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Naropa University Students are

  • Compassionate
  • Progressive
  • Authentic
  • Innovators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Healers
  • Advocates
  • Cutting-Edge
  • Introspective

About Naropa University

Nestled in Boulder—ranked the #1 college town in the United States—Naropa University offers an innovative kind of educational experience rooted in self-awareness. Guided by Buddhist principles and philosophies, our curriculum is designed for people who want to show up, work hard, question dominant narratives, challenge themselves, and use what they learn to help improve humanity for the better. Naropa is dedicated to creating a more just and regenerative world by nurturing student insight and awareness, courage, and compassion. Through contemplative pedagogy, critical thinking, and active engagement, we offer students the skills they need to authentically engage as effective mindful leaders.

Total Student Population Approximately 956

Diversity at Naropa University

  • 22% Students of color
  • 2% International students at undergraduate level

Top Majors at Naropa University

Naropa University students thrive when offered opportunities for experiential and service-learning which also support rich inter-cultural experiences. Our partnership with Verto is a wonderful gateway to the higher education journey for the kinds of creative learners who create a rich student body at Naropa

Chuck Lief, President of Naropa University

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