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Undergrad Profile

Opening doors. Engaging minds.

Notre Dame de Namur University is located less than 30 miles from downtown San Francisco in Silicon Valley and the foothills of the Pacific Ocean. Take in the views or social hot spots that surround the campus. It’s a great place to discover yourself. NDNU is located close to three major airports and highways, and a bus and train station are less than a mile away.

Who are we?
Founded more than 160 years ago, we are the third-oldest college in California: a fully accredited, private Catholic master’s university with approximately 2,000 students from 33 states and 25 countries, offering broad interests and perspectives. We offer personal attention, quality courses and instructors, and a wide range of majors and minors, with classes averaging 16 students. Professors are committed to mentoring you through your college journey. Our location creates learning opportunities and internships not available elsewhere.

NDNU is made up of three schools and colleges, offering 20 undergraduate majors. From arts to sciences, business to education, NDNU has great programs to choose from.

Campus life
Approximately 30 student organizations reflect academic, ethnic, sports, professional, social, and service groups. The area offers an active arts and community scene.

Living on campus
Residence hall living, suite-style residence, and on-campus apartments are available. Our dining hall, run by Bon Appétit, caters to all tastes, including organic and vegetarian fare.

Your advisor meets with you regularly to provide counsel and academic options to help you finish on time. Many students finish double majors in four years. NDNU faculty mentors and the Career Center offer career guidance and job opportunities.

Financial aid
Most full-time and part-time students can access federal, state, and private loans, as well as scholarships and grants. More than 90% received aid last year. Payment plans are available.

• Men’s: basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer
• Women’s: basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball
• NCAA Division II, Pacific West Conference 


Undergraduate Degrees
• Accounting
• Art
• Art & Graphic Design
• Biological Sciences
• Business Administration
• Communication
• Computer & Information Science
• English
• History
• Human Services (Evening)
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Kinesiology
• Liberal Studies
• Musical Performance
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Theatre Arts

Master’s, Ph.D., and credentials also offered