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.

Website: www.naropa.edu/

Private
Co-ed
397
Undergraduate
Students
(64.7%) 257 Women
(35.3%) 140 Men
569
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
100% of 105 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.11
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$45,139
Tuition and Fees
$32,290
Room and Board
$12,849
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$24,536
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,199
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
50
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 60% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Boulder Population
103,166
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
1.0% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
10.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.3% White
11.9% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning
58.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History   3
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
City, State, Zip
Boulder, CO 80302-6697
Phone
(303) 546-3572
Fax
(303) 444-0410
E-mail
admissions@naropa.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
100% of 105 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 76 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 29 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
94 (90%) of 105 admitted students enrolled
Women
65 (86%) of 76 admitted students enrolled
Men
29 (100%) of 29 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.11
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$45,139
Tuition and Fees
$32,290
Room and Board
$12,849
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 014652
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
40 (93.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
36 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
36 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$24,536
Need-Based Gift
Received by 35 (97.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,092
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 36 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,815
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
3 (7.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,500

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
272 (73.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
251 (92.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
251 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1 (.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$37,077
Need-Based Gift
Received by 245 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,862
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 251 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,163
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
15 (4.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,858

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,199
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
44.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,077
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Psychology, Interdisciplinary studies, Natural resources/environmental science, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
50
Part-Time Faculty
103
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
24%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 60% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
247,982
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
48
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Therapy
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Religion
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boulder Population
103,166
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Denver
Campus Size
12 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
89 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Denver
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
18% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
82%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
foot and vehicle patrol 4:30 pm to midnight, 24 hour on-call Safety and Security Manager

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student union of naropa, root: reconnecting on outdoor terrain, team tapas (yoga club), community of color and allies, naropa zazen
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
397
Women
257 (64.7%)
Men
140 (35.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
367
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
1.0% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
10.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.3% White
11.9% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 12 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
569

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
58.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
30.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
31.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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