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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Notre Dame de Namur is a private, Catholic university located in Belmont, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 669 undergraduate students. The Notre Dame de Namur acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Human Services. Graduating 52% of students, Notre Dame de Namur alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,300.
1500 Ralston Ave
Belmont, CA 94002
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference

Notre Dame de Namur University Rankings

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Notre Dame de Namur Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1080
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,682/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,342/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
669Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
202
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Motivated
    48%
  • Cultured
    26%
  • Athletes
    13%
  • Determined
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
64%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Meaningful
    33%
  • Small, but fantastic. I can make friends easily.
    26%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Okay
    15%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Disappointing
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Great university if you love small and intimate class sizes. The university is a catholic university but as well a commuter school which means many of the students are commuters. The university does a lot of community work which is really amazing helping and giving back to the community. NDNU is located in Belmont CA, which is a very low-key area but it has easy access to San Francisco and San Jose. The school has a good sports program, men and women's soccer are wonderful to watch as well as men and women's basketball and men's lacrosse. Men's and women's cross country always does well, the university has added men and women track and field so the sports scene has grown which makes student life better.
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The professional staff at NDNU is very friendly and quite helpful with student's needs and concerns for financial aid packages. I am also happy with the mental health department how easy it is to talk to someone who really cares about student's mental health. What I love even more is the small classroom sizes. The university's grounds are quite beautiful - it reminds me of a scene from the fairytale books my mom read to me as a kid. Only this time, I am Snow white and I’m feeding an apple to a fawn. I’d recommend NDNU to incoming freshman.
The campus is gorgeous! It's in a good part of Belmont with close to shops and stores. Students are very helpful, staff as well. Professors really care about you and you can make appts. with them quickly. Notre Dame is a Catholic University, but all are welcome. There is a good atmosphere where you feel welcome.