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Naropa University Named "College of Distinction" for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Naropa is one of only six universities in Colorado to receive the prestigious recognition

Boulder, CO, Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the fifth consecutive year, Naropa University has been recognized as a “College of Distinction” for its student-focused commitment to a progressive and contemplative education. The College of Distinction designation honors schools for excellence in the four distinctions: student engagement, high-quality teaching, community vibrancy, and successful student outcomes. Naropa University's Colleges of Distinction profile can be found here.

Naropa President Charles G. Lief said, “Naropa is happy that our rich mix of academic rigor, contemplative practices and experiential learning has consistently been recognized as worthy of inclusion as a College of Distinction.”

As one of only six colleges recognized in the listing in the state of Colorado, Naropa University is proud and excited to be featured for its fifth consecutive year.

Naropa will also appear in the 500-page 2018 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook, which features rich profiles of almost 400 universities and colleges that use methods centered on long-term student satisfaction and success.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Naropa University as a College of Distinction for its effective dedication to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction is so impressed with Naropa University’s curriculum, which is enriched with the kind of High-Impact Educational Practices that are most crucial for student development. Such innovative engagement is preparing the next generation of young adults to thrive after college.”

Request more information about undergraduate or graduate degrees at Naropa University.

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 About Naropa University (www.naropa.edu): Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom traditions and traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

About Colleges of Distinction

For 15 years, Colleges of Distinction has been a resource for more than 40,000 guidance counselors, thousands of parents and students, and hundreds of colleges/universities across the U.S. Its mission: help parents and students find not just the “best” college but the right college.


Kelly Watt
Naropa University
(303) 546-5285

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