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Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University was founded in 1899. It is a public research university in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. The university is one of the three universities which is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

University History

In 1899 Northern Arizona University was founded as Northern Arizona Normal School. The institution started with the first batch of 23 students.  In 1925, the Arizona State Legislature approved the school and it was renamed as the Northern Arizona State Teachers College (ASTC), to grant bachelor of education degrees. In 1929, the school became Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff.  In 1945, to reflect the growth, the school changed its name to Arizona State College at Flagstaff. In 1958 it became Arizona State College and the world-renowned forestry program was also started. After two decades, in 1966, the Arizona Board of Regents granted Arizona State College university status to Northern Arizona University.  

University Programs, Courses and Schools

Northern Arizona University offers 7 colleges on campus. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to students. The 7 colleges at Northern Arizona University are;

  • College of Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences
  • College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Business

University Achievements/ USP

In 2021, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, one of the three most important and recognized university rankings, ranked Northern Arizona University 401st-500th internationally and 111th-129th nationally. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021-2022 ranked the university 501st-600th internationally and nationally. Northern Arizona University is known for its outstanding academic programs and exceptional value.

University Notable Alumni

Northern Arizona University’s alumni have expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. The extensive alumni network consists of 16,000 members. Some of the alumni members of Northern Arizona University are-

  • Robin Braun, the United States Navy Vice Admiral
  • Raúl Héctor Castro, Former Arizona governor, Former US ambassador
  • Seamus Dever, Actor
  • Diana Gabaldon, New York Times Best Selling Author
  • Lopez Lomong, South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete and Olympic

University Infrastructure & services


Northern Arizona University is the leading educator in Flagstaff, Arizona. There are specialists in every field. Everything is designed to provide identified, in-demand jobs for students. Courses are built according to students which allows students to master desired skills in a short-time period. The campus provides flexible classrooms. University’s world-class academics, vibrant campus life, and unique urban setup attract students from across the world. The university is spread across 829 forested acres of land, the Flagstaff campus is home to academic, administrative, and residential buildings. The main campus is surrounded by the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. The university at Flagstaff is regularly ranked among the best college towns in the United States of America. 


The library at Northern Arizona University is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at Northern Arizona University. The library has a vast collection of books, e-journals, e-books etc. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation, and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs                                               

Housing services-

On-campus: Northern Arizona University housing and Residence Life offers halls and suites where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. The Northern Arizona University residences offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The University’s housing is perfect for comfortable housing. The different options for residing on-campus are- Freshmen halls, Upper-division housing and University’s partnered housing by American campus communities.  Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, facilities and availability. Through University’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film, and course. The various services offered in University’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff

Off-campus- Northern Arizona University assists students in finding off-campus housing near University’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty, and staff nearby the university. The rental accommodation near the university includes Apartments, Suites, and sharing rooms.

Medical services-

Northern Arizona University provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team that responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response, and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated to their work and provide high-quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

Northern Arizona University offers a wide variety of students’ clubs and organizations which provide a wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs are-

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Disc Golf
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Tennis

University location

1900 S Knoles Dr, Flagstaff AZ 86011

Top Landmarks-

  • Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
  • Flagstaff Visitor Center
  • Mother Road Brewing Company
  • Sprout's Farmer Market
  • Coconino National Forest
  • Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
  • Historic Downtown and Railroad District
  • Lowell Observatory
  • Lava River Cave
  • Fort Tuthill Military History Museum

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

Northern Arizona University offers Undergraduate programs, Graduate Programs, and professional programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Computer Science
  • Astronomy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Student Support-

 The International Student and Scholar Services office at Northern Arizona University provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring, and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides ongoing orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Only people who are enrolled full-time in classes or are obtaining a degree are considered to be students for visa purposes. Individuals will probably have one of two types of non-immigrant status:

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program has multiple categories in which foreign nationals may come to the United States to engage in research collaboration, instruction, and lecturing. The university offers three categories of Exchange Visitors: Professor, Research Scholar, and Short-Term Scholar.

  • Professor: A foreign national whose primary purpose is teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting at post-secondary accredited academic institutions, museums, libraries, or similar types of institutions. A professor also may conduct research where authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Research Scholar: A foreign national whose primary purpose is conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project at research institutions, corporate research facilities, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. A research scholar also may teach or lecture were authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Short-Term Scholar: A foreign national who is a professor, research scholar, or person with similar education or accomplishments who enters the United States for a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills at research institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. (Minimum: N/A; Maximum: 6 Months)
  • After you have been accepted to study at the university, you will receive a Form I-20 document in your admission package with your official admission letter and can begin the student visa application process.

How to apply for your F-1 visa-

Verify your information – Form I-20

  • A passport must match your name and date of birth (DOB)
  • Program dates match the length of the program you've selected
  • Immediately contact the university if any of your information is incorrect
  • Complete the online visa application – Form DS-160
  • Complete the online visa application
  • Print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview
  • Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must meet photograph requirements
  • Schedule an interview - at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. embassy or consulate, but it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your permanent residence. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category. Apply for your visa as early as possible.
  • Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee before going to the U.S. embassy or consulate for your visa interview. The fee must be paid online.

Gather required documentation

  • Passport
  • Form I-20
  • Non-immigrant visa application
  • Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • I-901 SEVIS fee payment receipt
  • Attend your visa interview – be sure to take your required documents (and all documents your local U.S. consulate requires) to your visa interview.

Canadian citizens do NOT need to go to the U.S. consulate to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.

International Student Contact-

International Admissions 

Office- Building 2, Blome, 523 S. Knoles Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Phone No.- 928-523-1520

E-mail-   [email protected] 

Student life

Student society-

Northern Arizona University’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at Northern Arizona University put on some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Northern Arizona University offers a wide variety of student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and fitness-

Northern Arizona University provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty, and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. The university offers a wellness center, intramural sports, = club sports, fitness rooms, aerobics rooms, etc.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at Northern Arizona University are to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to helping students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need.

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at Northern Arizona University provides on-campus accommodation. University also assists students in finding nearby accommodations hassle-free.

Food & drink-

Northern Arizona University provides a dining hall in the heart of the campus.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. The dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available on-campus which provides a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near Northern Arizona University to have fun like- 

  • Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
  • Flagstaff Visitor Center
  • Mother Road Brewing Company
  • Sprout's Farmer Market
  • Coconino National Forest
  • Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
  • Historic Downtown and Railroad District
  • Lowell Observatory
  • Lava River Cave
  • Fort Tuthill Military History Museum

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Career Center at Northern Arizona University provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience that enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

Northern Arizona University keeps safety at a priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed to providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at Northern Arizona University are-

  • Accounting 
  • Business
  • Anthropology
  • Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Marketing
  • Management

Campus recruitment


The Placement Office at Northern Arizona University has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events to provide jobs to students.

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Northern Arizona University Programs

Tuition Fees
Standard Test

Northern Arizona University Application Requirements

Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Northern Arizona University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Northern Arizona University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: USD 24,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Northern Arizona University Deadlines

Bachelors:Fall- 1st March 2018,Spring- 15th September 2018,Summer- 1st March 2018
Masters:Fall 2018-1st March 2018,Spring 2019 - 1st October 2018, 

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

Northern Arizona University Rankings


US News
1201 -1400
501 -600
501 -600
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


United States of America
293 -381
US News
138 -155
Times Higher Education
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