Notre Dame de Namur University Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report Regional Rankings

NDNU places in top 5% nationally in diversity and sociology in College Factual listings

For Immediate Release (9/13/2017)

Belmont, Calif.—In recent rankings of U.S. universities, Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is ranked once again among the top universities in the West of the U.S. In the closely watched U.S. News & World Report listings, NDNU moved up three places to 41 among Regional Universities West. NDNU was also ranked 32 in Best Value Schools for Regional Universities West.

In the recent rankings compiled by College Factual of all universities in the U.S., NDNU was again listed in the top 5% in Ethnic Diversity, and Most Focused: Sociology. Also in the College Factual rankings, NDNU placed in the top 10% for Most Focused nationally in several fields: Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Communication & Media Studies, Physiology & Pathology Sciences, Psychology, and Public Administration & Social Service.

“We’re pleased that these rankings reflect the high quality of the instruction at Notre Dame de Namur University,” said Vice President of Enrollment Management Jason Murray. “The diverse group of students at NDNU know that they are getting the faculty’s support and engagement at every step of their education.”


Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 traditional-aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 48-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit


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