Private 4 Year

Naropa University

Boulder, Colorado

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Naropa University overview
Location Boulder, Colorado
Online naropa.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Naropa University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Naropa University, located in Boulder, Colorado, is a private liberal arts institution that offers a unique approach to higher education by integrating Eastern wisdom traditions with Western scholarly pursuits. Founded in 1974 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the university is named after the 11th-century Indian Buddhist sage Naropa. Situated in a serene setting at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just a short distance from Denver, Naropa University's urban campus is reflective of Boulder's vibrant, environmentally conscious, and culturally rich community. The university is known for its contemplative education philosophy, and while it does not emphasize athletic programs, it offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including popular majors such as psychology, environmental studies, and religious studies. With an emphasis on personal and professional growth through mindfulness and self-inquiry, Naropa appeals to a diverse student body with a selective admissions process. On-campus living options are available for students who choose to immerse themselves fully in the Naropa experience.

In the most recent statistical year 94 prospective students applied, and 94 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 30 enrolled in the school.  678 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 387 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,400 plus fees of $200.












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Admission Standards

Naropa University overview
GPA 3.42

Applications Accepted

Naropa University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Naropa University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,256
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $10,696
Budget for Other Expenses$4,672
Total One Year Cost$51,224

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$25,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

35% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Naropa University students
Subject Percent of Class
Psychology 29%
General Studies 18%
Visual and Performing Arts 17%
English and Literature 10%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127653 IPEDS survey data for Naropa University.

Current students may use the Naropa University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.