Study table : Contemplative studies

It was in 1974 that Naropa Institute was established in Colorado and later became the Naropa University. It is a university which combines contemplative studies with traditional Western scholastic and artistic disciplines.

Courses offered

Naropa University offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Contemplative Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Religious Studies, Traditional Eastern Arts, Visual Arts and Writing and Literature, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance.

Tuition and fees


Tuition and fees: $21,984

Room and board: $6,640

Total: $33,708

Percentage of of undergraduates receiving financial aid is 67.


TOEFL: Computer-based scores: 213; paper-based scores: 550


All Naropa scholarships are need-based and are open to international students unless stated otherwise.


April 15 for summer semester, May 15 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester.


On campus and off campus housing is available for students. For on campus housing, some of the choices are one-bedroom or private room in shared apartment.