Notre Dame de Namur University

1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, United States
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Overview of Notre Dame de Namur University

About this school

Notre Dame de Namur University is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts unviersity. Founded as a women's college in 1851, it adopted coeducation in 1969, and changed its name in 2002. Its 80-acre campus, located in Belmont, is the former summer estate of William C. Ralston and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:937
    • Men:314 (33.5%)
    • Women:623 (66.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Notre Dame de Namur University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
3
Science
1
2
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1500 Ralston Avenue
City, State, Zip
Belmont, CA  94002-1908
Phone
(650) 508-3600
Fax
(650) 508-3660
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1, February 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Audition for music programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 2,056 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 1,357 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 699 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
299 (18%) of 1,647 admitted students enrolled
Women
192 (17%) of 1,113 admitted students enrolled
Men
107 (20%) of 534 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.10
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |16-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,350 (62.52431992642117%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,494 (25.63585553079345%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,960 (3.4666949662174114%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,734 (8.373129576567973%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Notre Dame de Namur University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001179
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
169 (96.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
157 (92.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
157 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
12 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$27,813
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 157 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,418
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 136 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,395
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 8 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
11 (6.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,358

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
773 (95.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
726 (93.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
726 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
42 (5.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$24,678
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 723 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,114
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 580 (79.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,706
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 24 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
40 (5.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,524

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,348
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


54

Part-Time Faculty


176

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
283,574

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Notre Dame de Namur University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


48.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (25)


  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Management

Master's Programs of Study (19)


  • Art Therapy
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Music
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


26,491

Nearest Metropolitan Area


50 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


San Francisco

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
Belmont

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


54%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Argonaut
School Colors
Gold, white, and royal blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Notre Dame de Namur University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


722

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
937
Women
623
Men
314

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 11.8% Asian
  • 6.1% Black/African-American
  • 46.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 2.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 23.4% White
  • 4.4% Unknown

International Students


6.0% from 27 countries

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


688

Student Resources

Study resources