Tuition & Fees

$31,180

$31,180

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 144
Declined + 37
Total Received 181
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Private (nonprofit)

397

undergraduate students

545

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Contemplative Psychology
  2. Traditional Eastern Arts
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 0908
ACT 4853

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School Facts

Naropa University, founded in 1974, is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian, Buddhist-inspired, experiential liberal arts institution. Its campus is located in Boulder, Colorado.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 942
Established in 1974
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Boulder, CO

12-acre campus in Boulder (population: 103,166), 35 miles from Denver. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Denver. Branch campus sites in Boulder. Public transportation serves campus.

Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 144
Declined + 37
Total Received 181

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Janet Erickson
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 772-6951
F: 303 546-3536
admissions@naropa.edu

Cost

Tuition $31,000
Room & board $11,240
Additional fees $180
Books & supplies $1,256
Total $43,676
Average Financial Aid - $37,077
Total with Avg. Aid $6,599

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,077

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,218,718
State $153,414
Institutional $4,548,972
Other external $138,718
Total $6,059,822

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $121,340
Other external
Total $121,340

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art Therapy
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Contemplative Education
Contemplative Psychology
Contemporary Theater
Creative Writing
Creative Writing/Literature
Divinity
Early Childhood Education
Ecopsychology
Environmental Leadership
Environmental Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Peace Studies
Religious Studies
Religious Studies with Language
Traditional Eastern Arts
Visual Art
Writing/Poetics
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Undergraduate

42%

397
students

Female
64%
256

Male
36%
141

Graduate

58%

545
students

Female
72%
390

Male
28%
155

undergraduateFull-time

92%

368
students

Female
65%
238

Male
35%
130

undergraduatePart-time

8%

29
students

Female
63%
18

Male
37%
11

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
10%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 15

Spring: October 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Great Britain
Israel
Japan
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jennifer Hinton
International Student Advisor
303 546-3592
jhinton@naropa.edu

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