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Notre Dame of Maryland University Overview

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of NDMU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Notre Dame of Maryland University Known For?

528 Full-Time Undergraduates
$29,444 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at NDMU may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 7 to 1.
  • The 5% student loan default rate at NDMU is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest degree offered at NDMU is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from NDMU makes roughly $51,800 a year. This is 27% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from NDMU to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Notre Dame of Maryland University Rankings

College Factual ranked NDMU as #759 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #15 out of 26 schools in Maryland.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that NDMU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for NDMU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 39
Best Colleges for Veterans 351
Best Colleges for International Students 670
Best Colleges 759
Best Colleges for the Money 1,247
Best Colleges for Diversity 2,996

Where Is Notre Dame of Maryland University?

Location of Notre Dame of Maryland University

Contact details for NDMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4701 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210-2476
Phone: 410-435-0100

How Do I Get Into NDMU?

You can apply to NDMU online at:

Admission Requirements for NDMU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NDMU?

71% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
47% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 71%, NDMU may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Average Test Scores

About 47% of students accepted to NDMU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 580. Math scores were between 430 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Notre Dame of Maryland University  ( 440 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Notre Dame of Maryland University  ( 430 to 530 )
NDMU received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Notre Dame of Maryland University  ( 17 to 22 )

Can I Afford Notre Dame of Maryland University?

$29,444 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NDMU is $29,444. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NDMU, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,995 a year. That adds up to $27,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NDMU is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Notre Dame of Maryland University Undergraduate Student Diversity

528 Full-Time Undergraduates
98% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 816 undergraduate students at NDMU, with 528 being full-time and 288 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NDMU

There are also 1,659 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 528 full-time undergraduates at NDMU, 2% are male and 98% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NDMU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Notre Dame of Maryland University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NDMU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 169
Hispanic or Latino 68
White 201
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 37

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Notre Dame of Maryland University. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 36 countries are represented at NDMU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at Notre Dame of Maryland University

317 Took All Classes Online
698 Took At Least One Class Online
21.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at NDMU. In 2017-2018, 698 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NDMU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 26th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NDMU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Notre Dame of Maryland University was 21.6%. This is the #848 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NDMU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NDMU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 80%
Information Science 80%
Nursing 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NDMU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NDMU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Communication & Media Studies #25
Communication & Journalism #41
Business Administration & Management #234
Business, Management & Marketing #296

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Notre Dame of Maryland University Majors

In 2017-2018, Notre Dame of Maryland University awarded 410 undergraduate degrees and 762 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Allied Health Professions 0 7 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 3 19 0
Chemistry 0 4 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 10 0
Criminology 0 3 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0
General Biology 0 9 0 0
General Education 0 0 144 0
General English Literature 0 2 23 0
General Psychology 0 2 0 0
History 0 2 0 0
Information Science 0 1 4 0
International Relations & National Security 0 1 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 52 0 0
Mathematics 0 4 0 0
Nursing 0 95 50 0
Other Education 0 0 0 12
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 46
Philosophy 0 4 0 0
Physics 0 2 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 3 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 2 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 1 0 0
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0
Romance Languages 0 1 0 0
Special Education 0 0 37 0
Sustainability Science 0 1 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 36 0
Total 0 410 646 116


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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