College of Arts and Sciences
School of Business and Management
School of Education and Leadership
123 total full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty
Student-to-faculty ratio (FTE): 11 to 1
Average class size: 16
21 Undergraduate degrees
14 Master's degrees (includes online programs)
1 Doctoral degree
Fall 2013 Enrollment
2030 full- and part-time students
1213 undergraduates, 67% female, 33% male
817 graduate students, 75% female, 25% male
32 states and 28 countries represented
The Financial Aid Office serves students seeking financial assistance and provides information to students and parents regarding the financial aid process. During 2012-13, $35 million in financial aid was awarded, including over $9 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
2012 - Began offering online degrees
2013 - Began first doctoral degree program
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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