Naropa University

2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6697

About Naropa University

Naropa University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 degree-seeking students. Most students live off-campus, and less than half of the student body are full time students.. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees in the arts and sciences fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within a professional field other than business or education. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with graduate students making up of the full time student body.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate480
Student Age% Under 2538%
 % 25 and Over62%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time79%
 % Part-time21%
Race/Ethnicity% White74.0%
 % Black2.3%
 % Asian2.6%
 % Latino4.3%
 % Native American2.9%
 % Race Unknown9.9%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted92%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled51%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationNeither required nor recommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$60
 In-State Tuition & Fees$25,100
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$25,100
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid61%
 % Undergraduates with Loans55%
 % Undergraduates with Grants59%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,064
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,478
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,702
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,702
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,554

Neighborhood Data for the Boulder Area

Median Age28.6
Median Household Income$54,051
Total Population97,565
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total51.0% 49.0%
 Age 0-952.3%47.7%
 Age 10-1750.9%49.1%
 Age 18-2452.6%47.4%
 Age 25-2955.4%44.6%
 Age 30-3954.7%45.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White88.9%
 % Black0.9%
 % Asian4.4%
 % Latino8.6%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,064
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,478
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$985
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50014.2%7.3%1.0%
 $500 to $74947.5%19.2%0.0%
 $750 to $99933.6%50.9%26.9%
 Over $10004.7%22.6%65.0%
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