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Notre Dame de Namur University

About Notre Dame de Namur University

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is a private, Catholic university located in Belmont, California. The university is the third-oldest college in the state, and today it offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs to a student body of about 1,600. NDNU has been ranked as one of the top regional universities in the West in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report and The Economist has ranked NDNU among its 'Best Value Schools'.

NDNU offers its degree programs through three schools, the College of Arts & Science, the School of Business & Management, and the School of Education & Psychology. It currently offers 14 undergraduate programs, 11 master's degrees, one PhD program, and five teacher credentials. The programs are offered in a variety of formats, including traditional on-campus, online, hybrid, and evening/weekend options. You can participate in community-based programs where you get hands-on experience with community partners and achieve learning goals while creating positive change. NDNU's location in the Silicon Valley area also allows students access to a variety of unique learning opportunities and internships.

Why Notre Dame de Namur University?

  • Diverse School: Notre Dame de Namur University has been ranked among the most diverse colleges in the United States by Best Value Schools and was one of the first private universities in California to be designated as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution.
  • Small Class Sizes: The student-to-faculty ratio at NDNU is 12:1, so you'll have the chance to get individual attention from your instructors.
  • Unique Program Options: You can choose from undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of fields - including the only PhD program in Art Therapy in the United States.
  • Experienced Instructors: Classes at NDNU are taught by experienced and knowledgeable professors who are dedicated to advising and mentoring their students. Over 95% of the faculty hold a doctoral degree.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to Notre Dame de Namur University must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs have additional requirements.

Notre Dame de Namur University offers the following degree programs: