Northern Arizona University Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

3.81 out of 5 stars
(16 Reviews)
  • Flagstaff (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,828
82% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 16 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Emily Appleton - 5/16/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"I found Northern Arizona University to be an undervalued school. It is located in the small town of Flagstaff, Arizona less than 2 hours away from Phoenix, Arizona. I appreciated the small school environment and the assistance I could find in the writing and math centers when I wanted someone to review my work. NAU attracts a medley of personalities to its campus. I enjoyed the cold weather and snow storms that make it to this little campus each winter. I found this small, liberal arts school to be helpful to my academic and social development. Most of my classes were taught by professors who had impressive academic resumes, as opposed to graduate students. I have felt prepared for the jobs that I have had since graduating from NAU, and I am pleased with my degree from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. I would place the earning potential of NAU graduates in the same vein as those who graduated from Arizona State University and University of Arizona. In regard to student diversity, the school is a part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) which allows students from specific western states to come to NAU as an in-state student where they will pay less for tuition than an out-of-state student normally would. This school attracts students mostly from Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Alaska. I found that a large percentage of my classmates were from Phoenix, Arizona, though. There were also a number of international exchange students from the Middle East and Europe that attended NAU for one semester or a year. When it comes to safety, as with every location where a number of young adults are concentrated, there are security concerns. However, I never personally felt unsafe walking on campus, even late at night. There are students whose on-campus job is to be available to escort students on campus if they need assistance, or feel unsafe. In recent years the university has been increasing enrollment and construction on campus. The university lost a significant amount of funding from the state, which has placed NAU in a predicament of trying to remain a small school, but also needing to increase enrollment. In conclusion, I highly recommend this school to anyone who enjoys snow, and the outdoors, or for anyone who is looking for opportunities to get involved in campus organizations. I found NAU to be a welcoming and non-threatening environment to learn about anything I was interested in."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/1/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I loved this college for the college experience, however when actually applying to medical schools this did not make the list for impressive colleges."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Ashley - 12/1/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2006
"I love the campus and Flagstaff. I enjoyed my time there. I wish I'd lived on campus though. I feel like i would have been more involved and made more friends. I'm still good friends with my roommates and several friends from NAU."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ivy Loney - 8/5/2014
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
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