Tuition & Fees

$31,790

$31,790

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 105
Declined +
Total Received 105
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Private (nonprofit)

397

undergraduate students

569

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Contemplative Psychology
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 0908
ACT 4853

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Location

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 966
Established in 1974
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Boulder, CO

12-acre campus in Boulder (population: 108,090), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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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

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 105
Declined +
Total Received 105

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
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

Kelly Watt
Director of Marketing and Admissions
P: 800 772-6951
F: 303 546-3536
admissions@naropa.edu

Financial Aid

88%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,786

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $31,790
Room & board $12,849
Books & supplies $1,256
Total $45,895
Average Financial Aid - $36,786
Total with Avg. Aid $9,109

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $901,762
State $131,327
Institutional $4,688,980
Other external $35,481
Total $5,757,550

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $186,611
Other external $3,103
Total $189,714

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 303 546-3534
finaid@naropa.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jessica Brejc
Director of Student Financial Services
jbrejc@naropa.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art Therapy
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Contemplative Psychology
Contemporary Theater
Creative Writing
Creative Writing/Literature
Divinity
Ecopsychology
Elementary Education
Environmental Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Peace Studies
Religious Studies
Religious Studies with Language
Resilient Leadership
Visual Art
Writing/Poetics
Yoga Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Contemplative Psychology
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

966

total students

37%

in-state

63%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

41%

397
students

Female
65%
257

Male
35%
140

59%

569
students

Female
74%
419

Male
26%
150

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

367
students

Female
65%
238

Male
35%
129

8%

30
students

Female
64%
19

Male
36%
11

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
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

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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 Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

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

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
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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Tashi Browder
International Student Advisor
303 546-3592
tashi@naropa.edu

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