About Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU)
On Campus Housing
Notre Dame De Namur University, commonly referred to as ‘NDNU’ is a private not-for-profit institution, that was previously known as ‘College of Norte Dame’ and was established back in the year 1851. The university is one of the top 3 oldest educational institutions in the state of California. The university was started as an educational institution for women and is the first college in the state to offer Baccalaureate degree programs to Women. In the year 1967, it transformed into a coeducational university.
NDNU is located in San Jose, California, and was previously known as ‘College of Notre Dame’. In 1923, the campus was moved from San Jose to Belmont, California expanding its programs. A Catholic, not-for-private university, it began with offering all undergraduate programs as four-year degrees and since then the university has grown in strength.
Currently, the student population at Notre Dame is 1,492 with the majority of the population being female (66%). The university has a very diverse student base with 45% of students from Hispanic and 20% of them are from white American backgrounds.
The university offers 30 majors in fields that include accounting, communication, business administration to name a few.
Notre Dame started online courses in 2012, currently, it offers 4 online programs in one major. The online programs of the university are quite popular, and hence it is regarded as one of the best online colleges in California. The online learning management system allows non-traditional students to attend classes and access various information, including course resources, schedules of classes, announcements, and many others.
Notre Dame Accreditation
Notre Dame is regionally accredited and is recognized by Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission
Not only did Notre Dame De Namur University worked to empower women by educating them, it is still regarded as a good university, which is reflected in the fact that it is ranked in multiple categories by the US News & Report. NDNU ranks at
- 51 in Regional Universities North
- 31 in Best Value Schools
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
According to the above table, it is clear that the university is quite affordable and the net price to attend the institution is $26,913 and the average annual cost to attend NDNU is $34,910.
A student would also receive necessary financial assistance to pay for the above expenses. In this section, we have provided the clear breakdown cost for bachelors, masters, and other degrees offered.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$89,560 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At NDNU, $15,016 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Notre Dame de Namur University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at NDNU costs around $4,932 per year. The number of female and male students at the university are 36% and 64%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
To create a pathway for the students who are unable to pursue higher education due to the educational expenses, the university along with various other federal and state institutions provide financial aid to such students. Financial assistance is provided in several forms, namely scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs.
The average financial assistance that a student would receive to pursue their education is $25,095.
The Institutional Aids available for the students include Ralston Presidential Scholarship, Emerging Talent Scholarships, Belmont Scholarships, Catholic School Scholarships, NDNU Grant.
The Federal Aids available for the students include Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized loan, Direct PLUS loan, Federal Work-Study
The State Aid available for the students includes Cal Grant.
The Military Aids available for the students include Tuition Assistance and Post 9/11 GI Bill