Naropa University

country rank  771
world rank  2454

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University Overview

Established in 1974, Naropa University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Boulder (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Naropa University (NU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Buddhist religion. Naropa University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 45 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym NU
Founded 1974

University Location

Address 2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder (population range: 50,000-249,999)
80302-6697 Colorado
United States
T +1 (303) 444 0202
F +1 (303) 546 3583

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder 80302-6697
+1 (303) 546 3572
800 772 6951

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 400-499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Buddhist Buddhist

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Naropa University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019