Notre Dame de Namur University
About Notre Dame de Namur University
Why Consider Notre Dame de Namur University?Both as an education institution and a community resource, Notre Dame de Namur University has served its surrounding community for more than 165 years. It deeply values diversity, community service, and offering education in a meaningful, spirited way. NDNR’s programs and curricula are informed by its Catholic roots and the problems and challenges our world faces today. Here are some great reasons to consider attending Notre Dame de Namur:
Notre Dame de Namur RankingIn 2018, U.S. News ranked Notre Dame de Namur University #32 in Best Value Schools and #41 (tie) in Regional Universities West. The school received an overall score of 44/100.i
Class Size and Faculty at Notre Dame de Namur UniversityThe average class size at NDNU is 17 with a student to teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Of the school’s full-time teaching faculty, 98 percent hold a doctoral or terminal degree in their subject. Overall, NDNU has 208 teaching faculty, 105 full-time equivalent faculty, and 159 part-time faculty. Its library has three full-time library faculty available to on-campus and online students.ii
Notre Dame de Namur AthleticsDespite being a smaller school (with 1,691 total students in fall 2016), NDNU has varsity sports teams for men and women in basketball, cross-country, soccer, and track and field. Men also have golf and lacrosse teams, and women have softball, tennis, and volleyball teams. NDNU athletics are NCAA Division II teams and play in the Pacific West Conference. The Notre Dame de Namur University Values NDNU has seven hallmark characteristics or dedications developed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in collaboration with SNC learning communities. These hallmarks inform and influence the school’s identity, learning environment, and community:
- We proclaim by our lives even more than by our words that God is good.
- We honor the dignity and sacredness of each person.
- We educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world.
- We commit ourselves to community service.
- We embrace the gift of diversity.
- We create community among those with whom we work and with those we serve.
- We develop holistic learning communities which educate for life.
The Notre Dame de Namur University Catholic Identity StatementFor students interested in pursuing advanced education at a Catholic school, the NDNU Catholic Identity Statement might inspire their attendance. Three sources inspire NDNU’s character:
- The charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, with its spirit of goodness, justice, hope and service to humanity, which encourages us to provide access for the underserved in our society;
- Catholic Social Teaching, which insists that human institutions and relationships be based on a recognition of the dignity of all human beings and demands social and economic justice for all; and
- the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, which celebrates the compatibility of faith and reason and welcomes an open and free dialogue among persons of differing religious and intellectual traditions.
Mission, Vision and Values
Notre Dame de Namur University is rooted in the Catholic tradition. Founded by the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the school strives to provide excellent professional and liberal arts programs that cultivate community engagement, social justice, and global peace. The Notre Dame de Namur University offers a diverse and inclusive learning community that asks students to consciously apply values and ethics in their personal, professional, and public lives.
Admissions:For graduate-level admissions to the University of Notre Dame de Namur, applicants must submit complete applications that include:
- An online general application
- Transcripts from all colleges attended
- Evidence of having earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Evidence of having a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Two letters of recommendation
- Program specific requirements as noted for each program
Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation
Graduate attendance rate of 76% part-time and 24% full-time
For the years 2017-2018 Notre Dame de Namur University awarded: 259 bachelor's degrees, 160 master's degrees, 3 doctor's degrees - research/scholarship
- The Marriage and Family Therapy Program and the M.A. Art Therapy Program are approved by the American Art Therapy Association and comply with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences requirements for programs that lead to MFT and LPPC licensure.
- The M.S. Clinical Psychology program with the Marriage and Family Therapy concentration and the Marriage and Family Counseling and Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling concentration comply with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences requirements for programs leading to MFT licensure or to both MFT and LPCC licensure.
- The Master of Business Administration, the Master of Public Administration, and the Master of Science in Systems Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
- The school is full of many supportive people who genuinely care for each other. You just really need to join something that interests you and then you'll be able to find some great friends. People seem very chill for it being considered a top university. Definitely a calmer atmosphere compared to schools like Stanford and Berkeley.
- The university provides the best of both academics opportunities as well as extracurricular activities in order to help their students explore and/or grow their skills on a specific or variety of fields. Their goal is to get their students involved in what they love in order to grow and expand the students knowledge.
- Overall, I love being a student at USC. On campus, I am a research assistant, a newspaper writer, and a dancer on the competitive hip-hop team. I've met a wide variety of students at USC, some who astound me with their intelligence and hobbies. I love talking to my professors during their office hours. The downsides to being a USC student is that a lot of things are inordinately expensive, the tuition keeps rising (unnecessarily), and the area around it is not super nice.
- Notre Dame de Namur University: Belmont, CA1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA, 94002
- Notre Dame de Namur University: Online
- Notre Dame de Namur University: Tracy, CA902 N Central Ave #!, Tracy, CA, 95376