College of Arts and Sciences
School of Business and Management
School of Education and Leadership
114 total full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty
Student-to-Faculty ratio (FTE): 12 to 1
22 Undergraduate degrees
14 Master's degrees (includes new online programs)
Fall 2012 Enrollment
2001 full- and part-time students
1183 undergraduates, 66% female, 34% male
818 graduate students, 74% female, 26% male
30 states and 29 countries represented
The Financial Aid Office serves students seeking financial assistance and provides information to students and parents regarding the financial aid process. During 2011-12, $33 million in financial aid was awarded, including over $8 million in NDNU scholarships and grants, and $4 million in scholarships and grants from other sources.
Men: basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, and soccer
Women: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball
NCAA Division II, Pacific West Conference
The 50-acre campus is located in Belmont, just south of San Francisco next to Silicon Valley.
1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002-1908
Fully accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
NDNU's mascot, the Argonaut, is named in honor of Jason and the Argonauts, mythical brave explorers who searched for the Golden Fleece during ancient times.
1851 - Founded as College of Notre Dame by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in San Jose, CA
1868 - Incorporated and chartered as the first women's college in the state authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree.
1922 - Purchased the Ralston Estate in Belmont
1923 - Moved to the current (Belmont) campus
1969 - Became fully co-educational
1972 - Began offering master's degrees
1988 - Began evening degree completion program
2001 - Changed name to Notre Dame de Namur University
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.
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