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.
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.
Cost: $724.00 fall and $1,151.00 spring
NAU does not accept AIG insurance.
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: $5,360.00 – $6,920.00*
*For a detailed listing, consult the website.
The average budget per month is: $400 – 500