Northern Arizona University Reviews
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NAU is small enough that you get to know those in your program, and even those in related degrees, fairly well. It is very liberal in its thinking--a very mind opening experience for me. Some of its social activities are a little extreme, but overall it has a good blend of focus on education and activities to unwind.
I would highly recommend the Construction Management Program at Northern Arizona University. The classes are small in size and led by extremely attentive and interactive professors. Because of the small class size, the Construction Management students form a very tight knit community full of people willing to help with schoolwork. Each class is interesting and relevant to the industry of Construction and the professors always have your best interests in mind. Lastly, NAU's Construction Management program hosts a "Contractor Night" once each week during both semesters in which a different contractor in Arizona will visit the campus and share information about their company, their experiences with the industry, and then offer interviews the next day. This, combined with the golf tournament and skeet shoot, make it easy to make connections and land an internship and/or full time job.
Northern Arizona University was a great institution to attend for my bachelor's degree. The school is on the smaller side which means I had more intimate classes and a lot more interaction and on-on-one time with my instructors. I lived on campus my first two years which was one of the best decisions I made at NAU. I was able to connect with a lot more of my peers and participate in plenty of events held throughout the year. My classes were great with instructors willing to work with me if I had unusual circumstances and my fellow students were friendly and also just looking to make new connections and branch out. The main concern I had at NAU was that my academic advisor was split between two different colleges and was not an expert in either. I kept track of my own degree progress to ensure I was meeting all requirements to graduate on time and made sure to just use my advisor as confirmation that I was on the correct path. NAU was a great experience for me and I definitely recommend it to future students.
The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) at Northern Arizona University has great Management and Marketing professors and courses. (Finance not so much with the monotone, seemingly uninterested, and unreasonable professors). There is a lot of group work, meetings, and presentations for courses in the FCB, but overall acceptable and interesting. The building is one of the newer and updated ones on campus, with plenty of computers and seating available. The FCB advising office is lacking, but that seems to be the norm for NAU.
I'm currently a junior here at NAU. I bounced around between two majors and I honestly still am unsure what I'll be graduating with. Let me talk about two of the majors and they types of classes. I took 3 semesters worth of biology classes for my nursing major. I can tell you that I want to be a nurse more than anything in the world. In fact, the only reason I started another major was because here at NAU getting into the nursing program is near impossible in the first semester you apply. The biology classes I took were extremely hard. When you're taking 17 credits worth of classes and 9 of them are science, you have no time to breathe. I tried extremely hard and failed miserably in trying to get As in all my classes. It's not easy. I found myself down in the dumps for months frustrated with the fact that I probably won't get into the program any time soon. That's why I switched to Social Work. SW is a much easier major and the program doesn't have a limited amount of applicants it takes. I applied the first chance I got, before I had even finished taking my first SW class and got in. The over all major is about helping people of all walks of life no mater age, sex, gender, orientation, nationality, etc. I haven't found a class that was so hard that I found myself unable to comprehend the ideas. Right now my plan is to graduate with a degree in Social Work and go back to school in the future, probably out of state, for nursing. If you are lucky enough to make it into the nursing program here, I am sure it is fantastic. Good luck with everything when it comes to your college future!
NAU has a great school psych program. I am very well prepared in internship.
Northern Arizona University has a great social sciences department. My major was psychology and my minor was sociology. Almost every professor I had was engaging and genuinely cared about the students success. I worked hard to earn a 4.0 GPA but it wasn't an impossible work load. The campus is beautiful, nestled in the tall pines of northern Arizona. It is only a 2 hour drive from Sky Harbor Airport and metropolitan Phoenix. I took advantage of a summer study abroad program that was faculty lead and it was an experience I will never forget. I went on to graduate school at another university and the professors from NAU who helped me along my academic journey still check in from time to time. Flagstaff is a great place to live and NAU is an outstanding university, I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Visual Communications program does not adequately prepare for a career. You learn basic art and design skills. Outside of that, you don't learn marketing, how to communicate with clients. I learned a great deal of what I know by outside research.
I recently earned a Master of Administration. Only positive experiences! I was hesitant to enroll in an online program, and I only did because Northern Arizona University is a public, accredited university. Everyone at Northern Arizona University put my fears to rest. The professors were engaging and I never had a problem getting a hold of them to answer my questions. Financial Aid worked with me and answered all my questions. I was able to keep my full-time job while earning my degree (many assignments incorporated what I was already doing at work). I recently was promoted, so I’d say my degree paid off!
From the moment I first showed interest in this school, they have been nothing but helpful. For being a big University the teachers all have gone out of their way to make sure every student had the individual time then needed to succeed.
The schools have many degrees that all have really good rapor in the job world. The want you to get experience early on in your chosen career field and provide opportunities to observe and work in your career field. I really enjoy the program I am in and I am always recommending it to people.