Why choose NAU?
- Perched at 6,950 feet above sea level, the main campus is surrounded by a large ponderosa pine forest.
- Unions and Student Activities offers many services and events for the campus community.
- The university's award-winning, weekly newspaper is an independent, student-run publication called The Lumberjack.
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
City Population: 69,000
University Population: 20,000
Climate: Flagstaff has five distinct seasons: a cold and snowy winter with extended dry periods punctuated by deep snows; a dry spring with occasional snows; a very dry and hot early summer; a wet and humid monsoon season; a dry and pleasant fall.
Nearest Airport: Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
Northern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, Arizona. The university was founded in 1899 and boasts nationally ranked programs, a high research status and an emergence as a leader in sustainability, science, business and cultural arts. The Flagstaff campus sits at almost 7,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by forest.
Flagstaff has a strong tourism industry due to its proximity to the Grand Canyon National Park and the historic Route 66. The city also has an active cultural scene, including the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, music, book and film festivals and a lively theatre scene. The area is also extremely popular for outdoor recreation such as camping, climbing, hiking and mountain biking. Winter skiing is available at Arizona Snowbowl, just 7 miles from Flagstaff.