Naropa University

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School Overview

Founded by an Oxford University scholar and Tibetan Buddhist educators in 1974, Naropa University offers offers a secular education using non-traditional learning approaches. Naropa University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and was the first Buddhist-inspired higher education institution in the United States to received regional accreditation.

General Information

Admission Office

2130 Arapahoe Avenue

Boulder, CO 80302-6697

(303) 546-3572

(800) 772-6951

Fax: (303) 546-3583



Contact: Susan Boyle

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

2130 Arapahoe Avenue

Boulder, CO 80302-6697

(303) 444-0202

www.naropa.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 456

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 57

Degree-seeking undergrads: 444

Graduate enrollment: 597

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 59%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary studies B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Traditional Eastern arts B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Naropa University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(303) 444-0202
Website:www.naropa.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:my.naropa.edu/ICS/Admissions/Home.jnz?portlet=Apply_Online
Address:2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6697
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:931
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:877 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$31,170
Out-of-state Tuition:$31,170
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:76%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$19,632

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Naropa University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Naropa University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education11
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Psychology12
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts131
Grand total1118

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Naropa University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Naropa University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$31,170
Out-of-state$31,170
Books and supplies$1,256

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$22,560
Out-of-state$22,560

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2976%
Grant or scholarship aid2976%$19,632
Student loan aid2361%$5,293

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid28271%$18,294
Federal student loans22657%$7,971

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Naropa University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Naropa University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13930109
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%23%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Naropa University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment931
Undergraduate enrollment382
Graduate enrollment549

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Naropa University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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