Tuition & Fees

$33,070

$33,070

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 127
Declined + 2
Total Received 129
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Private (nonprofit)

419

undergraduate students

539

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Contemplative Psychology
  2. Traditional Eastern Arts/yoga
  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 958
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: 107,125), 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
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
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 $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 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 Reasoning only Not used
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Not used
ACT only Not used

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 127
Declined + 2
Total Received 129

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
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

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,584

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,900
Room & board $10,058
Additional fees $170
Books & supplies $1,256
Total $44,384
Average Financial Aid - $31,584
Total with Avg. Aid $12,800

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,126,713
State $112,266
Institutional $5,475,501
Other external $38,451
Total $6,752,931

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $427,567
Other external $23,328
Total $450,895

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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
Creative Writing
Creative Writing/Literature
Divinity
Ecopsychology
Elementary Education
Environmental Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Music
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. Traditional Eastern Arts/yoga
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies

Programs Offered

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

958

total students

39%

in-state

61%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

44%

419
students

Female
66%
278

Male
34%
141

56%

539
students

Female
75%
404

Male
25%
135

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

387
students

Female
68%
260

Male
32%
127

8%

32
students

Female
57%
18

Male
43%
14

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
Israel
Nicaragua
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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