Naropa University

Boulder, CO

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

Naropa University

Boulder, CO

Tuition & Fees

$34,600

$34,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

29%

male

71%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 133
Declined + 2
Total Received 135
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Private (nonprofit)

381

undergraduate students

523

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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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 904
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), 30 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
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
60%
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
If your current financial situation warrants waiving of your application fee, submit a fee waiver form.
Common application accepted yes
Application 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
ACT only Not used
SAT or ACT Not used
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 133
Declined + 2
Total Received 135

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Interview

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Ashley Chitwood
Vice President, Marketing & Enrollment Management
P: 800 772-6951
F: 303 546-3536
admissions@naropa.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,728.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,400
Room & board $13,636
Additional fees $200
Books & supplies $1,256
Total $49,492
Average Financial Aid - $34,728
Total with Avg. Aid $14,764

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $917,995
State $99,000
Institutional $5,117,683
Other external $49,330
Total $6,184,008

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $375,250
Other external $11,800
Total $387,050

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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

904

total students

41%

in-state

59%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

42%

381
students

Female
71%
269

Male
29%
112

58%

523
students

Female
74%
386

Male
26%
137

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

354
students

Female
71%
251

Male
29%
103

8%

27
students

Female
67%
18

Male
33%
9

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

99%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) 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 7
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
Israel
Nicaragua
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tashi Browder
International Student Advisor
303 546-3562
tashi@naropa.edu

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