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/Apply_Online.jnz
Address: 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6697
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 904
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 31%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 825 (91% 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: $33,070
Out-of-state Tuition: $33,070
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $21,959

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Naropa University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Naropa University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Education 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 21
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Psychology 12
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Grand total 1129

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $33,070
Out-of-state $33,070
Books and supplies $1,256

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $23,470
Out-of-state $23,470

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 27 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 27 90% $21,959
Student loan aid 16 53% $7,272

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 335 80% $21,327
Federal student loans 237 57% $9,200

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 135 37 98
Percent admitted 100% 95% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 24% 21%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 904
Undergraduate enrollment 381
Graduate enrollment 523

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 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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