Northern Arizona University is the state’s third-largest public university, with 18,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students, plus 1,500 faculty. NAU is known for its small classes, its forestry, hotel management, MBA an teacher-training programs, and its setting in the pines and four-season climate.
The 738-acre main campus sits in the middle of Flagstaff, extending from the edge of downtown to the intersection of Interstates 25 and 40.
Campus buildings include the Walkup Skydome, a 15,650-seat stadium topped by the world’s second-largest clear span timber dome. It is the home of the football and basketball teams. The Lumberjacks play in the Big Sky Conference.
The historic Old Main houses the NAU Art Museum , which offers exhibitions and the Marguerite Hettel Weiss Collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and antiques. The collection includes a painting by Diego Rivera.
The School of Forestry also manages a forest research laboratory called the Centennial Forest in conjunction with the state Land Department. The forest covers more than 47,000 acres of land north and southwest of Flagstaff.
South San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
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