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| Flagstaff is an outdoorsy city. If you enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and skiing/snowboarding, you'll love it here. There isn't much of a nightlife for those who are underage. It's convenient because it is within a days drive of lots of national parks, california, and mexico! Winters are long, cold and windy and there is lots of snow. After 4 years, I will be ready to leave.|
The Business program is awesome and has loads of resources. However, all the other colleges fail in comparison. My major (political science) was part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The advising center was terrible and the equipment and classrooms were outdated.
There are many dorms on campus and many apartments nearby. But somehow there just don't seem to be enough to accommodate everyone. Apartments are way overpriced, and living expenses are high in general in Flagstaff.Overall, I was disappointed with my education at NAU although my experiences there were great. I felt that the fees were excessive and didn't come back around to serve the students. My advising center was near useless and professors just barely adequate (with the exception of the business college-they were great).
|Apr 20 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| Overall, my short experience at NAU was bitter-sweet. I spent three semesters there - and well, that was all I could take. The academics there, depending on what department you're in varies from ridiculously easy to moderately challenging. The Business and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs seem to be a hit with students as well as the Foresty and Art/Music program. The sciences, mathematics, education programs (ect) aren't such a huge hit with the students. My personal (keyword, personal) experiences with ResLife/FinAid/Bursar faculty was unplesant. Some students were/are living in designated study-lounges; Fin-Aid never replied to my inquries; and the Bursar workers - well - they were rude, snotty, unhelpful (and it seemed to me some of them had no idea what they were doing). Aside from all these negative things, the student body is super diverse. I think that's perhaps what made my short time there an exciting experience. Students are some-what friendly. FOOD SUCKS! And as far as the social scene in Flagstaff is concerned, it'll definitely take some getting used to. Give Flagstaff a semester or two - it WILL grow on you. |
|Feb 26 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I chose to attend NAU mostly because I am an Arizona resident, and ASU and U of A didn't seem like my cup of tea. I didn't really have too much to complain about during my first year there, at least not anything that most other schools aren't guilty of, but after that the school simply started taking in too many people. The single-person dorm rooms that were available my first year there were turned into shared freshman dorms, and I heard my fair share of rumors of students living in study rooms and the like until dorm rooms became available. Several of my classes that second year started out with more students than desks. Funny, because I went to NAU to avoid things like this. I increased my course load and was able to graduate in three years so that I could leave that mess behind me. Due to all of the budget cuts that have been going on in Arizona coupled with the information that I have just presented, I would highly recommend that everyone avoid this school. I think I would have enjoyed either ASU or U of A more than this school.I will say that the math department faculty were for the most part very nice, smart, and accessible people. I cannot complain about that aspect of the school, although I ended up deciding that math was not the right choice for me. I'm probably going to suck it up and start attending an out-of-state college for a 2nd bachelor's degree in chemistry this fall so that I can get out of this dead-end job and this dead-end state. |
| Starting Job: Machine Shop Operator, Preparedness: -, Reputation: D |
|Feb 22 2011|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |