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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 718 undergraduate students. The Notre Dame de Namur acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Human Services. Graduating 48% of students, Notre Dame de Namur alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,300.
About Notre Dame de Namur University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
Website

Notre Dame de Namur University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1110
ACT Range
15-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$28,167/ 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
$23,394/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
718Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
206
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    48%
  • Cultured
    26%
  • Athletes
    13%
  • Determined
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
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
Report
  • 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
48%
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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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.
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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.
Overall, the academics are very good at NDNU and it's easy to ask for help from all of the teachers because of the small classroom sizes. I've never encountered a rude or mean person on campus because mostly everyone is friendly. When you walk onto campus, there's a peaceful atmosphere and it has a boarding school feel. The new commuter lounge and the library are probably the best parts of campus, but I still wish there were more student events on campus for residents. My favorite part of Notre Dame is the support from your peers and teachers which make it easier to succeed and become successful. You'll definitely graduate in 4-5 years.