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Northern Arizona University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5,012 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 343 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

41% Women
59% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Big Sky Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


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


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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

Notable Alumni

  • Clarence Moore (Class of '04), NFL player
  • Diana Gabaldon (Class of'73), Bestselling novelist
  • J.S. Cardone (Class of '69), Screenwriter and filmmaker
  • Mark Thatcher (Class of '80), CEO and founder of Teva Sport Sandals
  • R. Carlos Nakai (Class of '79), Grammy-nominated musician
  • Rick Renzi (Class of '80), Arizona congressman
  • Thomas P. Smith (Class of '91), President and director of Taser International
  • Steve Altman (Class of '83), President of Qualcomm
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Renee from Tucson, AZ
  • 4
  • The dorm life is honestly really fun to be in because you get to know the people in the freshman halls, but not so much in the upper class dorms.…

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  • Victoria from AZ
  • 3
  • Dorm life is currently quite crowded, but should improve as more dorms and parking lots (which are currently under construction) are finished. …

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • from Tolleson, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    There are lots of options like Pizza Hut, Denny's, Cobrizo, Jamba Juice, etc. Meal plans are the best option.

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  • 4
  • Jamie from Longmont, CO
  • I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of places to eat on campus. They have options for special dietary needs and preferences (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). The food tastes good overall. Though I recommend steering clear of the meat at the all-you-care-to-eat places, unless you know its fresh.

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  • 4
  • Steve from Flagstaff, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    NAU has an excellent variety of food on campus. They have something for everyone. My personal favorite is The Coupe

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  • 4
  • Imani from Upland, CA
  • I am a current student here

    NAU has a variety of options for food on campus. There are buffets and food chains on both sides of campus, and convienence store type places where meal plans and dining dollars can be used. The staff is always friendly and the food is very good! Better than high school food, but then again anything is am I right? the city Flagstaff also has many great dining options when you want to get off campus to eat. There are places only local to Flagstaff and very unique to the city.

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Gilbert, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    In the beginning of the year, all of the food options are fantastic. In the buffet style dining hall, you could choose from multiple different types of food. However, eating only on campus for an entire year can lead you to getting tired of the same meals. I would recommend eating out more often, perhaps on the weekends, and only eat on campus during the week.

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  • 4
  • Lumwaya from Mesa, AZ
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Food and Dining seems pretty fair at NAU. It's set at a reasonable price that I do believe that can be established with my parents and I. At the moment my plan is to buy my own food at the local grocery store nearby and at times have my parents bring any home cooked meals over to wherever I live.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Steve from Flagstaff, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    The schools say that it's anti-hazing but they don't monitor it as much as I feel they should. I got hazed pretty bad so I would highly advise against rushing here. I eventually came out to an official about this but It didn't seem to matter.

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  • 0
  • Imani from Upland, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There is a big presence of greek life here. We have many fraternities and sororities on campus open to anyone!

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  • 0
  • Baream from Tempe, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    The university is best known for its main Flagstaff campus, but also offers classes at 34 satellite locations across the state. NAU has nationally-ranked graduate programs in education, history, nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and biological sciences, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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  • 0
  • Greene from SD
  • I am a current student here

    NAU's campus has the traditional Greek life such as Delta Delta Delta and Chi Omega, but soon to be on campus will be historically black sororities. This kind of diversity in Greek life is really amazing and awe-inspiring for several of the students here at NAU.

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  • 0
  • joshua from tucson, az
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

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

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  • 0
  • alexis
  • I am a current student here

    The greek life people tried to recruit me haha but its just not my thing. But from what I've observed they are really friendly, and a lot of them like to do community service work.

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  • 0
  • chance from ventura, ca
  • I am a current student here

    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

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  • 0
  • Martha from Bloomington, CA
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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