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  • 06/14/2016

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the town is small, as is the campus, and in order to enter your dorm, you must have your student id on you at all times. this ensures that no crazy people try to get in. you'll feel very safe.

    Greek Life

    i can't really say, since i haven't taken an interest in the greek life. i hear it's good though.

    Clubs and Activities

    if you can think it, it exists, and if it doesn't, you can make it yourself. this is hands down one of the most exciting things.

    Great for these types of students

    i'd say that nau has a bit of everything, so if one thing in particular interests you, then you should be able to find it easily.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    everything is pretty normal. there are a lot of celebrations however.

    Bang for the buck

    for being one of the cheapest in-arizona universities, the value in your education and experiences makes attending this university an absolute steal. the only concern is that despite it's lower price, there aren't as many scholarship opportunities. however, it shouldn't be too difficult finding what you need.

    What to do for fun

    nau boasts many clubs, many places to socialize and mingle with friends. many dorms themselves provide gaming rooms and such. in the winter, especially if you come from a place where it doesn't snow, it's always fun to have a snowball fight. during the warmer months, it's nice to go exploring in the wilderness, since flagstaff provides such a nice, natural, beautiful environment. you will definitely not be bored at nau.

    Food and Dining

    this is one thing that got me excited about nau in the first place. there are about 19 dining places, and stores where you can get groceries to prepare yourself something to eat in one of the kitchens in the dorm buildings. i never felt like there was a lack of variety on campus, and even if you feel that's the case, there are a number of places off campus within walking distance that also have delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are bare, but nice. of course, you're free to decorate them to your heart's content. the only valid concern i could see arising is the problem of finding a good room-mate, but in the housing portal, you can look for people who have mutual interests and find a good match that way.

    Academic Rigor

    this university challenged you, but has a comfortable margin for error, which in most cases you won't really need if you put the work into it, but it's nice that you'll always feel like there's no risk of failing as long as you put in 100%

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are coming from another state or city, be sure to purchase a lot of warm, thick clothing, as it can get really cold here, especially in the winter.

    In three sentences

    the campus is beautiful, the people are fun and outgoing, and the instructors are inviting. overall, this university is a wonderful place to go to college. it helps that there is plenty of snow.

  • 06/09/2016

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    there are lots of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    it's not fancy, but you'll be getting the college experience if you stay in them.

    Academic Rigor

    from what i have seen classes aren't too easy or hard.

  • 05/31/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the cops here can be mean and not very forgiving, i would say to stay away from them, and fpd are really mean.

    Greek Life

    growing every year, except mountain view really sucks so don't live in their if you join greek life. i would rate it high as we have a large amount of fraternities and sororities on campus

    Food and Dining

    downtown flagstaff is great and fun! the bars are fun too

    Dorm Life

    never lived in one so i can't say

    Academic Rigor

    i would rate it very middle of the road, i am sure there are more difficult colleges than nau, but some easier for sure.

    In three sentences

    i think this school is a good cheap option for out of state students who qualify for wue. it has caring teachers who wan the students to learn. i would recommend to people who have a laid back attitude and love the outdoors

  • 05/20/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 352

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hike with friends.

    Food and Dining

    campus food isn't great for vegetarian.

    Academic Rigor

    it is what you make it

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved in your on-campus community. don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    great environment and a wonderful place to learn. involved teachers. wonderful mentorship program.

  • 02/19/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 5 of 352

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Again, only reason it looks clean and safe is, admin sweeps anything that takes place under the rug. There are several instances within the past two semesters alone that come to mind, a stabbing and a murder( they allow students to carry loaded firearms in they're glove compartments) I know, crazy right?

    Greek Life

    These people are going to obviously be the next Ted Cruz or Donald Trumps. Every few semesters there happens to be a drug related shooting on campus due to these future leaders of corruption and that's the easiest way of putting it.

    Clubs and Activities

    The music scene is lame its jailbait country and grade school hip hop. That's it really. No metal, rock, alt or Goth.

    Great for these types of students

    RICH, spoiled, whiny, ego centered kids that cannot get into any other campus another words a degree mill.

    What to do for fun

    Unless you drink, do bathsalts, meth or coke, there simply isn't anything on a student level income that's worth doing here that will not get you into major police issues. I was arrested for swearing in my own apartment at 9am I said the f word and had to go away for 6 1/2 hours plus post bond due to swearing here is illegal. This isn't as bad as some others who come here from out of state that spend two years trying to get running a redlight squashed paying ridiculous fees in doing so. Oh payment plans from the court are obscene they make you pay 30.00 extra every month on a 150.00 happened to me. All I can say is, the high rating here must be from employees getting a kick back for lying their tails off to make people think this college rocks when its not even slow groove.

    Food and Dining

    Over priced and extremely difficult to talk to the food workers here unless they happen to speak English. Many do not know what a ham or a pork is. I had to send back at the Dub 7 times an omelet even with the Spanish speaking supervisors due to the fact I do not eat pork vegetarian) Overall the folks that work at the food court by in large are the poor kids that ran out of undergrad I know, I talked with many of them to see if my experiences were not unique.

    Dorm Life

    Thankfully I was able to reside outside of campus life in an apartment. That's another warning. Its as if your not rich, you are supposed to live in a hotel full of drug traffickers and hookers. I know many students here that spent many semesters living out of a hotel due to them not being white or, rich. The amount of quality you get here for what you pay is ridiculous for instance the taxes on utilities are off the charts, 20 dollars elsewhere is 60 dollars here due to use tax only an example.

    Academic Rigor

    Lets just say that the level of academia is like that of a first semester community college. You are not allowed to engage in world political issues that might pertain to lecture due to the rich snots in class who were sheltered home study kids aka Duggars. Literally I was warned about not exposing seemingly adult Mormon kids who were raised on a compound. The kids complained, said all sorts of bs and was never allowed to discuss the matter with the dean ( you have to be Mormon for them to see you) There are several Mormon Fringe compounds here. I mean not the regular Mormons but the JACK Mormon types. Huge human trafficking problem in Flag due to the fact that your hushed up about mentioning it and the level of childish religious mentality here.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Do not attend unless your white, privileged or conservative. If you are liberal, or gay, or anything other than a rich got everything handed to them, then the admin will struggle hard to make sure you cannot matriculate. I have 170+ units was promised two semesters max. to get into grad school. Oh ya you had better be ether a Mormon or a Catholic because if you are not, or openly refused to join then, you are dirt here. 2. If you do not head this advise, I personally have little sympathy for how much you will guaranteed be ripped off. Because you will be honest. I was also made at for three semesters argue my transcripts. Admin made me take all these classes that they pulled me out of after it finally dawned on the professor I was too knowledgeable for that level and that's 300+ senior. If the college doesn't take advantage of you, the town will rape you on seemingly endlessly stupid fines. Especially if your from California or some other progressive state. The Greek Frat here are a bunch of spoiled brats always getting they're cocaine charges swept under the carpet.

    In three sentences

    Worst college experience in my life. Most sexist, race-centered college I ever been too. Everyone in the town is on the take and that's not including the massive cocaine problem they never seam to want to address.

  • 12/29/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 352

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus especially with these blue lights all over the place that allows you to push a button on them if you ever feel or are in danger. If you don't feel too great about walking on campus at night, especially if it's after bus hours and are across campus from where you live, you can call the non emergency nau police department phone and they will have escorts take you home.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not involved in Greek life but they are EVERYWHERE. They are also very connected between the groups. The way they are connected within their groups makes one want to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various clubs on campus that relate to the enjoyment of hobbies such as paintball or skiing, as well as ethnic groups that include Hawaiian club or Metcha.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, outdoor lovers, snow lovers, people who enjoy being outside because NAU is beautiful!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Running of the freshman is an anual tradition in the fall where all new incoming freshman get to run across the football field before the first home game of the season. On south campus there is a monument that look like silver fries. Pretty weird but awesome in my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    NAU's various clubs offer many activities throughout the year that are free to all NAU students. Such activities this past semester have included: dances, laser tag, ice skating, rock climbing, etc. Things such as dance classes, fitness classes and rock climbing are available year round. Nearby there is the snow bowl that is open during the winter for snowboarding, skiing and various winter sports and during the fall for scenic chair lift rides. NAU is also filled with trails so you can grab your bike or rent one on campus and enjoy the beauty.

    Food and Dining

    The all-you-can-eat part of campus is good, but it gets old really quick in my opinion. I prefer to eat at the dub mostly rather than the hotspot because it narrows your choices and you can actually decide what you want to eat. The pizza is better at the hotspot though. There's also pizza hut, dennys, the coupe, burger places as well as a little shop where you can buy food and groceries.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something that I really enjoy so far in college. I feel like I have the true college experience living in the dorm. My RAs are always there when I need them and if for any reason they're not there's always other RAs from other floors in my dorm hall willing to help.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I've taken so far are difficult but that's what college is for I feel to test what we already know, take that and push it much farther. Although it is very rigorous the professors are ALWAYS willing to work with you. There are also many free tutoring sessions available on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring snow boots! Make sure you know what part of campus your building is on and try to stay in a dorm near it if you're staying on campus. If you don't know something ASK I promise if you ask a receptionist, a food server, or even another student they will answer you to the best of their ability. Everyone is so nice here.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona university is home away from home. It has beautiful scenery so just walking to class is stress reliving enough. It also has the nicest, and most safest community inside and outside of campus.

  • 12/24/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 352

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus has blue lights that allows students to reach our very own campus police that will arrive at your blue light designation or track your location as you walk and push the next blue lights. Campus escorts can escort you to your room if you don't feel safe, I've found this very nice and provides that extra peace of mind.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active in the community and large at NAU. Greek life is involved in many fundraisers and even at a local hospital.

    Clubs and Activities

    NAU offers hundreds of clubs to joins as well as a large Greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventures and outdoor lovers will love this school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU has running of the freshman, and cuts a log to represent LOUIE the mascot during football season games.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is a decent price, western states can get WUE which offers a tuition reduction.

    What to do for fun

    Snow bowl located near campus offers a great time for winter sports as well as hiking in flagstaff. If you want to catch a movie NAU has a free theatre with soda and popcorn provided, the indoor rock climbing gym and recreational facility is updated and very nice as well as the outside challenge coarse.

    Food and Dining

    Food is repetitive with not so many options but you learn your favorite spots quickly and avoid the places you don't.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms are shared with one or two students and are a decent size. Bathrooms are kept clean and RAs do s great job at enforcing rules.

    Academic Rigor

    The colleges offer rigorous classes but provide you with tools like reading workshops and math tutors to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd recommend Some nice winter boots, gloves, and very warm jackets. Flagstaff has beautiful snowy winters.

    In three sentences

    The campus is definitely beautiful and is surrounded by an equally beautiful downtown area. The college itself offers many opportunies for students like study abroad and enriching classes. NAU os a great place to further your education while having easy access to the out door activities flagstaff offers.

  • 08/28/2015

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 352

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    In three sentences

    I went to the campus a few years ago and it's nothing short of beautiful. The classes and athletics are wonderful as well. I adore NAU!

  • 07/31/2015

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

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    In three sentences

    This school is absolutely beautiful! The trees surrounding the campus make it feel very homey and welcoming. I think this school would be a great school to attend.

  • 06/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 352

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You name it

    Food and Dining

    There are so many varieties on and off campus and the fact that we have paid for meal plans available gives students more hope that they wont starve

    Dorm Life

    Of course there are some who are a little aggravating as roommates but you learn to live because you may not be their 75 percent of the time

    Academic Rigor

    This school pushes you and helps you realize that you are not a child in high school anymore

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and don't take the beginning credits for granted

    In three sentences

    The scenery is out if this world. The people are so nice. And everyday i wake up feeling like i am in a dream.

  • 06/07/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 352

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on NAU's campus. It is well-lit at night with emergency telephone posts on at least every corner with flashing blue lights. Campus security is very receptive to the dangers that may exist on campus and does a great job at ensuring student safety.

    Bang for the buck

    I can personally say that I have definitely gotten the most bang for my buck from NAU. The key is keeping your grades up and applying for scholarships. Whether that means sitting down for an hour a week to do some hunting or banging it out in one day, the effort is usually well-recognized at NAU, and individual colleges within the University also offer their own smaller-scale scholarships to students.

    What to do for fun

    Getting connected based on your personal interests is the key to having things to do in college, and this goes for NAU as well. Join clubs! Create a club! Make your own traditions! Flagstaff is fortunate to offer its students a plethora of outdoor activities, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking mountains and lava tubes during warmer months. Downtown Flagstaff is so charming year-round, and it's walking-distance away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Offers a wide array of foods: Subway, Chik-fil-A, Starbucks, plus places like the Green Scene which offers low-carbon-footprint dishes for those interested in protecting the environment. The Health & Learning Center has its own smoothie shop which serves pre- and post-workout shakes/smoothies. There's also an upper-scale restaurant called 1899 for those looking to spend campus dining dollars in a fancy way, or those just wanting to get rid of some extra dining dollars before they expire.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is currently quite crowded, but should improve as more dorms and parking lots (which are currently under construction) are finished.

    Academic Rigor

    NAU makes an effort to relate its class material to the real world and how one might apply what they learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Strive for (at the very least) an average SAT score and keep your grades up to qualify for merit-based scholarships. Communicate with advisors as those I have encountered on campus are always more than willing to help accommodate your needs, whether they pertain to financing school, finding appropriate housing, or choosing the right class.

    In three sentences

    NAU is for you if you love the outdoors but still want the university atmosphere. It offers opportunities for students interested in many things, from studying abroad to playing Quidditch in a league. In my opinion, NAU is a perfectly relaxed yet quality campus.

  • 05/15/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 352

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe and the police are pretty strict. Don't press the blue light for help if you are drunk, it will land you in jail for the night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big but you do not have to be a part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of options for different clubs, you just have to look. One club is yoga and cooking!

    Great for these types of students

    You really need to enjoy the outdoors and smaller town feel to be happy at NAU and enjoy being in Flagstaff.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone thinks that central quad is the best, but north quad is better if you are trying to relax while being outside. Slack lining is pretty popular.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is fairly priced. They are currently doing a lot of renovating so new buildings will be up and running probably by the fall. Bookstore is over priced, look online or wait till class has started to order.

    What to do for fun

    There is always stuff going on at NAU. You can go downtown or hangout in a hammock.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, but after a year you will not want to eat the same stuff anymore. Watch out for the Mexican style places since they are known for food poisoning every now and then. Be sure to go to 1899 with your dining dollars, totally worth spending them!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an adjustment, but NAU has theirs in good condition. It is easy to switch rooms if you are not comfortable with your roommate. They tend to have activities going on to keep you involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, there can be a lot of work to little work. Before selecting classes, definitely look at websites that can tell you about the professor you will be taking your classes with because it helps a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great if you really love being outdoors as a way to get involved with others.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a great school. There is an amazing atmosphere, you just have to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone to figure out where you fit in.

  • 03/10/2015

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 352

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    What to do for fun

    It seems like everyone is friendly

    Food and Dining

    Seems like good dining area.

    Dorm Life

    Looks like a safe environment

    Academic Rigor

    Seems good

    Tips for prospective students

    Just keep looking

    In three sentences

    This school seems like a very good school. It seems to have a great community and very friendly.

  • 03/08/2015

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's definitely a priority!

    Greek Life

    No greek housing was allowed off campus when I attended but NAU did provide a dorm just for the greek chapters, and to be honest; that was way more fun!

    What to do for fun

    If you like nature you'll be in heaven. The Grand Canyon isn't too far away, unless you don't have a car. There is a lot of hiking, biking, camping.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is cafeteria food, but there's an all you can eat soft serve machine and you can't go wrong with that.

    Dorm Life

    Clean, safe and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    There is just a chill vibe. You have to do your work, but as long as you keep on top of your assignments and tests it's nothing crazy. Teachers are really nice and understanding, it's more like a junior college atmosppere. With dorms!

    Tips for prospective students

    The weather is milder than the rest of the state so don't let the fear of extreme heat scare you off!

    In three sentences

    Very clean, they do a great job spreading safety awareness. Dorms are a great size, and security for getting in is a priority. The option for finishing a degree in 3 years is pretty cool.

  • 02/10/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Northern Arizona University has an extremely safe campus security system involving light poles with blue lights that allow students to alert campus police of danger. The light poles are in eye-seeing distance of each other and are places throughout campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Northern Arizona University is GREAT for students from small high schools, small towns, or students who prefer a smaller community atmosphere. Sometimes, in a place with a large population, it can be easy to feel like a little fish in a big pond. Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff combine to create a welcome, student-friendly atmosphere that is easy to make a home away from home.

    Bang for the buck

    Being enrolled at Northern Arizona University can benefit students with student discounts at countless stores and companies.

    What to do for fun

    As a student, I like activities that are accessible. With volleyball courts around campus, the recreation center, the movie theater, and the nearby mountain activities, there are plenty of ways to have easy fun and/or create my own fun.

    Food and Dining

    Northern Arizona University has dining options that are tasty and nutritious, which is extremely important to me. As a student, there will not always be time (or energy) to cook and college freshmen have this trend of gaining weight their first year of college.

    Dorm Life

    Northern Arizona University has the newest, most stylish dorms available. The best part being that freshmen are offered the same quality of residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it is an autonomous community, there are resources available for students to receive the help they need to succeed in their courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    During my first college experience I was given and came across so much great advice on how to succeed. Unfortunately, no one ever mentioned (and I did not think about) budgeting. So, I conclude, do it. Budget everything accordingly.

    In three sentences

    I have learned from experience that Northern Arizona University is better suited for undergraduates. There is not another university in the state that truly works with students to make the process of earning a Bachelor degree, or certificates of the like, an encouraging experience. Distinguished as it may be already Northern Arizona University grows continuously, putting Lumberjacks in the front seat.

  • 01/11/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. When one is walking through campus, there are tons of blue lights around campus. When one gets to a blue light and touches the button, security will come immediately and help you with whatever you need help with.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, one can join greek life or clubs. Greek life and clubs take up a lot of one's time and it is a super fun way to get involved in the community and make friends. However there is also a lot of other options that one can do for fun. Such as, exploring Flagstaff and the cities surrounding it. Flagstaff is a perfect place to go hiking and explore the wilderness. There are also a lot of famous places close to Flagstaff, like the Grand Canyon, which is only a two hour drive.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is exceptional. Even though it is not the best food, it can definitely get one through a school year. There is a big variety of different foods that one can choose from and there are a lot of healthy places to eat and even places that offer healthier choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is extremely fun. It makes it easy to meet and connect with new people. The RAs are always in the halls willing to help one with any questions he or she might have.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is not too hard, but hard enough for one to successfully challenge oneself. Once one gets into classes pertaining to their major, the classes become a lot more rigorous. However, the class sizes aren't too big so it is quite easy to get help with TAs in many of the classes.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a great college if one loves the outdoors and cold weather. There is a lot to do in Flagstaff to stay active. The classes are also pretty easy to get in to.

  • 01/03/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 352

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although Flagstaff is a safe town I must admit that security is quite limited. Anyone can access the NAU library and basically rome campus. I have spotted countless homeless people walking on campus and even in the Student Union. NAU definitely could use more security officers and take more precautions because college are notorious for shootings,et cetera. I'd say Campus Safety is one of the only downfalls to attending NAU. However, I've walked alone multiple times at night and I was fine.

    Greek Life

    NAU has an amazing greek life suite style living and they are really involved on campus. One time these adorable guys were giving out free hugs.

    Clubs and Activities

    NAU offers students so many opportunities to be involved on campus. However, if you are not a must major then getting involved with orchestra is nearly impossible.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love a challenge and beautiful weather/scenery will fall in love with Flagstaff.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is the most inexpensive in-state college. And honestly, they gave me a full ride scholarship.

    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff is the best place to stargaze in the entire world according to the Huffingston Post. So, my first year of college I would spend my time outdoors. I recommend hiking and exploring the beautiful and archaic downtown Flagstaff as well. Skiing and snowboarding in the Winter is always fun too.

    Food and Dining

    NAU has a variety of chain-restraints and two all-you-can eat buffet style cafeterias. However, after awhile the food becomes bland and can be unhealthy. Although, it's fast and easy. Also, Starbucks is right on campus which always makes my morning classes more bearable.

    Dorm Life

    Despite everything that NAU has to offer, the dorms were a bit of a disappointment. The dorms are very small and stuffy however I do recommend living there if you're a freshman-- to gain a broader college experience. However, I have met some amazing friends and study partners in the dorms so that's always a bonus.

    Academic Rigor

    As a biology major, all my classes are rigorous and NAU is definitely preparing me for medical school. NAU's honors college is also very strenuous but well worth the extra time and effort as well. Overall, NAU has a diversity and plethora of classes ranging from Snowboarding to Human Anatomy and Physiology: Dissecting Cadavers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remember to balance work, school, and a social life. Do not get overwhelmed by all of your school work; because it is a wake up call you did not work hard in high school. Most importantly, join clubs or volunteer and do something you are passionate about.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a phenomenal undergradaute college. Academics are rigorous and students are friendly for the most part. Professors are well educated and the education is impressive.

  • 12/05/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful school all year round!

  • 11/21/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since its a college town the college has it's own police force. It also is close to the police station and the campus has emergency phone placed all around.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many different clubs to choose from. You name it their will be a club for it.

    Bang for the buck

    They lock in your tuition so it doesn't go up each year.

    Food and Dining

    So food is any normal campus food. I suggest a meal plan unless you have a job. The food is brought to you by Sodexo. It's a good food service company and the company has brought many different food choices for the students to enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good; its a great place to meet new friends. Unfortunately since the school is growing you'll notice a more closer relationship with your roommates. The dorms will always have student events, and maintenance crews are usually fast to respond on your calls

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be hard and they can be easy just depends on your study habits. It depends on how proactive you are in your studies. Make sure you take classes you are interested and not because it was easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always meet with your professors, because they are your ticket in getting through classes. Also meal plans are awesome just don't over spend.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great school if you are looking for one on one with teachers. I love the nature in the area and the school is always expanding. Student life is great and their is always something to do.

  • 11/06/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Hoping to get scholarships for NAU

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs and sports.

    Food and Dining

    Loved the food in the cafeteria during orientation.

    Dorm Life

    Seems pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too sure as I am not a student yet

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to orientation, it truly help you figure out where you want to go.

    In three sentences

    Orientation was informative and interesting. I enjoyed walking around campus and seeing what the college has to offer.

  • 10/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This has to be one of the safest campuses available. Campus police can be at your side within 55 seconds! There are blue light stations in abundance; If you need assistance of any kind just buzz for help! Studying late at the library? Call and you will be shuttled to your dorm via golf cart and two chaperones. No key system requires that you use your personal id card to enter your dorm...wear it on a lanyard around your neck for convenience. I feel very safe!

    Greek Life

    One huge dorm for all frats and sororities! Attend Rush Week to see if any are for you, or read about them on-line at - http://nau.edu/Student-Orgs/FSL/

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list! Visit http://nau.edu/cefns/Student-Resources/Clubs-Orgs/

    Great for these types of students

    Hospitality Business Healthcare Forestry Education Biology Engineering Performing Arts Dental Hygiene Art Majors Communications Liberal Arts

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Groves. You'll just have to find out for yourself! : )

    Bang for the buck

    I received an academic scholarship, the Lumberjack award. Our financial responsibility was about $9,000 for the school year, which covered my room and board, a double room, books and fees, with ten meals per week and plenty of restaurant dollars to spend on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Anything outdoors, biking, hiking, camping, cookouts and movies. Concerts and plays. Art galleries and museums. Sororities can keep you busy with lots of planned activities with your new Bff's. http://www.flagstaff.com/things-to-do

    Food and Dining

    I love the food at our Hot Spot. So much to choose from and all you can eat for such a reasonable price. There are also many on campus restaurants, and of course there is a Starbucks. Chinese food, pizza, vegetarian, mexican, everything really, is available here. The town has great restaurants as well, and almost every nice hotel chain for when the parents visit.

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful dorms with so, so many to pick from! Also student apartments. Many, many amenities are included. The work out room or gym, is available for a low fee. New equipment qnd lots of it! No excuse to not work out! Check out: http://nau.edu/Residence-Life/Housing-Options/Residence-Halls/

    Academic Rigor

    Challenge depends on your major. Whether you are in the sciences or a culinary student, there is always convenient, FREE tutoring! NAU is great at helping students succeed. The student services building has resources for everything you might ever need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit this campus! Apply for the generous academic and sports scholarships! Find out if a sorority is for you!

    In three sentences

    Ha! I was the freshman who couldn't wait to get away from home! I am from the desert, the sunshine, the warm winters. So, what was I thinking?!? NAU is a Beautiful college campus. I fell in love with the Vermont like scenery when viewing photos of the golden and burnt orange fall foliage. In person, it is spectacular! The campus is situated in one of the cleanest, and most picturesque towns in Arizona. The snow-capped San Francisco Peaks are a majestic backdrop and the town is surrounded by tall pines and quaking Aspen trees. Interesting architecture and hundred-plus year old buildings contribute their rich history and beauty to this campus and town. The train service in Flagstaff connects with states near and far and adds a feeling of nostalgia. Shuttle service is always available to the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix for weekend visits and NAU has recently partnered with Enterprise Rental Cars to provide rental cars for drivers 18 and over, a practice that is generally unheard of! There so many departments here, with new facilities for the Bio-Sciences going up as I write this. The Performing Arts Center is wonderful, Franke Business School, Hospitality Program, Sports, Nursing, Dental Hygienics, Communications and Education are just a few of the highly respected avenues to follow here. And if your interest is in Forestry, this is probably the Nation's finest program. With the Grand Canyon National Park as well as others in AZ, there is nothing comparable to surround those with a love of the outdoors. Students come from all over the world to attend NAU. So, what was I thinking? I will tell you! Where else could I attend college while living in such a splendorous setting? Snow sports? We've got them! The Snow Bowl Ski area is right here in Flagstaff! Before the snow flies it's breathtaking to ride the lifts to the top to view the town and surrounding areas. And if I need to warm up, I just shuttle the two hours home to my mama. It's Heaven on earth!

  • 10/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They've got this blue light system, where every 200 feet or so you should be able to see a blue lamppost that you can use to call campus police if you feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are intramural sports all over the place, including a nationally ranked Quidditch team. On top of the intramurals, there are clubs for almost every interest, and I've heard it isn't too hard to start one up yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for students who want to get far away from home and have a little adventure. You'll feel all kinds of weather up here and you'll fall in love with the nature that surrounds you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Underneath some of the buildings there is a system of tunnels, some collapsed, some not. There are a bunch of urban legends about the purpose of these tunnels, and I'm not entirely sure myself. There are also multiple dorms that are said to be haunted in one way or another. This isn't too hard to believe, because the campus is straddled by two separate cemeteries.

    Bang for the buck

    University Text & Tools is a great store near south campus that sells a lot of the NAU specific materials for a bit cheaper than the campus bookstore. Also, you can rent almost anything you need from the bookstore itself at a lower price.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is only a short walk away, and for the outdoorsy types Flagstaff is a great city. For those more used to a city lifestyle however, you can run out of things to do pretty fast.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of foods in the buffet areas in both North and South dining, and the chain restaurants within both dining areas stay true to their reputations.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but my friends that do seem to enjoy it well enough, provided their roommate isn't difficult.

    Academic Rigor

    Nothing so far in my first semester has been hard, even with my two honors courses. Obviously this will change in upper division classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you want with your college experience before you commit to NAU. There isn't a huge choice of majors, but the ones they offer are great. Look into the Honors Program, it's easy to get into and the classes are much better.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school with a great atmosphere, not to mention the weather. It's not the school for me however and i'll be transferring out to ASU my second semester. The small town feel is great for some, but not for what i want with my education.

  • 10/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for those students who are serious about their education. The staff is always looking to help the students in becoming more educated for the real world.

    Bang for the buck

    The school does an okay job in giving you the good education that one pays for. There are many benefit to what you've paid for. The buses are free off campus to certain locations. Events are all free with ID card.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun on campus and off. The school has many clubs that one can join. There are many student led events for everybody, these are free with ID card. Off campus events are also fun, like the city theater, museums, and city events.

    Food and Dining

    The food of the school is okay, nothing can beat homemade food! Some days the food may be sloppy, other days it is excellent, this applies to the school cafeterias. Now to the fast foods, they are good, but some are very unhealthy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay. When you first meet your roommate(s), make them your friends, because they will be with you for many months. Draft an agreement that you all agree to, and abide the rules. There are also many sources and events that can help you live a better life in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are great with academics. They care much about the success of their students. When an assignment is due, they can not stress it out any more. When students need help, professors offer any help they can give to students.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, a great tip is to be nice to everybody and have fun. There will be events every weekend and attend them to make the best of your college experience. Another helpful tip to the party people is to have fun and party hard, but be responsible.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great school where professors are courteous to all students. The campus is great with many activities going on everyday that can fit what you want to do. The students are nice and willing to help and give advice to anybody that they encounter with any problems, in general and personal.

  • 08/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If there is ever a time when you would feel unsafe then with the press of a button someone, (more than likely a few police officers) will escort you to where you want/need to go, especially if it is at night.

    What to do for fun

    Some activities to do for fun are one, play sports if you are an athlete or you just want to have fun. Two, go hiking on the trails up the mountains. Three, when it is winter go up to the Snow Bowl and snow board or ski down the mountain. Four, visit the Grand Canyon or Sedona and so much more. Every once in awhile there will be free concerts or events around campus.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    There are one or two dorms that are Honors dorms (this does not mean you have to be in honors to be in the dorm) and these require silence most of the time. Sharing bathrooms may be awkward but most people become used to it. Some dorms have sinks in the rooms so pay attention to that if it is important to you.

    Academic Rigor

    As the saying goes, College is not easy, and this is true for NAU, but this shouldn't be too much of a problem because there are quite a few resources and opportunities to receive help. As a freshman myself I have not yet experienced how hard college can truly be, but the classes are difficult enough that it challenges the students, but does not make completing work impossible for the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips I would give to prospective students would be, one to make sure that G.P.A and test scores are high by the end of senior year. Two, triple rooms(or three roommates) are discounted and are cheaper than the normal double room. Three, bring a bike or car or if not possible than there are certain free buses for students with their ID cards. Four, no matter which dorm that is chosen, they all have their good and bad so choose wisely. Five, they have a variety of food places so if you are picky you should be fine. Six, apply to as many scholarships as you can even if you feel you will be fine and have enough money because life happens, even if we don't want it to. Seven and this is the last one, if you are one of those students who worry about gaining weight during freshman year, then don't worry as much because in just about every dorm hall there is a gym and if you feel that it is not enough then there are free gyms around campus for students.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. The staff and instructors are focused on the success of the student and not just giving grades a few times a month. I am proud to be a part of Northern Arizona University.

  • 07/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can call the campus security at any time and have them pick you up on campus if you feel unsafe walking, and they will take you to your dorm or wherever you're going. They have blue lit poles with buttons to hit if your in trouble and you will be automatically connected tot eh campus police.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs of get involved with at NAU. You can find anything you may be interested in and just join.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for all types really. Especially athletic, outdoor lovers, laid-back, go with the flow students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NAU has an annual Undie Run where runners donate their clothes at the beginning of the race, and run in their underwear, its very fun! Its located near downtown and there are great little coffee shops and restaurants to explore. Flagstaff is also the only dark sky city so you are able to see the stars very well and it is very beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that for the price of tuition I have had a lot of opportunities at NAU. They have amazing resources and staff willing to help you.

    What to do for fun

    There are a million things to do at NAU and in Flagstaff. You can hike, go to the lava tubes, or take a trip to Sedona and go swim in the creek, to name a few. There are tons of clubs and sports to get involved with also.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Get to know people in your dorms, they are the people you will spend all the snow days with! The dorms were a great place to live, it was nice to be with people in your same grade going through the same things.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great, but you have to work at your grades. The courses aren't necessarily tough, so with some effort you can get good grades. Don't be afraid to ask for help, there are tons of resources available to students at NAU and if you use them, they will help you out immensely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for winter because it snows and gets pretty windy, but its beautiful! Try to get involved because there are tons of people to meet, and a lot of things to discover. Don't be afraid of strangers, people are very inviting at NAU.

    In three sentences

    NAU has an amazing atmosphere! The weather is always nice, the teachers are always willing to help and are very involved in helping students, and Flagstaff is very laid back. It's definitely a beautiful place to live and go to school.

  • 06/30/2014

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are quite the variety of clubs and activities to do. You can walk anywhere on campus and not see any flyers for clubs or new exciting things.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is probably one of the most welcoming universities in Arizona. Just walking on to campus, you automatically feel at home. NAU is comforting and wonderful.

  • 06/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NAU boasts one of the safest campuses in Arizona. This is due to their extensive blue light system. If you are scared, or feel threatened, you can approach one of these blue lights, which will have a button and a phone attached. The phone calls the NAU Police Department directly, and the button enables the Police to track you. So, if you feel like you are being followed, you can continue walking while still alerting the Police that something is amiss. It is highly effective, especially for such a big campus.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs. In fact, there are many duplicates of the same sort of club. For instance, there are at least three different pre-med clubs. So, choose the people you'd prefer to be around and join a club. There are also activities happening every week, so if you are bored you only have yourself to blame. Get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is perfect for students seeking a laid-back college in which to seriously study. Also great for those wanting to be close to nature and love the vibe of a small town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year in the fall, Northern Arizona University has the running of the freshmen, where freshmen are unleashed on the football field during the first game of the year. In the Spring, there is also an undie run, where students gather in their undies and run around campus to gain money for charity. Most unusual, though, is probably our campus-wide game of humans VS. zombies. Students sign-up and then are labelled as humans or zombies, and each one must fight the other. Zombies hunt to turn humans into zombies, and humans hunt the zombies. There are even campaigns in which points are earned. At the end, it is announced who won.

    Bang for the buck

    Northern Arizona University has a fixed tuition, meaning that the tuition they quote you for your first year will not go up. Even though tuition rises every year, you will not have to pay the increase each year. This is a definite money saver each semester.

    What to do for fun

    Make sure you attend first Friday every month. There are art galleries and lots of fun to be found in Downtown Flagstaff on the First Friday of the month. If you are penny pinching, be sure to catch the free movie that Prochnow shows almost every week. You can even bring a non-student guest if you would like. All the movies shown are recently out of theaters, so it saves you the money of paying to see new movies in the first place. Lastly, enjoy the outdoors! Flagstaff is known for their outdoor activities. In the summer, go hiking, camping, fishing, or swimming in the surrounding mountainside and lakes. In winter, get a pass to the Snowbowl and try your hand at snowboarding or skiing.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Too many students with too few bathroom facilities in freshmen dorms. When you get into the upper level housing, it almost becomes worth it, but I still would recommend living off campus. Dorm life is much better if you have difficulty making friends in classes, though. There is a great sense of community within each wing, and the Resident Assistants host many activities each month.

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely depends on the instructor you receive, but overall the classes tend to be difficult but rewarding. Expect to stay up studying most nights. The hard work will pay off when you earn that A on an exam that the class averaged a C. It is all worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take charge of your education. Do not just take the recommended courses for your major, take classes that interest you or helpful higher level classes that are optional. Join a club that shares your interests or life goals. Most importantly, do not wait until the last minute to get help. There are too many resources that you could utilize, that struggling is inexcusable. there are tutors, study groups, Supplemental Instruction, and teacher office hours you could attend, and I suggest you take advantage of all of these resources.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a hotbed of knowledge and opportunities. You can take charge of your academics by participating in one of the thousands of tutoring programs or study groups taking place on campus daily with qualified professors or teacher's assistants. You can receive a highly individualized education here with the myriad of choices presented to you: choose your own classes, take part in a research study, or participate in one of the hundreds of clubs that Northern Arizona University offers.

  • 06/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hiking, go downtown, go to the gym, Snowbowl, go to Grand Canyon or Sunset Crater!

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    I liked living in a dorm my freshman year just because it was convenient and I met so many people. There were also a lot of activities and fun things that the dorm provided. I never felt alone.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class I have taken so far has challenged me to think deeply and connect what I'm learning with real world experiences. Professors like to challenge students but there are many places for you to get help and you can always ask questions in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think new students should definitely try to get involved in a club or on a team or something. It's hard to make good friends, so if you join something you like or care about, you may meet people that share those same interests with you. It's also something to make you feel like an important part of the school.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a great school in a beautiful city. They offer a lot of different programs and great opportunities for students. It's just a really wonderful school where I have learned so much and met a lot of people.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency blue lights are located all over campus and can be used to reach security and the police department in case of an emergency. All dorm halls require an id card by the resident to access the building.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you choose to get involved, there are tons of club and activity opportunities all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous and outdoorsy students

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of volunteer opportunities around the Flagstaff area. Sedona is also a hotspot for weekend adventures. There are beautiful areas to hike, walk, and bike as well.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is not as bad as it sounds. It is a great way to make new friends and enjoy the college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year! It is the best way to experience college to the fullest and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    The NAU campus is clean, and although there is a large diversity of students, everyone is very friendly. It is affordable, even for out of state students. The majority of professors are very accessible and ready to help out any students who need it.

  • 06/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Flagstaff in general is a safe city and all the students feel safe walking home at night or getting up early for a run. There is very little to no hazards on campus throughout the year.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many organizations and clubs on campus and there is something going on everyday! I suggest getting involved early because NAU's organizations help you adjust to the college life.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love outdoor activities NAU is the place for you! This town is not a very crazy loud town and everyone is calm and pretty mellow. At the time, Flagstaff can be tons of fun and everyone is friendly!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of outdoor activities to do for fun, but if you are not an outdoor person there isn't too much for you to do. When time is limited and you don't feel like going outside then Netflix and your dormmates become your best friends!

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were a great experience and you meet tons of new people! Of course there are always going to be strict rules, non-lenient RAs, and rude neighbors, but in most of the dorms on campus you won't find that. I had a great relationship with my RA and meet everyone on my part of the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    If you put in the work you will learn a lot and get the grades you want. There are classes that are extremely easy and fulfill requirements, but you learn so much from them that it is not a waste. There are also those classes that are imperative to your degree that are extremely difficult, but with these there are more than enough resources available to ensure success.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get involved right away because the people you meet in various organizations, clubs, sports help others out in their success 2. Don't be afraid to explore because Flagstaff is a beautiful town filled with many things to do. However, unlike the city, events in Flagstaff take on a much more environmental fun. 3. Take academics seriously from the start otherwise you put yourself at a real disadvantage when it comes to graduating. 4. Go to school events that is the only way to make sure you have the best college experience ever!

    In three sentences

    This extraordinary university has a very friendly and adventurous feel to it while allowing students the opportunity to explore Flagstaff as a city. The beauty that surrounds the school makes it more welcoming for students all over the world from diverse backgrounds. The academic expectations are set high and students work daily to be successful while gaining superb assistance from other students, faculty members, and the school itself.

  • 05/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There needs to be more cameras and gate security for cars entering. There were problems with paintball drive-by shooters a few years ago. Overall, it is safe for women to walk alone at night and high crimes (rape, murder, etc.) are low.

    Greek Life

    People seem to have fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    Awesome clubs for everybody! Church clubs, sports clubs, geek clubs, business clubs, and more!

    Great for these types of students

    Active students that enjoy the outdoors, scenery, and fresh air.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Free food during Welcome Week. Tons of sport and club actvities all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU costs have been getting extremely worse. Tutition has sky-rocked (15%-%25 yearly), monthly dorm rent doubled in 3 years, hidden school fees (technology, computer, fitness center, upper classmen fee, etc.) are $750-$1000. Students need scholarships for NAU, but NAU barely offers any.

    What to do for fun

    Whether you are a church-goer or a party-person you will have fun. Try the great variety of clubs available, tons of sports groups, house parties, many churches, local volunteering oportunites, and more! There is always something fun to do!

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Way to expensive: $700-$850 monthly. Dorms are crowded and there is little availabilty off campus either. Freshmen are rated as more important than upperclassmen when it comes to dorm space - this needs to change.

    Academic Rigor

    Projects, homework and exams at NAU are normal compared to other universities. You will have time to have fun in-between studying. Everything is well-balanced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find scholarships. Get an internship before graduation. Even though the NAU study abroad system needs improvement, take a junior semester to study abroad- its well worth it.

    In three sentences

    NAU costs have been getting extremely worse. Tutition has sky-rocked (15%-%25 yearly), monthly dorm rent doubled in 3 years, hidden school fees (technology, computer, fitness center, upper classmen fee, etc.) are $750-$1000. Students need scholarships for NAU, but NAU barely offers any.

  • 05/28/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a decent size. They give you enough space to be separated from your roommate. Plus the rooms are set up very nicely.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are top notch. Great professors that know what they are talking about. They are the top in the state of Arizona.

  • 05/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is dark at night however there are emergency lights that will contact campus police when pressed and can track your location. There is also an escort service to walk you anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs to choose from ranging from religious, athletic, outdoorsy, or community service.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for those who like the snow, who are athletic, enjoy a small town feel, however there are many different kinds of people that attend.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in the western states like California there is a reduced tuition for the out-of-state cost. Most of the activities are free and transportation is free however you might want your car sophomore year.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some kind of activity on campus like casino night or sports games (which are free). Downtown Flagstaff also has community activities and a variety of shops and restaurants which are a walking distance or free buss ride away. The only movie theater in town is also a short bus ride away. Flagstaff is also close to Snow Bowl and Sedona.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen live with other freshmen for the most part and they have priority housing. There is also a dorm where you can live with others with the same major if you participate in the small learning community. The sizes of the room are suitable for all your clothes and belongings and most people keep their door open to meet other people.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor depends on your major and level of class however I have found that my schoolwork is manageable. Any trouble I had in a class could be addressed with free tutoring or help from the professors. If you were a B average student in high school then you will do great as long as you show up to class, do all your work, and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are from out of state just know that the Flagstaff airport is very small and you will have to fly into Phoenix first which makes the trip longer and can be pricey. Also the small town and distance from big cities is not for everyone. I suggest visiting the campus, visiting downtown Flagstaff, and reading reviews online.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and easy to get around whether you are walking or taking the bus. The seasonal changes are awesome for anyone who appreciates nature or outdoor activities. There are many opportunities for students with majors, clubs, and internships.

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

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

    What to do for fun

    I think that Flagstaff is in the perfect location for outdoors activities. There is hiking, biking, Frisbee golf, snowboarding. There are also really cool towns nearby and a lot of people take day trips to Sedona, the Creek, and the Grand Canyon.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    When I was in the freshman dorms I loved it. Everyone is so friendly and people are always trying to get to know each other. People ultimately find some of their best friends in their dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that I have had to work a little bit harder than I expected in order to get A's. I do know that other students do not do as much in their classes and they are content with B's and C's.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say if you want to go to NAU, apply early. The earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting into the dorm you want.

    In three sentences

    I love attending NAU. I go to NAU because it is small enough to get to know people and big enough to feel like a little community. The people in Flagstaff and the amazing nature that surrounds it make it an exceptional place to go to college.

  • 05/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek community is friendly and welcoming. I joined and have never been happier!

    Food and Dining

    The food is surprisingly good and there are many options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are surprisingly spacey, the RA's are friendly, and the bathrooms are cleaned daily.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very knowledgeable and experienced. Even in my largest class, my professors cared about individual students.

    In three sentences

    This beautiful and easy to get around campus became home in my first week. It is perfect.

  • 05/01/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Dining hall is good

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small but nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like the Honors here is going to be good.

  • 04/20/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Hear there's lots of variety

    Dorm Life

    Haven't heard much on this.

    Academic Rigor

    It sounds pretty decent!

    In three sentences

    Looking up picture of the campus, and looking at all the reviews of this school I am thoroughly impressed and positively in love with the campus. I can't wait to attend this August!

  • 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.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My first semester we had a serial rapist running around campus that was never caught.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very little advertisement about how to get involved and whats out there.

    Great for these types of students

    People who really have a passion for the outdoors and exploring via hikes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I was treated like an outcast by most. NAU students are very much inclusive: therefore as a transfer I was often left to fend for myself.

    Bang for the buck

    The school charges you for everything they possibly can! On top of tuition you are charged for different amenities the campus offers wither you use them or not!

    What to do for fun

    All you can do up here in Flagstaff is explore the outdoors, or go to the bars down town.

    Food and Dining

    I never had a meal plan because they were expensive and the food was less than mediocre.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus because as a transfer student they would not house me. Not to mention housing filled before I could even apply. I ended up living at The Suites and it was small and full of rude residents.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can be challenging and the lack of help from professors makes many unbearable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start out here if you plan on attending this school: the transfer process is horrific and no one wants to help you.

    In three sentences

    I have not had a great experience. The professors are unwilling to help you and advisers run you in circles. Transferring was the worst experience of my life.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have our own campus police team. Have a very secure blue light system. (There are spots around campus with blue lights that will actomaticly give the police your location when you press a button.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always events happening.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone in arts, education, business. If you Eran an education degree, you can be accepted all around the world.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest of the there major universities in Arizona, but well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Dive in moives - movies watched while floating in the campus pool Carnivals Casino night Bingo Movies - after there gone from Haskins but before they are released on DVD, plus free popcorn and soda Performers Poker tournaments ALL FOR FREE

    Food and Dining

    Restaurant quality dishes and desserts. Frequently have local chefs come In for demistations. Different theme week every mouth with food from around the world.

    Dorm Life

    Great resident assistants. Large spacious rooms. Great locations around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very professional staff. Pleantly of tutoring and academic help opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early. Make sure to hit all important due dates. Have fun.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has fantastic professors and class sizes. The honors program is top notch. The food is great to.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    NAU-Yuma branch shares a cafeteria with Arizona Western College. The cafeteria always has a variety and as a picky eater, the cafeteria staff are willing to accommodate to your needs.

    Dorm Life

    I do not reside in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, most of the classes I have taken parallel my learning styles and provide the necessary information that will allow me to succeed in my career. There have been times where I thought that maybe there was too much, but mostly I think that the academics have kept a good balance and have not been strenuous.

    Tips for prospective students

    College life is nothing to be afraid of. Why? Because this new step will be whatever you decide it to be. My biggest tip would probably be to not lose focus on why you are attending this school, and though it should absolutely be a pleasant and enjoyable experience, do not waste the opportunities that you have in front of you. Aim for your best and keep a well-rounded, healthy, and balanced life!

    In three sentences

    I currently attend NAU and am writing on behalf of the Yuma-branch campus, which also happens to be in my hometown. It is so wonderful that we are given the opportunity to receive the same education here than we would anywhere else. NAU offers us Yuman students not only an education, but a means to help us reach our goals a little easier.

  • 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.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's all kinds of stuff to do on campus you just have to look. There is also stuff to do either in town or just outside of town if you are willing to drive half an hour. There's hiking trails all around campus and Flagstaff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get help if you are struggling.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. Most of the teachers are friendly and willing to help if you are having trouble. There are all kinds of services to help you with your classes. The weather is great and Flagstaff is a great city to live in.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is walk around the campus, hang out with friends, and work out.

    Food and Dining

    On campus we have a god variety of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed staying in the dorms my first year. The dorm life is a great way to meet new people. You are able to learn about other people and about you too. The dorms are very big and spread out.

    Academic Rigor

    The class level and challenge depends on how serious you take school. The academic standing at Northern Arizona University is a very good. Teachers and professors are very understanding a helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you enjoy cold weather and snow. The campus is big and very spread out. The location is amazing and the town is beautiful, but small.

    In three sentences

    It is a great location and the weather is great. The size of the class rooms are a great and average size. Transportation on campus and off is very easy to find.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hike, swim, go to Sedona.

    Food and Dining

    Einstein's is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Never dormed.

    Academic Rigor

    Plan to study hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't visit in winter.

    In three sentences

    If you're looking for beautiful scenery, go to NAU. Math is never fun, but looking at the peaks while cramming is a plus. I love the small town environment.

  • 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.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life exists but it does not run campuses like at the bigger state schools

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is the cheapest state school in Arizona and many of the programs are excellent.

    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff is a small cultural town in northern Arizona. It's downtown area has many different events going on year round. The school also offers events such as concerts and movies (which are free for students). Furthermore there are many outdoor activities to participate in like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, etc.

    Food and Dining

    NAU has two locations for food (located on north and south campus). There are many different choices and the meal plans make the process very straight forward.

    Dorm Life

    NAU has many different dorm opportunities for all levels of students.

    Academic Rigor

    This level of rigor is really dependent on your major. Many of the science majors or engineering or education majors work near constantly for their degrees.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Figure out what you like to do, then go out and find people who enjoy it too.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has been an amazing experience for my college education. As an education major, I have discovered that this school prepares you better then I would have imagined and does it's best to cover the things other colleges leave out. 4 years later and I could not imagine being anywhere else.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The NAU PD is spectacular. they also have student assistance that help with traffic. There are programs where if you are scared you can get an escort by a police officer assistant (usually a student). There are phones on almost every corner with a direct line to the NAU PD dispatch.

    Greek Life

    there is a greek restaurant near by

    Clubs and Activities

    Iv never gotten into the clubs but i hear there are a bunch of clubs and tons of activities to do. they just built a 3 million dollar recreation building.

    Great for these types of students

    hippies, art students, physical science, dentistry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Union is a cool place to hang out for food and fun. I like to find a tree to shade up under and do homework on the good weather days.

    Bang for the buck

    the teachers take the time to make sure you know what is going on. The tutors are very helpful and they have a tutor for almost every subject.

    What to do for fun

    Workout, bike ride, hike, or just hang out on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Union has good food. There are lots of restaurants near by to go to as well.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but they keep them clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is always good at NAU.

    Tips for prospective students

    buy a skate board or a bike for the campus. i have had classes 10 minutes apart from each other that are a mile apart in distance. They do have bus services but you can't beat the fresh air!

    In three sentences

    Fun, beautiful, and creative campus atmosphere. Classes are well organized and typically have plenty of space for all students. It is expensive to park your car on campus.

  • 02/23/2014

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and apply for scholarships as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    I love the environment of the campus. I am very familiar with the School of Music and cannot wait to become a student. Go Jacks!

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 352

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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.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    With so many things available for recreational fun, it is pretty much impossible to not have fun on campus. North & South Fields, Wall Aquatic Center, Health & Learning Center, University Union Fieldhouse, Disc Golf Course, etc..

    Food and Dining

    There's a very large variety of food and dining choices on campus that'll please anyone. Having a meal plan will be an important part to the dining experience. I personally recommend having a 19 meal/week + 50 dining dollars plan if you are a big eater like me. Also if thats not the case, then the 10 meal/week + 400 dining dollars plan is the best fit.

    Dorm Life

    This is the best environment to meet a range of new people. Everyone is friendly and all it takes is a common interest and you're immediately friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are the most important topic here. A 2.0 term GPA is required to remain a student here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remain focused throughout your time here, because it's easy to lose that focus if you have the wrong friend-base. Build study groups and get your homework done on time.

    In three sentences

    Being at NAU has given me the essential tools for my overall success during my learning experience. This school has an abundance of resources and facilities on campus that are easy to access and important for the students here. Nothing feels better than being a NAU Lumberjack.

  • 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.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe at this school. There are stations around campus to push a button and a security guard will escort you at night if you're uncomfortable.

    Clubs and Activities

    The sororities and frats are great; the clubs are funded well and give you lots of opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    There are college clubs and activities for on-campus fun. Snowbowl is near for snowboarding and skiing lovers. Downtown has great bars and restaurants for a fun weekend out. There are tons of places to hike and spend time out in the forest.

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious and there are many options. Watch out, the freshman 15 is a real thing!

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. Everyone was respectful and nice, it was the perfect college dorm life experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is five stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in clubs and activities. Get to know your professors well, and attend SI sessions in harder classes to solidify an 'A'.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a beautiful school. The classes are small so the professors get to know you well. Students and teachers alike are warm and welcoming.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. There are always police patrols checking in on us. If you happen to be in danger, there is always emergency phone poles, where you can call directly to the police dispatch.

    Clubs and Activities

    My favorite club that I have been a part of is the CCJ Club in Northern Arizona University. You get to meet many new professional speakers, and get to out on field trips. Making friends at this club has been marvelous!

    What to do for fun

    There are many things you can do for fun here at Northern Arizona University. You get the chance to watch movies, go out to eat with your friends, watch cinema, and many other fun actives that the college provides. There is also and observatory which is also fun to go if you would like to have fun learning about astronomy.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are delicious. We have a buffet that has all variety of choices, and coffee shops. Also, there are places where you can buy healthy food, such as shakes. They are the best.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the greatest here at Northern Arizona University. In the dorm I live in, there is no commotion, or distractions. The dorms are built so you can have a nice environment to do your homework, and so there are no disturbances.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of assignment is high, here at Northern Arizona University. They give you assignments that will challenge you, and that are not in the K-12 level. There are highly educated professionals that will help you to make better academic decisions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students are to get to know the city, and the feel of everything around you so you can discern the difference from where you cam from. Another tip is to understand the difference of academic requirements from where you live, and your new university. Last tip is to get to know people. By knowing people you make college much easier, and by having people to talk to, and to hang out, certain situations are much more stressful than when alone.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has so far given me the education that I have been looking for. All of my teachers are all smart, amazing professors that have challenged me to further my education. Becoming a student of Northern Arizona University is and experience that I will take for the rest of my life.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is much to do around Flagstaff and at the school itself. If you are 21 or older there are many different bars, pubs, and clubs to attend that are active late into the night. If you are under 18 years of age there is a club downtown, plenty of school activities, and shopping to enjoy. There is also Snowbowl, which is the Ski Resort that is about a 20 minute drive from the school. Also, many hikes and trails are very close that many people travel to and on.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different options when it comes to dining. You have a student union that has a cafeteria, Starbucks, Subconnection, Denny's, and much more. There are dining options on the south and north part of campus. You can either pay with your dining dollars, student transfers, or just a normal debit card.

    Dorm Life

    When you move into the freshman dorms you may feel overwhelmed, but the RA's and Hall Directors do a great job at getting students involved. Many different activities are head for students to meet and greet each other. The dorms are on the smaller side, but there is plenty of storage and shelves for you and your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    This school encourages those who need help academically to receive help from tutors, professors, or your peers. Northern Arizona University is great about offering help to those who need the extra boost or would just like to get ahead. The classrooms are smaller and tight-knit, which is great for those students would would like to receive one-on-one help from their teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be to invent in some good winter clothes. Flagstaff is known for its blizzards and snowstorms during the winter months. Also, get involved with the school activities and clubs because it is the easiest and quickest way to make friends and get involved with the community.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is the perfect blend of a small school and town feeling. This school is for those who enjoy the thought of getting very involved in the school and community. Northern Arizona University is for those who want smaller classes and very involved professors.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights all around campus, and NAUPD makes sure that they are very accessible and working. Also, the response time of NAUPD is great.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek Life and I haven't really been exposed to it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs, and everyone can find a club that works for them.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU is great for people who are outdoorsy, who are very artsy, and anyone who is friendly and open. But don't think that only outdoorsy and artsy people go here, anyone can fit in, as long as you don't look down on anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before homecoming, everyone goes downtown for tequila sunrise and all the bars open before sunrise on that day.

    Bang for the buck

    NAU is really cheap compared to other schools. Many people come here from Cali, because our out-of-state tuition is lower than their in-state tuition. Also, there are some programs here that are really great for the price.

    What to do for fun

    Sun Entertainment is good at providing cheap/free movies and other events on the weekends. Also, snowbowl is nearby for skiing/snowboarding. Also, there are many outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing. Other than that, there's also an artwalk once a month downtown that is fun because there are so many people and things going on downtown.

    Food and Dining

    They really try to get good food here. The hotspot does offer a good variety, and there are pretty healthy options. The only problem is that it gets old after a very short time.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are older, but the apartment style dorms, and the newer suite dorms are much nicer. The underclassmen are starting to get more and more priority over the upperclassmen for space on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major to the rigor of your coursework. Many of the science majors and business majors are much more difficult than psychology and hotel and restaurant management.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to be okay with living in a smaller town, don't get into weed, and make sure to visit the campus before making a decision because our campus is beautiful!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University has a very open social scene and everyone is pretty friendly. This school has exceptionally strong programs in business and nursing. Also, this school is a steal compared to most universities.

  • 01/13/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Great food selection

    Dorm Life

    Very nice dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Good balance

    In three sentences

    Just got accepted here- so excited!!

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 352

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    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.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    police everywhere and several on campus safety measures

    Greek Life

    not in one but if you are you stay in a special dorm

    Clubs and Activities

    lots to do and participate in

    Great for these types of students

    Any. And stoners, there is a lot of weed up here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lumberjack stuff

    Bang for the buck

    its the cheapest in state and tuition is frozen

    What to do for fun

    snowboarding, going to sports games, going to the HLC where the gym is.

    Food and Dining

    all you can eat places are decent and the on campus restaurants are good

    Dorm Life

    dorms are warm in the cold and have free cable and internet. they give you a bed, desk, drawers, closet cabinet, and a fridge

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not hard if you have a good work ethic.

    Tips for prospective students

    get decent grades in highschool. join clubs

    In three sentences

    Clean air and high altitude. Great science programs. Snowy and cold weather.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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!

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff and NAU offer many forms of entertainment for all ages. On campus there are different activities happening from clubs to sports. Anyone could go for a hike or swim in the olympian size pool as an option.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten here and know they offer great tasting food at a great price. I think it is better to be on a meal plan than not. Eating on campus is always easier and most of the time healthier too.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but would love to live in family housing on campus. They offer both dorms and family housing so this school is really great. I heard that all dorm life is pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that I am being pushed to succeed at NAU. I am included and not left behind. There is a nice balance between easy and hard work but it is all how you look at it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with an your assigned advisor and become great friends with them. They will assist on your educational path by making sure you are taking the appropriate classes. This way you won't be wasting time taking classes you don't need.

    In three sentences

    I am an online student. NAU is a great school for both online and on campus students. The Faculty are kind and knowledgable.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    CEFNS!

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the movies, go to SnowBowl and ski or board, shop downtown, and hike Mount Humphrey to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    Quality varies depending on where you eat and when. However, the food is never less than decent.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you are staying. I suggest living in a learning community your freshmen year.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class you are taking and the professor you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to seek help! NAU has many services to help you. And your professors will have office hours, go to them!

    In three sentences

    NAU has a beautiful campus and is the center of a college town. The faculty is amazing and wants to see their students succeed. The university also offers a lot of academic support in almost all subjects.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There should be more security hired for evenings, even in the summer.

    Great for these types of students

    nature lovers, hippies.

    What to do for fun

    movies, hiking, running, walking, long drives, walk downtown in the evenings, dining.

    Food and Dining

    Oregano's Pizzeria Martanne's Five Guys It's all you need.

    Dorm Life

    There are RAs that can't do anything if there is something wrong. And, the maintenance crews work normal hours of any business. So what happens if you run out of hot water on a Sunday?

    Academic Rigor

    Know that there are no easy grades to be given. They will challenge you, but also walk you through what it takes to succeed when you are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that there are no easy grades to be given. They will challenge you, but also walk you through what it takes to succeed when you are struggling.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a beautiful school in a beautiful town and its ambiance sets the mind and body at peace to focus on education and truly being a part of society engulfed by wondrous nature.

  • 11/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who like the outdoors, art, music, hippies, extroverts, progressives

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the running of the freshman at homecoming, the undie run

    What to do for fun

    Hiking Concerts Parties movies socializing

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a group of friends in your area of study. This will allow you to have a lasting relationship and help you improve on your academics.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. The class sizes are small enough so you can get individualized attention. Also, the faculty makes a point in seeing all students succeed.

  • 11/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 67 of 352

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    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.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown, numerous trails, Snowbowl, the night life on the weekends downtown are something you wouldn't want to miss!

    Food and Dining

    Variety of options here! Every day!

    Dorm Life

    Sechrist rooms are pretty small, but it's very sociable

    Academic Rigor

    Exams aren't too demanding, but the professors believe more that students will do better without being graded in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university encourages liberal arts so be prepared to have classes that will make you think critically about a variety of subjects. They're really awesome and are part of my favorite subjects!

    In three sentences

    NAU has a great atmosphere! There is no way you would get tired here with its beautiful views of the San Francisco peaks. It's culturally diverse and there is always something to do!

  • 10/31/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    Sounds like a nice school. Offers my majors. Good reviews so far.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Socialize!

    Food and Dining

    This campus has many food options.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is really friendly, the rooms are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic life is challenging, but rearding.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS! Study, study, study. Don't stress too much. Always ask for help.

    In three sentences

    This school has a beautiful environment. The teachers here are outstanding and dedicated. The overall learning atmosphere is exceptional.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    My friends and I go downtown for fun. It's right next to campus and it's filled with so much culture.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good at first, but after two months you start to miss some real grub.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. The people are so friendly and I've met some really awesome friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of my core classes such as sciences are a bit rigorous, but for the most part I feel like my classes are pretty average and doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going into college with a declared major, make sure you keep your options open because you may find that you like something else. It also gets pretty chilly up here, so make sure you're okay with the cold.

    In three sentences

    NAU has a beautiful campus filled with extremely nice people. The advisors are helpful and guide you through your first year. It also has a nice small town feel to it.

  • 10/21/2013

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

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    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!

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a great campus!!!

    Greek Life

    there is a ton of greek life, but I am not involved in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many many clubs, and even more activities, just make sure you take out extra money in loans if you want to participate in the lacrosse club.

    Great for these types of students

    students who are looking to have a good time, and work hard to get the grades. great for students who like to be out doors, and great for students who are into sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    running of the freshman

    Bang for the buck

    DO NOT under estimate the amount of HW The people in flag staff are pretty laid back, making for a relaxing environment

    What to do for fun

    foot ball games. Volley Ball Games. Hockey games Mt. biking. Snowboarding. weight lifting. lumber yard. going down town

    Food and Dining

    the options get old when you are on the standard transfer meal plan, you end up walking to the other end of campus to find more options. the Hot Spot has many options though.

    Dorm Life

    the suits are great

    Academic Rigor

    4.5 the HW load is the (number of credits you are taking)*3 if you are taking 18 credits plan on 54hrs of HW

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going into engineering; review the math that you will be going into, the CalcII is very difficult. on the weekends explore town, and campus. Attend athletic events

    In three sentences

    The University is in a great location. The upper level maths need SI's, or pre-exam study sessions. This college assigns tons of HW

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Of course everyone has to be careful when walking at night but I don't feel that scared because of all the blue lights.

    Greek Life

    Everyone in Greek life is so nice and welcoming, you wouldn't find that at any other school.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!! I'm a city girl, but I love the seasons and the campus isn't that big.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a beard contest, to rate who has the most lumberjack beard!

    Bang for the buck

    The perfect sized school. It was definitely my first pick because of its beauty and great academics, but on top of that it was the cheapest school in Arizona.

    What to do for fun

    The weather is so beautiful, anything out doors is a good idea!

    Food and Dining

    It's college food, nothing too special.

    Dorm Life

    A safe and fun environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Good classes and teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of moving away because once you're here everyone in flag is very welcoming.

    In three sentences

    Flagstaff is beautiful. I became easily adjusted to calling this home because of the atmosphere that surrounded me. Northern Arizona university is definitely my dream school.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Campus dining is not the best quality food, but they cater to all dietary restrictions and needs. They have recently purchased a mobile food truck that travels around campus daily for lunch. The meal plans are all inclusive and can be used at all dining locations on campus.

    Dorm Life

    On-campus living is a huge benefit to any student and can make a huge impact on your college career. NAU's Housing and Residence Life has an amazing staff of Hall Directors and Residence Assistants that are a major support system for many students. All freshman housing buildings have in-hall tutoring, exercise rooms, study lounges, kitchens, and an RA staff that put on various educational and fun programs and events.

    Academic Rigor

    NAU is a stickler for academics. Even if you work on campus, the rule is always you are a student first and there are many ways to succeed academically on campus. There are in hall tutoring options, Campus Learning Centers, and support from professors and staff.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a diverse school with a wonderful emphasis on unique experiences. It is a close-nit campus with a strong Housing and Residence Life department. NAU is a fabulous school with much to offer.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    NAU is located in flagstaff where it snow and has sunshine as well. During the snow people go snowboarding, skiing or just play out in the snow. When it's nice and sunny outside more people go hiking or take a bike ride through the city. There is also many school activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    NAU you gives students many choice of food. There is Starbucks, Jamba Juice, wings, bagels burritos and many more. there are also many great places to eat off campus that are nearby.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are pretty big and the RA's are so friendly and always willing to help with anything. The community restrooms are nice and always clean.

    Academic Rigor

    school is great. the professors are nice and the classes for the most part are small.

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding, tailgating, cheerleading, dances every week, hiking club, stew fest (they make stew!), cupcake wars, the NAU letters, running of the freshmen, marathons, annual mud run, the undie run, concerts (nearly for free!), there is ALWAYS something going on.

    Food and Dining

    TONS of options, and the food is always great! Everywhere but Star Ginger, that is.

    Dorm Life

    My RA doesn't care who I am or if I have problems, and I have heard of a plethora of people having this same issue. My roommate and I haven't spoken since school started, and I am no longer ever in my room.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers expect you to know what you're doing (especially in Honors), but if you go to them with questions, they're more than happy to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Meet your professors within the first week of classes. 2. Go to as many events as possible and earn Louie Loyalty rewards. 3. Meet with your roommate first, as your RA will not help if you have problems. 4.Read your books ahead of time, and take notes in a pad of paper. 5. Don't come into college looking for a relationship. 6.If possible, don't drink or do drugs your first year AT ALL.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a very clean, diverse campus. However, the residence assistants and dorm situations are (respectively) unhelpful with roommate situations and uncomfortable to sleep/live/study in. On the flip side though, the professors genuinely care about YOUR education, and they want you to pass their classes.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the first semester there is a lot of craziness. You'll hear sirens quite often, but eventually it dies down a bit. Just be smart when you're here and you'll be fine!

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved so I don't know.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are definitely many clubs you can get involved in! Just gotta do your research and find ones you like :)

    Great for these types of students

    People who are outdoorsy; people who are intending on doing a science major that's not necessarily medical; open-minded people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can't think of any

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great school and also the cheapest university in Arizona!

    What to do for fun

    There's tons of outdoor stuff to do in Flagstaff! NAU has a rock wall, you can go mountain biking, hiking, canoeing in the summer, skiing/snowboarding in the winter, sledding, just walk around town, and tons more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good most of the time; just experiment around and find what you like.

    Dorm Life

    I'm in a 24-hour quiet hall and it's actually quite nice. No - people aren't silent here all the time. But when you do need it to be quiet to study, you don't have to go elsewhere because it's already quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are hard - but then again I'm a biology major so that's expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research any college in depth! Find what works for you in all aspects.

    In three sentences

    All of the sciences here are great so far. It's got a beautiful campus and is a lovely place to be. However, the more open minded you are here the better off you'll be.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On-campus is safe. It's off-campus you need to worry about. LADIES, ALWAYS WALK WITH A BUDDY. Sexual assault is not uncommon in the downtown area and in some forested and/or poorly lit areas around campus. The Flagstaff PD and NAU PD officers never seem to be around when you need them most. They are, of course, always around to give you a ticket for riding your bicycle in the wrong place.

    Great for these types of students

    Hippies, outdoor-lovers, hipsters, whatever. Once a haven for freaks, geeks, outcasts, and other interesting people, Flagstaff has since become populated with bros, hos, and arrogant exchange students.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. Not the best school, but if you live in Arizona, it's a great way to have an adventure without being too far from home. Since the AIMS scholarship waived my in-state tuition, I walked away with 15k in debt. However, 10k was from my freshman year alone. I was a sucker and thought it would be worthwhile to live on campus, get a meal-plan, and remain unemployed. Big mistake. I worked part-time for the other four years and got food-stamps.

    What to do for fun

    There's Snowbowl in the winter and hiking in the summer. Lots of trails to ride your bicycle on too. Honestly though, once students turn 21 they only ever go downtown and drink. Just be careful. Flagstaff Police are just itching to catch underage drinkers, irresponsible drivers, and loud parties. Don't be an idiot please. The Orpheum Theater downtown has great shows. The local bands that show up at the bars are kinda folk/ alternative/ whatever. For the 21+ crowd, the Green Room is a definite rite-of-passage for electronic music and other weirdness. I had my jollies there back when they still did Ladies 80s.

    Food and Dining

    Don't get a meal-plan!!! It should NOT be that expensive to feed a single person. You have a huge selection of supermarkets and restaurants around campus to choose from. My favorite was Natural Grocers, which was far more affordable than New Frontiers when it comes to organic and alternative products. The Target grocery, Sprouts, and Safeway are literally right next to campus. I would walk my groceries home to my dorm all the time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are crowded, overpriced, and not worth it. Get a place off campus. For what you pay for a dorm room, you can have a nice apartment all to yourself. However, since I worked student-wage groundskeeping on campus over one summer, I was given summer on-campus housing for free. That was well worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said earlier, the university seems to put more funds towards keeping freshmen entertained than anything else. Once you move on from being a freshman, the school practically forgets about you. That is, until you graduate. Then they'll start calling you asking for alumni donations.

    Tips for prospective students

    DON'T COME HERE FOR FINE ARTS. I got my BFA in Jewelry/ Metalsmithing and it sucked. There are better places for creative people. Other majors, such as Psychology, Geology, Forestry, and the Sciences seem to do pretty well here though. I spent all five years in Flagstaff with only my bicycle. You really don't need a car to get around that town. The city bus is pretty good too.

    In three sentences

    The university seems more focused on entertaining their students than having them learn anything. Flagstaff is a nice town but it has become very overcrowded. I absolutely loved the weather and environment (hated the snow though).

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are over 108 blue lights on campus, and all of the residence halls have key card access.

    What to do for fun

    Flagstaff is an awesome little town that has a bustling downtown, with plenty of small shops and eateries. Plus if you're an outdoorsy person Flag has an abundance of trails and places to hike.

    Food and Dining

    NAU does a really good job of accommodating for a variety of food allergies and even though the food can get a little monotonous towards the end of the year, they try to offer a variety of options. If you ever grow tired of campus dining, there are a lot of places to eat that are within in walking distance of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Overall the residence halls on campus are really good, especially if you can get a spot closer to central campus. Yes, some of the buildings are a bit older, and there is some wear and tear, overall the buildings are great and facilities management does a great job of fixing any problems that arise over the course of the year.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor really depends on what you choose to make of classes because there will always be opportunities to challenge yourself further. Overall I would say that once you get into the 200 level classes and beyond, the level increases a fair bit.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is a truly amazing school. It has so much to offer both in academic subject matter and with the variety of clubs we have.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    greek life is big at NAU

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and activities are endless at NAU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Education comes first on campus, if your involved in any events or sports your gpa must be at a high level.

    Bang for the buck

    For the tuition amount and the level of education you receive is awesome. best bang for my buck ever!

    What to do for fun

    This is an outdoor town, I love the hiking and biking around here. The greek life is big as well, always some kind of event happening on campus.

    Food and Dining

    We have some of the best dinning on campus, there is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm here, but i have a cousin who is currently in one. I believe they are good size and new!

    Academic Rigor

    five stars! Love the academic program here!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is an amazing school for forestry, science, and business majors. You will not regret coming to NAU; memories and education of a lifetime is awaiting you.

    In three sentences

    NAU is the best four year university, the opportunities to succeed is endless. The teachers here love what they do and you can see that through their work. The student life is amazing, and unforgettable.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hiking the San Francisco's, exploring the lava tubes, wandering around downtown, shopping...tons of great things to do in and around Flagstaff. Sedona is a quick drive and the Grand Canyon isn't too far for a day trip!

    Food and Dining

    Downtown has a great dining selection for everyone! Burgers, Thai, Italian, coffee, late night...good for all ages.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student but I lived in Flagstaff for many years prior to attending NAU. The campus is beautiful and the weather is nice. I never lived in the dorms but I'm sure they're not so bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is challenging; however, if you keep on top of your assignments the challenge remains in the work, not in the catch up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Online students--stay on top of your work! It's easy to get distracted and fall behind if you're not 100% motivated. Online classes are not for everyone!

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is academically challenging yet uncomplicated and easy to maneuver. The online programs available are numerous and tailored to specific goals and the professors are always willing to help out in a timely manner. I would highly recommend NAU as an option for higher education.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an on campus police available at all times. They also have this blue light system where they have multiple pillars with blue lights that are within view of the next. If a student feels threatened or are in trouble, they can easily find one and press the button on the pillar that alerts the police of the person's location.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a plethora of clubs to get involved in. They vary from major specific clubs to leisure hobbies that many students have in common. Even if you do not find a club that suits you, NAU provides the students with the chance of creating their own club.

    Great for these types of students

    NAU fits greatly for students who wish escape the troubles of a large city. Due to the location of the town, students are able to enjoy many out doors activities such as hiking, snow boarding, wilderness paths, etc. Sedona and the Grand Canyon are also close by to provide fresh water rivers and mountain climbing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the oldest All-Girls dorms is haunted by a girl who died in the 60's.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for the school is very low compared to other universities which makes it easy for students to be able to afford to go here. We find that many students even travel from out of state to get these benefits.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun on campus such as clubs, sports, or attending our recreational centers. Outside of campus, you have the chance of exploring the town of Flagstaff and find new small business shops or hangouts that you and your friends may enjoy. You can also enjoy the out doors and explore one of the many hiking trails available.

    Food and Dining

    The school has many options when it comes to dining. They provide a meal plan which gives you the option of entering either of the dining areas provided on both sides of campus that serve anything from pizza, burgers, pasta, Mongolian, sandwiches and anything the chef may surprise us with daily. If that does not interest you, there are other commercialized restaurants conveniently available on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best experiences of going to university! The residences of the hall become your new community and provide you with the chance to easily befriend new people. The Residential Assistance also provide you with any help that you may need, whether it be about school, clubs, or even personal problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes provide an academic challenge while still provide a fun ambiance. Luckily, there are many tutoring services available for those who find themselves struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are still in search of the right school for you, come and visit the campus in person whenever you get the chance. If the beautiful scenery of fresh pines and the tall San Francisco Peak hovering over Flagstaff doesn't convince you enough, the variety of majors, clubs and diversity of the students will.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona University is an excellent school located in a small and friendly town called Flagstaff. It provides it's students with the tools and opportunities to build and discover themselves while attending challenging courses to help them reach their goals. There are a variety of majors and courses that will appeal just about any type of student attending this school

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    DANCING! Flagstaff has so many opportunities for dancing. There are dances on campus. There is a swing dancing club and a latin dancing club. Not only that, but there are many dancing opportunities outside of the university as well. During the summers, for example, there are free dance lessons given in the town square, followed by free dance time. It is a great way to get out of the college environment every now and then.

    Food and Dining

    Campus dining is great for bumping into people. I often see people I know in the dining areas. Usually, freshmen and sophomores utilize campus dining more than upperclassmen.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun. People who have lived in the dorms always have wacky stories about things they did with other people in their halls. Try to get out and meet other people in your dorm. I definitely recommend living in one for your first year or two.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is pretty difficult, though, it depends a lot on the major you pick.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for lots of scholarships. Utilize academic advising whenever you can. Try to go to an orientation before attending NAU. You do not need a car to live in Flagstaff, especially if you are living close to campus, but having a bike is very useful.

    In three sentences

    NAU is a beautiful area; Flagstaff is great for people who like mountains, forests, and outdoor activities. Many departments are very well run, such as engineering and education. Both on-campus and off-campus housing options are great.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is not recommended for female students to walk around alone.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, outdoor adventures, on campus activities, lots of partying

    Food and Dining

    If you are vegetarian or vegan, this school does not cater to you. It is advertised that the school provides these options, but that is only if you enjoy bagels, salads and smoothies.

    Dorm Life

    It is a bit expensive for the quality of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Biology and chemistry classes are difficult, but the professors are great at explaining the material and helping during office hours.

    In three sentences

    Attending this university was a great decision. I enjoy my classes because even though the work is hard, they are still fun. I will definitely miss this school when I graduate in a few months!

  • 08/11/2013

    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

    Greek life is about friendships, leadership, service, and fun. But more importantly, our Greek organizations provide a social and academic support system designed to give you a well-rounded and enriching college experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university has over 200 clubs and organizations to choose from. We have a variety of categories to be involved with: Academic Advocacy Club Sport Cultural Recreation/Game Religious Representative Service/Honorary Learning Community

    Great for these types of students

    Celebrating and promoting diversity is a cornerstone of the university. Together, we build a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate where all backgrounds should be respected. Fairness and honesty are not only traits of an admirable person Â?they are also traits of an admirable university. They strive for just that, and are committed to transparency and accountability Â?to fairness and honesty Â?in everything they try to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    First Friday Art Walk - a once a month event downtown where the Flagstaff and university communities come together to celebrate art and mingle.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is in the heart of Flagstaff the cultural hub of northern Arizona. From the campus, itÂ?s an easy walk to downtown, where you can enjoy art galleries, restaurants, and events in Heritage Square, eclectic shops, music venues, and coffeehouses.

    What to do for fun

    As an NAU student, you will be able to enjoy on-campus entertainment year-round. Or grab your friends and go: * watch theater, music, and dance performances * view art exhibits * root for the Lumberjacks in football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, and more * relax at a university movie night * Skiing at Arizona Snowbowl resort * Endless hiking and mountain biking trails

    Food and Dining

    Flagstaff Â?Â?is a quaint mountain town which features over 200 restaurants, a lively nightlife, and a thriving arts and culture scene.

    Dorm Life

    Unknown

    Academic Rigor

    You must be an independent thinker and willing to take your studies serious. As long as you due the work on time and study, the academic rigor shouldn't be a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared the first day of class to get right to work. From my experience 3 out of 4 professors will have work the first week.

    In three sentences

    Outside of the community college I went to before come here I have no previous experience to compare them with. However, I have found that NAU is a great school for individuals that are disciplined, independent, and a creative thinker. On a range of 0-100 I would say they are a 80.

  • 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.

  • 08/02/2013

    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.

  • 08/01/2013

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 07/25/2013

    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.

  • 07/24/2013

    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.

  • 07/15/2013

    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.

  • 07/12/2013

    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.

  • 07/10/2013

    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.

  • 07/09/2013

    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.

  • 07/02/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 06/26/2013

    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.

  • 06/19/2013

    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.

  • 06/17/2013

    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.

  • 06/15/2013

    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.

  • 06/11/2013

    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.

  • 06/02/2013

    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!

  • 06/02/2013

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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! :)

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 04/23/2013

    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.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 04/12/2013

    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.

  • 04/08/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 03/28/2013

    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.

  • 03/26/2013

    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.

  • 03/26/2013

    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.

  • 03/25/2013

    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.

  • 03/14/2013

    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.

  • 03/14/2013

    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.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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

  • 02/18/2013

    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.

  • 02/16/2013

    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.

  • 02/14/2013

    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!

  • 02/11/2013

    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.

  • 02/07/2013

    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.

  • 02/07/2013

    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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    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.

  • 02/06/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    You have quidditch.

  • 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.

  • 02/03/2013

    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.

  • 02/01/2013

    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.

  • 01/31/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 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.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 01/20/2013

    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.

  • 01/16/2013

    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.

  • 01/15/2013

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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.

  • 01/12/2013

    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.

  • 01/06/2013

    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!

  • 01/04/2013

    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.

  • 01/04/2013

    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.

  • 01/03/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 12/27/2012

    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.

  • 12/23/2012

    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.

  • 12/21/2012

    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.

  • 12/21/2012

    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.

  • 12/19/2012

    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.

  • 12/18/2012

    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.

  • 12/17/2012

    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.

  • 12/15/2012

    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.

  • 12/13/2012

    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.

  • 12/10/2012

    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!

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past 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.

    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! My professors would spend extra hours with me to make sure I understood what was being taught and they sincerely loved what they were doing. I could not have chosen a better college to help me with my future. And there are TONS of activities and opportunities to be united with other students and just have fun, while getting a quality education.

    In three sentences

    Northern Arizona has an unbelievably beautiful campus. All the teachers I had sincerely cared about how you do and want you to succeed, including the counselors who are more than willing to help figure our progression plans. Couldn't think of a more wonderful way to spend four years getting a valuable education!

  • 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.

  • 12/01/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11/26/2012

    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.

  • 11/25/2012

    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.

  • 11/19/2012

    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.

  • 11/17/2012

    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!

  • 11/16/2012

    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.

  • 11/06/2012

    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.

  • 11/06/2012

    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.

  • 11/04/2012

    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.

  • 11/02/2012

    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.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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

  • 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?

  • 10/27/2012

    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.

  • 10/26/2012

    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.

  • 10/23/2012

    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.

  • 10/22/2012

    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!

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 10/12/2012

    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.

  • 10/10/2012

    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!

  • 10/09/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 09/13/2012

    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.

  • 09/09/2012

    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.

  • 09/06/2012

    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.

  • 09/04/2012

    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.

  • 09/03/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 08/03/2012

    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.

  • 08/02/2012

    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.

  • 08/02/2012

    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.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 07/26/2012

    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.

  • 07/25/2012

    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.

  • 07/24/2012

    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.

  • 07/21/2012

    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.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 213 of 352

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    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.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 07/18/2012

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

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    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.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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 A current student here.

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    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.

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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.

  • 07/16/2012

    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.

  • 07/12/2012

    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.

  • 07/11/2012

    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.

  • 07/11/2012

    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.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 07/03/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 06/28/2012

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

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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.

  • 06/28/2012

    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.

  • 06/27/2012

    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.

  • 06/26/2012

    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!

  • 06/25/2012

    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.

  • 06/24/2012

    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.

  • 06/20/2012

    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.

  • 06/16/2012

    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 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.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 06/15/2012

    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.

  • 06/10/2012

    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.

  • 06/09/2012

    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!

  • 06/04/2012

    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.

  • 06/03/2012

    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.

  • 06/03/2012

    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

  • 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.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 05/25/2012

    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.

  • 05/25/2012

    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.

  • 05/24/2012

    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.

  • 05/22/2012

    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.

  • 05/22/2012

    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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    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 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.

  • 05/21/2012

    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.

  • 05/18/2012

    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.

  • 05/16/2012

    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.

  • 05/15/2012

    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.

  • 05/02/2012

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 04/28/2012

    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.

  • 04/26/2012

    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