, bike, or board to each class.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The orientation leaders mentioned a lot about going on hikes and also taking a quick drive to the snow bowl for snow boarding and skiing.

    Food and Dining

    The food from orientation was pretty good, but I can't base the food and dining off of orientation.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard great things from friends who currently attend NAU, that dorm life is pretty awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard that the course work is pretty standard as any other college.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is amazing and students should definitely keep NAU in mind.

    In three sentences

    I have recently went to tour the campus and attend orientation. the campus was beautiful and everyone seemed to be very nice and helpful. I am excited to be going in the fall!

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors, environmentalists, interested in forest conservation (best program in the southwest), environmental sciences, criminology & criminal justice and pre-med/dental programs.

    What to do for fun

    Several lakes (Powell, Mary) not far away, snow park for skiing and hiking, Grand Canyon is 78 miles away, Phoenix is only 1 and a 1/2 hours away, Las Vegas, NV is about 3 hours away, movie theater, mini golf, Bearizona wildlife refuge about 45 minutes away, always some type of festival or event every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    1899 Bar and Grill is the only 5 star restaurant in Northern Arizona and is located on campus. You can get a great meal there and use your dining dollars to pay.

    Dorm Life

    I really cannot answer this question because I have not lived in any of the dorms. I do know that there are two new dorm buildings being built that are more like apartment living and are anywhere from two bedrooms to four bedrooms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to student orientation, get involved in your education and clubs, and bring your snow gear for the winters!

    In three sentences

    The instructors care about your success, if you are having trouble they will do everything they can to help you. The campus has a great resource(s) center for just about any need or problem and is very environmentally aware and has several green buildings.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you want it. go for it. The only person bloacing your path is you.

    In three sentences

    The university is dedicated to the growth and acheivements of its students. The programs are well-organized and easy to follow with information packets which include academic outline and requirements for each individual program.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of phones located in various spots on campus that directly connect you to campus security.

    Greek Life

    No idea about Greek life. I only know that you have to pay them to be in their sororities and fraternities, which I didn't know before. Weird, but of course, it's all about money.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not in any, so I don't really know, but it seems like there's something for everyone. I'm focused on my studies.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for outdoorsy people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    What I've seen recently that I love is the Quidditch team playing on campus. Looks like fun!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm a big city girl, so I don't feel I get any bang for my buck in Flagstaff. It's a pretty chill place.

    What to do for fun

    Fun in Flagstaff...hmmm...well, I guess people like to stroll around Historic Downtown Flagstaff. It's quaint. Or you could check out Flagstaff's ONE movie theater, but whenever I want to see a movie, it seems like the whole town had the same idea. Get there an hour early so you're not stuck in the front row. If you're athletic, there are a lot of great hiking trails. If you ski, the Snowbowl is close by. If you like music and going to concerts, there's not a lot of big name bands that come here, but you can make the 2 hour drive into Phoenix. There are a couple of places downtown where you can see cool local bands, though.

    Food and Dining

    The NAU campus has lots of yummy things to eat. Pizza Hut, mexican food, sushi, Einstein's bagels, Jamba Juice and Starbucks. Most of them are closed when school is not is session, even though there are still employees on campus, but Starbucks is usually open.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really comment on dorm life, because I live off campus, but the students who do live in the dorm tell me that it's okay. The rooms that I've seen are a decent size. Incoming freshmans do have a communal bathroom, but as you proceed your room inludes a semi-private that is shared with an adjoining room, and then completely private. The shared bathroom can be a problem...or so I've heard...

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are rigorous, so be ready. If you are willing to put in the work, you will succeed. I have managed to keep a 4.0 GPA while at NAU, so it can be done, but it was a struggle at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Northern Arizona University is located in the small, but cute, city of Flagstaff. The campus is beautiful and it's surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest. There are four seasons here, which means you get snow in the winter...beware.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a wonderful school. The teachers are extremely helpful and make sure that you get the most out of their classes. The students are extremely friendly and make the college experience enjoyable.

  • 06/16/2012

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun there is a skydome where a student can look at the stars, sand volleyball courts, and most importantly a shuttle that takes NAU students pretty much everywhere for free. This shuttle takes students to a cool little cave, snow-bowl, downtown Flagstaff, and even the movies!

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious and there is a lot of space in the Union to eat! There are two different cafeterias to eat and I've heard they are both scrumptious and they are very close to the dorms. When I ate at the Union everything tasted home cooked and it made me feel at home! I absolutely loved it.

    Dorm Life

    During orientation I was able to stay in a dorm called Sechrist, which gave me an opportunity to really see what dorm life is like. It was actually pretty cool to get the opportunity to live with a roommate and know how the room would be organized. Even though the Freshman dorms are small they're big enough for students and provide all the amenities necessary, plus a lot of fun things to do right outside the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't attended, but I have gone to orientation and the faculty really explained the means of the campus and all of its benefits. I feel confident in their academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students would be just to visit, and get to know the campus. It has a lot of benefits and gives students a chance to explore within themselves.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is spectacular, it really gives students a chance to broaden their horizons. Everyone in Flagstaff, Arizona is so peaceful and they really love new adventures. I feel that Northern Arizona University will allow me to show my spontaneity and also learn more about who I am and who I will become.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU has a blue light system where there are blue buttons all across campus and once you push one, the police will come immediately. Also, students may call to have an officer escort them to their dorm or car if needed.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not involved in Greek Life, but I have many friends who are and they love it. They have made lifelong friends and are positively impacting the school and community with their many service projects.

    Clubs and Activities

    I encourage anyone to get involved in a club and meet others who share their interests! I joined the Future Teachers Club and met some great people who also have a passion for teaching.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a more personal college experience, NAU is for you. With a 17:1 faculty to student ratio, you will not just be a number in a crowd. Professors will know you by your first name and you'll make more meaningful connections to the people around you.

    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff is definitely a place for people who enjoy being outdoors. There are many hiking trails that you go on, you can walk through downtown Flagstaff to see the cute shops, there's snowboarding and skiing in the winter months, and there are always fun activities put on by the school.

    Food and Dining

    During your first few weeks you will think that the food options are amazing. But you will get tired of them pretty quickly. I would recommend a plan with more dining dollars to allow you to have more variety with your eating choices.

    Dorm Life

    I definitely recommend staying in the dorms, especially for freshman year. You get to meet so many people and you'll make lifelong friends. One downfall would be the community bathrooms/showers in the freshman halls, but hey at least you don't have to clean them yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Being in the Honors Program, my classes have been very rigorous and require hours of reading and writing. Although not all classes are like that, professors do try to push you to your limits and truly want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, make friends, and enjoy college. You'll learn early on that it is really hard to balance your classes, social life and full nights of sleep, so just make sure that you have your priorities straight.

    In three sentences

    NAU has a small and beautiful campus. The professors and students are very friendly. There is a fun and laid-back atmosphere throughout campus.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There are so many types of food available to you. Not only are they available but it is delicious! They have two all yo can eat section and are fantastic with providing loads of food.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to have your FAFSA all taken care of so you can focus more on the schoolwork instead of their paperwork

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona does not only have a beautiful campus but the energy that it's environment holds is Amazing! The faculty and staff are very helpful and considerate. They also have several different types of aid for any class and many different times of the day.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU has a fantastic safety system! They have telephones to call they safety department all over campus with blue lights attached and you can always see another telephone form the one you are at. You can even call them just to get an escort.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs on campus including some that are meant to meet other students with similar interests or some that help if you plan on going to further schooling.

    Bang for the buck

    Any college is expensive but NAU tends to be cheaper than most although they have plenty of small fees that can add up.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on the type of person you are there is something for everyone. There are lots of hiking trails, caves, and outdoors locations for the outdoors people. Downtown flag is a short walk from campus and has many places for shopping.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a fantastic food plan with meal credits that make it easy for students to get meals. They also have a lot of variety of food places to eat so you don't get bored, they also have places that are open late. Flagstaff also has tons of places to eat all around campus within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms they have tend to be amazing and include events for their students to meet other students. They have had problems with having enough housing for all the incoming students but they are opening a new dorm building which should help.

    Academic Rigor

    NAU offers so many different degrees and classes so the difficulty really depends on the classes that you take. The classes really aren't overly difficult or unrealistic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources provided by the campus because they really make all the difference. Get to know your teachers, they respond well when students show they really care about their grade.

    In three sentences

    It's a wonderful environment that offers many free resources to help their students succeed. They also host many events that help students to meet other new students. The teachers, usually, are very knowledgeable on the subjects they teach and very willing to meet with students.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sorry guys Don't live on campus

    Food and Dining

    don't live on campus, sorry.

    Dorm Life

    don't live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    always try your best!

    In three sentences

    tough teachers, great customer service, opportunity!

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a system on campus called the Blue Light System, this system allows one to press a button, ultimately notifying the police. So if you are walking home and feel that you are being followed you can press every blue light along the way. There is also a campus escort service, campus safety aid can walk with you home. It gets really dark in Flagstaff!

    Greek Life

    I do not know anything about Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs and organizations on campus for students from all walks of life to be involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    I feel that this school is great for students who would like to experience the four seasons!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always a man-pageant, Mr. Lumber Jack, during homecoming. There are three grave yards that surround campus. McConnell Hall is shaped like a bio-hazard sign.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go down town with friends, especially during the art walks because there is usually free food and the art is beautiful. I also like to workout at the Health and Learning Center, the new gym on campus, and watch movies.

    Food and Dining

    I feel that the food here is good but it does get old after a while. If you don't know how to cook, you should definitely learn.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of opportunities to be involved in your residence hall. Residence assistants in your hall will be having weekly programs to help you get to know other students and well as the many programs that are offered on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that this depends on the person.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS! On that note go to office hours as well. There is free tutoring that is offered, take advantage of it!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a very liberal school full of free spirits and friendly faculty and professors that are truly dedicated to the success of students. The city of Flagstaff has plenty of opportunities to be involved in the community with monthly art walks and community service projects. If you are an outdoor person, Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff also has many national parks that surround them like the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest, as well as many running and biking trails.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt safe around campus. That being said, I still partake in the buddy system especially at night, I am aware of my surroundings and I don't go anywhere I would feel uncomfortable. The school also has safety buttons throughout campus so you can be escorted if need be.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly people who love the great outdoors.

    Bang for the buck

    The only things I feel you totally overpay for is meal plans and parking.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I go downtown a lot. There are a lot of cute shops and restaurants. Also, when the weather is nice, you can join in on playing sports or other activities outside. There is something going on around campus pretty much every week.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. You do get sick of it after a while because you're eating basically the same thing every day.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm is a great decision. You meet plenty of people and stay involved with campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some great programs at NAU that really get your foot in the door for your future career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for the weather. Expect anything!

    In three sentences

    NAU is a very outdoorsy school. The staff and students are very friendly. It is easy to get involved and find your way here.

  • 06/28/2012

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    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding, skiing, shopping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the campus to get a feel for the environment because its elevation is much higher than other places.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a very welcoming school. I would rate the school 9 out of 10 stars because it is a great campus. It also has a very nice community.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are great! Biggest issue I hear of it bikes being stolen.

    Greek Life

    If you're not apart of it you won't really notice it at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs and organizations on campus to be a part of!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor students! Dental Asst. majors, forestry majors or pre-MED majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Welcome week is awesome no matter what year you are. It is a way to meet new people and they have a dive in movie!

    What to do for fun

    If you love the outdoors you'll love Flagstaff! Hiking, Biking, Skiing, fishing, local downtown eateries and shops, and the occasional festivals. Many towns within 2 hours to explore as well.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best selection and hours aren't fantastic. I think the Starbucks is the first and last thing open but food isn't bad in the hotspot.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I have been to a few and have heard a lot about it. It wouldn't be my type of living and I don't always hear fantastic things but its somewhere to live if you need it and living in Flagstaff is tough to find a place.

    Academic Rigor

    Great school and great professors. Many resources to help if needed and lots of study places!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring lots of weather changing clothes and shoes. Use the free tutoring to your advantage! Get to know your professors on a personal basis.

    In three sentences

    Fantastic city to live in with a historic campus! Focused on student involvement. Great field trips if in an Earth Science degree.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    I've heard nothing but great things about NAU greek life. In August i plan on rushing a sorority. Many of my friends are in Greek life and say its a way to have fun, stay in school, and make long lasting friendships.

    Food and Dining

    Most people don't like eating at their school. But at NAU everyone looks forward to breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night snacks here at our school. The food is in a variety of many different tastes and cultures. Absolutely delicious, everything perfectly cooked and fresh!

    Dorm Life

    Couldn't be better! The best way to meet people and get help with your college experience is living in a dorm. You can find people who have the same classes as you and you can form a study group. You meet people who soon become on of your best friends. Especially for freshmen, its the best way to get a grip on college.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but in a way to explore you mind. Makes you think of a different perspective on a situation.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful environment to learn from. A door opener for your mind to explore. Your own expression on what life is.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great if you like seeing people you know all around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You will hear scary stories about how NAU used to be an insane asylum and is all connected by underground tunnels. You're not allowed to enter them but the entrance is located under Old Main.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU locks in your tuition rate for the next four years so you don't have to worry about rising costs.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking around Flagstaff is fun, just don't over exert yourself the elevation really does get to you. On Thursday nights in Downtown there is a poetry slam and that is really interesting.

    Food and Dining

    Stay away from Mein Bowl and Denny's Express. Both made me sick after eating. The closest to home-cooked food is the HotSpot.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms can be loud so I mostly studied in the library. Wear flip flops in the community showers, they are gross at first but you get used to them. Make friends with your RA, they'll take care of you and you have another friend.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult. Professors are always willing to help though in office hours or through email. There are also plenty of Supplemental Instruction sessions (review sessions).

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy warm clothes. You can never have enough jeans, sweater, jackets, etc. Snow boots are a must.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a very small, precious campus. All the professors are nice and willing to help you with assignments, etc. The sporting events are fun thing to do with your friends as well as doing anything outdoors.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school has the Blue light system, where you can ask for help if you feel unsafe. In addition, if you do not want to walk alone at night, you can call and two people will walk with you.

    Greek Life

    They do a lot of community service and are very friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities to do that you wish you had a time machine to do all of them. The school has a Quidditch team!

    Great for these types of students

    For students that like to know there professors and like small classes. For students that learn by doing and hands-on classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU celebrates diversity with the heritage months, special days with different kinds of food. Movies on the pool.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU has awesome seasons. The people are very honest.

    What to do for fun

    Attend school events, specially the ones by SUN Entertainment. Also attend the free concerts. In addition, you can go to downtown, movies, free dance lessons, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options, like the Hot Spot. I love to go to the Hot Spot, and get the chocolate ice cream. Delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    AWESOME!! You attend events designed specifically for your own hall. Living in the Residence Halls is the best part :)

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very hard, but you just need to try hard and study a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a jacket, because sometimes it gets too cold. Balance your schedule, do not enroll in too many hard classes at the same time.

    In three sentences

    The best decision I ever made. The faculty are amazing and the classes are challenging and fun to attend. I love the campus and all the people I have met.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the greatest things about this campus is the safety! They have blue lights around campus so if you are in danger, you can push these lights as you run which allows the police to find out where you are located. Another option for safety is if you are walking anywhere at anytime, even just 50 feet across a hallway, you can call the campus police and they will escort you to your destination.

    What to do for fun

    My favorite thing to do for fun at NAU is to gather a group of friends and go play sand volleyball. Flagstaff's weather in the summer is never too warm to be outside. And in the winter, it's the perfect time to grab a board and slide down a big snow packed hill!

    Food and Dining

    With so many amazing options, you can't have a bad dining experience. My favorite place to go eat is at Einstein's Bagels. Although, this is the only place where the service isn't always friendly, the food never disappoints.

    Dorm Life

    As clich�© as it may sound, the dorms really are your home away from home. They are kept clean and friendly. There is also a staff member always available if any assistants, or just a friend, is needed.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes you take, they can be difficult. But if you use the free tutoring and talk with your teacher one on one, it is rare that you will fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip I would provide for prospective students is to take advantage of all the opportunities. Most teachers offer one on one attention through email or after class meetings and if you use these opportunities then you will have a greater chance at success.

    In three sentences

    If you want to not only find success but happiness as well, Northern Arizona University is the place for you. In this school, the small classes and kind staff provide a comfortable and welcoming feel to the environment. Attending this university has inspired me to go get what I want.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. They have their own police department on campus.

    Greek Life

    One of the best things about NAU is all of the Frats & sororities stay in the same Dorms.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different opportunities to be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student would love this place. There is a little bit for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is surrounded by three cemeteries.

    Bang for the buck

    You couldn't ask for a better education, campus, weather or geographic location for less than what you'll pay at NAU.

    What to do for fun

    From skiing during winter to camping and hiking during the summer, there are so many options. Vegas and the Hoover-Dam is four hours away. The Grand Canyon is only 35 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    They have so many options for food and dining on campus. Also, there are several restaurants right outside campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have spoken to several students and they all love campus life. Most of the schools I researched prior to making my decision had a low percentage of Juniors or Seniors staying on campus. This is one of the many reasons why I was so attracted to the campus. Most Juniors and Seniors leave on campus which is a testimony on itself of how great NAU's dorm life is.

    Academic Rigor

    You are required to have a good standing academic record. They have several retention programs willing to assist. They have many tutoring programs to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you bring a fan with you to Orientation day if you are staying on campus (overnight). Specially if you are attending orientation during summer season. Make sure to become a friend on Facebook so you are well informed of all events coming up.

    In three sentences

    The campus exceeded my expectations. There is a feeling of comradeship among the current student population. Beautiful town and campus.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have their own Police force on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there isn't a club or activity you like, you can make your own club! They ensure that you'll find something you like to do!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Right off of Route 66! Lots of historical places of interest.

    What to do for fun

    Hopefully you like the outdoors, because Flagstaff has more options for outdoor activities than most places I have lived. Between biking, hiking, and skiing you'll be busy. Downtown Flagstaff is within walking distance of the campus, there's lots of little shops and fun places to eat.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options close to campus, and the manditory meal plan for freshman ensures you'll be well taken care of your first year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come up to the campus on your own time. Don't wait for the orientation, because when you're on your own you'll be able to take the time you need to locate different areas of the campus that you might not see on the tour. Also, parking can be difficult to find on campus for visitors, so try walking.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a mountaintop oasis for skiers, mountain bikers, and those who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. The people are friendly, and the town around the campus is located just off the historical route 66. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and look forward to the start of the new school year.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My sister goes to another Arizona University and it has many issues with bikes being stollen but at NAU there is not a problem with that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club possible is here.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love a healthy active lifestyle then you will live NAU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Professional football teams do camps in Flagstaff. Many Olympic swimmers train at the pool on campus. So it is really driven to be proactive.

    Bang for the buck

    The program I am in is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There are endless things to do. If you love the outdoors then you will live NAU. The grand canyon is a hour away, there are awesome trails, and skiing/snowboarding all winter. The night life is full of places that each person will enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has great food but there are a wide variety of resturants within walking distance of the campus. There is this vegan cafe called Morning Glory that is absolutely wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms but friends who have absolutely love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally I have not incountered any difficulty with any of the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to advisor even if it's over the phone and if you get a chance you must go check out the campus.

    In three sentences

    I actually feel like I am learning something new in every class. The teachers challenge every student to maximize learning. Every program is amazing and worthwhile.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and good luck!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has fantastic weather. The campus is beautiful. The current students are friendly.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus. This varies from concerts in the grass to a fitness class in the brand new Health and Learning Center. The possibilities are endless that you could never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Dining isn't bad but it is not great either. Sodexo tries very hard to give the students nutritious and delicious meals but they seem to fall flat on their faces. On the bright side the chains on campus such as Starbucks and Jamba Juice are among the most popular places where students can be found.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has its ups and downs but overall it was a good experience. The resident advisors are all very helpful, and are there to listen to anything you may have to say. The residence halls are kept orderly with some fun thrown in as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor all depends on the individual student. The curriculum can be challenging depending on how hard you work and want to achieve, and it definitely depends on the classes you are enrolled in. The professors are always there to help when a student is in need.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have two tips for incoming freshman: do not live with close friends and always work hard and succession will follow.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The college offers many extra circulatory activities. The town itself has many historical sites and fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fresh and great most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    I have never been in a Dormitory.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors are wonderful and are ready to help you whenever you need them.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is beautiful, but be prepared to bring your snow gear in the winter.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Great location. The teachers are wonderful.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have campus police, and police telephones all over campus that you can use if you are being attacked. However, in just this last semester, there have been two reported armed robberies on campus, and they haven't caught anyone yet.

    Greek Life

    I don't know too much about the Greek Life here, but it does exist.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't really heard of too many clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like the snow or the cool weather.

    Bang for the buck

    They do whatever they can to make you pay more. If you don't receive the loan they gave you until the day after tuition is due, well they just charge you a $100 late fee. You also have to make sure you get a receipt that says when you payed for tuition, because they will try and say you payed late even if it was on time.

    What to do for fun

    The school is always having fun events that are free for students (carnivals and concerts). Most people also ski or snowboard for fun here.

    Food and Dining

    There are nice restaurants inside the Union, which is the hang out spot in North Campus. I enjoy the food options.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about the dorms, because I don't live in them. My friend lives in a dorm with 2 other guys and it is extremely small. They have 3 beds that are basically pushed together because of the lack of room. You also have to be put on a waiting list to get a dorm, which could take a while.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes require a lot of effort. Which means you may have to attend class more often than just the scheduled times to make up for work you haven't finished

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm sure every university has its problems, so NAU probably isn't as bad as I am making it sound. The campus is pretty small, which is nice because you learn your way around quickly. It is also really pretty up here in Flagstaff, you just have to dress warm all year round.

    In three sentences

    The teaching is great, and the events are fun, but the school officials are very unorganized. They lost both mine and my boyfriends transcripts. They also have trouble getting financial aid out to you before the deadline to pay for classes.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs for everything are here, even the sport from Harry Potter, Quidditch. Surprisingly, they are our best team on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Once the snow comes, skiing and snowboarding are a blast just a short drive away up the hill. NAU has tons of outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good and has variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is easy and decently comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are like any college, not impossible but challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very helpful to stay at least one year on campus in dorm housing to meet people. If I had not done so, I would know no one.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great college that is small enough that it is not overwhelming, however it is still large enough that you don't know everyone. The seasons are wonderful to live in as long as you are prepared.

  • 07/31/2012

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    Food and Dining

    Food is cafeteria quality. But there are also Pizza Hut and other mainstream food chains.

    Dorm Life

    Upper-classmen dorms are nice. They are apartment like with a good amount of privacy. The same cannot be said for Freshman dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are forced to interact with the material in ways which will prove beneficial for any future endeavors in chosen major or field of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pack a coat, it gets cold!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a great affordable university with a great teaching program. It has provides a wide range of accredited degrees to assist students and others in their future endeavors. Also great for meeting new people of different ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe. It was really important to me that I went somewhere that I could feel secure. There are a lot of systems in place to promote student safety including the Blue Light system and the campus guards. You can call people to walk you to your dorm or the library at night and the police station is actually on campus so that if and when they are needed, there is a really fast response time.

    What to do for fun

    It's a pretty relaxed environment. For the most part, people just hang out. There are a lot of outdoor activities that you can do and our ResLife supplies great events throughout the school year.

    Food and Dining

    The food is better than most campus food, I will tell you that. By the end of the year, it starts to get a little tired but there is a lot of selection. They also have implemented a program that posts the calories in all of the food so you can keep eating healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I have loved living on campus. The freshman dorms are quite as nice as the upperclassmen dorms but they have built beautiful suites and townhouses on campus now and living in the dorms is a great way to become a part of the community and get to know people.

    Academic Rigor

    There are always going to be those that try to take the easy way out, but if you are looking for academic rigor you will find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would go into the experience with a couple of broad but defined goals for your college career. NAU has a lot to offer to a wide variety of students. If isn't the perfect fit for everybody, but if you can find the right niche, it can be amazing.

    In three sentences

    NAU is the type of university that really offers a full experience for its students. You feel connected to the community and the campus. It is a great place to grow as a student and a person.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Lots of frats and sororities to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Out going

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Skydome

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs on campus and many outdoor things to do

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Is a fun school. Lots of things to do. has great classes.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Target is basically on campus and has lots of great deals! The Dollar Store near campus is great for birthday supplies on the cheap.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities in Flagstaff! You can go to the Prochnow for $3 movies or chill in the union. Off campus you have historic downtown. Plus there are numerous outdoor activities since Flagstaff has great weather.

    Food and Dining

    Even though some of the dining places aren't too good, overall it is a pleasant experience. Starbucks is always a great study snack. Plus its fun to get a big group together at the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. I've met almost all my friends through living on campus. It's convient and it helps you get the college feel.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many knowledgable teachers who want to help you succeed. I feel there isn't too much pressure but it's not about slacking off. The school has a good balance of academics and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your door open the first few weeks to meet new people. Try to take one fun class a semester so you meet others with shared interests. Go to lots of hall sponsored events so you can meet people who live in your dorm.

    In three sentences

    It's small, community based campus. It has a very scenic campus and many historical buildings. The student population is very diverse allowing you to meet new people all the time.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus. Just use common sense when walking/biking/driving around. I love the NAU Alert system. It comes in handy.

    Greek Life

    Personally, Greek Life isn't my kinda thing but my friends who are in it LOVE it.

    Clubs and Activities

    check out the list of activities or get a hold of student life to find out everything there is.

    Great for these types of students

    Love outdoors, enjoy being involved (one way or another), and laid back.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of events going on throughout the year. The campus theater (Prochnow) shows good movies, and as long as you get involved you won't be bored. If you are into the party scene then find the right people to let you know where the party is at.

    Food and Dining

    It's better than high school. It gets boring to eat at the same places after a few months, but really the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the RAs are pretty awesome. There is always something to do and if you don't care for the dorm you are in then hang out with your friends in another dorm. There are always students who you see in your dorm but they don't live there.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are challenging, but if they ever become too difficult there are plenty of resources available to help you. Some classes are easier than others, look at how many units a class is and be willing to put in the work required. Which may depend on your professor. In my experience the professors are more than glad to help you. They are willing to get to know you if you give them the opportunity. It's nice have professors who care and make sure to learn theirs students' names.

    Tips for prospective students

    The weather of Flagstaff is pretty unpredictable, and it is often windy, but I love the weather there. The professors are great, but ask upperclassmen and use ratemyprofessor.com to figure out the best ones for you.

    In three sentences

    NAU has something for everyone! People are friendly, and Flagstaff has a great atmosphere. If you love the mountains (and snow) and just being outdoors then this school is great for you.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I don't participate, but the frats and sororities are almost always happy.

    Great for these types of students

    Almost everyone. Can't think of who wouldn't do well here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a japanese teahouse that is hidden away in the south tip of campus that is almost world renowned.

    What to do for fun

    Exploring downtown Flagstaff is always fun, and it is also nice just to walk around. The movie theater up here is very good, as well as the music that happens all over.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meal plans are very nice, the new health and fitness center is beautiful, and the dorms are very good for the price you pay.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a wonderful school that has wonderful teachers and a beautiful campus. The university has plenty of support staff to help you in every endeavor, from exercising to fixing your computer. The school is definitely one of the best around.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I think tuition is over price but its a great town. living is expensive to but its an amazing place to live all year round with a ski resort on the mountain to

    What to do for fun

    I like the outdoors. so you can find me on the trails mountain biking or trail running. there is a climbing gym off campus and on campus. There is endless opportunities for the outdoor junkie

    Food and Dining

    There is always a new restaurant to eat at. you have every kind of restaurant within a few miles of campus and a lot are downtown

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    teacher expect a lot but they are just trying to make you better

    Tips for prospective students

    an average 100 of snow falls a year so be prepared for snow. The weather is amazing and it never gets above 95 degrees during the summer. It is a fun town with a small town feel.

    In three sentences

    Great school if you love the out doors and enjoy a hands on environment. The teacher are great and want to see you succeed and see you reach your goal. There are always something to do on campus our a short walk to historical downtown on Route 66.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue lights on campus allow students that are in immediate danger to press the button on the blue light and police will be sent immediately. More so, there are campus escorts that will meet you at any location on campus and walk you to you dorm or another location on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life here is extremely unique as it is located On Campus. This allows students to become very involved and those who aren't are given various opportunities to be involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 200 clubs on campus, just about anything that you may have in mind.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy students who don't need an extremely upbeat lifestyle, very laid back environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    North Campus is historic and has great history behind it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of options as far as doing outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, running, etc. The shopping and food are very local, but extremely good.

    Food and Dining

    Dining isn't amazing, but there are a lot of options, especially late night options that are open as late as 2am.

    Dorm Life

    Residence halls are being updated and house both freshman and upperclassmen. The experience in the halls are amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the program, but many of our programs are going through updates to make them challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to tour the campus as it is pretty small and the weather changes quickly.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a smaller university that provides a lot of one on one interaction between professor and student. Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, students are given various options as far as off campus and outdoor activities. The people here are very friendly and are not as small town as people expect, it's a great atmosphere.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that like smaller campus life. If you love outdoor activities this is the campus for you. Small class sizes.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities all over campus. Football Games are so much fun. We have BBQ's all the time.

    Food and Dining

    I have the 14 meal a week plan. It's perfect. The Food choices on campus are plentiful.

    Dorm Life

    It's awesome. I have plenty of space. There are always activities to do.

    Academic Rigor

    You will have plenty of studying. You have to be disciplined and organize your time. The classes are tough but there are a lot of options for help on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a smaller campus, but you get personalized service. Register early for housing. Buy your books online and have them shipped to your dorm.

    In three sentences

    I felt at ease at orientation. A very welcoming Staff and Campus. I was able to register and get all my classes without any problem.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun just about anything if you love to hang out at the union for good food, the games, if your the party type, or going to club activities being held every weekend!

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans and dinning dollars are the best! It is like if everything is free!!

    Dorm Life

    People walking up to your dorms saying hi and introducing yourself. Recommended to leave the door open.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are so chill and nice except when you get the newer ones that don't slow down lectures for slower students like me.

    Tips for prospective students

    They should consider coming here if they come from a hot place or love the snow. Its a very friendly environment and they will make friends instantly.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is amazing, the teachers are all nice. Everywhere you go people are saying hi to your or helping you out. A very friendly environment.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    NAU offers the Western Undergraduate Exchange program which is a tuition program for students from Western states. We receive reduced tuition compared to out of state tuition costs.

    Food and Dining

    During the tour we were treated to lunch in one of the dining halls. The food was pretty good.

    In three sentences

    I visited NAU during the summer. Loved the weather! Beautiful campus and surrounding areas.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Although Flagstaff is kind of a small town, it has some pretty cool events and places to go. There are concerts that are a huge hit to students and some festivals or markets open with interesting and cheap things. Of course, when it gets colder, there will be a lot more activities involving snow.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food to choose from here at NAU. If there are health concerns such as diabetics or gluten-free diets that need to be arranged, it is available for any who would like it. The dining facilities are nice and roomy with great views out the window, and they are usually pretty clean.

    Dorm Life

    Personally I think living with a bunch of girls is chaotic, but the rooms are great. Unfortunately, the hall I live in is very unhygeinic and that is slightly disturbing. That may or may not be the case for other halls.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently a Biology major Freshman with 17 units, so it is a challenging semester. Although the material is complicated, it is taught in a manner that really helps me understand the lesson.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has become a new, but beautiful, home to me. It has a great campus that gets to enjoy every season of the year and wonderful, helpful people that truly care about you and your education. I could not have picked a better school for me and my hopes of success.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU campus is very safe and offers a lot of safety features all over campus. For example busses run extra late on weekends to allow for those late night adventurers to find a safe ride home. Also, the 'blue lights' are all over campus which feature a button and a speaker that can be pressed to directly contact NAU PD and they will send someone to your location. NAU PD also offers an escort program where you can call in and they will send someone to walk with you from wherever to wherever to make sure you get home safely.

    Clubs and Activities

    Nau boasts over 400 clubs all fitting a specific niche, and going about starting a new club is one of the easiest processes on campus. There is literally at least 5 clubs fitting to every student on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is best for those looking for an academic environment based in working with others as many of the most productive lessons are those spent in groups trying to understand the many different viewpoints of other students. It's also very important that you have a great appreciation for the outdoors and beautiful weather as much of the community outside and on campus is hugely focused on natural beauty.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU has some very interesting stories from the warded off underground tunnels to the haunting of a north campus hall, there are a variety of unusual things to experience on campus, but you'll just have to go on the campus tour...

    Bang for the buck

    Being one of the most affordable schools, even just in Arizona, NAU gives great bang for your buck. Class and major variety is amazing making for some very interesting students and proffessors. But more importantly, the environment of a very connected school and a very interesting downtown community with tons of places to go explore the outdoors, NAU is worth a lot more than the tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Finding things to do for fun in Flagstaff is scarily easy. Though NAU hosts their fair share of poker nights, dances and everything in between, off campus is always alight with an array of fun events and things to do. With an amazing downtown full of an eclectic selection of shops, art walks and farmer's markets are never hard to find.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus and off is all amazing. Though campus does boast their fair share of big name restaurants like Starbucks and Einsteins, there are a lot of really delicious places around campus including two buffets. Off campus also boasts a huge variety, most smaller family and locally owned businesses making for some very great secret recipes and locally grown food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life on campus is amazing. Though every building has it's own personal character, every building has amazing RAs that are there primarily to help you succeed on campus. Every dorm hosts their own events regularly, from coffee breaks to hall movies, living in the dorms is a great experience and is really easy to make friends and a home.

    Academic Rigor

    As a student in Honors, I like to think I see the more rigorous side, but academics here, though they are obviously the purpose of attending school allow a lot of breathing room. Most assignments are easy to handle, getting help on campus whether in writing or tutoring centers is really easy to find.

    Tips for prospective students

    NAU is an environment that allows students to have freedom and the chance to find themselves as there is such a huge variety in students and majors to provide new perspective regularly. The academic rigor isn't necessarily the strongest, and getting a job on campus can be a bit of a struggle, especially with the smaller size of the school, but every experience here is worth it.

    In three sentences

    NAU is an amazing school built on relationships and hard work. Students and professors here treat each other with nothing but respect as every student looks to expand their boundaries rather than judging our fellow students. As compared to other schools NAU is much more laid back and relaxed, a very outdoor community where everything is easy to get to, reminding you how beautiful Flagstaff is every single day.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things you can do for fun! Sedona is only a 30 minute drive and the Grand Canyon is about 45 minutes. In downtown Flagstaff there are many shopping centers, along with cute, unique places to eat at.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options on campus are extravagant. Every place, including Starbucks and Einstein Bros, have some sort of transfer option. The All you care to eat places have many options including gluten free, vegetarian, etc.

    Dorm Life

    The experiences you learn from living on campus are ones that you can not get any time else in your life. Getting used using public restrooms is a little hard, but sooner or later you get used to it.

    Academic Rigor

    There are not many barriers here on campus. Only ones I can think of would be that you don't have your parents to continue to push you. You are completely on your own. When you are living on campus you have to manage you time and study in the afternoons or somewhere else then your dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for the snow! Make sure that you are emotionally stable to be completely on your own. And just have fun, but know that grades should always come first.

    In three sentences

    On a scale 1-10, I rate the college at a 10. It has all the resources I need along with so much more! There are many opportunities for anyone to be really involved.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I run on the trails or go to the gym and participate in the classes available; zumba, rock climbing, or just work out. I also explore the general area of Flagstaff, AZ. Its entertaining.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk around the campus, smile to brighten someone else is day, and take classes that are interesting to you.

    In three sentences

    The staff, students, and peer mentors are great. Flagstaff gives off a warm feel despite the change in altitude. The professors are passionate about what they teach so I learn more from them.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's a Blue Light System installed on campus that allows you to call for help anywhere on campus. And the police will be right at the scene in a matter of minutes.

    Greek Life

    Though i'm not in Greek life- I hear it's pretty sweet.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs are a lot of fun! Get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Forestry/Science Students Artistic/Laid back Leaders Indie/Hipsters!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Running of the Freshman! At the first football game all the freshman are encouraged to run onto the field before the game!

    Bang for the buck

    I think that everything you're paying for on campus is worth it! it's a good school! And I enjoy it a lot!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs here on campus. Also there is Snowbowl, up on the San Francisco peaks! So if you love hiking, snowboarding, or skiing this is a great college town to be at!

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good! Just mix it up every once and awhile. There is a ton of variety on campus and super delirious restaurants near by.

    Dorm Life

    Unless you're staying with two other people in a room, the dorms are pretty nice. Like Cowden, and Aspin Halls. Cowden is a quiet hall, which is awesome, whereas McConnell is super loud all the time..

    Academic Rigor

    There are tons of major choices at this college. One of the best for forestry, and science. But it's a good school for whatever you're looking to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore. Get to know where things are. Be prepared to buy groceries. Be yourself, this is the kind of school that really doesn't judge!

    In three sentences

    NAU is spirited and beautiful. It's very outdoorsy, and everyone loves riding bikes and skateboards. NAU is also very relaxed, but focuses greatly on success!

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We never have to worry about robberies, burglaries, etc. If something does happen on campus students are told immediately about it, not the week after that something happened.

    Greek Life

    I'm in a sorority and I love it here. Greek Life at NAU is totally different from every other school in the state. We all live in a dorm together so we all get along well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and groups on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are used to or want a small town atmosphere will love it here. Flagstaff isn't a big city or town by any means.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, most students stay on campus. There isn't much off campus since Flagstaff is a small town.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food isn't that great but it's good. If you don't have a car it's not hard to get off campus. Many places are within walking distance and the bus system offers drop off and pick up off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Mountain View and I love it! I might live on campus all four years of my college career.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, but teachers are willing to help you and some want to really help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the snow. It will sneak up on you in October and really hi in December.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is not really anything that one needs to worry about while on campus, but in case there is ever a time, the NAU police have set up various poles around campus that are identified by a bright blue light; whenever one feel in danger, they just have to push the button and then run to the next pole and push that button too. The police can then track where you are going and immediately send help. Also, NAU has a texting network for all of the students that gives you a heads up when classes are canceled-due to snow- or emergencies.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am curently involved in the school's botany club (plants for those of you who do not know what it is) and am having a blast. Even though we can get down and dirty in potting soil, I am constantly learning new things about plants. Also, the school has its own composting unit and has lots of warms that we get to feed and helps make NAU's homemade soil. I cannot stress enough how crucial it is to get involved in at least one club!

    Bang for the buck

    Since this is a college town, many of the local businesses are conscious of a college student's budget. If you ask if the restaurant or business has a student discount, they usually do. Also, I do not recommend investing in the most expensive meal plan; is it super expensive and there are plenty of grocery stores such as Basha's, Safeway, Target, Walmart, etc where one can get more food for half the cost.

    Food and Dining

    NAU has about 30 different restaurants to choose from when it comes to eating; from buffets, to coffee shops, and healthy to a quick and fast meal, there is always something offered here to satisfy any college student craving. Plus, students usually get a student discount when ordering from various restaurants and pizza shops. Since this is a college town, local restaurants are just a 5 minute bus ride away from school.

    Academic Rigor

    In the classes that I am invested in- mostly science and math based classes- I find that the teachers are all exceptionally well. Homework and upcoming due dates are always posted online so there really isn't any reason one should fail a class. Teachers always make known office hours and upcoming free tutoring opportunities if one is still not clear on something.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for interested/upcoming students is to make sure to invest in warm clothes! I am not merely suggesting a hoodie, but actual WARM make you feel like a marshmallow type jacket (that is waterproof cause it tends to randomly start raining,) thick socks, and gloves!

    In three sentences

    NAU definitely warrants an A in my book! Not only does it have a GREAT sense of community, but there is also vast diversity so you will always be meeting new people despite it being in a small town-which makes everything close including shopping and eating out. The academics are great and there is always fun school activities like dive-in movies where everyone has an innertube in the Olympic size pool and watches a movie on a massive screen!

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming weekend is crazy!

    What to do for fun

    Photography. Work out

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and explore their programs.

    In three sentences

    Such a great school. Beautiful campus and beautiful weather. Great tuition cost.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good lighting at night around the dorms, blue light emergency phones everywhere, excellent and professional campus police, lots of safety trainings and awareness events.

    Greek Life

    It is very popular here, although I am not involved in any.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and on-campus student-focused activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors enthusiasts, nature lovers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The historic quad is very beautiful and old on the North side of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices here at NAU are very reasonable and they have good work study opportunities if you need help paying.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, biking, concerts, local events, downtown dining, Grand Canyon visits, movies, dancing, local Native and Hispanic cultural activities, small zoos nearby as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you bring winter clothes. Stay in the dorms because off campus housing is pricey. Have fun! There's lots to do!

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great school if you plan on studying in the Sciences. It is pedestrian and biker-friendly. Great weather and good professors.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Definitely present if you're looking for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm sure there are plenty, but they are a little tricky to find.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is stereotypically an artsy/hippy school, but there is certainly a broad variety of student types and personalities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring semester people tend to get crazy when they see the sun again--you'll see people walking around in shorts and t-shirts when it's in the 30s-40s.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is pretty cheap compared to the other AZ universities and it definitely has a better environment than they do.

    What to do for fun

    There are options available for all types of people--you just have to find them.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but the options get boring after awhile. There's also a depressing lack of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, but the lifestyle is definitely what you make of it. As a studious individual, I am not too present in the social scene, but it's definitely available for those who are looking for it.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on what classes you're taking and what you're willing to put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have proper winter gear. Always carry an umbrella in your backpack--Flagstaff weather is very unpredictable. Go to class even when it's snowing and even when you suspect your professor may ramble on irrelevantly the whole time: you're paying for that ramble!

    In three sentences

    I love NAU. The staff are (mostly) friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The location is great and having a small campus is always a plus.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus you feel completely safe. With hundreds of campus police and campus safety officials driving, riding bikes, and walking around it feels safe as can be. There are also emergency police call stations all throughout campus as well. They call the police with the touch of a button.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for laid back and chill students. Everybody in Flagstaff is so relaxed and likable. The whole town has a certain vibe to it that you can't ignore.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are small trails on the south end of campus and they are great spots for hanging out and just relaxing. I go there al the time to get things off my mind. The off-campus forests are also great to visit. They are absolutely beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get a great education and it is not that expensive. Tuition is about $9,000 a year. But i think it's totally worth it. you can get a lot of classes where you can get one-on-one help from teachers.

    What to do for fun

    The town has a lot to offer. Downtown Flagstaff is right next to campus and there's a lot to do on campus as well. It has a lot of small shops with cool merchandise. There are also forests all around you so hiking is a common activity.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't great, but there are some pretty good options like Chik Fillet and Einstein's Bagels. The only bad thing is how early they close. Everything on campus is closed by 9 PM except one or two places.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. You have to quiet down at 11PM, but its not that hard to stay quiet. You can also get a room with your friend. They make that really easy. The best part about dorm living, is how close you are to everything. Its like living right next to a small city.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses you take here are definitely not for the weak. It takes a lot to take college level classes, but its so easy to get side tracked while in a beautiful campus as well as city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early. If you don't, you might get stuck on the wrong side of campus.

    In three sentences

    This is, by far, the best in college university for Arizona residents. It has a beautiful campus and has a lot to offer. I wouldn't pursue my degree any other place?

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU has an escort system and emergency telephones posted throughout campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and campus activities are plentiful, too.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students with a laid-back lifestyle. NAU is the opposite of ASU, to sum it all up nicely and accurately.

    Bang for the buck

    Included in tuition is a free gym membership. Buses are also free for students.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking and outdoor activities are abundant. During nice weather, there are people doing all sorts of things out in the square. Parties are plentiful, though they do tend to get busted more often than not. Downtown Flagstaff is really neat and has a good amount of coffee shops, art galleries, and restaurants/bars. During the colder months, snowboarding and other snow sports are popular.

    Food and Dining

    Central on campus is an all-you-can-eat spot and a number of small restaurants (Jamba Juice, Pizza Hut, Cobrizo's, etc) to choose from. There is a lack of healthy options, which is very disappointing. There is a salad bar, but it is only open on weekdays and closes earlier than the rest.

    Dorm Life

    If you are extroverted and don't mind not having much privacy, then the dorms are for you and you will make a ton of friends. If you are more introverted and do not want to hear even whispers of conversations through the walls of the dorms next to yours, it's likely you won't be happy. I am staying in Wilson Hall and people are loud all through the night and tend to enjoy blasting the radio with their door open during the day.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many options for higher-level students, but I have found my classes to be relatively un-challenging. I am enrolled in a few classes being taught by graduate students, which is frustrating, and I would like to see my expensive tuition going towards lessons taught by actual professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The winter can be intimidating if you are not used to the cold weather and snow. Learn how to dress warm and you'll be set.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has a very laid-back atmosphere that I have not found at any other university campus in the state. The students are incredibly friendly and welcoming. I appreciate the small class sizes and easy/free public transportation for students.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I visited the campus and it was amazing. The campus isn't extraordinary complicated and very easy to navigate. This school offers many great things.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Northern Arizona University Police Department (NAUPD) gives you a peace of mind with a safety escort service on campus and an excess of 100 blue emergency phones that ring directly to their dispatch center. They also offer student programs in: alcohol and DUI awareness sexual assault and relationship violence awareness general safety and property theft prevention violence prevention support safety tips and related information

    Greek Life

    We have a unique Greek life system here at NAU. Most instate institutions have a Greek row where the fraternizes and sororities are separated by houses, well here at NAU, we have created a residence hall where our greek community can come together and create more of an inclusive community for all Greek systems. Below you will find a list of all of our Fraternizes and Sororities: FRATERNITIES & SORORITIES Alpha Delta Phi Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Phi Chi Omega Delta Chi Delta Chi Lambda Delta Delta Delta Delta Tau Delta Gamma Alpha Omega Gamma Phi Beta Gamma Rho Lambda Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Delta Chi Kappa Sigma Omega Delta Phi Phi Delta Theta Phi Sigma Kappa Pi Beta Phi Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Chi Sigma Nu Tau Kappa Epsilon Theta Chi International Fraternity

    Clubs and Activities

    ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS ACEFNS (Ambassadors for the College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences) Achieving Sustainable Communities Aerospace Club American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) American Marketing Association American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Interior Designers American Society of Mechanical Engineers Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Association of Student School Counselors Chi Alpha Epsilon Beta Sigma Chapter Chi Sigma Iota Beta Alpha Chapter Club Managers Association of America Connecting Higher Ed Indigenously Criminal Justice Honor Society Delta Sigma Pi Engineers Without Borders (NAU) Exercise Science Club Eyes of Northern Arizona Pre-Optometry Club Forensic Science Club Forestry Graduate Student Association Future Language Teachers of Northern Arizona (FLTNAz) Future Native American Educators (FNAE) Geology Graduate Student Organization (GGSO) Graduate Association of Political Science Graduate Association of Applied Linguistics Hospitality Entrepreneurs Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International IEEE Student Chapter International Tuba Euphonium Association Kappa Delta Pi Lambda Pi Eta Le Cercle Francais NAMA â?? Northern Arizona Marketing Association National Association for Music Education â?? Collegiate Level (CMENC Chapter #700) National Society of Leadership and Success National Student Speech Language Hearing Association NAU Ad Club NAU Art Education Association NAU Physical Therapy Class of 2014 NAzAEYC â?? Northern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children Northern Arizona University Composition Club Northern Arizona University Mathematics Club Northern Arizona Pre-Physician Assistant Club Northern Arizona University Student Physical Therapy Association Omicron Delta Epsilon Order of Omega Organization of Graduate Students of English Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity Phi Beta Lambda â?? NAU Extended Campuses Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Physical Therapy Student Organization Pi Sigma Epsilon Planning Students Association Pre-Pharmacy Club Psychology Club Psychology Club â?? Yuma Public Relations Student Society of America SAFE (Student Association for Fire Ecology) Saxophone Society Sigma Alpha Iota Sigma Alpha Lambda Sigma Tau Delta Silver Wings Society of Automotive Engineers at NAU Society of Women Engineers (The) Student American Dental Hygienist Association Student Association of School Psychologists Student Hospitality National Advisory Board Student Members of the American Chemical Society Student Nursesâ?? Association Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Sigma Thin Air Magazine Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society, Epsilon Iota Chapter UTV62 We Take Education and Content Higher at NAU (We TEACH @ NAU) Wildlife Society Xi Sigma Pi RECREATION/GAME ORGANIZATIONS 10,000 Steps Club (The) Chess Club Climbing Club FITJacks Hiking Club (NAUHC) NAU Jack Pack Northern Arizona Fun Times Association Northern Arizona Snow Association School Health and Physical Education Swing Club SERVICE/HONORARY ORGANIZATIONS Alpha Phi Omega: National Co-Ed Service Fraterntiy / Alpha Delta Rho chapter Alpha Psi Omega Arnold Air Society Beta Alpha Psi Blue Key Honor Society Cardinal Key National Honor Society (The) Chain Gang Circle K International Construction Management Organization Exercitus of Vir (The) Gamma Beta Phi Golden Key Honor Society Habitat for Humanity Hispanic Honor Society Honors GURUS Kappa Kappa Psi Kayettes Lumberjack Alumni Ambassadors Mortar Board Senior Honor Society National Residence Hall Honorary National Society of Collegiate Scholars National Society of Minorities in Hospitality National Society of Pershing Rifles Northern Arizona University Gates Millennium Scholars Omega Phi Alpha Peace Corps Club Rotaract Service Jacks Service to Humanity Society (The) Student Philanthropy Council Student Social Work Association â?? Yuma Up til Dawn SPECIAL INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS AFROTC Highlander Club American Indian Science and Engineering Society American Institute of Graphic Arts Anime Club Anthropology Club Arizona Playmakers (AZP) Art History Society Art Student Association of NAU Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Astronomy Astrobiology Club Botany Club Campus Climate Challenge Clay Club Community Health Awareness of the Needs of Growing Education (CHANGE) Computer Information Systems Club Criminal Justice Club Educational Theatre Company Federation for Democratic Responsibility FeelGood FIRST Robotics Club Forestry Club Future Teachers Club Geology Club Horn Society MELT (Minds Expressing Live Thoughts) Model United Nations Music Teachers National Association NABO â?? Native American Business Organization Naturopaths International Club NAU Adventure Club (The) NAU Army ROTC Seniors NAU Elevation NAU Latin Dance Club NAU Metals NAU Motorsports Club NAU Pre-Vet Club NAU Young Democrats Neo Pagan Alliance Net Impact NAU Northern Arizona University Fishing Club Northern Arizona University Student Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing Percussion Club Radio Club (KJACK) SMS Snacks Social Work Student Association (SWSA) Society of Creative Anachronism Society of Environmental Communicators Society of Physics Students Students for Obama US Institute for Theater Technology VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood Yoga/Meditation Club We have over 300+ clubs and organizations!

    What to do for fun

    *Rock Climbing in our new Health and Learning Center *Zumba *Sedona *Hiking *Skiing *Snowboarding *Sky Diving *Walking downtown *Shopping and more!

    Food and Dining

    *Cabrizos (chic'fila) *Star Ginger (panda express) *Pizza Hut *Dennie's *Garden Toss (healthy salad place) *Jamba Juice *Einsteins bagels We have a wide variety of places to eat on campus, however, I encourage you to eat off campus every once in a while. Karma, a sushi joint is the best place to get both raw and cooked sushi!

    Dorm Life

    You will experience different atmosphere depending on the residence hall that you live in. Always remember to leave your door open and get involved with your Resident Assistant activities/hall programs. All residence halls (mainly freshmen halls) have a janitorial staff where they clean the bathrooms every morning, which is awesome! Nice clean shower!!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Never give up and continue to remember that it will all pay off in the end. You will have some up's and downs academically, but it is all a learning process.

    Tips for prospective students

    *Get involved!!! *Apply to be an Orientation Leader after your freshmen year! *Apply to be a Resident Assistant *Meet knew people and challenge yourself to make new friends. *Attend all classes *Attend SI sessions (sessions where students can get additional tutoring) *Keep your side of the room clean! If you do that, then everyone will have a clean room! *Take notes by hand and use highlighters in class *ASK QUESTIONS DURING CLASS! *Sit closer to the front of the class *Push for a 4.0 and hopefully you can get above a 3.5 *Give it your all when studying and do not procrastinate *Get your HOMEWORK done before social obligations *Treat yourself after doing well on a BIG exam or important quiz *Do not go home for the first 6 weeks of classes *Keep in contact with your parents through text and then easily ease your way into calling them *Do not drive your freshmen year, there is no need here at NAU *Attend leadership conferences *Join national honor societies *Challenge yourself! *Attend sessions that discuss college tips such as: Cracking the textbook or Agenda parties. Things like this will not only help you stay organized, but challenge you to actually do the tips and actively engage in what is being said at those sessions. *Get involved in your residence hall *Never be afraid to ask for tutoring at the North or South Learning center *The first day of classes (your freshmen year) walk our your class schedule so that you can become familiar with the campus and the different routes to getting to those classes across campus (will come in handy when you are in a time crunch in getting to class). *Ask Junior and Seniors about their experiences thus far and what they are involved in! *ATTEND YOUR INSTRUCTORS OFFICE HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I have not only been able to get A's in my classes because I study, also because the instructor knows my name, plus it looks good when he refers you to your name in the middle of class when you have a question. *Read bulletin boards *Read your textbooks and shop wisely when purchasing your textbooks! *Read the small print and be sure that you understand the rules and regulations Hope these helps!

    In three sentences

    This University will allow you to develop yourself into a unique applicant for whatever is after college. Additionally, the institution will teach you all about diversity and development. Overall, NAU has taught me a lot and this university will provide every student a chance to succeed.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always be aware of who and where you are at.

    Great for these types of students

    Go work out. the gym is new and Amazing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Event means free food!

    Bang for the buck

    Snacks. helps you not spend on over priced food.

    What to do for fun

    Go for a walk or hike. It helps with stress.

    Food and Dining

    Eat out is sometime better. Lots of oatmeal.

    Dorm Life

    I rent an apartment with roommate. Love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to read and write. Get it done and move on with life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work part time to for extra cash. Dont take to many classes and plan to read a lot!

    In three sentences

    Great if your not living in Flagstaff and need to finish your degree. Better option for saving on tuition. Small classes for extended campus.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and explore the campus.

    Food and Dining

    College food ain't so bad, you will get use to it and find other foods to satisfy your needs.

    Dorm Life

    It is great, get along with your roommate and become friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and pay attention.

    In three sentences

    It is treating me good. I love the people that are here. The classes are getting me ready for my degree.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Apply for as many scholarships and loans as you can.

    What to do for fun

    Well flagstaff is a small town so there isn't a whole lot to do except party or just hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Our campus dining is so delicious. We have a great system for meal plans and the staff couldn't be nicer. There's so much food so take advantage of it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is always fun, but to make it the best it can be, make sure you have good communication with your roommate and just have fun. Dorm life is whatever you make of it so get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    academics are perfect. there are so many different majors that you can pretty much do anything you want. The professors are amazing and are always there when you need them.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety is a big thing on campus, if you're out late from a class all you have to do is press a blue light and two cops will come and escort you to wherever you need to go.

    Greek Life

    I am apart of a sorority and I am in love with it. Greek life is so much fun. There is no discrimination among the other sororities and fraternities, everyone gets along. All of the philanthropy events involove everyone and we all support each other. It's a fantastic experience.

    Food and Dining

    It's not like home cooked meals but it's pretty close to it! The dining halls are good and there's even a Denny's on campus! You'll never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun! Everyone is so nice and considerate to the other people around them and they're always willing to lend a hand if you need help.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a camus that values the academics so you always have somewhere to go if you're struggling. The professors do a great job explaining topics and always have their office hours available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring tons of winter clothes and snow boots if you're not used to snow! The winter is cold here!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has amazing professors, many different types of liberal arts, and a beautiful campus. You have many different opportunities to get help with classes all over campus and the teachers are always available. In high school I hated going to class and now I love it!

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU has a very safe campus feel. There is a blue light system all through campus that you can alert the campus police if you feel in danger at anytime.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek life but I have noticed that it is greatly increasing each year and lots of students seem to enjoy it. Of course there are always stereotypes that go along with joining any campus club or group.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of different clubs and activities on campus. I am sure there is at least one that you'd be interested in and if not you can always create your own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm sure these are traditions at other colleges as well but No Shave November and The Undie Run are some of the most participated in.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of outdoor activities that most people usually do for fun. Rock climbing is very popular among lots of students along with camping, hiking, skiing and snowboarding.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining aren't as good as home cooked meals but there are lots of options. The Hot Spot is set up as a buffet all you can eat which is nice when you can't decide what you want to eat. There are food locations on both north and south of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I lived two years on campus and had a blast. I met tons of new people and made awesome new friends. Just don't be scared to put yourself out there. It's good to develop friendships your first year or two because later it is harder to meet new friends that already have a select group. I think its important to join clubs or groups to get involved because it is hard to talk and meet new friends in the short time you are in classes.

    Academic Rigor

    NAU is not known for it's academic rigor and some say that they chose to go here because it was easy to get into and graduate from. I think it is average academic wise. Sometimes you have teachers that are relaxed and give extra credit opportunities for those who need a boost in their grade but then there are others who are a little more tough and what you earn is what you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes because winters tend to be fairly cold. A good winter jacket and snow boots are a must. Take advantage of all the outdoor activities available and make sure to manage your time wisely between school and a social life.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a smaller University with a very friendly atmosphere. It is becoming quite diverse with an increase of international students.The classroom sizes are small to average except for some larger lecture halls.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here and the blue lights are everywhere for people.

    Clubs and Activities

    I participate in College Young Life here and I love it!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor oriented

    Bang for the buck

    I'm an athletic training major so I don't count for the WUE so it is a bit expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Gym, playing in the snow, intramural sports, football in the fields.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety to choose from in the hotspot, and I think the quality is pretty good, especially from the Magellan side.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Sechrist and the rooms are kind of small but the people are great! I wish I would've chosen to live in Tinsley, Wilson, or Allen though because their rooms are MUCH bigger.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you do at least some homework every night, it's very manageable and do-able

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and get involved fast, take advantage of the gym, and participate in intramural sports!

    In three sentences

    NAU is a really diverse place that actually has a lot to do! I enjoy the outdoors and things you can do here are geared pretty well towards someone like that. Other than that, the teaching and teachers are excellent in that they teach very well and will monitor their students to make sure they are doing well. There is a large majority of bros here from California though.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities to join on campus. They are all very involved and the member seem to really enjoy being a part of them.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for active students that enjoy the outdoors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU is your traditional college with regular college activities. The most interesting activity on campus is the Quittich Team. There is a team inspired by the Harry Potter movies.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do on campus as well as outdoors. There are many places to go hiking around campus. There are also a lot of cool little towns nearby such as Sedona.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to take advantage of the help available to them. There are many people on campus that want the students to succeed. Teachers, advisors, and other students are all there to help.

    In three sentences

    NAU has an amazing campus. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. The school is very involved with their students and this helps create a great learning environment.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU has a University police department on campus that regulary patrol the campus. They also offere escort service to students during late hours. There are 100 blue light emergency telephones on campus the connect directly to the police department. In addition, student programs are offered - everything from alcohol and sexual assault awareness to how to drive in the snow. The police services on campus are exceptional and both parents and students feel it's a very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    There are 23 fraternities and sororities on the NAU campus. As with any college campus Greek life tries to instill leadership and support. It's all about creating a bond and making a lifetime brotherhood or sisterhood connection. Mountain View is an on campus suite-style dorm provides housing for students in a fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of activities for students to get involved in. Everything from dorm events and activities to intramurals. NAU also has Greek fraternity and sorority system and they host a lot of events. New students are encourage to sign up for a peer mentoring program called PeerJacks and they organize trips and activities to out of state students can meet people and get involved. NAU offers a number of athletic teams you can try out for or if playing isn't your thing you can always go watch a game and support the team. The new Health and Learning Center is amazing with new gym equipment, an indoor basketball court and track, a rock climbing wall, and racquetball courts. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is a great school for students who are looking for a small town feel. Flagstaff is a great college town and has all the local conveniences, but the college is still large enough to give you a great college experience. Students who like the outdoors and nature are also great candidates for this school. It's a change from the city life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU is in a great place - it's really beautiful, but the one thing that caught my eye on the first tour was the cemetery right next to the campus. It was a little eerie but then you get used to it. It's also makes the ghost stories more memorable.

    Bang for the buck

    Being from California I can say that NAU is a great school with a realistic price. Because of the WUE tuition is very affordable and the school commits to freezing your tuition rate for 4 years! That is unheard of in CA where the tuition increases just about every semester. My parents know what the cost will be each year and that really makes the school worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff is a great town with a lot of local shops and places to eat. There are a lot of bars/pubs and every month there's an Artwalk where the local businesses open their doors with exhibits, music, performances, and snacks. For students that are more adventurous Flagstaff is located near the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Students can take trips to Slide Rock Sedona and enjoy the natural water slides. During the winter you can hit the slopes and go skiing or snowboarding - you're there in less then 20 minutes! Camping, starry nights, snowy winters, and mild summers are great!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are available on different parts of campus and there is a decent amount of variety. The main dining halls have many food stations and it's all you can eat - so that's pretty good. You can use your meal plan to get meals from the Hot Spot or the DUB or you can get transfers from other campus dining options like Starbucks, Denny's express, Pizza Hut Express, or Chick-fil-A. You can get food almost any time of the day. With your meal plan you also get dining dollars which you can use to purchase items that aren't on the transfer menu. Also, you can have money put on your JDE (jacks debit express) and that can be used for food, laundry, and some local places in Flagstaff.

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen housing is available in traditional type dorms and they have freshman connection halls to make sure students are connected and supported from the beginning. The dorms are clean and many of them have been updated with newer furniture. Triple dorming has become more common recently because of the increased enrollment, but you might only want to consider a triple with people you already know. Every dorm comes with a small refrigerator, beds, desks, dressers, and closet space per person. Some dorms also have sinks and medicine cabinets in the rooms which is a nice feature. The more credit you earn you are able to consider a lot of other options like suite-style dorms or apartment-style housing with full kitchens and laundry in each unit.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on the classes you register for and what you want to major in. As a science major classes can be very rigorous but study sessions are usually offered to provide extra support. Professors are willing to work with students to offer them extra support if needed but they do hold them high standards and attendance is closely monitored. Being a strong writer is recommended for college course success. Sure there are some classes that don't take as much effort, but you shouldn't count on being able to fill your schedule with those types of classes. College is supposed to be more difficult so it's no surprise that NAU has a decent amount of academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to apply early and make sure to check your LOUIE account on a regular basis for detailed information about deadlines and financial aid. The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is worth looking into and makes NAU affordable for out of state students. Prospective students can attend a presentation in other states (if they are not AZ residents), but it's worth it to go and tour the campus before you make your final decision.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a beautiful campus located steps away from downtown Flagstaff. It's a mid-size campus with a small town feel and very personable. NAU offers a ton of majors and has a lot of support systems in place to help students be successful.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All kinds

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Foam party in a parking lot at the beginning of the Fall semester

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is pricey when it comes to tuition; $337 per credit hour.

    What to do for fun

    Dorm and school always has get togethers and parties but do not get side tracked or your grades will hurt.

    Food and Dining

    Unless you're in a sport or a gym rat, you'll definitely gain your freshman 15 [lbs].

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorm rooms; small, smelly & insufficient.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major and if you are an honor student.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live in Arizona, try to stay in-state, although tuition at NAU is still the highest in the state.

    In three sentences

    Convient online classes offered. Understanding and helpful advisors. Well-rounded college to attend.

  • 12/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU has stressed highly on campus safety and I have never encountered a problem. There are campus police officers that can walk you to your dorm if it is late at night and do not feel comfortable walking alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in the Criminology and Criminal Justice club and we have speakers and games we do during meetings. We go out and explore and I have a blast.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some things we have for athletic events would be the Chop where we make a chop motion using hands during the game to hype up the players.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things on campus to do as well as off campus. There are clubs, events, First Friday Art Walks, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and there are many choices. Some are open until a reasonable hour and transfers will get you more than you think!

    Dorm Life

    Living alone for the first time is different but it's a great opportunity to meet new people and establish friendships as well as getting help on homework if you are in a learning community.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging in some courses and if you know what you are doing, it can be easy and you will not have a worry.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get your work done on time or else you will be left behind unless you talk to the professors in their office hours.

    In three sentences

    How I would rate my school would be tough. It has a great campus and atmosphere with all the students and staff. I would rate it at a 9.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Open minded, Ready to learn. Dedicated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am still getting used to using the words Kiss My AXE Funny turn of speech to me.

    What to do for fun

    What's not to do for fun? Skiing, hiking, rock climbing. There is so much to do around here yet it still has that small town feel.

    Dorm Life

    Different

    Academic Rigor

    Intense

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded. You may be away from home for the first time but that doesn't mean you need to make poor choices. Please be mindful of others around you and there needs.

    In three sentences

    A challenging environment. An academic environment. A place to become who you desire to be with the fullest support of staff and programs.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Awesome!!

    What to do for fun

    Football games, dates, downtown Flagstaff, really the list is endless. There are tons of activities for such a small town. I love every bit of it!

    Food and Dining

    Way to many choices to ever get bored! Also a fantastic place to meet people.

    Dorm Life

    I personally live off campus but the dorms, from what I have heard, are awesome and a great way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I am challenged at Northern Arizona University but I have learned so much. The teachers really want you to succeed so if you are ever struggling you can easily set up a time to talk to them and get back on track. It is harder than high school, but so much better. I have never had so much help from teachers and I wasn't expecting it at a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to all the activities and don't miss out on the football games! Also, see your counselor whenever you can because they will help you stay on the right track to graduating on time and getting the classes you need. And study!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona has an unbelievably beautiful campus. All the teachers I have had so far sincerely care about how you do and want you to succeed, including the counselors who are more than willing to help figure our progression plans. I could not have chosen a better college to help me with my future.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I am a high school student who slacked off my freshman year and spent the next three years boosting my GPA. I was worried no school would accept me, but a couple of weeks after i applied I was accepted. Its as easy as one two three I love it!

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    NAU offers several methods for students to take classes so it is great for any type of student.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition rate is the lowest out of the three major Arizona universities.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but you will only get out what you put into it. NAU supplies the tools and education that you can use to be successful but you as the student have the responsibility to take it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My main tip is to never assume that you know everything. Always asks questions to advisors and other faculty and support staff. This is very important especially if it deals with grades or financial aid issues.

    In three sentences

    NAU is an excellent institution that offers many options for majors for different types of students. The tuition is also the lowest compared to the other major Arizona universities. NAU is a great place for a student to discover their identities and to prepare for a successful future.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You see a lot of notices for petty theft and descriptions of people who did it sent out by the police around campus. It was ranked number 17 on the top 25 most dangerous schools in the country, but I never knew anyone who got personally affected by any of the crimes.

    Greek Life

    It's not like everywhere else in the sense that each fraternity/sorority gets their own house, they all share one giant residence hall called Mountain View and get their own wing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Name anything, there's a club for that. There's even more clubs for things you can't think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Who enjoy socializing both indoors and outdoors. People who are tolerable of the cold will be good out here, as well. And people who like to snowboard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU has a quidditch team, and tons of other crazy clubs. Slack lining is really popular here, too.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition isn't cheap, but pretty much everyone gets financial aid of some kind.

    What to do for fun

    Poetry slams, walking around town, playing in the snow during the winter. During the spring, just being outside is awesome enough, but a lot of people play volleyball, Frisbee, and slack line.

    Food and Dining

    I loved it, but I know a lot of people who didn't enjoy it so much. Theres nothing that's open 24 hours a day, the latest is 2 AM and ordinarily, that line takes an hour to get through.

    Dorm Life

    The best aspect of this campus, without a doubt. Dorm life is a ton of fun, pretty much everyone is friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult, and competitive programs are relatively difficult to get into.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring clothes for all types of weather, because you will definitely experience them all here.

    In three sentences

    It's a lot of fun, especially if you like the cold. The people are nice, the town is small, and there's always something to do. The campus is gorgeous during all times of the year.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for students who like cold weather, rain, and green scenery. Any students who take part in making things more environmental friendly, this would be a great school to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Some aspects are worth the money and some aren't. I would not bring a car to campus because you hardly ever use it and parking passes are too expensive. Other things like meal plans and activity fees are worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    There are many campus wide activities. The school puts on concerts, carnivals and other fun events that are paid for in your fees so all you need is your NAU ID. There is always something fun to do whenever you have time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average, as any school food. Its easy to get tired of the food so I would suggest getting a minimum meal plan and buying groceries to cook food in your dorm.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are of good quality and size. Everything is within walking distance and is really convenient. I would not suggest living on campus as an upperclassmen though, the dorms are too expensive for the cramped space provided.

    Academic Rigor

    NAU Staff and Faculty want you to succeed but you have to make the move. There are many resources for students to get help, all they have to do is ask,

    Tips for prospective students

    Northern Arizona University is a great choice for students, financially it is much more affordable than Arizona State University and University of Arizona.

    In three sentences

    I love Northern Arizona University. It is a beautiful campus and everyone is friendly. The university offers a variety of majors and minors to fit every students interest, along with a small town atmosphere and beautiful weather.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I attend classes on-line so I am able to stay at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can't attend a college in your area, there are always on-line classes that will work conveniently for your personal life. I provide care for my disabled son and never thought I would have the opportunity to pursue my career but it is possible.

    In three sentences

    I am currently attending NAU at an extended campus. I love that they have made it possible for me to attend school on-line in order to pursue my career.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Super safe!!!

    Greek Life

    Lots of options.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of activities!

    Great for these types of students

    All. There is a place for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    A great place to be!

    What to do for fun

    Hike, bike, rock climb, ski, snowboard, sled, free on campus movies.

    Tips for prospective students

    You get the grade you deserve. Work for it.

    In three sentences

    A great place to go to college if you want a small class size or a large lecture. Your teachers want you to succeed and are there if you need help. You will love it.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'd rather die.

    Great for these types of students

    People with lives and families. People who aren't going to college as an excuse to binge drink and watch football.

    Bang for the buck

    Very high. The highest. Cost/value is great at NAU.

    What to do for fun

    I have my own life and wasn't looking for the college experience.

    Food and Dining

    I live on my own and attend and extend an extended campus.

    Dorm Life

    Not living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous. The nursing grade scale is harder than U of A or Pima.

    Tips for prospective students

    The grading scale for the nursing school is much harder than U of A.

    In three sentences

    So far so good. Down to earth. The staff are helpful.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    A lot of people join greek life. If you are into long term relationships with brothers or sisters in greek life and donating time to help people than its just for you.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is a great school. The professors are really nice and are willing to help you when you ask for help. The people you meet there are nice as well, if you ask for help anyone is willing to help to get you in the right direction. Flagstaff may be a small town but its worth living in, it's so pretty in the mountains if you are into nature and when it snows its just amazing.

    What to do for fun

    They have a gym to work out, a pool to swim. Downtown is a good place to go. Flagstaff is a small town but there is interesting places around to go shopping or hang out around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for the cold. It does get intense and when you have night classes it just sucks freezing your way over to your room.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great school, i am glad that picked this school to study at for my BS in psychology. The environment is a great place to be and the people in flagstaff are very friendly.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. On every street corner there is a blue-light emergency call box. And, from every call box, you are able to look around and see four more from the one you are standing at. This allows students in danger to phone the NAUPD or to simply press the buttons as the go should something more serious be transpiring. The NAUPD are friendly and understanding and quick to the job. Even if you have a late class and don't feel comfortable walking back to your dorm alone in the dark, you can hit a call box button and ask for an escort back to your dorm.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU is famous for its annual game of Humans vs. Zombies which usually is put on the week before Halloween and following on for a week or two after. It is coordinated by upperclassmen and made available to any student on campus who wishes to play. NAU is also famous for some of its buildings having once been part of a mental hospital. Some of the halls, such as Morton Hall and McConnell Hall, are said to be haunted. Piping and underground tunnels can be found criss-crossing all across the campus where hospital patients were once moved from place to place.

    What to do for fun

    Although Flagstaff is a small town, there is certainly a lot to do. Flagstaff is home to a number of fantastic family-owned or town-operated restaurants that can't be found anywhere else. From campus, Sedona, AZ, the Grand Canyon, and the Snow Bowl are less than an hour away and great destinations for weekend road trips with your friends. Sporting events or events in your hall are a great way to stay close to home and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options at NAU are practically boundless. The University Union serves as one of the dining facilities on Central Campus. Within the Union is an all-you-can-eat dining service called the Hot Spot; just a swipe of your ID card to use up a meal plan and you can eat to your heart's content. Also in the Union is a Chick-fil-A, Denny's, Einstein's Bagels, Jamba Juice, Chipotle, Subway, Star Ginger, and Starbucks. The South Campus dining hall, the Du Bois Center, also offers many of the same eateries including some different ones as well. All of the stops offer package plans that you can use up one meal plan on, or you can spend your allotted dining dollars. All in all, dining is easy, efficient, and fun.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms on campus are fantastic and there are so many choices depending on what kind of student you are, what you are studying, or what year you are. There are a multitude of both freshman dorms and upperclassman dorms. The freshman halls are all fairly recently renovated and everyone is so friendly and welcoming to new students. The upperclassman dorms have more options; traditional dorm hall, apartment style, or suite style. Everyone is equally as friendly and all amenities you could ask for are usually offered. Events are held in the dorms, usually put on by the RA's, and are a great way to get to know the people you're living around, especially if you're a freshman. The dorms are clean and great to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Whether you are accepted into the Honor's College or are simply taking regular classes, studying hard and staying on task is a must at NAU. Many of the students on campus attend with academic scholarships that require them to maintain a certain GPA in order to keep the scholarship. Good grades help you pull in more potential scholarships and internships as you progress through classes at NAU. If you study for all of your classes just a little bit everyday, you'll be set. Some classes, depending on the major (Nursing, Engineering, etc) require more rigorous studying schedules.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you bring enough winter clothes or remember to bring them up; the winter season of December through mid-spring can be pretty chilly with the wind whipping off of Humphrey's Peak. Snow boots and long coats are a definite must for the cold season. A bicycle is also highly recommended. NAU is a very green/environmental campus that is bike-friendly with lots of racks and options of renting out bikes available. Join lots of clubs or inter-mural sports! Go to the events that your hall hosts and keep your door open and get to know your hallmates. Everyone at NAU is really friendly and you're all just trying to find some new people to get to know. The clubs, sports, and events will help you meet people not only in your dorm but on campus as well.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and small, perfect for anyone looking for a close-knit and friendly community. The teachers/professors are very passionate about their subjects and are extremely approachable and interested in your success. The people on campus are very kind and everyone is amiable and friendly.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to poetry slam or a nice cup of coffee downtown!

    Food and Dining

    The school tries hard to have enough options for vegetarians and vegans but the food lacks substance.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are uncomfortable for introverts, but the extroverts strive in the small spaces and open doors. Communal showers are a pain for the freshman dorms though!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are redundant from high school, but some really do challenge you. I think it depends on the course and professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring snow shoes, an open mind, and willingness to learn new things.

    In three sentences

    NAU has some of the friendliest people I've ever met. The weather is unpredictable in Flagstaff, but the environment makes it worth all the effort. It's an inspiring campus and community.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are restaurants everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I always lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very manageable. I work full time on a night shift as a Police officer and managed to complete three classes last semester without any trouble. Keep in mind time management is crucial for those that work and usually your family time is what you miss out on, but in the end it is worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early for classes especially if you are an online only student. These classes fill up fast and are not always reserved for online only students.

    In three sentences

    I have attended this college at the extended campus in Tucson but most recently have been completing my course work online only. So far, my experience has been great. It is difficult planning out your course work with advisers via email or phone.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus seems pretty safe. When there is a potential threat, students are notified.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join such as ones related to your major or clubs students create. There are also many school activities to attend like sporting events or concerts.

    Great for these types of students

    For athletic students or people wanting to stay in shape, the health and learning center is a great place to work out or play sports.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and go to the movies or go out to eat. Attend the college activities put on by the student council. Hit up the health and learning center to play sports, workout, or climb the rock wall.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors are always there to help you. So, do not be afraid to ask them for help. If you can, attend Supplemental Instruction which is a great tool to get ahead in class.

    In three sentences

    NAU is an amazing college to attend. It has an outdoorsy feel and there are many activities to attend while on campus. The classrooms are small and the people are friendly.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Make friends and that is how you will find what to do for fun. Flagstaff does not have a lot of shopping centers but Sedona is next door and there are some great hiking/walking trails that are good to go on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay but there are many restaurants and fast food places right next to NAU that are fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is what enables you to build friendships that will last throughout college. It also tells you a lot about what kind of person you are when it comes to academic and social needs. Also pick the dorm that will be closest to your classes so find out if you'll be on North Campus or South Campus or you're going to have a hard time wanting to get up in the morning to travel between North and South Campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are no shortcuts to be taken but it works out at NAU because they offer a variety of tutoring for nearly every subject. The trick is to find out which kind of tutoring works best for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active in communicating with your professors. They really do welcome questions and it is the starting point for networking.

    In three sentences

    NAU gives you the opportunity to advance at your level. The campus is welcoming and offers all the aide you could need to succeed. There is no shortage of classes to take across a variety of subjects.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police care a lot about the students, if you ever have a problem they will come to you immediately and help you with whatever you need. That being said, they cannot be everywhere, and accidents do happen. Teenagers and college students do stupid things, and people get hurt sometimes. But the campus police will work with you to resolve issues. I know from experience.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at NAU is different from most other Universities. There aren't houses, rather all the sororities and fraternities live in one big dormitory. Greek Life is not big at NAU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus its ridiculous. There's the Quidditich team, whose games are almost bigger than the football games, the hot dog eating club, well that one is self explanatory, and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is a great school for Green students. They are huge on preservation and saving the world from pollution and green house gases.

    What to do for fun

    NAU is located in a small town in Arizona, so if you aren't 21 or don't like outdoor's stuff there's not much to do. But the scenery there is beautiful. The campus is right many amazing hiking sites, and if you like camping, there are a lot of camp grounds in the area. But most students there Ski and snowboard.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good as long as you give yourself some variety. Don't eat at the buffet style restaurants every day, you will get sick. Try to mix it up. NAU has other caterers on campus for our convenience, like Jamba Juice, Eisenstein's, and much more. Eat there to, trust me.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms. There isn't much to say beyond that. They are fun to live in, you make a lot of close friends. But you will not get much sleep. Also, do not under any circumstances try to do your homework in your dorm, you will get nothing done and it will be a huge mistake.

    Academic Rigor

    Northern Arizona University is no Harvard, but it does challenge you. Some classes will be easier than others, but do not expect to be able to get away with not taking notes because NAU is a teaching school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors right away. Its always better for your teacher to know who you are and for you to have a good relationship with them. Even though NAU class sizes are small, there are still normally 35-50 people in the average class room. You want to be one of the students your professors know by name.

    In three sentences

    NAU cares a lot about their students and making sure you feel at home. The teachers are really attentive, and because the school itself is small, the classes are small so you can have one on one time with your professors.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU constantly reminds its students of how to stay safe. There are also Blue Lights around campus, which are lights that have a button to push if you feel threatened or endangered. They will alert campus safety.

    Greek Life

    I was never associated, but it seems to be popular and worthwhile!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options for clubs and activities. And if you can't find a club you're interested in, you're free to make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Down-to-earth, laid back, students who want small classes with instructors that care, people that want to make meaningful connections with the college they attend

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Taylor Haunted House - a haunted house put on by students on campus Running of the Freshman Freshman Letters Family Weekend Homecoming

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is the only university in Arizona with a fixed tuition rate, meaning tuition stays the same all four years. This makes it incredible affordable in comparison. Also, about half the school is comprised of out-of-state students, proving that NAU was their affordable option.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Flagstaff, many campus activities, outdoor activities on and off campus, even hanging out in the dorms is fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus alone makes college fun. The atmosphere on and off campus provide motivation and support for all students!

    In three sentences

    NAU is a place for new beginnings. It provides a fresh start with an amazing campus and wonderful community. The connections to be made are endless.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are 'blue lights' located all over campus that you can go near and push when you are in an emergency situation for the police. At every blue light you can always see one or two more from where you are standing so if you're running you can push them consecutively and they can follow where you're running to. You can also call a police service on campus to escort you at night if you need it. I walk late at night home from work very often and I have never once felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are several Greek organizations on campus and they are constantly hosting events and doing fun things. There is a single dormitory that houses most of the Greek life on campus..it's huge!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs and organizations on campus! There are a lot of ways to get involved and be a part of something.

    Great for these types of students

    Definitely a great school for LGBT students! Everyone is extremely accepting. Hippies are frequent here as well! ;)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They do tons of fun things on campus all of the time! North campus is absolutely beautiful and is a wonderful place to study.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is the cheapest university in Arizona by far! It makes going to college a tiny bit easier. They cap the tuition prices after 15 credits and whatever tuition rate you have going into college is the price you pay until you're done. This is actually really nice and only NAU offers this. The other in state schools increase everyone's tuition when the rates increase.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't a whole lot to do in Flagstaff, but we make do here! There are always things to do on campus and things going on in downtown Flagstaff. Plus, outdoorsy people will love it here because there are so many places to hike here!

    Food and Dining

    There are okay places to eat on campus. There are places scattered across the campus instead of one central location. The Union has a lot of different places to choose from and they are about to begin a huge expansion on it.

    Dorm Life

    There are tons of dorms to choose from on campus. A lot are centrally located and the ones for upperclassmen are extremely nice! Just like living in an apartment, but a lot more expensive. ;)

    Academic Rigor

    NAU isn't the most prestigious of schools, but some of the majors have super strong programs and are some of the best in Arizona.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to school in a relaxed environment, go to NAU! The people are so chill, the weather is awesome, and it's a great place to go to college!

    In three sentences

    NAU is a very relaxed, welcoming school. People from all shapes, sizes, places, religions, sexualities, and everything in between go to school here and everyone is very welcoming, accepting, and friendly. All around a very awesome place to go to school!

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural Soccer is a great time.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive and the financial part is not fun.

    What to do for fun

    Head over to the Health and Learning center. Get fit.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the food.

    Dorm Life

    Roommates always have an impact on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Meet people, makes the experience better.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is not a party and nothing like the movies.

    In three sentences

    Flagstaff is cold.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus is a nice place to hang out at and the HLC is also great.

    Food and Dining

    I loved eating at the hot spot. And there are also other areas like Starbucks, etc. to eat!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms I've stayed at were Cowden and Riely (sp). They were very comfortable dorms. It's a bit hot during the summer though. I had a fan.

    Academic Rigor

    We didn't do actual college classes, but the classrooms were very nice.

    In three sentences

    I came to NAU during a summer program and I loved it. I stayed for 5 weeks.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe there are blue light emergency buttons everywhere, if you push on the campus police are immediately notified and respond, if you are running you can push multiple ones and the police can track your movement so they can help you no matter how far you get from the first one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities and they are all pretty well advertised.

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much for anyone really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During football games after we score our mascot, Louie the Lumberjack, get raised up on a platform and does a push-up for every point we have.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is a great school and is cheaper than a lot of the other schools I've looked at, even for an out of state student like me, and there are so many things you can do and experience that make it worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    You can go downtown or to the mall(if you have a car or want to walk for awhile), besides that fun is which you make it, so there are plenty of people who are willing to hang out and talk or play games/sports, you just have to find them.

    Food and Dining

    Can get a bit tedious if you really like variety but there is quite a bit to choose from and the meal plans are pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The downsides are of course the loud, and even gross people that will end up being there, but its a good way to meet people and the RAs are always there to help with disputes.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor really depends on what you are studying because some majors have a lot more work than others, but you can always control how much of a work load you want by planning your classes accordingly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared for the weather because it does snow and its really cold.

    In three sentences

    NAU is an amazing school that has beautiful scenery and good teachers. Downtown is interesting, but kind of small and things there are more on the expensive side. Its a pretty health conscious school which is good for limiting the freshmen 15.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Wait for the snow to fall and use the ski slopes. Build your own igloo. Go sledding right outside your apartment.

    Food and Dining

    There are several places to fine dine at. From fast good to fine dining. The places are either on campus and off.

    Tips for prospective students

    I prefer living off campus. You have quite time to study. Makes you mature.

    In three sentences

    The city of Flagstaff is a wonderful place to live. The temperature is cooler to be around. The small town is nice to travel around.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is the best. There are payphones all across campus that you can just pick up and you will be automatically be directed to campus police. They are on top of any incident that occurs on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I, unfortunately, am not a part of any clubs, but I really want to become more involved. Everybody who I have talked to who is part of a club, seems to really enjoy it, you just need to find your niche. And if you can't, then you can always create your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for everybody, but especially if you like small towns. The campus itself is a decent size, but if you like to go clubbing every night then maybe Flagstaff, or NAU, is not the best place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know if this is a tradition or not, but there is a campus wide game called Humans vs. Zombies. Each dorm is represented by a different colored headband and humans are provided with Nerf guns to 'kill' the zombies, while the zombies hunt the humans. There are usually 'missions' every weekend. It is such a fun and relaxing way to meet new people and get away from studying for a bit.

    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff is such a small city that there isn't an abundant amount of things to do off campus, but you can take a shuttle, which is free for students, downtown and walk around, maybe go to a movie. If you're looking for activities on campus, there are an array of clubs and sports teams to choose from, there is also a gym and an indoor pool.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually really good, but to be honest things just start to feel routine and you start to get sick of campus food. I recommend that you eat off campus every once in awhile, if possible, or buy groceries and cook dinner for you and your roommate.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is one of the best experiences I have had in college. The unity, freedom, and just plain old fun that I have had the privilege of experiencing is crazy awesome. The people in my building are just so nice and helpful. Unfortunately, I have not been in other dorms yet, but I bet they are just as friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your strengths and weaknesses the classes will vary in difficulty level, but no matter what each and every class and professor will keep you on your toes. No professor I have so far is overly harsh or demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not accustomed to colder weather, then be warned that although spring and summer may be beautiful, winter can be a little rough at first, but all the amazing snow is definitely a sight to see.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is such a well-rounded campus, there are so many types of people here. Everybody will and can find their niche here. The scenery also makes for a wonderful atmosphere.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    My classes are online.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you study, you should do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are attending online, be sure to read through the syllabus and plan ahead.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy the set up on the online classes. I am able to work and attend school. The teachers have been helpful.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    One neat activity at NAU is biking. They have a program, where a student can freely rent a bike for the week and a lock, key, and helmet are included in this deal. There are a lot of clubs, too.

    Food and Dining

    The website shows that there are a LOT of options for dining at NAU. Moreover, incoming freshman living on campus are forced to be on the meal plan, and that could be cool.

    Dorm Life

    From the website, I noticed that many of the beds are similar to bunk beds, only they don't have the bed underneath. I am worried about this because I don't want to fall off the bed while I'm asleep. I also noticed that most of the dorms have shared bathrooms, which seems funky.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as I can tell, the academic rigor is average. It does not appear any harder or easier than anywhere else. However, currently, I am not a student and could be wrong.

    In three sentences

    NAU is smaller compared to the other universities in Arizona, which could allow the school to have a tighter-knit community. Due to its size and location, NAU is not in competition with the other universities; NAU does not have any rivalry schools in Arizona. This university is located in northern Arizona, and if you'd like to have four seasons and a snowy winter, then NAU is the right choice out of all of the universities in Arizona.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hiking, snowboarding, sports, and playing in the snow.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not half bad, especially for a school.

    Dorm Life

    NAU is a dorm focused university.

    Academic Rigor

    Northern Arizona is a more education based school; although, the sports and recreationtional activites are also great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and enroll as early as possible.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is an inviting campus with staff and mentors who provide an excellent environment. The scenery is to die for, especially if you are an in-state student moving up north from the more desert-like atmosphere. And lastly the education, which is top par.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any and all. There is something here for everyone!!

    Bang for the buck

    Not only is tuition reasonable, but there are many scholarships available, as well as a locked tuition that will not go up over the years!

    What to do for fun

    There are literally hundreds of interesting clubs for every interest. The university holds events like casino night, or night at the carnival that are always fun. Down town is just a few blocks away and offers great shops and places to eat. Snow bowl is only a short drive away, and students can have fun snow boarding or skiing in the winter.

    Food and Dining

    NAU has all sorts of variety when it comes to food. All you can eat, plus great names such as Jamba Juice and Einstein's offer great selections.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't personally live on the dorms, but I visited frequently and had friends involved in them. As far as I could tell they were great for dorms, and it was a great chance to meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    It is wonderful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate the cold, do your work, and get to know your professors. They are there to help you, take advantage of that.

    In three sentences

    NAU is all about connectivity. Understanding your degree, who you are, and what you want to do. There is a personal level that students connect to the university with, and it helps encourage them to follow their dreams.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    great.

    Dorm Life

    It's very beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult, make sure to study.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    You have quidditch.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    out of shape, those who dont want to gain the freshmen 15.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Utilize the HLC. The freest workout you will ever get outside of high school.

    Bang for the buck

    The buffet areas are nice. Go in and you don't have to leave until they close. You can study in there and have food to eat the entire time.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun. NAU has so many activities going on all the time.

    Food and Dining

    The food gets boring after a few months but at least you can always eat.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. The people here are great and I love my roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    The education you can receive at NAU is top line. I have already learned so much and its only my second semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    A food plan is very necessary your freshman year. Make friends with your professors because they want to be your friend.

    In three sentences

    I love Northern Arizona University. I love the feel of the campus, its so positive and supportive. Plus NAU sets you up with anything you will ever need to suceed, so many tutoring opportunities.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    It's a small town, but the traffic gets bad during the school year.

    In three sentences

    The classes are not too big. Most students are from in-state, which can make it hard to get to know people if you're not from in-state. The city is friendly and the people are nice.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff is a town full of outdoor activities. For people who like to ski or snowboard there is Snowbowl on the San Francisco Peaks, there are many paths to bike and hike on and around the mountain, and the campus is very interactive. They are constantly having concerts, movie showings, stand up comedy, and more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places to eat on campus. There is every thing from Starbucks to Mexican food. There is something for everyone and the prices are reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, so I cannot give my personal experience. The dorms are very close to campus, and there is a bus system that brings students from north to south campus and vice versa.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending upon your degree, the difficulty of your classes will vary. My degree is Biomedical Science and my classes are very difficult. But, there are free tutors and study sessions for every hard class.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must be okay with the cold weather. Although the campus is in Arizona, Flagstaff is 7,000 feet in elevation and the winters are cold.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a beautiful campus. The staff and students are very nice and helpful to new students. The campus is clean and the view of the San Francisco Peaks is breath taking.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's this nifty Blue Light system that covers campus. Little poles with obnoxiously bright blue lights and telephones on them that contact you to campus PD. There's even an escort system that you can call and one guy and one girl will come walk you to your destination if you're feeling uncomfortable.

    Bang for the buck

    For the tuition and rates that you pay, you really get quite a lot. A wonderful rec facility and a massive indoor swimming pool, an on campus theater that's free for students, a huge library and even a shuttle system that goes up the mountain for snowboarding and skiing.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of people go biking or hiking up on the mountain trails. I like finding a spot out in the forest to read. The campus is so beautiful just being outside is great.

    Food and Dining

    As good as cafeteria food really could be. There are a lot of options that accept the school's meal plan but you just miss variation after a while.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are always nice and clean. The newer ones are quite fabulous and the older ones are always kept up to date. The bathrooms could use a little work but in general are pretty nice. The walls are paper thin no matter which dorm you're in so you always hear your neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm definitely working a lot on school stuff. Most teachers expect you to follow deadlines but if something comes up, they're almost always more than willing to work something out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for cold and unpredictable weather! And don't expect to get any kind of deal at the bookstore. They'll sell you a book for $200 bucks and give you three when you sell it back.

    In three sentences

    Overall I really love it here, the entire campus is a wonderful place to be. The people, teachers and fellow students are all really nice. The classes are great and I've learned so much in my three semesters here.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police when needed but not overbearing.

    Greek Life

    Whole Dorm devoted to those students.

    What to do for fun

    Nature, arts and crafts, tons of people to meet, etc. etc.

    Food and Dining

    Ehh not the best in the world but not worse than high school cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    Great, everyone is friendly!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging yet rewarding and there is always help if you want it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and live, do both in moderation.

    In three sentences

    NAU is the best institution of higher learning a student could ask for. Foremost, the professors are world class, the tuition is reasonable, and the class sizes are amazingly small. The atmosphere of the small town is conducive to a great learning experience and you fit right in no matter where you come from!

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's not a lot to do here if you don't have a car. There's snowbowl which is for skiing and snowboarding and the movie theaters is kind of close?

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are family oriented and are thinking about going out of state do not go too far. Try the green scene and definitely play a club sport!

    In three sentences

    I like almost everything about NAU. It has a beautiful campus, great rec center, nice dorms and the teachers are pretty laid back. I don't like the transportation system or the people here that much.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many forests around to enjoy hiking, four wheeling, fishing and my personal favorite, hunting.

    Food and Dining

    From what I have eaten on campus, everything was very good.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take college seriously. It is not cheap. Do your work, ask questions when needed and you will be just fine.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a great school. The quality of my classes are excellent. My teachers are easy to get a hold of and are more than willing to help out when I have questions.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue light system works well, but the campus is so dark at night, you can't even see your hand in front of your face.

    Greek Life

    Great but clicky

    Clubs and Activities

    Everyone loves to be involved in anything and everything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are three grave sites that encircle the campus, super creepy.

    Bang for the buck

    Education is sub par for how much money you are throwing at the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies and hang with friends

    Food and Dining

    The only thing available on campus is carbs! The green scene gets 5 stars though... that place is great.

    Dorm Life

    Loud, small, and awful.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors really don't care to teach the material and then give hard tests on something you never learned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Uggs are not snow boots! Get some real snow shoes

    In three sentences

    I would say that the school is very good. The class sizes are small, so the professors know you at more of a personal level. The people here are also really friendly

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There are so many things to choose from when it comes to food. There's a little bit of everything, from Pizza Hut to Jamba Juice to the regular cafeteria, you will never go hungry!

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are nice, whether it is a two person dorm room or a three.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and it has a ton of things available for students to do.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    The dorm halls themselves are great and cozy. They are a great place for hanging out and relaxing when you are not in class or out with friends. However, the people that live in the halls with you may get a little annoying as they cause too much noise sometimes.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are easier than others, but the professors will tell you everything you need to know to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose Northern Arizona University if you want to study for your future and are not looking to party.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is an amazing school. The professors provided you with plenty of information required for the course and you can tell that the professors have plenty of experience in education. The campus life is simple and not too loud, if you are looking for a party school, NAU is not the choice. If you want a school where you can get: a great education, small and active classes, relaxed, fun classmates, and a good price for tuition, then NAU would be a excellent choice

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I find it to be a very safe campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Education and people that like the colder weather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I live off campus.

    What to do for fun

    When it snows you can do so much. Snowboard and ski. Build snowmen and snow sloops and even igloos. They have clubs for 18 years to attend and shopping is great too.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of fast food places to eat and fine dinning also. My favorite place is Olive Garden and Freddys Burger place.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate it a 5 star.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great place to attend school for an education.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to live and attend school. The weather is great if you like it on the cooler side. The people are friendly.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    If your athletic, they have a huge trail that spreads for miles (I forgot the actual distance of the trail). It's great to go out there with a friend. If you're not the out doors type, they also have a movie night every so often at their campus. The movie is not cost so that wouldn't be a problem to most of us.

    Food and Dining

    I've tried the food here twice already. I love the variety they have. I have really bad taste buds so I cannot fairly rate the food on whether or not it is tasty. I find it yummy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are like any other dorm. The only thing that different about these dorms is that they do not have air conditioning. Don't let that bum you out though. The highest it gets out there is 80 degrees!

    Academic Rigor

    Unfortunately, they focus more on the undergraduate. I'm one of the few who want to go for a Master's, but they still can offer some graduate degrees.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, sign up for the Honors Program. There are so many benefits with the program.

    In three sentences

    Many of the older students in this school make you feel right at home. The whole environment brings out a positive atmosphere. Those who are afraid of the move from home to University will be just fine here.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and study hard!

    In three sentences

    I love it here. There is always something to do on campus. Everyone is very friendly.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Snowbowl is the main thing students do for fun when it snows. If we get a snow day people will go there to ski and snowboard. There's also a bowling alley, movie theater with student tickets at only $6.50, and a shopping mall. Many restaurants to go out and eat at to have a good time as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options and some are even healthy. Starbucks is open until midnight if you need a little extra kick to get through late night homework, and there is a pizza and sandwich place open until 2am. The variety of food is good, but sometimes the quality isn't so great.

    Dorm Life

    Rooms for freshman are small, bathrooms are decent, but the price is high. Live off campus if possible. Easier and more comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers here push you to do your best. Most of the time it's a good thing, but sometimes they forget we have lives and need to not be overloaded with work in order to give our best effort and not focus on getting things done.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're in state, go for it. Always be on top of your classes, homework, and plan ahead. If possible, live off campus because the dorms fill up fast and are expensive. Get as much help from teachers as you can, but don't go to Gateway because they aren't that helpful.

    In three sentences

    The campus is extremely gorgeous and the students are friendly. The cost for anyone not in state is outrageous. The faculty and staff are helpful to an extent, and then become impatient with you and irritated.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This school is most definitely for the outdoorsy person.

    Food and Dining

    On days when prospective students are visiting the food is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    The relaxed atmosphere makes it so that everyone is friendly and there is a group for every type of person.

    Academic Rigor

    It's easy to get work done in like an hour tops once you focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying here, make sure you know what kinds of classes you might want to take or what kind of major you might want.

    In three sentences

    The campus is the most beautiful campus I have ever visited. Although the weather can get to be quite chilly, it is definitely worth it.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I loved the campus. It has a traditional college feel. Bonus! Starbucks on campus, a real Starbucks.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ceramics building (where the furnace is for the pottery students) is on the opposite side of campus from the art building! It's pretty silly.

    What to do for fun

    Zumba in the HLC!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have financial aid, you have to go visit their offices every few days before a due date to make sure it is sent.

    In three sentences

    I personally love my teachers. But when is comes to things such a financial aid, you have to stay on the faculty to come through. And NAU is under construction almost constantly, and can be a pain.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Excellent campus that creates a well integrated academic and social lifestyle. Classes are generally small and communication is better with professors. town around the campus is small, but in many ways caters to the university culture.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    You will make so many new friends. Make sure to fill out your housing application as soon as possible so you can get your pick of which dorm to live in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete any necessary paper/information needed ahead of time. Also bring some warm clothes.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus, and in a great neighborhood. Am excited to be attending this fall.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus

    Greek Life

    I was disappointed that there are no Black fraternaties at NAU

    What to do for fun

    There isn't a lot to do in Flagstaff, so I usually find an off campus get together or party on the weekends. If you are into outdoor activities, there is hiking, skiing and snowboarding in winter and also the Grand Canyon is an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    lots of variety, fast food, healthier options also available

    Dorm Life

    Small rooms but ours has a bathroom in it this year (sophomore), also has small refrigerator, bring your own microwave if you want. Overall dorm life is OK, no parties allowed though. If you can choose your roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    My courses are very challenging, but there are tutors available and the instructors have flexible office hours. If you cannot study in your dorm, there are study halls on each dorm floor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the new student orientation and make sure to stay in the dorms to meet some of the other new students. Go to the various freshman activities to meet new friends.

    In three sentences

    Located in a mountainous region with four distinct yearly seasons, gets LOTS of snow in the winter, bring your winter gear! Very diverse campus population, I have run into people from my home state.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want the traditional college life or not.

    What to do for fun

    I love that I do not have to be part of this at an extended campus.

    Food and Dining

    I love that I do not have to be part of this at an extended campus.

    Dorm Life

    I love that I do not have to be part of this at an extended campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to register early!

    In three sentences

    The staff and advisers are amazing and always make time to work with current and prospective students. They offer many different options for education plans. They have online and extended campus options.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe. Unlike at some other big colleges I've been to, I did not feel very safe at night at all. Here everyone is super cool and I feel no threat.

    Greek Life

    I'm in a sorority and I love it. Great way to meet new people and have a lot of fun while also being apart of something bigger than yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything is very organized and put on well. People in clubs are always handing out flyers for activities and events around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to get involved, join greek life. I highly recommend it. It's kinda a big deal here.

    Bang for the buck

    I wish it was a little less expensive. I can barely pay my dues.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown, go see a movie, could go on many hikes, or to the creek in Sedona which is nearby. There is much more as well!

    Food and Dining

    Not enough healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms are small, but most all dorms are. But otherwise there's not much to complain about.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very hard if you don't put in a lot of effort. If you do, then you can be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to be prepared for snow and cold!

    In three sentences

    I love it at NAU because the campus and surrounding areas are beautiful. The education is very excellent here. And I feel like this is where I belong.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Secretary of Lambda Pi Eta Omega Delta Chapter 2013-2014

    Bang for the buck

    Extended Campuses are WAY cheaper than regular campus.

    What to do for fun

    Join a campus club, looks great on your resume and its tons of fun!

    Food and Dining

    Great!

    Dorm Life

    I attend the Extended Campus, and do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, yet interesting and fun at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to fill out all your FAFSA information on time. Be sure to keep checking your LOUIE account for important information. Have your books for the first day of class. Be sure you have enough time in your schedule to devote to homework and studying.

    In three sentences

    NAU Extended Campuses has given me the flexibility I needed for my work schedule, while offering a variety of classes both online and in person. Not to mention the fact that I pay less and receive a great education! Classes are also way smaller than the typical university classes, which allows for more individualized teaching and attention to students.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to pick and choose from! Find your interest and follow it!

    What to do for fun

    Meet people and hang out downtown!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your Professors/Department.

    In three sentences

    There is a great atmosphere here. The Professors are all very nice and dedicated to helping students succeed. The campus is beautiful.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's the blue light system where every 50 feet there is a blue light with a callbox to the police, or if you're running from someone you can push the button and the police can track where you are and where you're heading so they can get to you.

    Greek Life

    They're pretentious and often act stupid, I don't think they really are, they just act like it. Very annoying.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to count. I'm personally President of the Art History Society and we hold a huge Day of the Dead celebration every year and promote student involvement on campus and in the community. I personally hate the Humans vs. Zombies group though as they are very inconsiderate and have no regard for other students. They take the game way too seriously and have been known to hit other students with their water and nerf guns and push them out of the way, sometimes injuring them. They are loud and obnoxious and run around playing their game through all hours of the night.

    Great for these types of students

    Likes small towns. Free spirited and liberal.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a few dorms as well as the Old Main building that are believed to be haunted and have had a lot of suspicious activity. Old Main was the first building of NAU. It was originally built as an insane asylum south of what Flagstaff was in the 19th century. The townspeople didn't want the asylum so close to them, so the building went unfinished for quite some time. They were going to tear it down, but the people wanted to keep the historic building, so that's when Old Main was finished and became NAU, at the time a small teaching college. In my opinion, it's the most beautiful building on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    While it is much cheaper for me to go out of state to NAU then stay in state in CA, I feel the school is still over charging for the overall quality of education and services. I personally love my department, but because of the school's overall poor money management, we suffered as a smaller department. The offices on campus are difficult to work with and services, whether food, library, etc, are less than adequate. I had a meal plan my first year and for how expensive it was, I expected food that wasn't full of salt and that didn't make me sick.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many beautiful hiking trails in and around Flagstaff. The Grand Canyon is only an hour or so drive away. There's the Harkins movie theater, the mall and downtown. Downtown is definitely one of the most popular things to do for fun, especially the art walk held every first friday of the month.

    Food and Dining

    Safe bets are jamba juice, starbucks and einsteins. Other than those places, I wouldn't trust the food even if it tastes good. I have gotten food poisoning from multiple places on campus. The food also tends to be very salty and high in sodium.

    Dorm Life

    The newer dorms on campus are very nice, but they are contracted by an outside source and do not follow our green code. Unless you want to live in one of the very small, overly packed with students dorms, you have to pay a lot for the newer dorms. I pay less living on campus where I have my own room, bathroom, a yard and my dog than I would living in one of the newer dorms on campus. The school also keeps accepting more students than it can house, which is a huge problem.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that NAU holds student's hands too much. It often feels like I'm being treated as if I were still in high school. I already graduated from that, it'd be nice to have a full college experience now. If you get the right professors though, the classes can be challenging and you actually learn something new.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the program you want to enter and see how the school does or doesn't really support it. Unless you know you like snow and can live in it and drive in it if you have a car, I wouldn't suggest Flagstaff as a place for you. Be ready for a lot of hippies and hipsters. Stay away from Greek life.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has had to cut many programs that were promised to incoming students due to poor money management. The campus itself can be quite beautiful, especially after all the renovations they have been doing. Both parking services and the registrar are difficult to work with and often very rude.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Debate, Model United Nations, Circle K, just to name a few of the exciting clubs

    Food and Dining

    Denny's, Chick-Fil-A, and Starbucks in the same building!

    Dorm Life

    For Honors freshmen, Cowden Hall will be available... The best part about that is that it's right next to Cline Library AND Starbucks!

    Academic Rigor

    I highly recommend applying for the Honors Program. Smaller classes = more fun = more learning! :)

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    NAU is in Flagstaff; when you're not out enjoying the snow and perfect weather, watch the sports teams or enjoy one of hundreds of events that take place on-campus.

    Food and Dining

    Several restaurants across campus that serve good food and accept meal transfers.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun and exciting. Gives you a whole new feeling of responsibility.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very good at what they teach. They enforce their teaching habits and expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, read the books, respect the professors and just have fun!.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a wonderful campus full of opportunities. The environment is academically friendly and inviting. A must for anyone wanting to go to college.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun things to be able to do at NAU! The snow would probably be the best since they get tons of it

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and it is a great place to meet new people!

    Dorm Life

    I have been inside of the dorms and have stayed one night it was a great experience! The rumors are not true dorm life is the best life!

    In three sentences

    I love the campus! It is so beautiful here, and I love how involved the school tries to get their incoming freshmen into it!

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Definitely join!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The blue house is a place to stay away from, many bad things happen there.

    What to do for fun

    If someone asks you if you want to go to the creek, SAY YES! Such an awesome experience.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good at first. But it becomes repetitive and I was tired of it halfway through the first semester.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life, it really gives you the opportunity to be very involved in school.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but interesting. Not nearly as hard as teachers in high school make it sound.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to enroll for classes as early as possible. Live on north campus your freshman year. Really try to build a relationship with your professors. DON'T MISS CLASS

    In three sentences

    The food is much better than other schools that I have visited. The professors really care and work to build relationships with the students. NAU is a generally eco-friendly school and that is very nice.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The biggest safety factor the school offers is the blue light system. All around campus there are blue lights located in every corner. When a student feels unsafe, whether it be walking home one night from the library, they can press the blue light and a security member will come to the blue light and walk them to wherever they need to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for nearly all types of students, whether it be religious, educational, athletic, you name it, there is a group of people that share the same interests as you.

    Great for these types of students

    There is something for everyone at NAU. It does not matter what you are into or what you like, you will find something that peaks your interest. It is in the outdoors so if you like anything done outside you will especially love this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During orientation, the leaders will give a tour of the campus and it is tradition for them to tell all the students about all the ghost stories and haunted places that have occurred at the school.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is one of the more affordable universities, it offers many scholarships for all types of majors. Like all other schools it will take a lot of work to save up for college, but I would not make it one of the biggest concerns.

    What to do for fun

    Northern Arizona University is a small college town so unfortunately there is a limited amount of places to hang out, for example, only one theater, bowling alley, etc.. It is a beautiful city with lots of snow every year so there is always something to explore with your friends. Fortunately the school holds many events for the students, so you can always find something to do with the school.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and there is a variety. Depending on the meal plan you get, I believe it is fairly expensive and it is cheaper to skip out on the meal plan and buy your own food. There are plenty of dining places off campus, not very far from the school, but it is always nice to eat on campus from time to time as well.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is the best way to meet new people. People from all over the world attend this school and being placed in the international dorm made it very simple to meet people from several countries. Events are held very often and it gives plenty of opportunities to build life long relationships. At first is can be difficult living on your own, but you learn many responsibilities.

    Academic Rigor

    The intensity of the work is fairly high, depending on the field you are studying. The work is just enough to keep you disciplined, it may become overwhelming at times but if you ask for help and stay on top of your work you should be fine. Some teachers are harder than others, but overall hard work will pay off no matter who you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest piece of advice that I can offer is do not be afraid to meet new people. Put yourself out there, join clubs, form study groups, attend events, and you will see that it will help with your social and educational lifestyle. Do your best and manage your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a great school with an abundance of opportunities. It is big enough to meet new people everyday, and small enough to build long lasting relationships. It is a beautiful college town that will bring experiences that you will never forget!

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of dining options on and off campus, from super-healthy to super-party food.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms, but I have heard some stories. Sometimes people will get stuck with a bad roommate, but other than that they're pretty good in general.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are generally pretty easy for the first two years, but they can be sufficiently challenging at times.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU's blue light system is one of their best safety features and makes students feel very secure on campus.

    Greek Life

    I personally am a member of greek life and wouldn't have it any other way. Although Greek life doesn't make up a majority of the campus, a lot participate in it and are very dedicated.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am pretty sure every student can find a club that will fit them, from sports, to Harry Potter. If one does not find something that they are interested in, they can make their own club!

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for the outdoorsey type of student who really enjoys the environment around them. NAU really utilizes its' beautiful weather in accordance to their classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you wander campus you will find your special place. Campus is beautiful and there are so many things to do. Although I did not participate, a tradition NAU has held for a long time is running of the freshman.

    Bang for the buck

    We all know that the price for college and everything included is a ridiculous but NAU is on the cheaper end of Universities. As long as the student dedicates themselves fully to their academics as well as potential activities, they will get all their moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life is something that shapes a person for the better. Their are a lot of activities around flagstaff. The HLC is somewhere where a student can find a healthy outlook as well as entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    This could always use improvement. I would hope for more healthy alternatives in the union as well as the DUB.

    Dorm Life

    Lower classman's dorm life is very fun. NAU offers a lot of activities as a dorm to bring the community together.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on ones' major and how much time they put into classes determines their success and how hard a class might seem to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with the purpose for education but be open to fun and new activities, Choose classes that are challenging and keep you interested. You are in college for a reason, if you do not go to class then you are wasting your time.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful tight community despite the growing size. There are a lot of opportunities at Northern Arizona University, from Greek life, to tons of athletics. Many choices for ones' major.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is tons to do up in Flagstaff, whether you want to stay on campus or not. On campus the gym has tons of classes and intermurals, the Wall Aquatic Center has swim up movies, free movies in Prochnow Auditorium, and free concerts. To get away from campus, the down town area offers many fun areas, plus the Grand Canyon and Sedona are near by.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options for any appetite.

    Dorm Life

    I have loved the dorm life, the experience has been like none other.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say it depends on the major, as a biomedical major it can be rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip would be to keep an open mind, Northern Arizona University has a great campus life, get out of your room and meet people.

    In three sentences

    I have come to greatly appreciate the past years I have spent at Northern Arizona University because of the opportunities. I have greatly enjoyed my experiences with professors, teaching assistants, and have been greatly appreciative of the supplemental instructors. The best part of attending Northern Arizona University thus far has been the welcoming environment, whether needing to meet privately with a professor or branching out with other students.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a huge recreation center where there is an indoor rock climbing wall and indoor track!

    Food and Dining

    Their are variety of food choices most of them are fast food places but there is a place where healthy food is served and that is inside the University Union.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are roomy and the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming,

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started any classes here so I'm not able to answer this.

    Tips for prospective students

    If a freshman try to stay in central campus so you're closer to everything and if not you'll be walking at least 15 minutes everywhere around campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a big campus. The people here are very friendly and quick to assist anyone in need of assistance. It is very welcoming.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU Undie Run

    Bang for the buck

    Student discount books, get one. or two, okay I have like five in my car.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoors activities are the best. But there are many indoor sports, activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are little hot spots, chill spots and local spots that are hidden throughout flagstaff, go out and look for them!

    Dorm Life

    I didnt live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for things you like to do, don't expect them to jump out at you. Try new things.

    In three sentences

    If you love fresh air, go to NAU. If you love green trees, mountains and outdoors, go to NAU. If you want to snow in Arizona, go to NAU.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities to attend/do during the week.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves the great outdoors!

    What to do for fun

    The bars are fun but you should not go there often. There are movies, bowling, outdoor adventures, sight seeing, Sedona is only 45 minutes away for a nice day. There is even skiing (sometimes) in the winter times! Don't forget about social parties and casino night!

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok, I usually ate off campus whenever I could!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! I however lived in McKay Village while I was there and it was great being in an apartment style with my own washer and dryer!

    Academic Rigor

    Northern Arizona University is tough depending on your major, however anything can be simple if you make sure to keep on the subjects and study your heart out!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and do your homework to get the grades. Make sure to spend sometime outside of your room to make some friends and do some networking!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is an amazing experience that must be encountered. School in the pines is great and the academics are better. Life is good at Northern Arizona University!

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Northern Arizona University constitutes several safety regulations and even events for students to become well-informed about their safety on and off campus. Because Flagstaff is such a small town, the police department is quick to reach any sort of disturbance on or off campus. There are also several blue lights located all around campus that allow any student to reach the police department directly in case of an emergency. There are also escorting services that allow students to be escorted anywhere on campus during the late night hours if they feel unsafe. So overall, I believe campus safety is really good here.

    Clubs and Activities

    I believe that the clubs and activities part of this campus are very in-tuned with the modern times, and are constantly seen outside talking to other students and informing other about their clubs purpose or goal. This is also another way for students to become interactive with the campus and classmates.

    Great for these types of students

    This school I believe is great for all types of students. There are people from all over the world that also attend this school, and students that come in from different states in the US. There are also several clubs and groups people form that are welcoming of either specific or all backgrounds. No matter what, I believe anyone can find their place here.

    What to do for fun

    There are several events the school holds on-campus for the convenience of the students including new movie showings every weekend in our theater-like auditorium with free popcorn and soda. There are also several events that are held outside of school (but really only a five minute walk from north campus) including the weekly farmers market on Saturdays and the First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Flagstaff. There are also several good bars I've heard of that those who are of age can go to. Flagstaff's Galaxy Diner also offers free swing dance lessons every Saturday, with a few hours after for all to show their learned dance moves.

    Food and Dining

    Northern Arizona surprised me with all of the food choices it has to offer, and also how late and early the locations open which work conveniently for students. There are several known restaurants conveniently located in central campus for all to enjoy, considering the fact that the school isn't so big. You can choose from Pizza Hut to Chic-Fil-A to a Denny's, and the best part is they can substitute for a meal from the students' meal plan. There are also other choices such as Chinese food, Jamba Juice, a sandwich place called Sub-Connection, and one place similar to Chipotle with delicious burritos. The cafeteria is also an all-you-can-eat buffet which constitutes several dining options for those who are vegan, vegetarian, gluten and lactose intolerant, and also for those from different ethnic backgrounds. Overall, I believe the food here is great.

    Dorm Life

    I would rate dorm life in Northern Arizona five stars, according to my own experience, because all of the residential assistants and staff were constantly looking for ways for us residents to feel more at home and to stay focused on our studies. Most RA's hold events or activities for students to take part in that allows them to connect more with those they are sharing a hall or room with. The RA's also post information on bulletin boards concerning school activities and events, and they usually also post tips on how to do well in school and such.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that the academics at Northern Arizona are very good, if I do say so myself. The professors constantly remind the students when their office hours are, and where there is tutoring available for that specific course. Academics are valued very highly in this institution, and most students are able to dig in to their studies either in their own rooms or in the schools library which is always open. There are also several different clubs and groups and such that help students focus and stay on track with their studies so that they don't get sidetracked.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips I would give would be to bring sufficient bottles of lotion or skin moisturizer because the weather in Flagstaff, Arizona can be a bit dry. Also, note that Northern Arizona University is at 7,000 feet above sea level, so stay hydrated in order to avoid elevation sickness both when you're visiting and if you plan to stay. Another tip would be to not worry because the atmosphere here is very welcoming, and everyone is constantly helping you to feel at home.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a site welcoming of all lifestyles and peoples of different ethnic backgrounds. The professors and staff are always working hard to provide the students with the necessities to be successful in their college career. The orientation leaders and other such students holding similar roles also work hard in order to help new students feel welcome and current students feel comfortable.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    From my orientation, I heard that there is a lot of fun things to do at NAU, like True Blue Friday, Freshman Welcome Week, and the games are fun. The things that I like most at my orientation was the enegry from people on the campus. Also NAU has a lot of outdoor activities going on and during the winter they have a big snowballl fight.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is good and they have plenty of variety of food at the University Union. They also have food located throughout the campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty good, they are good for both social and academic. The hall that I would recommend is the Wilson Hall because it is in the middle of the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    NAU has a Academic Transition Programs that help first year students to ease the transition from high school to college. Once again, they do really help students and they offer some services and support to help students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like the small town, then NAU is the right place for you. Also if you are having a hard time with applying or just with college, you should contact your advisor or mentor because they really help.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is one of the best colleges to attend. They really reach out to the students to help them through college and help navigate your academic and career path.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police escorts may be contacted for late-night hours when traveling isn't safe alone.

    Greek Life

    Several fraternities and sororities are offered on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities are offered for different hobbies and interests.

    Great for these types of students

    -strong work ethic -high elevation (cooler temperatures) -social students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One commonly know tradition at NAU (to students) is the True Blue week in which the campus student life offers activities and games to involve students in school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    Transportation is not always reliable and personal training should be offered to full-time students for free.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities and clubs on campus that are provided to students for recreation. There are also courts for sports.

    Food and Dining

    Food is decent and nutritious. Campus dining services offer a variety of food to those with different dietary restrictions.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are in short supply and are not maintained very well.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics should be taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are new to Flagstaff and NAU are recommended to take part in the campus activities and services that are provided to new students.

    In three sentences

    NAU has many reputable programs in business, hospitality and science. However, there are many technical and spacial problems with the campus. For example, the technical problems include problems with student accounts and financial aid information and the spacial problems include living areas for the students.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I think if you are doing online school like I am, it does seem to be a little more time consuming than it would be if you actually went to a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip that I can give to a new NAU student is to make sure that you keep in contact with advisers and teachers to make sure are still on the right path. Communication is key.

    In three sentences

    I don't actually go to the campus, as I am an online student but I really do love my classes. I like that I can attend a big university but through online so that I am still able to work. I love that I am able to have flexibility between work and school.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do for fun like sports in the quad, slack lining, hiking, and biking. Most people are down to do outdoorsy stuff when the weather is nice.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, gets tiring after 2 years.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, I suggest living on campus when you're a first year.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is not difficult as long as you keep up with your school work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention in class and learn how to time manage.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although rarely used, the blue light system is very handy in case of emergencies and makes students feel safe walking around campus alone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Slacklining around campus, especially in the quad area.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in clubs or intramurals. During the winter, have a snowball fight or learn to snowboard.

    Food and Dining

    The food at NAU is great, even in the buffets. There are plenty of options and students can even get a great midnight snack from a few places open late every night of the week.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is a great experience and so much fun. It helps students meet new people and make more friends. There are rarely and dull and boring moments living in a residence hall. Northern Arizona University's RA's (Residence Assistants) will definitely help students feel at home and welcomed.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but there are countless ways to get help. Tutoring and review sessions are widely available to help students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved in everything that interests you. Meet new friends and learn to have fun while making your classes a priority.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a great school to attend to achieve your desired degree. This university challenges students to work their hardest while also offering many opportunities for fun activities. Since it is a smaller university, familiar faces will show up everywhere and the community as a whole is very friendly.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you're feeling unsafe walking from one point to another on campus, NAU has stations every so many feet that has a button you can push and a campus police person will walk with you to where ever you're going. This is a great option if you're walking from south campus to north campus (or vise versa) at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active on campus. They seem like a very close knit family. NAU doesn't have a greek row, they all live in one massive residence called Mountain View.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities offered. And even if you don't find one you like you can create your own with a certain minimum number of members and a teacher sponsor.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for someone who enjoys perfect weather and likes experiencing all four seasons. Great for students who don't want just a party school, it's not a massive party school like ASU, however it's not impossible to find parties.

    Bang for the buck

    Shop around on websites like Chegg to find the textbooks you need for a cheaper price, it can really save you some money.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers a few activities but when those aren't happening it can get boring sometimes but then again no where is going to entertain you 24/7. There's a movie theater down the street (the bus system Mountain Link has a stop right next to it.) Downtown Flagstaff has a lot to do, you can drive there but it's also not too far of a walk. Going out and playing in the snow with friends on the weekends during winter is always fun.

    Food and Dining

    So many options when it comes to food, literally they have anything you could be craving. But with that in mind you have to also beware, freshmen 15 is real.

    Dorm Life

    Every dorm is going to have it's ups and downs no matter where you stay, but living on campus is very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure you keep up with what you're learning, falling behind is not fun to try and come back from. The class are challenging but not impossible by any means.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really make sure you think the college you choose is a good match for you. If you're not happy where you are, you're going to have a not so great year.

    In three sentences

    The weather is perfect. The atmosphere is perfect. I'm so glad I chose NAU.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to see in Flagstaff! You have so many hiking trails to go explore, the historic downtown right by campus is also a great place to walk around, shop, and eat, and you can just hang out outside with all your friends because there is always something going on outside on campus that is a lot of fun!

    Food and Dining

    So many options for food compared to other schools. You have your dining halls where you can eat all you want but you also have retail restaurants on campus like: Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, Einstein's Bagels, Starbucks, and many more where you can use your meal plan at those locations! Not many schools offer that as well as dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Really nice rooms for an affordable price. Most freshmen connection halls come with sinks in their rooms! Fridges are also in all residence hall rooms, something many schools do not offer. The people are usually cool, but that just depends more on the individual experience. I love living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not the most difficult of schools but it is not a complete cakewalk either. You have to work to get your grades but it isn't going to force you to spend everyday studying to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come Visit and get the full taste for what NAU has to offer!

    In three sentences

    NAU has one of the most gorgeous campus in the West with some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. The four distinct seasons combined with the breathtaking scenery makes everyday at NAU a wonder. NAU offers unique undergraduate experience that I would not give up for anything.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is covered with blue police phones, don't be afraid to use these if you are in danger or think you are in danger. All you have to do is press the button and it will light up, and a campus police will be alerted and help you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The undie run occurs annually, this is when people run across campus striping, and all of the clothes that are striped are donated!

    Bang for the buck

    NAU has a free bike rental program, this is very cost effective so don't neglect them! There are also free concerts, casino nights and tournaments, if you attend casino nights or tournaments you can win some cool prizes!

    What to do for fun

    Participate in the activities that occur around campus. Many activities are free, like movies on the weekend at Prochnow Auditorium, fairs, tie-dye parties and dive-in movies. There are small events occurring almost every week, try to go to them!

    Food and Dining

    The food is normally pretty good, but may get boring after a semester. Try to not consistently eat at the same place for too long or you will get tired of it. In the morning there is normally a long line at Starbucks in the Union, if there is, go to the little bakery next to Denny's for Starbucks coffee and some killer pastries and breakfast at a much better value.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's that look over the dorms are very personable. Activities are organized frequently in the dorms to ensure community building. Many RA's also make an effort to bond with their residents and are open to assist with any problems the resident may have.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but an eager teaching staff is ready to help you when you are in need. There are also many resources to help in classes that may involve writing or mathematics. Many professors will also hold study sessions before tests to assist in reviewing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes! Although the actual temperatures may not look super cold, Flagstaff has an intense windchill and you will get cold!

    In three sentences

    NAU is a lovely school with a great atmosphere and many friendly faces. Other students at the school are very open and friendly. The teaching staff is also very dedicated and will try their hardest to help you succeed.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Quidditch team at NAU is very successful and popular among students. Also Flagstaff helped to discover Pluto so NAU still says Pluto is a planet.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities in the Health and Learning center and a 6 story rock wall! There is also many students groups to fit everyone's interests. There are also movies, concerts, and more!

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of places to eat at like Chick-Fil-A, Denny's, Starbucks, Einsteins and more! There is isn't a lot of healthy food or fish for people who want to eat healthy but you can find stuff on campus. There is food in different building across campus.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are a little cozy but it's nice to make a close friend for the year. Most dorms have quiet hours, so there is time to sleep and study. And a lot of people keep their doors open to make friends with the people in their halls.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but the topics are very interesting. The professors wan't you to succeed and will help you if you are falling behind. At NAU, you are an outraged to enjoy learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore the campus before school starts! Also get to know your professors and ask a lot of questions. Finally start study groups so that you can understand the classes from different views.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a wonderful school! There summer transition courses and program was a great experience to get ready for the fall semester. Everyone is friendly, and the school's atmosphere is great!

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are multiple activities available on campus and off. There are many groups students can join. As well as the downtown scene is a treat after a long day of lectures. The students at NAU always find engaging things to do. It�s not uncommon for a game of Fugitive to be played in the wee hours of the night.

    Food and Dining

    Each dorm has a fridge and freezer. Bring a microwave, as long as it meets the requirements stated on the NAU website. Begin budgeting and developing smart shopping skills now.

    Dorm Life

    Do not overstock on dorm items. The intention of having a nice dorm often leads to the reality of having a cluttered dorm. It is best to wait to buy dorm accessories after being settled in and having a good understanding of the space provided. Also, do not buy a fridge, one is provided. Go in with expectation of having a roommate and not a best friend.

    Academic Rigor

    The professor�s performance does not limit student�s ability to excel. Rather it is the motivation of the student that determines his or her success. That is why NAU offers free tutoring for all students. With good study habits and a dedication to success, all courses can be passed. It just so happens, that Northern Arizona University has an excellent academic staff, which can be contacted and read about on the NAU official website.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. The faster students apply, the greater opportunities available. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, priority class enrollment, financial aid and housing availability. Whether or not Northern Arizona University is the college of choice or simply a possible option, there is no harm in applying. Schedule an appointment with your guidance counselor. They have access to college codes that eliminate college application fees.

    In three sentences

    NAU offers community acceptance and a great learning environment. The community is diverse and friendly. To top it off, Northern Arizona University is surrounded by a beautiful landscape, making it a truly great college to attend.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The only problem is that the campus is not very well lit at night due to Flagstaff's dark sky laws (we are big on astronomy). However, every block or so we have blue lights. If you are in trouble, run to a blue light, hit the button, and run to the next blue light. Within three lights, NAU PD will be there to help. We also have campus escorts. Simply call their on campus number and they will send somebody trained in defence to escort you anywhere - even to your apartment off campus.

    Greek Life

    Being in Greek Life is like being in one big family. They all live in one dorm, Mountain View, so everybody knows everyone else. Plus, all frats and sororities focus heavily on volunteering and giving back to the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Swing club is awesome! You can learn how to swing dance for free! As for the other clubs, you name it, we have it.

    Great for these types of students

    Forestry majors, outdoor oriented, relaxed and laid back personalities, star gazers - all these people will love NAU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The freshman undie run is always interesting ...

    Bang for the buck

    Great pricing on in-state or WUE tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs! Also, Flagstaff is a big outdoors place: go hiking, learn how to ski, take a SCUBA class, exercise, or just sit under a tree. Awesome restaurants too if you have the dough.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is run by Sodexo. Meal plans are notoriously expensive. I recommend pack lunches.

    Dorm Life

    Decent. Residence Life tries to accommodate as best as they can. A great feature NAU has is Gender Inclusive Housing, so you don't have to room with someone of the same gender.

    Academic Rigor

    Somewhat difficult. The workload is the biggest issue - a lot of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisors. If your advisor is not helpful, find another one. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMAIL - great opportunities are sent to you everyday.

    In three sentences

    Fairly good school with excellent freshmen retention programs. The classes are moderately challenging, but not overly thought provoking. In short, a decent school - especially for the price of tuition.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are very big on campus safety and we have safety stations set up all around campus to use whenever you are in trouble.

    Greek Life

    The great life is unlike any other campus's and many of the sororities and fraternities actually live on campus in the same building.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities offered and you can even create your own.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for independent individuals who want to be expressive and get their ideas out there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a tradition that we do at every football game where we play the 'Jaws' music and we use our hand as an axe and chop wood.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus is truly beautiful and I am so lucky to be attending this university.

    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff is a beautiful city and there are many things to do, such as, going to the creek, taking a trip up to snow bowl, or spending the day downtown.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good but it gets tiring after a year o the same thing.f

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty great, it is definitely something you should experience and there are some really nice places to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers are very helpful and are willing to help you if you show that you are willing to put int he effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school in my opinion is the best university in the state if you are wanting to get away and start a new life.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a school in which the teachers take the time to know the student if the student puts in effort. The campus is very friendly and care free. I feel as if I can be myself and I'm never afraid to be different.

  • 08/11/2013

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