Facts At A Glance

2020-21 Profile


Total: 319
Average age: 26
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Average class size: 13
Class size range: 2–24

Female 69%; Male 28%; Another 2%; Unknown 1%

White, non-Hispanic 70%;
Latinx 12%;
Asian 6%;
Black/African American 2%;
Two or more races 6%;
Unknown 7%;
International 2%

In-state 40% · Out-of-state 58% · International 2%


Tuition & Indirect Costs

$34,600 Tuition & Fees
+$5,980 Student Housing at Snow Lion (shared room in an apartment)
+$2,332 Student Health Insurance (based on 2020-2021, may change for 2021-2022)
$42,912 Total
Most Naropa students do not pay this amount. Over 70% of our undergraduates received grants and/or scholarships to help with their education-related expenses in the 2019-2020 academic year


Average aid package: $31,584
Percentage of undergraduates receiving financial aid: 82%
Financial Aid applicants receiving grants (undergrads): 77%
Average Scholarship: $24,345


2018 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institutional Summary

Naropa University Other Mission Engaged Institutions
During the past year, students at Naropa:
Attended an art exhibit, play or other arts performance 85% 59%
Connected learning to societal problems or other issues often or very often 95% 64%
Learned something that changed the way they understand an issue or concept often or very often 97% 73%
Reported that some to many courses include community-based service-learning projects 93% 52%
Reported that Naropa emphasizes attending events that address important social, economic or political issues 89% 58%
Reported that Naropa emphasizes encouraging contact among students from different backgrounds (social, racial/ethnic, religious, etc.) quite a bit or very much 78% 60%
Reported that their Naropa experience helped understand people of other backgrounds (economic, racial/ethnic, political, religious, nationality, etc.) quite a bit or very much  89% 62%
 Have completed, or plan to complete, a culminating senior experience (capstone course, senior project or thesis, comprehensive exam, portfolio, etc.) 100% 66%
In 2017*, Students Agreed or Strongly Agreed with the following statements:
 Ethical and spiritual development of students is an important part of the mission at this institution. 97% 74%
 Social and personal development of students is an important part of the mission at this institution.  93% 82%
 The heritage of the founder/founding religious community of this institution is evident here.  97% 55%
 The faculty and staff here are respectful of people of different religions.  97% 82%
 Students here feel free to express their individual spirituality. 83% 71%
 The students here are respectful of people of different races and cultures.  90% 77%
 People of different sexual orientations are accepted socially here.  93% 71%
 As a result of my experience here, I am more aware of my own personal values.  100% 84%

*Mission Engaged cohort data not available as part of NSSE in 2018