Naropa University Overview
Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private not-for-profit institution. Boulder is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Naropa University Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Naropa since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
- Students at Naropa have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Naropa.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.
Naropa University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Naropa.
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Where Is Naropa University?
Contact details for Naropa are given below.
|Address:||2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6697|
How Do I Get Into Naropa?
You can apply to Naropa online at: my.naropa.edu/ICS/Admissions/Apply_Online.jnz
Admission Requirements for Naropa
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Naropa?
Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 100%.
Can I Afford Naropa University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Naropa, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,776 a year. That adds up to $23,104 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Naropa is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Naropa University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 523 graduate students at the school.
Of the 354 full-time undergraduates at Naropa, 29% are male and 71% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Naropa University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3|
|Hispanic or Latino||46|
Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Naropa University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 25 countries are represented at Naropa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Mexico, and China.
Online Learning at Naropa University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Naropa has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Naropa
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Naropa University was 876.2%. This is the #99 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Naropa regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Naropa University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||0||0||116||116|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||0||11||0||11|
|General English Literature||0||10||0||10|
|Natural Resources Conservation||0||10||0||10|
|Movement & Mind-Body Therapies||1||8||0||9|
|Drama & Theater Arts||0||0||7||7|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||0||5||0||5|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||4||0||4|
|Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution||0||4||0||4|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||0||0||4||4|
|Fine & Studio Arts||0||3||0||3|
|Natural Resource Management||0||0||2||2|
|General Visual & Performing Arts||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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