Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, MD

Notre Dame of Maryland University, founded in 1873, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college for women. Its 58-acre campus is located inside city limits in northern Baltimore.

Website: www.ndm.edu/

Private
1,169
Undergraduate
Students
(95.0%) 1,111 Women
(5.0%) 58 Men
1,595
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 827 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
24 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,831
Tuition and Fees
$35,019
Room and Board
$11,446
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$28,928
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,346
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
126
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Baltimore Population
619,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gators
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
27.7% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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 required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4701 North Charles Street
City, State, Zip
Baltimore, MD 21210-2476
Phone
(410) 532-5330
Fax
(410) 532-6287
E-mail
admiss@ndm.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 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
November 1, December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Resumé recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 827 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 827 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
107 (26%) of 409 admitted students enrolled
Women
107 (26%) of 409 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.66
3.75 and Above
56%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,831
Tuition and Fees
$35,019
Room and Board
$11,446
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,166
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002065
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
99 (95.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
85 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
85 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (24.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$28,928
Need-Based Gift
Received by 85 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,905
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 52 (61.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,928
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 15 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
19 (18.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,367

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
469 (89.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
440 (93.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
440 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
67 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$23,572
Need-Based Gift
Received by 431 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,711
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 320 (72.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,688
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 52 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
68 (13.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,044

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,346
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
265
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
6
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
378
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
47
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,091
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, radiological science with Johns Hopkins University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
126
Part-Time Faculty
10
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 66% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
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
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nonprofit Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Pharmacy

Location and Setting


Baltimore Population
619,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Campus Size
58 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
56%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency call boxes

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gators
School Colors
Royal blue, white, and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, omega phi alpha service sorority, maryland student legislature, business and economics society, sigma tau delta honor society, residence hall council
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
1,169
Women
1,111 (95.0%)
Men
58 (5.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
538
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
27.7% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.2% from 12 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,595

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 10%
Law 5%
Arts and Sciences 30%
Medicine 2%

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