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Naropa University
Boulder, CO
Founded in 1974, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution. Inspired by the intellectual and experiential traditions of East and West, Naropa is a leader in contemplative education. Its four-acre campus is located in Boulder.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 397
   Women 256 (64.5%)
   Men 141 (35.5%)
Graduate Students 545
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 80% of 181 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $49,276
  Tuition and Fees $31,170
  Room and Board $11,656
Average Percent of Need Met 68%
Average Freshman Award $24,536
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 46
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 58% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Boulder Population 103,166
Nearest Metropolitan Area Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
1.5% Black/African-American
9.8% Hispanic/Latino
10.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.8% White
10.8% Unknown
International Students 2.0% from 11 countries
First-Year Students Returning 78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 20.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported