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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?

104 Undergraduate Awards
$34,766 Avg Cost After Aid
100% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#30 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Naropa University?

Location of Naropa University

Contact details for Naropa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6697
Phone: 303-444-0202

How Do I Get Into Naropa?

You can apply to Naropa online at:

Admission Requirements for Naropa

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Naropa?

100% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
Naropa has the high acceptance rate of 100%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

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?

$34,766 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
3.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Naropa is $34,766. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

354 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 381 undergraduate students at Naropa, with 354 being full-time and 27 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Naropa

There are also 523 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 354 full-time undergraduates at Naropa, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Naropa

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Naropa University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Naropa Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 46
White 247
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 45

Geographic Diversity

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

0 Took All Classes Online
75 Took At Least One Class Online
876.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 75 students took at least one online class at the school.

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.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 116 116
General Psychology 0 32 0 32
Writing Studies 0 0 17 17
Religious Studies 0 7 7 14
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
Music 0 9 0 9
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 7 7
Other Psychology 0 0 6 6
Other Education 0 0 5 5
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
Systems Theory 0 0 2 2
Natural Resource Management 0 0 2 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 103 166 270


*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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