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Study at Notre Dame De Namur University

Notre Dame de Namur University, abbreviated as NDNU, is a private, Catholic institution located in Belmont, California. NDNU was established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The university occupies a 50-acre campus on the San Francisco Peninsula. NDNU offers graduate, postgraduate, and certificate programs in a wide range of subjects. Students can avail various courses through the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Education and Leadership
  • School of Sciences
According to the U. S. News and World Report, NDMU ranked 41st among all master universities in the western region. The athletics teams of NDNU are nicknamed the Argonauts. The university is a member of NCAA Division-II in the Pacific West Conference. The students participate in sports such as basketball, lacrosse, cross country, soccer, golf, tennis, and volleyball.

Profile of Notre Dame De Namur University

The main campus of Notre Dame De Namur University is in Belmont, California (a large suburb). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Notre Dame De Namur University is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Notre Dame De Namur University offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to education and teaching, family and social work, and therapy and Counselling.

Notre Dame De Namur University Selectivity

Notre Dame De Namur University does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 440 to 540. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 430 or more.


Notre Dame De Namur University offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 491 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at Notre Dame De Namur University.

Student Life

The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Notre Dame De Namur University makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Notre Dame De Namur University belong to the Pacific West Conference for major sports. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

Notre Dame De Namur University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching148special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, curriculum and instruction, education, educational administration, reading teaching, instructional media design
Business and Management121business management, management science
Therapy and Counselling66psychology, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, art therapy, Counselling psychology
Liberal Arts66liberal arts and sciences, sociology, political science, English, history, creative writing, humanities
Family and Social Work55human services, public administration
Science25biology, biochemistry
Media14communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science, computer and info science
Music6voice, music
Medicine6gerontology, pre-med
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5exercise science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Design2graphic design
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion

Contact: Notre Dame De Namur University

Notre Dame De Namur University

1500 Ralston Ave

Belmont, California 94002-1908

General Phone: (650) 508-3500


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