Universities in Arizona

Northern Arizona University


University Information

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Founded: 1899
Undergraduate Students: 30 000
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public research institution 
Website: nau.edu or nau.edu/cie

About the University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public Research university with High research activity.

The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees: 95 undergraduate degree programs and 57 graduate degree programs ; and consists of six colleges :

  • College of Arts and Letters,
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences
  • College of health and Human Services
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • The W.A. Franke College of Business

Flagstaff—or “Flag” as locals call it—is a small city located in the north central Arizona (60,000 population) with a thriving arts and culture scene (Orpheum Theater, Lowell Observatory—one of the premiere deep space research sites in the world, and where Pluto was discovered!), only 1.5 hours from the Grand Canyon. It is also situated at the base of San Francisco peaks, a 12,633-foot-high dormant volcano. Flagstaff is the county seat of Coconino County, the second largest in the United States, which encompasses Meteor Crater, the Painted Desert and Oak Creek Canyon. Flagstaff receives abundant snow fall and even hosts its own ski resort—Arizona Snowbowl, just 7 miles from downtown.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

J-1 status are required to have the NAU student health insurance, which will be charged to all student’s LOUIE accounts each semester.  Health insurance is through SHIP.

Cost: $1,923.00 semester and $2,947.00 year3,094

Living on-campus:International students live on-campus in almost all of the residence halls at NAU, with International House (I-House) being a popular option for both international and American students. Housing and Residence Life wants to help all residents succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Please explore the resources below that assist international students while attending Northern Arizona University.

Cost: $6,108.00 – $8,244.00* 
*For a detailed listing, consult the website this price does not include the meal plan. 

$765 per semester

The average budget per month is: $1200-1600

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $10,000 per semester. For more information, visit their website