Naropa University

Private, Four-years School Located in Boulder, CO

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How much is the Naropa tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Naropa's tuition & fees is $34,600.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $51,224 when a student lives on-campus.

Naropa Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$34,600
Books & Supplies Costs$1,256
On-campus Room & Board$10,696
On-campus Expenses$4,672
Off-campus Room & Board$14,886
Off-campus Expenses$4,672
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$34,600

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Naropa for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $138,400 at Naropa. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $202,200. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $110,732.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$34,600$50,197$27,330
Sophomore (2024-25)$34,600$50,430$27,563
Junior (2025-26)$34,600$50,666$27,799
Senior (2026-27)$34,600$50,906$28,039
4 Years Total$138,400$202,200$110,732
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$34,600$50,430$27,563
Sophomore (2025-26)$34,600$50,666$27,799
Junior (2026-27)$34,600$50,906$28,039
Senior (2027-28)$34,600$51,150$28,283
4 Years Total$138,400$203,152$111,684
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$34,600$50,666$27,799
Sophomore (2026-27)$34,600$50,906$28,039
Junior (2027-28)$34,600$51,150$28,283
Senior (2028-29)$34,600$51,397$28,530
4 Years Total$138,400$204,119$112,651
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$34,600$50,906$28,039
Sophomore (2027-28)$34,600$51,150$28,283
Junior (2028-29)$34,600$51,397$28,530
Senior (2029-30)$34,600$51,647$28,780
4 Years Total$138,400$205,100$113,632
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$34,600$51,150$28,283
Sophomore (2028-29)$34,600$51,397$28,530
Junior (2029-30)$34,600$51,647$28,780
Senior (2030-31)$34,600$51,902$29,035
4 Years Total$138,400$206,095$114,627

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Naropa' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $18,146.
Naropa University$34,600
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Naropa and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Naropa UniversityBoulder, CO$34,600$22,450
Maharishi International UniversityFairfield, IA$16,530$29,530
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CT$16,624$19,078
Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN$14,219$15,113
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, NE$14,260$15,570
Stephens CollegeColumbia, MO$28,200$9,900
Centenary UniversityHackettstown, NJ$37,732$19,350
Metropolitan State University of DenverDenver, CO$29,503$12,714
Western Connecticut State UniversityDanbury, CT$16,095$18,469
Delaware State UniversityDover, DE$20,250$14,976
George Fox UniversityNewberg, OR$40,940$16,192

Financial Aid and COA

At Naropa University, 276 students (85%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $22,867.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Naropa is $28,357 for students living on-campus and $32,547 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 25 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $24,146 and the average amount of student loans is $9,332.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$51,224
COA (off-campus)$55,414
Tuition & Fees$34,600
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,624
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,814
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,357
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,547
Average Financial Aid$22,867
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship27685%$22,867
Pell Grants17554%$5,437
Federal Student Loan16852%$10,261
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2593%-
Grants or Scholarships2489%$24,146
Federal Grants1452%$6,773
Pell Grants1348%$6,160
Other Federal Grants830%$1,844
State/Local Grants14%$2,000
Institutional Grants2385%$20,986
Student Loan Aid1244%$9,332
Federal Student Loans1244%$9,332
Other Student Loans0--

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Naropa's acceptance rate is 100.00%. A total of 148 applicants applied to and 148 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 29 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 19.59%.
To apply to Naropa, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate100.00%100.00%100.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.59%48.72%9.17%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Naropa University has a total of 1,065 students including 343 undergraduate and 722 graduate students. By gender, there are 247 male students and 717 female students attending Naropa. The school offers online degree programs and 328 students enrolled online exclusively (30.80% of all students).
Total964 247717
Undergraduate325 86239
Graduate639 161478

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered17 Programs
Graduate Program Offered6 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate94.00%
Student Population1,065
Graduation Rate31%
Transfer-out Rate27%
Retention Rate59% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties57 (Full-time), 124 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs176 (Full-time), 184 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$57,545
Average Staff Salary$61,692