Notre Dame College of Ohio

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4545 College Road

Cleveland, OH 44121

Phone: (216) 381-1680
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#64 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Notre Dame College of Ohio is a private institution that was founded in 1922. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,848, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 53 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Notre Dame College of Ohio's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 64. Its tuition and fees are $26,344 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Notre Dame College was established in 1922. A Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, the College educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. A variety of clubs and activities enrich the educational experiences of the College's 2,120 students. The Campus Ministry program promotes the spiritual growth of the Notre Dame College community and facilitates community service, retreats and liturgy. Theatre programs promote talent in the performing arts and provide entertainment for the College community and the general public. Most of the countless on-campus events are free, and students may purchase tickets at reduced rates for off-campus programs such as performances of the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera, and road shows of Broadway productions in Cleveland's Theatre District. Notre Dame is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and competes in the American Mideast Conference. It fields 23 intercollegiate athletic teams, the most of any college in Ohio besides The Ohio State University. In July 2009, NDC announced that its membership application for NCAA Division II had been approved. Notre Dame spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a candidacy-year-two institution in the NCAA Division II membership process. The College is located on a beautiful 60-acre wooded campus in South Euclid, 25 minutes from downtown Cleveland and only five minutes from Legacy Village, Cleveland's lifestyle retail center. The area combines the excitement and cultural wealth of a major urban and educational center with the relaxed atmosphere of a suburban setting. University Circle in Cleveland, a 500-acre complex containing an unusual blend of cultural, educational, medical, religious, and social service institutions, is easily accessible from the College. The College awards degrees in over 30 disciplines. Among its signature programs are a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Education. A student can also design his or her own major that leads to a B.A. or B.S. degree by combining two or three academic areas, such as graphic design, human resource management, and public relations. The College's innovative approach to online education includes a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies. Teacher licensure is available in early childhood education, middle childhood education, adolescent/young adult education, and multi-age mild/moderate intervention specialist studies. The Associate in Arts degree is awarded at the completion of a two-year program in pastoral ministry and the Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry also grants a two-year catechetical diploma. The Office of Professional Development offers course work for working adults on a variety of topics. It offers seminars and short, flexibly scheduled courses for professionals, along with certificate programs in athletic coaching, business intelligence, health care and homeland security. The College's Dwyer Learning Center is staffed by English faculty members who provide professional writing assistance to students free of charge. The tutoring room is staffed with graduate assistants and upper-class peer tutors for one-on-one study skills and subject specific assistance. Notre Dame's Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences was designed to support students with disabilities such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome, and SLD. Among its services, the ASC provides professional tutoring, advising, lessons on adaptive equipment, and career services. The College faculty has 62 full-time members and is augmented by highly qualified instructors in special areas. Faculty members hold advanced degrees from more than 30 universities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1922
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $6,395,582


When applying to Notre Dame College of Ohio, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 88.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 88.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 25

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Notre Dame College of Ohio is 14:1, and the school has 55 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Notre Dame College of Ohio include: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other; Early Childhood Education and Teaching; Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities; and Marketing/Marketing Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 13%
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 10%
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 9%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 8%

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Student Life

Notre Dame College of Ohio has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,848, with a gender distribution of 46.1 percent male students and 53.9 percent female students. At this school, 51 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 49 percent of students live off campus. Notre Dame College of Ohio is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,129
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Notre Dame College of Ohio offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Notre Dame College of Ohio also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Notre Dame College of Ohio, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Notre Dame College of Ohio.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Notre Dame College of Ohio, 97.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid.

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Tuition and fees $26,344 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,296 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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