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Study at Naropa University

Naropa University was established in 1974 as the Naropa Institute by Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Chgyam Trungpa. This private liberal arts institute is located in Boulder, Colorado. Naropa University's recent Enrolments have been around 1, 000 undergraduates and postgraduates, of whom about 5% are international students.

Naropa University offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In addition, study abroad and distance learning opportunities are provided. The university also hosts the summer writing program through the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

Naropa University is home to several active student groups such as the Art and Enlightenment Sangha, The Dharma Clowns, Improvisational Movement and Music, International Students Club, and Women in Buddhism: Sakyadhita. Students are offered financial assistance through scholarship programs such as the Naropa in Prague: Engaged Writer Scholarship, The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Merit Scholarship, Monastic Scholarship, and The Jack Kerouac Scholarship.

Profile of Naropa University

Naropa University is in a small city, in Boulder, CO. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Naropa University earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Naropa University include music, drama and performing arts, therapy and Counselling, and conservation and resource management.

Naropa University Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants.

Student Enrolment

Naropa University, in 2007, had 1, 104 students (934 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school makes available student meal plans.

Naropa University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Therapy and Counselling174Counselling psychology, psychology, psychology courses
Liberal Arts84creative writing, interdisciplinary studies, English, liberal arts and sciences
Religion and Philosophy27religion, ministry
Drama and Performing Arts24stagecraft
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and fitness
Conservation and Resource Management10natural resources management, environmental studies
Education and Teaching10early childhood education, education courses
Art Studies7visual and performing arts
Fine Arts3fine arts

Contact: Naropa University

Naropa University

2130 Arapahoe Ave

Boulder, CO 80302-6697

General Phone: (303) 444-0202


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