Naropa is a private university located in Boulder, Colorado in the Denver Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 368 undergraduate students. The Naropa acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Psychology, Environmental Science, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 31% of students, Naropa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $16,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses
Most Popular Majors
Environmental Science11 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching11 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities10 Graduates
Studio Arts6 Graduates
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution4 Graduates
Religious Studies4 Graduates
Early Childhood Education3 Graduates
Music History and Literature3 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.11 responses
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Naropa University Reviews
Naropa's Elementary Education program is absolutely wonderful, encourages critical thinking, and prepares students to be critical multicultural educators. However, the culture of Naropa is very white, encourages spiritual bypassing, tokenizes People of Color, and has inconsistency in its academics as a whole.
The interconnectedness of the the staff and students and the focus on contemplative practice. This school is the type to not only give you the skills and techniques that you will need in the real world, but also the presence of mind you will need in order to be of service to yourself and others.
Studied here for 2 years to finish my undergraduate degree. Had many life changing experiences. Teachers and staff were phenomenal. Classes always had great content and very enlightening discussions. Naropa is a rare gem in a sea of samsara, grateful to have been able to spend time here.