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Northern Arizona University

155 Reviews

Locations:   Flagstaff (AZ) 

Annual Tuition: $26,642

85% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
84% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 1/9/2023

Degree: Anthropology

NAU is a second-rate university. If you are accustomed to a research university, it feels more like a community college. The professors are second-rate also. I had one who taught a class on a subject she had zero familiarity with, but made sure to make googly eyes at all the male grad students, and finally got kicked out for stalking one of them. Of course, being second-rate doesn't stop them from being super stuck up about their tiny careers at a small college in Podunk. The degree program I was... Read More


Reviewed: 10/18/2022

Degree: Criminal Justice

I am very satisfied with my experience at NAU. My advisor was always there to answer questions. I had the best professors. I like to learn on my own, so I think that is why I enjoyed the online learning environment. I did not mind the reading and writing. I enjoyed reading all of my books. I also love writing essays. I got A's mostly on all of my essays. I also loved doing the discussions. It did not matter to me that the professor was not involved in my learning or the discussions. I didn't want... Read More


Reviewed: 7/13/2022

Degree: Marketing - Advertising

Don't wast your time going here, you won't get a good job out of it. Employers see it as a Party School, your degree won't be taken seriously. You might get a job as Telemarketer , waiter, bartender or laborer. Go to a major University if you want a job out of it.

Not Worth It

Reviewed: 6/27/2022

Degree: Information Technology

I enrolled in the Computer Information Technology graduate program. What drew me to the program was it was subscription-based where you take as many courses for 6 months. One pro is tuition is cheap & the program was flexible. You can take the courses & submit assignments whenever you want. The bad, it was mostly literature-based. The entire program is all writing papers. No lab or video lectures. How are you supposed to learn anything as technical as IT with no lab?? Each course required 12,000... Read More


Reviewed: 1/8/2022

Degree: Teaching

Great school with a fantastic staff… I received a degree in education and went on to teach art for 35 years. I have been a very lucky man and have the highest respect for NAU. Thank you to Northern Arizona University for being here for me and I wish the best for all who consider going there.

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Reviewed: 10/30/2021

Degree: Biomedical Sciences

Here's the thing, NAU at a glance is a fantastic school in a nice town with a great staff among bad ones. But Once you start attending and you face a crisis, such as the pandemic, the school will fail you more than any other school I have attended. Like I mentioned, I have met some amazing staff, and some really do try their best to help you the way they can. But this does not change the fact that the 'student support' NAU likes to brand itself with is false advertising. NAU supports it's students... Read More


Reviewed: 5/10/2021

Degree: Psychology

joke of a school. They display your name on virtual commencement and then email you a week later saying you didn’t graduate. Avoid at all costs. Every teacher I had through my 4 years failed to provide me adequate instructions and most just seem like they want to get through the semester. They don’t care about your they care about money. Biggest regret of my life going here

Jack herring

Reviewed: 3/24/2021

Degree: Construction Management

Do not go to school here. It’s overpriced and you will not get a job in your field of study. Flagstaff is very expensive and not worth the money to live here. Professors carry their own agendas and the student is not part of it. Your money will be taken from you in a Disneyland fashion and you will be left broke with a degree and no job opportunities as flagstaff is not large and has little industry or future. Unless your a waiter. Veterans are second class citizens.

Ron Berke

Reviewed: 2/1/2021

Degree: Finance

As beautiful as Flagstaff is, the programs at NAU are probably worse that my high school education. The advisors have no idea what they are talking about and therefore are replaced almost every year. In most cases, the students are smarter than the teachers and have to correct their mistakes in class. Organization is almost nonexistent within the university. If you're looking for a school that will decrease your knowledge and leave you with less brain cells from the time you're a freshman to the... Read More

Joann Byrd

Reviewed: 12/6/2020

Degree: Business Administration

The MBA program at NAU is a bad joke. The bad joke is on the students. Seriously, I advise you to look elsewhere. Maybe the University of Arizona or one of the colleges in California? It just seemed like high-school all over again. NAU is big on all of the typical stuff, students cheating, professors not caring, problems with parking/university transportation, etc. NAU is really disappointing. I had high expectations. I graded from high school and with my BS degree with very high grades. I could... Read More

Johnny T. Perez

Reviewed: 4/1/2020

Degree: Communications

Let's be honest, the surrounding environment is amazing. The education is NOT. I spent the last four years trying to prepare myself for a career only to find out that my classes have taught me nothing. Instructors expect you to write to their personal agenda, assignments have no value, and rarely do students have the opportunity to seek out their own interests. As a student who attended/participated in almost every on-campus academic fair, career expo, and research symposium... I can say with confidence... Read More

Mattson Heidemann

Reviewed: 3/2/2020

Degree: Construction Management

I would not recommend going to NAU to ANYONE. The culture here is rotten to the core and it starts with Rita Chang spending our money for her own personal gain. In addition there is very limited opportunity for campus involvement. Limited sports, unresponsive clubs, and a Greek life that is oppressed. The sports are no fun to support because the stadium is empty any time they play. I reached out to three clubs I thought I might want to join and got no response from any of them. Made it really difficult... Read More

P. Fuller

Reviewed: 12/21/2019

Degree: Fine Arts

I've yet to investigate the source of a report made not to my benefit for"disrupting the educational process". I was a B+ student for more than 3 years with no conflict whatsoever. Conceivably that I am old enough to be considered a professor or parent there was age discrimination. Now as a Flagstaff resident and one who used the library regularly am banned from the campus by their police. I have received no response from the appeals department. who is disrupting the educational process? Another... Read More


Reviewed: 12/19/2019

Degree: Biomedical Sciences

I obtained my degree in biomedical sciences with a minor of chemistry and had an overall great experience. NAU is an already large school that is growing rapidly and if you aren't ready for that it can be overwhelming. The campus is laid out beautifully right in the middle of Flagstaff. I would rate the intro classes mediocre mainly because the sizes of the intro classes are well over 100. Once you get past the intro classes, I loved all of my classes and found them super interesting. This seems... Read More

Neal Glover

Reviewed: 11/9/2019

Degree: Speech Pathology

I had a wonderful experience at NAU. The degree that I earned has more than prepared me for my future career. I love the fact that NAU provides a great deal of support and instruction for their students. They are very caring and attend to the needs of each individual students. NAU offers a wide variety of majors. They even have a video array of online degree options. NAU also has a low cost of tuition when compared to other public institutions. I would recommend NAU to any student looking for a quality... Read More


Reviewed: 11/6/2019

Degree: Visual Communications

Northern Arizona University is a large university with a small-town feel. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communication with an emphasis in Graphic Design in 2016. The program I entered was fairly rigorous and diverse. The senior capstone lacked in assistance with job placement and design challenges. After graduating, I learned more about my field in my job than when I was in school. Many design classes had us teaching ourselves using tutorials. I sometimes feel like I could have become... Read More


Reviewed: 10/27/2019

Degree: Speech Pathology

NAU is an awesome school. The faculty and staff are very supportive and are willing to help anyone who needs it. You can tell that NAU truly cares from its students. I am very happy with my education there and would recommend NAU to anyone. I look back fondly on my experience there.

Benjamin Martin

Reviewed: 9/27/2019

Degree: Spanish

Something that I truly loved about NAU is that despite all of the madness that you can find on a college campus, it felt like home to me. I met hundreds of people during my time there and I would have to say that the staff at NAU was always professional, understanding and helpful. My counselor's always had a let's get it done attitude and they really believed in me throughout my years there. If you ever get the change to work with Ed Hood, he is one of my personal favorites!

Kaylee McClaine

Reviewed: 9/17/2019

Degree: Psychology

I attended NAU online while working 12 hour days to support my family. NAU online's flexible scheduling made it easy to study while working. The classes and professors were supportive of me, and they also provided me lots of resources for post-graduation.

Erica Ellis

Reviewed: 8/7/2019

Degree: History

I very much enjoyed my time as a student at NAU. I did attend the university during a time of transition when the housing crisis for upper-division and even sophomore students began and when many construction projects began to obstruct the once beautiful scenery on campus. That being said, I had wonderful teachers in both my major programs as well as elective courses. The small-town feel of Flagstaff is just big enough to not feel like a small pond, but not huge like Tempe or Tucson. Students attending... Read More


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