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Notre Dame de Namur University Overview

Notre Dame de Namur University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Belmont, California. Belmont is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Notre Dame de Namur University Known For?

248 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at NDNU may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 8 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at NDNU.
  • In 2017-2018, 24% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from NDNU with a bachelor's degree make about $56,400 a year. That's 38% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average NDNU student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Notre Dame de Namur University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NDNU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Human Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Public & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NDNU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Highest Paid Human Services Graduates College Factual
#7 Best Value Colleges for Art Therapy College Factual
#23 Best Human Services Schools College Factual
#23 Best General Human Services Schools College Factual
#31 Highest Paid Public Administration & Social Service Graduates College Factual
#209 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Notre Dame de Namur University?


Contact details for NDNU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1908
Phone: 650-508-3500

How Do I Get Into NDNU?

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Can I Afford Notre Dame de Namur University?

64% Take Out Loans
6.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NDNU, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,148 a year. That adds up to $28,592 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NDNU is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Notre Dame de Namur University Undergraduate Student Diversity

129 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 211 undergraduate students at NDNU, with 129 being full-time and 82 being part-time.


There are also 374 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 129 full-time undergraduates at NDNU, 32% are male and 68% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 67
White 19
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Notre Dame de Namur University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at NDNU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Notre Dame de Namur University

23 Took All Classes Online
229 Took At Least One Class Online
-17.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at NDNU. In 2019-2020, 229 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 114th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of NDNU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Notre Dame de Namur University was -17.5%. This is the #2,046 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NDNU regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 11%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Public Administration 29%
Public Administration & Social Service 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NDNU 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 NDNU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teaching English or French #153
Public Administration #230

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 de Namur University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 53 47 0 100
General Psychology 35 0 0 35
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 31 0 31
Special Education 0 26 0 26
Sociology 22 0 0 22
Human Services 20 0 0 20
General Biology 19 0 0 19
Communication & Media Studies 19 0 0 19
Mental & Social Health Services 0 19 0 19
General Education 0 17 0 17
General English Literature 15 2 0 17
Public Administration 0 17 0 17
Liberal Arts General Studies 16 0 0 16
Computer Information Systems 9 0 0 9
Educational Administration 0 9 0 9
Computer Science 7 0 0 7
History 7 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 0 6 0 6
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 1 5 6
Political Science & Government 6 0 0 6
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5 0 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 3 0 0 3
Music 3 0 0 3
Accounting 2 0 0 2
Health Sciences & Services 2 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 0 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 1
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 248 176 5 429


*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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