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Notre Dame of Maryland University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,227, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 58 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Notre Dame of Maryland University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 60. Its tuition and fees are $32,031 (2013-14).
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Notre Dame of Maryland University (changed from College of Notre Dame of Maryland as of July 1, 2011) educates women leaders to transform the world. Distinctive programs challenge women to strive for intellectual & professional excellence, to build inclusive communities, to engage in service to others & promote social responsibility. Established in 1897, Notre Dame is grounded in a deep sense of history, distinctino and relevance. Notre Dame was the first Catholic women's college in the country to award the four-year baccalaureate degree. Today's programs mirror the college's place in history as an institution that anticipates and meets contemporary needs with a visionary and pragmatic education. The School of Pharmacy, established in fall 2009, was the first Pharmacy program in the country offered at a women's college/university. For Notre Dame, excellence in learning means a liberal education; one that liberates minds, hearts and spirits to think criticaly, communicate effectively and develop holistically. The undergraduate Women's College remains the core of the institution with distinctive Ph.D., master and bachelor programs for women and men extending the reach of the College. All programs at the University embrace the pioneering spirit of its founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame. A committment to academic excellence remains the foundation of the institution, a place where scholarship and faith (of all traditions) are partners.
|School type||private, women's college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Notre Dame of Maryland 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 May 1. The application fee at Notre Dame of Maryland University is $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 53.1 percent and an early acceptance rate of 70.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||53.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Notre Dame of Maryland University is 12:1, and the school has 86.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Notre Dame of Maryland University include: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other; Business Administration and Management, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Education, General; and Biology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||45%|
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Notre Dame of Maryland University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,227, with a gender distribution of 4.6 percent male students and 95.4 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 of Maryland University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Notre Dame of Maryland University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, and health insurance. Notre Dame of Maryland 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). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Notre Dame of Maryland University, 85.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,844.
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|Tuition and fees||$32,031 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,404 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data