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Naropa University

Boulder, CO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Naropa University

Naropa University Overview

Naropa University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Boulder, Colorado. Naropa University was founded in 1974 and the school presently has around 956 students per year, which includes 317 undergrad students. Naropa University offers on-campus housing for up to 95 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at Naropa University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Naropa University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Naropa University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Naropa University on the Student Life page.

2022 Naropa University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $34,400
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $39,932

Is Naropa University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Naropa University offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Naropa University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 54% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Naropa Universityreturn for the next year. Naropa University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 34%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Naropa University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Naropa University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Naropa University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Naropa University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Naropa University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Naropa University full-time are awarded $39,932 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,067 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Naropa University.

Based on this information, is Naropa University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Naropa University a good school for you?

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Where is Naropa University?

Naropa University is located in the urban setting of Boulder, Colorado, less than an hour from Denver.

If you are interested in seeing Naropa University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25 to Boulder, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Denver International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Naropa University and Boulder are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2130 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80302-6697

Campus Setting: Urban

Naropa University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Naropa University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Naropa University is Continuous processing.

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Naropa University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Naropa University is like? There are approximately 956 students enrolled at Naropa University, including 317 undergraduate students and 639 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from CO and 41% percent of students are from other states.


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