Notre Dame de Namur University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Notre Dame de Namur University Admissions Overview:

To apply to Notre Dame de Namur University, students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, a personal statement, SAT or ACT scores, and a letter of recommendation. The school has an acceptance rate of 97%, making it generally accessible to those who apply--those with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Check out the school's website for more, and contact the admissions office with any question you have about the admissions process.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Notre Dame de Namur University Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Notre Dame de Namur University Description:

Notre Dame de Namur University, formerly known as the College of Notre Dame, is a private Catholic university located in Belmont, California. It is the fifth-oldest college in California and the first in the state to offer baccalaureate degrees to women. The 50-acre campus is situated in the San Francisco Bay Area, just a few miles off the coast of the Pacific Ocean and less than 30 miles from both San Francisco and San Jose. The university has a student faculty ratio of 12 to 1, and it offers 22 undergraduate and 12 graduate degrees, as well as several certificate programs. Business administration, human services and psychology are all popular undergraduate areas of study, while the most popular graduate programs are business administration, public administration and marriage and family therapy. Beyond academics, students are active in campus life, participating in over 30 clubs and activities. The NDNU Argonauts compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,691 (982 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,268
  • Books: $1,844 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,258
  • Other Expenses: $4,474
  • Total Cost: $52,844

Notre Dame de Namur University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,311
    • Loans: $6,645

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Human Services, Liberal Studies, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 36%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Softball, Cross Country, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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