Northern Arizona University (NAU)

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Northern Arizona University can be found in Flagstaff, AZ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at NAU number nearly thirty four thousand per year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

85% of all students that apply are admitted to NAU, from which 17% choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the NAU acceptance rate 2021 will be around 77%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall NAU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Northern Arizona University was reported as 84.9% in Fall 2020 with over 36,800 applications submitted to NAU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northern Arizona University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.0%
  • 2017-2018: 80.8%
  • 2018-2019: 82.6%
  • 2019-2020: 84.9%
  • Projected NAU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.8%

How Does NAU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for NAU is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Arizona State University86.5%
Southern Utah University78.4%
University of Nevada-Las Vegas80.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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