82%

Acceptance Rate

$25,095

Avg.Financial Aid

001179

FAFSA Code

About Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,492

Website

www.ndnu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.

The university was established in 1851 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. The College of Notre Dame began offering all undergraduate programs as four-year degrees and since then the university has grown from strength to strength.

Currently, the student population at Notre Dame is 1492 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

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Location & Contact

Address

1500 Ralston Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6505083500
Fax: 6505083500
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Rankings

Notre Dame de Namur University is ranked 51 among the best regional universities (west) by US news.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

82%

SAT Range

870 - 1060

ACT Range

17 - 21

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Notre Dame de Namur University offers a rich variety of programs for full-time day students just starting college or transferring, adults completing a bachelor’s at night, and graduate and credential students. For applying, students need to fill the application form with all the necessary documents before deadlines.

Notre Dame follows a selective admission process which is mildly competitive. You need to have a decent academic background on top of a good SAT/ACT score to get selected.  

The university follows a rolling admission process with no application deadline. A student must also maintain a SAT score range of 870-1060 to be eligible to get into NDNU. 

The whole admission has the following steps.

  • Submission of application form with application fee of $50

  • Submission of test scores

  • Getting Admitting

We suggest you visit our admissions page by clicking below to understand the process clearly.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,913

Average Annual Cost

$34,910

Books And Supplies

$1,960

Other Fees

$440

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,244

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,734

Total One Year Cost

$56,288

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.

Additionally, the expenses include the following: 

Books & supplies - $ 1,960

Room & board - $ 14,244

Other expenses - $ 4,734

A student would also receive necessary financial assistance to pay for the above expenses. In order to know the clear breakdown cost for bachelors, masters, and other degrees offered, click the link below.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

62%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

43%

Male Professors

58%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

59 Graduates

Psychology, General

42 Graduates

Human Services, General

25 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

23 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

18 Graduates

Sociology

17 Graduates

Biology, General

15 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

13 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

10 Graduates

Music

8 Graduates

Political Science and Government

7 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

6 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

5 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

3 Graduates

History

3 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

871

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

42%

Full-time

77%

Part-time

23%

Students Gender

Male

34%

US National: 44%

Female

66%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

20% White

6% Unknown

5% Black

45% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

11% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

2% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

2%

Unknown Location

15%

Out Of State

83%

In State

0

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 84% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

84%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$9,312/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,932/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,932/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Argonaut

School Colors

navy, gold, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

80

Total Female Athletes

82

Intramural Sports

1

Sports Club

1

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$44,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$56,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$23,250

$33,537

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$241 - 348

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,095

Students Receiving Federal Grants

57%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,767

Students Receiving State Aid

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,154

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$19,564

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$29,985

$30K - $48K

$30,731

$48K - $75K

$26,759

$75K - $110K

$24,393

> $110K

$17,044

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 students interested in financial aid must fill up the FAFSA form. Notre Dame De Namur federal school code is 001179.

The average financial assistance that a student would receive to pursue their education is $25095. In addition, an applicant would also receive monetary benefits in the following ways.

Gift Aid - $25,095

State Aid - $6,154

Federal Grant - $4,767

Institutional Grant - $19,564

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.

Few facts about the financial aids awarded to the students are listed below.

  • Around 48% of the undergraduate students enrolled in the university are awarded Pell Grants and the average amount received by the students is $3,799.

  • 96% of the full-time students enrolled in the university enjoy the benefits of federal, state, and institutional aids. The average amount is around $21,311.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits are provided to 25 students enrolled in the university, out of which 21 are undergraduate students, and 4 are graduate students. The average amount received by the students is $9,989.

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