About Notre Dame de Namur University

Founded in 1851, Notre Dame de Namur University. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 982 full time undergraduate students, and 709 full time graduate students.

The Notre Dame de Namur University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 54 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Notre Dame de Namur University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate96%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range800-1018
ACT Range17-22

Admissions at NDNU are considered Less Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

62% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 29% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Notre Dame de Namur University.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    21 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    15 Students rated off-campus housing 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    23 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    25 Students rated campus facilities 3.3 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    24 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 79 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    24 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    24 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    24 Students rated academics 3.2 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

Notre Dame de Namur University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Notre Dame de Namur University?

10 Students rated Notre Dame de Namur University

Melissa - 08/13/2019

I really like Notre Dame de Namur University. It is my first years here and I am so glad I chose this school. The class sizes are small and the professors are focussed on you which helps with one-on-one learners. It is also a small campus but there are always activities going on.

EFRAIN - 12/18/2017

I really like the school so far. This is my first semester entering as a graduate student and I still have lot to learn and explore. I am very excited for what is to come and the places it will take me after graduating from this prestigious university.

Daniela - 09/20/2017

It is a small school. You have to be proactive if you want to get involved in the school culture. The campus has many nice places to hang out with friends and study. The food here is great but there are not many snack options. The good thing is that in a one-mile radius there are two Safeway supermarkets.

Fernanda - 07/25/2017

Notre Dame is an amazing school but I do believe is a rather small school. Sometimes that can be find boring because there are not a lot of things to do inside of school. There is no Greek life which I feel is missing a bit of the college experience.

Notre Dame de Namur University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Notre Dame de Namur University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Notre Dame de Namur University is 96%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    My advice to my high school self would be that it’s okay not to know what you want your career to be. Go to community college to explore your options and to change your mind a thousand times. At first it may be confusing and frustrating but you’ll find your passion soon enough and excel at it. Just continue to work on your school work and be happy where you are. All of the hard work will pay off soon and you’ll be whisked away to your dream university to find the most amazing friends and experiences waiting to happen. College is a scary experience at first, but you’ll soon find out that its also one of the best journeys you’ll ever have. You may not believe all of the luck that you will be gifted, but make sure that you enjoy every second of it. You've earned your future and I want you to know that once you’re handed your high school diploma, the ride of your life is just beginning. It may be slow at first, but you are enjoying the rush now. So hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    NDNU is a small school with intimate class sizes and kind, passionate teachers.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The small classes because the professors give you a lot of attention. Athletes make up the majority of the school and it is easier to make friends that way.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Notre Dame de Namur University is that because is such a small university everybody knows each other, and each other’s actions and problems; so if you do something that you will regret, have for sure that the next day most of the school is going to know.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Most of the people that attend Notre Dame de Namur University are very friendly and eager to meet new people. I have mad many good friends and Iike that it is a safe enviornment to live in. My classmates are fun-loving and outgoing, but also know when to buckle down and do what they have to do. This school has a very diverse community and I have met people from different parts of the world and have learned about new cultures and way of life.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for their size. NDNU has a great sense of community and pride. As I said previously, the size makes a big difference when it comes to getting classes, but it also helps with being social among the student body. The students make you feel at home and at ease while you are there. It is easy to make friends, and especially GET INVOLVED! Whether it is the staff or the student body, everyone is friendly.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known more about the university's extracurricular activites and clubs.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Responsible, dedicated, and fun-loving students attend this school.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    NDNU has a very small professor to student ratio. It's not difficult to succeed here--if you're struggling, there is always help. The Academic Success Center is open at very convenient hours and they have tutors there in almost every subject. The endless sober events on campus make living here extremely fun and very easy to make friends. The diversity here is refreshing, and at NDNU, if there isn't one thing, there's always another. It's not difficult to look for because the campus is small and people here care.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that the bathrooms arent always clean. I live in dorms and the bathrooms always has hair all in the shower and hair repulse me. Another thing that frustrates me is when there is a conflit between people they are never punished. The people say they are but in reality they have not been punished of any sort.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's very small, with a diverse group of students both locally and globally. The system offered is set for achievement and the instructors are talented with the education provided for the students. In addition, students do alot of social awareness work within the community as well as current issues our country is facing. The atmosphere is like home away from home.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If they dont want to learn

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Notre Dame de Namur University receive some sort of financial aid. 49% were awarded federal grants. While 82% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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