Naropa University Receives Prestigious "College of Distinction" Award National designation honors distinctive academic excellence in higher education

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Naropa University is proud to announce its recognition as a College of Distinction for the 2014–15 academic year. The College of Distinction designation honors schools for their excellence in student-focused higher education. Naropa University excels in all Four Distinctions: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community, and success of graduates. Naropa University's Colleges of Distinction™ profile can be found at collegesofdistinction.com/school/naropa-university.

"Naropa University is honored to be ranked among the best colleges in the country, and the College of Distinction award is the latest in a series of accolades that Naropa has received in recognition of our outstanding students, faculty, and alumni," said Janet Cramer, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the university. "For forty years, Naropa has emphasized the importance of small classes, personalized studies, and contemplative education—all of which contribute to an inherently rich and vibrant university and sense of community."

"We focus on colleges that are the best places to learn, grow, and succeed," said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. "Schools designated as 'Colleges of Distinction' create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country."

About Naropa University (www.naropa.edu): Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014–15, Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

About Colleges of Distinction (www.collegesofdistinction.com): Colleges of Distinction is a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education. CollegesOfDistinction.com offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents, and counselors. The website includes tips from high school guidance counselors and essays from college students, presidents, and other members of campus communities. Schools are selected based on college counselor recommendations and research, and evaluated on excellence in the Four Distinctions: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community, and success of graduates.

Bill Rigler
Director of University Relations
brigler@naropa.edu 
303-546-3533

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