Notre Dame de Namur University

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1500 Ralston Avenue

Belmont, CA 94002-1908

Phone: (650) 508-3500
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#60 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Notre Dame de Namur University is a private institution that was founded in 1851. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,183, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 47 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Notre Dame de Namur University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 60. Its tuition and fees are $31,206 (2013-14).

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

Founded upon the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and rooted in the Catholic tradition, Notre Dame de Namur University serves its students and the community by providing excellent professional and liberal arts programs in which community engagement and the values of social justice and global peace are integral to the learning experience. NDNU is a diverse and inclusive learning community that challenges each member to consciously apply values and ethics in his or her personal, professional, and public life. We are a center for values-based learning where students are enabled to build character, competence, and confidence for life and work. Our undergraduate academic program offers 22 degree programs within 1 college and 2 schools: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Management, and School of Education and Leadership. What makes us different? Interdisciplinary core courses, real world focus, close academic advising, and a vital campus community dedicated to social justice.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1851
Religious affiliation Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $13,621,433


When applying to Notre Dame de Namur University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Notre Dame de Namur University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.8 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 74.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Notre Dame de Namur University is 12:1, and the school has 64.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Notre Dame de Namur University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Human Services, General; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.3 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 38%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 19%
Human Services, General 14%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 13%
Psychology 10%
Social Sciences 10%

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Student Life

Notre Dame de Namur University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,183, with a gender distribution of 34 percent male students and 66 percent female students. At this school, 39 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 61 percent of students live off campus. Notre Dame de Namur University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,001
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Notre Dame de Namur University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Notre Dame de Namur University 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Notre Dame de Namur University, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Notre Dame de Namur University.

Students who have cars on campus 20%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Notre Dame de Namur University, 90.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,050.

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Tuition and fees $31,206 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,152 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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