Northern Arizona University Graduate Program Reviews

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

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 29,021 (25,115 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 52% part-time, 48% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,071 in-state; $18,254 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2012

NAU is a great college offering a variety of majors. The town of Flagstaff is a beautiful location for a smaller university. It offers smaller classes sizes and teachers that are passionate about their subjects.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I received my BA in Public Administration and am loving the opportunities this major has afforded me. The idea of changing and managing public policy is very appealing to me and I am currently employed with the City of Tucson Clerk's Office. This degree has taught me invaluable lessons in managing staff in a political environment. I believe I am well on my way in making a difference on how my city is managed by the Mayor and City Council.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 1999

My classes were some of the first offered by NAU in Prescott. We had small class sizes with a lot of individual attention as needed. At that time, classes were held in local public school classrooms. Now, NAU has its own campus and a lot of technology is available for student use. I would definitely recommended the education program at NAU.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017

I enjoy the online classes. The professors are thorough and help make it clear their expectations and requirements. The instructors are knowledgeable and helpful. Reaching counselors and department heads for advice is easy, and I have always received timely responses to my inquiries. The school keeps you up to date with your requirements and makes sure you feel welcomed and up to date with important information.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2007

I went to NAU and graduated in 2007. It was a great school loved that the campus was small made it easier get to know people. When in your major classes es small ratio student teacher. Teachers where always approachable to answer questions. With smaller class sizes able to make friends with others to make study groups. Being in two majors got to see the counselor's for Speech Pathology and in Education they were both knowledgeable in helping to make class schedules or answer questions I had. I Loved living on Campus in the Dorms and had always felt safe walking to class and back to dorms. Liked how close NAU is to the out doors to go hiking or just enjoy nature.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 1996

Northern Arizona University has a wide area of studies to choose from, and the professor, who were instructors for the classes I took, were great instructors. My daughter graduated from NAU, she enjoyed her time and studies there, she graduated with BS Biology and BS Chemistry. The student counselors were very helpful in assisting with the needed classes to graduate, and keep me on the right timeline to graduate. Be wise in choosing the career for you and seek the right degree. Flagstaff, AZ is very beautiful with the mountains, weather is great.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011

While attending Northern Arizona University, and completing my Master's Degree in Education, I was afforded a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the premier academic minds in the state of Arizona. I was not only permitted the experience of learning and practicing the application of clinical tools while enrolled in the curriculum of the program, but treated as an upcoming peer. My advisor for my specialty program, Positive Behavior Support/Human Relations, is a knowledgeable and respected member of the faculty, as well as in the clinical service provider community. I have been able to utilize my degree and the competencies that I garnered through my graduate program to advance my career within the field of applied behavior analysis, and to pass the competency exam for my Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst. Due to the atmosphere of mutual respect and professionalism at Northern Arizona University, I entered the career field well prepared to benefit to the members of the Autism and disability community, and have become a valuable asset to my community as a whole. One of the more treasured and lasting benefits of having chosen Northern Arizona University for my graduate program is that nearly five years after having graduated, I continue to enjoy the mentorship of my academic advisor.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Attending NAU has given me the confidence through education and clinical rotations that I will be an exceptional PT when I graduate. The caliber of students who complete the DPT program are highly sought after within the career market. The connections and organizations that I have been apart of while attending the DPT program at NAU have put me on the career path to be the best Physical Therapy I can be.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2017

NAU is situated in one of the most beautiful places with a lot of outdoors activities available. The campus itself is beautiful, the local events calendar is always full, and you cannot beat the people, especially if you like eccentric, laid back types. However, I was underwhelmed with the quality of courses. Because NAU is not as well known as some of its contemporaries, ASU and U of A, it almost seems like the university and the professors within have given up on trying to gain elite status and instead strive to meet minimum requirements. As a graduate student, I have only had one class that I would consider to be at the graduate level. Likewise, I am a book nerd, so the library could definitely use some improvements in the realm of aesthetics. But, after all is said and done, the experience has been a positive one. I love living here, I love the people, and everyone at the university has the students' best interests at heart, they just don't meet the rigorous caliber I was expecting of a graduate program (at least in the English department)
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Strong faculty with excellent learning atmosphere With latest innovative facilities.
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