Northern Arizona University

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Northern Arizona University

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The beginnings
Northern Arizona University opened its doors in 1899 with 23 students, one professor, and two copies of Webster’s International Dictionary bound in sheepskin. The first president scoured the countryside in horse and buggy seeking students to fill the classrooms of the single school building (now known as Old Main).
Since those humble beginnings, the university has continued to grow, undergoing several name changes in accordance with expansions, added degree programs, and achieving university status.

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