Northern Arizona University continues to attract students to campus with its top-notch programs, research opportunities and picturesque college town setting.

BestColleges.com ranked NAU’s hospitality program among the top ten best online hospitality management programs in the country. Earlier this month, College Factual named NAU among the top nursing colleges in the Southwest. NAU, which has both bachelor and graduate nursing programs, ranked No. 10 out of 36 colleges.

PolicyMic also named NAU one of the most popular colleges in the country based on the school’s growth in admissions applications. NAU’s 220 percent growth rate since 2003 landed the university the No. 15 spot on the list.

Adding to NAU’s appeal is its location in the ponderosa pines. Sitting at 7,000 feet, the mountain town was recently ranked the eighth best college town in the country by Travel and Leisure.