Established in 1974, Naropa University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Boulder (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Naropa University (NU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Buddhist religion. Naropa University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 42 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. NU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.