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Naropa University

General Information

Name: Naropa University
Address: 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6697

  • General information: (303) 444-0202 x3572
  • Financial aid office: (303) 546-3534
  • Admissions office: (303) 546-3572

Type of Institution: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious affiliation: None

Estimated Student Expenses

Detailed Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
Tuition and fees$21,984$20,814$19,426
Books and supplies$706$686$664
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,618$6,501$6,894
Total Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
On Campus$33,686$32,239$31,090

Financial Aid Recipients

    Percentage of Students Who Receive Aid:
  • Any form of aid: 55%
  • Federal grants: 27%
  • (*)state/local grants: 2%
  • Institutional grants: 42%
  • Student loans: 45%
    Average Amount of Aid Received:
  • Federal grants:$3203
  • Institutional grants:$7628
  • Student loans:$5717


Undergraduate application fee (2006-07):$50
Undergraduate Admissions
Fall 2006
Number of applicants1173978
Percent admitted91.5%89.7%92.3%
Percent admitted who enrolled


Total enrollment: 1222
Undergraduate enrollment: 479
First-time student retention: 82%
Overall graduation rate: 33%

Characteristics of undergraduate students

    • Attendance:
    • Full Time: 84%
    • Part Time: 16%
    • Gender:
    • Men: 41%
    • Women: 59%

White non-hispanic: 68%
Black non-hispanic: 1%
Hispanic: 6%
Asian/pacific islander: 2%
American indian/alaska native: 1%
Other: 22%


AgencyPeriods of AccreditationAction
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1986 -  None

Degrees offered

 Early Childhood Education and Teaching - Bachelor
 Education, Other - Master

English Language and Literature/Letters
 Creative Writing - Master
 English Language and Literature, General - Bachelor

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
 Adult Development and Aging - Master

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies & Humanities
 Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - Master

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
 Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - Bachelor, Master

Natural Resources and Conservation
 Environmental Studies - Bachelor
 Natural Resources Management and Policy - Master

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
 Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other - Bachelor

Philosophy and Religious Studies
 Religion/Religious Studies - Bachelor, Master

 Counseling Psychology - Master
 Psychology, General - Bachelor
 Psychology, Other - Master

Theology and Ministerial Studies, Other
 Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv) - First Professional

Visual and Performing Arts
 Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other - Master
 Fine/Studio Arts, General - Bachelor
 Music, General - Bachelor
 Visual and Performing Arts, General - Bachelor

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