Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University is a public university centered on students. Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.
NAU is built on a student-first foundation—this was true when we opened our doors more than 100 years ago, and it’s true now. Our traditions and values of the past inform our present and help us shape the future.
Our faculty, experts in their fields, provide personalized mentorship to help ensure students achieve academic excellence, perform meaningful research, and change the world—one breakthrough at a time.
No matter what your major, you’ll find a program that will foster your academic excellence and professional success. Our expert faculty are dedicated to helping you discover your potential and pursue your passion.
Earn your degree on your terms. Our historic Flagstaff campus, online instruction, and statewide locations give you options for earning a high-quality education regardless of your status: college-bound high school student, busy professional, working parent, or anything between.