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Naropa University

Boulder, CO, USA
3.25 Average Rating

Naropa University is a private, 4-year institution established in Boulder, Colorado. Academics at Naropa are liberal arts-centric, featuring programs in areas of study such as Environmental Studies, Psychology, and Peace Studies. The college is Buddhist-inspired and nonsectarian, offering a contemplative education experience that combines classroom learning, experiential learning, and meditation. Students will each frequent one of the college’s three separate campuses, and each campus is easily accessible through the college’s bus route.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
41%
Out-Of-State Students
63%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
931
Total Number of Undergrads
382
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
85%
20-39 Students
13%
0
100
20%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
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100
39%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,937
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,790
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,790
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,488
Books and Supplies
$1256

Aid & Grants

0
100
90%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
76%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,632
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
76%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,136
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,186

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,293
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,700
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$274
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
Student Organizations
34
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
19%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$25,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.25 Average Rating
Naropa is an extremely unique school that is on the cutting edge of contemplative education.
I've never found another school that values unique, individual, and specific interests in curriculum before.
It's invaluable for whole-self-discovery.
Adriana from Trinity, FL
Naropa provides an opportunity for self reflection and personal growth, while encouraging interpersonal relationships and community involvement.
You are literally transformed into a new compassionate individual, fully capable and willing to thus transform the world for the better.
Naropa has offered insight into all walks of life, and provided the space to see life through another's perspective.
Christine from Boulder, CO

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