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Notre Dame de Namur University Again Named Top Tier  Master’s University in
“U.S. News & World Report”

Belmont, CA, August 25, 2008 — Notre Dame de Namur University has once again been named to the top tier among western region master’s universities in the annual U.S. News & World report rankings released last Friday. NDNU’s ranking increased by two places this year as the University ranked 41st among all master’s universities in the western region.

“We are very pleased to be ranked among the best master’s universities in the west,” said NDNU Acting President, Dr. Judith Maxwell Greig. “We’d like to think that our higher placement on this year’s list reflects the hard work the faculty, students, and staff have done over the last year to make NDNU an even better place.”

“While many parents and students find the U.S. News rankings a great starting point in their college search, they really need to look beyond the rankings to determine whether a university is a good fit for them,”   said Dr. Greig. “What may be important to U.S. News may not be important to a prospective student and vice versa.”

“For example, NDNU places a much higher value on social justice, experiential learning—giving students an opportunity to apply what they are learning to help local communities solve real problems while they’re still undergraduates—than U.S. News does,” said Dr. Greig. “Those are life values that we believe are an essential part of any university education.”