Northern Arizona University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 148 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,361 (26,500 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 52% part-time, 48% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,001 in-state; $18,619 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

Awesome place to live, great track team, horrible football team. Great place for outdoors activities such as Hiking, biking,... Classes were alright but not great.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2012

It is a great school with knowlegeable professors who are concerned about their students.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2012

Instructors were knowledgeable and informative in their respective field. The W.A. Franke School of Business is located on the west side of Flagstaff, and is in a green building. University offers a variety of degrees and programs.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2006

I have gotten both my BA and my MAed living on campus for my BA and my masters through statewide distance learning. They hire professors who are current and relevant in their fields. With my masters the professors worked in education throughout the Valley and it provided excellent networking opportunities. They are the best education school in the state. Out of seven American teachers in a small city at a prestigious school in Turkey, with teachers from all over the US, 3 out of 7 of us had our masters in education from NAU. It speaks to the value and respect for NAU's education program, even at an international level.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009

NAU is a great school. The faculty are caring. I love everything Flagstaff has to offer.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011

The college was great and very involved in the town and other student activities. This makes you feel that you are a part of something bigger than yourself. The professors truly seem to care about you and a wide variety of courses are offered.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I was very supported and felt intellectually challenged.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2019

Norther Arizona University will allow you to continue to educational plans on a very flexible schedule. You will receive high quality instruction and engaging professors. You are able to engage in endless opportunities both in and out of the classroom to benefit and grow your career goals.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Northern Arizona University has provided me with the knowledge and tools to safely and confidently care for my patients every day. After receiving a BSN from NAU in 2013, I felt well-prepared, enthusiastic, and confident in starting my nursing practice. Shortly after graduation, I went back to NAU to complete graduate school. Currently, I am working toward obtaining an MSN and Family Nurse Practitioner degree through the Graduate Nursing Program, and I couldn't be more proud to be part of the NAU community. The staff is knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly! They have prepared me for my career, provided me with several opportunities for networking, specifically with the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and several activities on campus for students. It is important to be able to network with other nursing students for support and guidance throughout the program, and NAU provided that for me. I am 100% satisfied with NAU and I would recommend NAU's nursing program to any potential nurses that are interested in getting a well-rounded and promising education.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Visiting Northern Arizona University before enrolling in the program was a very warm and welcoming experience. The advisor I had met with was more concerned about the program being a good fit for me and helped me take steps to ensure that it was exactly what I wanted. Having that support was a very important part of the process when deciding on my higher education. NAU stood out from the rest because I felt that most schools are not as supportive and just want to get your money. Throughout this degree program, the faculty and advisors have been overwhelmingly understanding and supportive of my education. You feel like you have a new family because the program is small but intense, as it only takes a year and a half to complete a master's degree in science education along with a teaching certificate. As a graduate level program, the curriculum is rigorous but it still allows room for a part-time job. The school is located in the beautiful town of Flagstaff, with the San Francisco Peaks just to the North. Located at 7,000 ft. the town still has four seasons with a mild winter, not too hot summer and many outdoor activities all year long. A few of my favorite parts about the campus is they have a rock climbing wall at the Recreation center and a snowboarding class, not to mention the many extracurricular outdoor adventures. Flagstaff is the second largest city in Arizona, but you wouldn't know it by the community of caring and adventurous people. The campus is so close to many inspiring National Parks and Monuments and invites people from all around the world to enjoy the beauty of nature. The NAU students are an integral part of what makes Flagstaff so great and would not be as inspiring without the NAU students. I now know what it means to live in a community and Northern Arizona University has impacted many lives including my own for the better.
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