• Address: 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

  • Phone Number: 800-263-0545

  • Website: http://onlineprograms.ndnu.edu/

About

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 among 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 is located and headquartered in Belmont, California, United States, and has over 50 acres of campus. It offers several types of programs to its students, and currently has over 1,691 students enrolled in the university.

The online programs of the university are quite popular, and hence it is regarded as one of the best online colleges in California.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 12:1.

  • The acceptance rate at the NDNU is 97%.

  • It is a regionally accredited university and the NDNU accreditation is provided by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

There are several facilities and services offered by the university to the students to make the educational programs more effective, and prepare the students for the future. Services and facilities such as student success center, library, financial aid, yellow ribbon program, student portal, and many others are provided to help the students in various ways.


Online

The university offers a wide range of online programs, that follows a flexible structure which allows the students to study and pursue education when it is most convenient for them.

  • The university allows efficient credit transfer, and the online programs offered by the university are accredited.

  • The university's online learning management system allows the non-traditional students to attend classes and access various information, including course resources, schedule of classes, announcements, and many others.

  • The email system at the university is a web-based personalized process for the students of the university, that helps the students to stay updated with the university affairs, and interact with the students and faculty. It acts as a great communication medium between students and the institution.


Reviews about NDNU

The reviews provided by several sources suggest that the university is successfully providing good quality education to its students. Few rankings and reviews are listed below.

  • The online Business Management course is excellent and the university is a great place to enhance the marketing skills of the students.

  • The athletic events and various other social and cultural events conducted by the university improve the university experience greatly. 

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Belmont, California

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001179

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Institutional Accreditation

WSCUC

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Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://onlineprograms.ndnu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

  • The university offers its students the chance to represent it in the intercollegiate athletic tournaments. The different sports activities the university engages its students in, includes basketball, lacrosse, and softball.

  • The university bookstore offers various materials to the students, such as apparels, textbooks, and merchandisers.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 12: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 83 % Part Time: 100 %
Total Population 1,691
Student Population Full Time: 982 Part Time: 709
Gender Division Male: 29 % Female: 71 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 49 %

The College Monk

Female: 51 %

Total Graduation Rate: 50 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) offers 4 online programs across 1 Majors

Business Management

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) Acceptance Rate is 97%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $60

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 1,234
Total Applicants Admitted 1,193
Applicants Enrolled 157
Full time Applicants Enrolled 156
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 126
Number of students submitting ACT scores 33
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 80%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 21%
SAT Math 470 average 420 - 520 range
SAT Critical Reading 450 average 390 - 510 range
SAT Writing 460 average 410 - 510 range
ACT Composite 18 average 16 - 21 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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 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.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,438 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $906 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized loan $5,775 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,775 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS loan $5,775 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Perkins Loans $5,775 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,775 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Cal Grant $6,032 Califonia resident. Demonstrate Financial Need. March 2nd, 2019

Data Source: http://onlineprograms.ndnu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Ralston Presidential Scholarship $26,000 Demonstrate Leadership. 3.8 GPA. December 1st, 2018
Belmont Scholarship $17,000 Satisfactory Academic Progress. Freshers and Transfer. Varies
Emerging Talent Scholarships $5,000 Active participation. Achievement in Art, Musical Performance or Creative Writing. February 1st, 2019
Catholic Schools Scholarship $4,000 Demonstrate academic excellence. Demonstrate financial need. Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
NDNU Grant $17,040 Demonstrate Financial need. Fresher And Transfer Student. Varies

Data Source: http://onlineprograms.ndnu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $9,399 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: http://onlineprograms.ndnu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $25,048
$30,001 - $48,000 $25,985
$48,001 - $75,000 $26,775
$75,001 - $110,000 $29,661
Over $110,000 $34,573

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 48% $3,799
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 96% $21,311
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 49% $4,486
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 95% $17,040
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 83% $6,645
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 82% $5,775
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 28,873
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 25 $9,989
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 21 $9,399
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 4 $13,090

Data Source: http://onlineprograms.ndnu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The university library provides various resources to the students to aid them in research. Course guides, subject guides, articles, books, journals, and many other resources are provided to the students. The students can go through the library A-Z database and search for specific items efficiently. The online access to the library is provided for the students. 

Rankings

  • The university is ranked 48th in the list of ‘Regional Universities-West’, according to the U.S News.

  • It ranked 30th in the list of ‘Best Value Schools’, according to the U.S News.

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