NDNU Student Enrollment Surpasses 2000 for First Time in History

Undergraduate Enrollment Leads Growth Trend

Belmont, Calif., October 1, 2012—Fueled by continuing sharp increases in undergraduate growth, Notre Dame de Namur University’s total student enrollment has reached 2001, the highest in the university’s history, President Judith Maxwell Greig announced today. The previous high, in the fall of 2011, was 1967.

“We have worked hard to increase enrollment over the past five years,” said President Greig. “But we are not interested just in numbers. We have managed to grow while also raising academic standards and improving access for underserved populations, including first-generation, Hispanic and low-income students.”

Virtually all the growth in the past year came from an increase in the size of the undergraduate population, which continued a five-year growth trend. In the past two years alone the undergraduate population has increased 18 percent to a record 1183 from 1002. The incoming freshman class of 182 was the second largest in the university’s history and enrollment of transfer students was a record 124. The total enrollment includes 200 students in three off-campus locations, Mission College in Santa Clara, and Cañada College and the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, both in Redwood City, and 38 online students.