Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public higher-research university located at the base of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona. Ranked 3rd in USA Today’s best college towns, NAU has 21 residence halls on its Flagstaff campus and is built on a student-first foundation, reflected in their 18:1 student-faculty ratio. Flagstaff offers an ideal, scenic environment for living and learning, with a four-season climate and dynamic landscapes, you’ll discover outdoor adventures unlike anywhere else in Arizona. Only 1.5 hours from the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff has a population of 67.4k, experiences 288 days of sunshine and 100 inches of snowfall annually. Locally, you can visit the Lowell Observatory, Arizona Snowbowl, Aquatic and Tennis Complex, which is one of the finest high-altitude swimming facilities in the world. If snowboarding and stargazing isn’t your thing, enjoy 50 miles of running tracks, hiking and mountain biking trails at the Flagstaff Urban Trail System. The college sports teams, known as the Lumberjacks compete at the NCAA Division I level in all sports.