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Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, CA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,213
   Women 808 (66.6%)
   Men 405 (33.4%)
Graduate Students 817
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 87% of 1,922 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.20
SAT Math 487 average
430-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 484 average
430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $52,612
  Tuition and Fees $33,418
  Room and Board $13,398
Average Percent of Need Met 66%
Average Freshman Award $27,813
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 60
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
Belmont Population 26,491
Nearest Metropolitan Area San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 85% of freshmen, 40% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Argonaut
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.4% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
35.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.4% White
11.0% Unknown
International Students 3.9% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 37.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported