B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A+
Naropa University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
Website
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$27,482/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,919/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,258/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,489/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,481/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,007/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
348Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
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89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.10 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$21,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
74%
National
83%
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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.
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Naropa is by far, one of the best experiences I've ever had with a University setting. Naropa gives you the space and the creative tools to allow yourself to dive into parts of the psyche previously unexplored. I was able to learn so much about myself that I had never known to existed, and in turn, it has improved my relationship to my family, friends, and my own self-esteem.
Naropa University is a wonderfully inclusive and non-traditional institution. Offering a variety of insightful and inspiring courses, I have experienced an immense amount of academic and personal growth. Additionally, Naropa celebrates diversity, encourages community-learning, and nurtures spirituality.