Naropa University
Boulder, CO 80302-6697


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 931
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 18%
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 85 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Naropa University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 139 applications and 139 students were granted admission. Naropa University is at the #98 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Naropa University's tuition was $31,000 for all students regardless of residency (15.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 76% of Naropa University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 47% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,886 (which is 11% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Naropa University in 2016-2017, was 23, which is 61% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,293 (which is 10.2% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Naropa University has enrolled a total of 931 students (721 students full-time and 210 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 931 students, 81 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 32% men and 68% women and 382 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 549 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 38 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 69%

Hispanic: 10%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Two or more races: 6%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Asian: 2%

Black/African American: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 9 largest majors offered at Naropa University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Psychology 57% 129
English Language And Literature/letters 8% 19
Theology And Religious Vocations 7% 16
Philosophy And Religious Studies 5% 12
Visual And Performing Arts 5% 11
Education 4% 10
Natural Resources And Conservation 3% 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 6
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Naropa University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Naropa University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $15,600. Last year, out of the total 171 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 127 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 227 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 175 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $15,600 $21,400
Employment Rate 74% 77%
Total Graduates 171 227

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