Northern Arizona University Reviews

3.69 out of 5 stars
(88 Reviews)
  • Flagstaff (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,828
84% of 88 students said this degree improved their career prospects
84% of 88 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.0 out of 5 stars
riley - 11/2/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"This university is horrible. They treat you horrible, especially when you have financial issues. That is all I have to say about that. They don't allow you to sign up for classes or housing when you previously have holds on your account, even if you get the hold taken down."
1.3 out of 5 stars
disappointed - 10/13/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I think most of the other reviewers were correct, very unprofessional. When I started I was told my "mentor" would contact me regularly, but this particular subscription I haven't heard from her once. Also some of the professors seem like they don't even read any of my submissions. For instance, I handed in an essay and was given the score of 76, meaning I had to redo and resubmit. I ended up adding one more citation to the several already in the paper and handed it in again. I eventually heard back a month later with the score of 98. It's amazing how adding one quotation can raise my grade to an A. This isn't the first time I had to wait over a month to get my paper graded. Also getting feedback on your projects can be like pulling teeth. It seems like they delay you in anyway possible to siphon more money out of you. This will be my last subscription. I have wasted enough money on this school."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Fu Schnick - 9/24/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 1999
"I was honestly hoping for something worse but NAU disappointed me, everyone was friendly and extremely helpful. I didn't like how all my instructors were very encouraging and such, I wanted them to be mean and unhelpful. My colleagues were the worst, it was so easy to make friends, ugh it just disgusts me. If you're looking for a horrible school like I was, I would not recommend NAU."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah Guinea - 9/12/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Northern Arizona University is nestled in the beautiful mountain town of Flagstaff. Not only do you get education from amazing, passionate teachers but you also get the scenic beauty and commandery of the Flagstaff community. You get the excitement, spirit, and experiences of a bigger college but the small class sizes and one on one experiences with teachers that are valued in education. There are many resources, programs, and organizations to fit any needs or wants you may have. Overall, NAU is more than a college; it will be your second home. Go Jacks!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Whitney - 8/25/2017
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013
"This school and everybody associated with it is nothing but a complete and utter joke. At times, the entire school felt like it was a scam. Sure, the advisors would do just about ANYTHING in order to get you to sign up. But as soon as I was enrolled, forget about it. I no longer mattered. The law program at the school? Barely taught me anything. I have no idea how it's even considered a school at all, considering that all I did was basically read from the textbook. I literally could have done that on my own. And it's not even just one class, but literally all of them. The teachers were a joke, too; they didn't do ANYTHING. You might as well just swallow a law book for all of the good it does you. Once I was actually enrolled, people became less than helpful towards me. I wanted to complain about my awful first semester, so I went to the office of the councilor that I'd spoken with before enrolling. It was literally empty. I tried to call her, and let's just say that the things that she said to me, if I'd said those things in literally any circumstance, my mom would have washed my mouth out with soap! Everybody who had seemed beyond friendly towards me before I'd enrolled suddenly turned into horrible trolls who wanted nothing at all to do with me. If you value your sanity, and enjoy actually learning rather than wasting thousands upon thousands of dollars, I would recommend just about literally anywhere else."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Nicole Harrington - 8/6/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"I attended NAU Personalized Learning program where I was able to complete my Bachelor of Science within 2 years. My experience in business assisted me in the platform that I was faced with while attending NAU online and I was able to complete coursework very quickly with ease. The instructors are very willing to offer feedback and guidance and the program overall is very well planned."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Anthony - 7/6/2017
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2020
"NAU is a beautiful campus that has a lot of things to offer. There business program is onl progressing and the Greek life is great I have met a lot of people that will be in my wedding and learned a lot about myself in my freshman year. I will say the cops are a bit strict in Arizona but if your careful it's a great environment to be in with Sedona being so close and the Arizona snow bowl being Even closer. You won't be bored in the city of Flagstaff"
3.5 out of 5 stars
Guillermo Jimenez - 6/23/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020
"First of all, the campus is beautiful! There is green everywhere, especially being in northern Arizona! You can easily tell the campus has been very much taken care of! Our student union is a great hang out. It's definitely the place to be campus when you don't have any class. Here, there is always great food and the atmosphere makes it that much better. I also truly love our library! It's a place I know I will be able to get any of my work done. There are plenty of good study areas throughout this library! Some traditional campus events that I enjoy are the concerts that are put on for the student life! It truly makes this a great and fun place to be! You always have something to do here, while still being able to get your studies in!"
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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Karlee Manue - 5/15/2017
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"I loved going to Northern Arizona University. The college of education is a great college that prepares future teachers to be the best they can possibly be. NAU has prepared me to teach the diverse cultures I will experience in teaching, as well as, preparing me for getting my masters at Arizona State University."

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