Opening doors. Engaging minds.


Undergraduate Degrees
• Accounting
• Biological Science
• Business Administration
• Communication
• Computer Science
• English
• Health Sciences
• History
• Human Services (Evening)
• Individualized Studies
• Kinesiology
• Liberal Studies
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology

Master’s, PhDs, and credentials also offered

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 and 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 over 165 years ago, we’re the third-oldest college in California: a fully accredited, private Catholic master’s university with around 1,600 students from 29 states and 32 countries with broad interests and perspectives. We offer personal attention, quality courses and instructors, and a wide range of majors and minors, with classes averaging 17 students. Professors are committed to mentoring you through your journey. Our location creates learning opportunities and internships not available anywhere else.

NDNU is made up of three schools and colleges, offering over 30 undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. From natural and social sciences to business and education, NDNU has great majors 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 residences, and on-campus apartments are available. Our dining hall, run by Bon Appétit, caters to all tastes, including organic and vegetarian fare.

Your advisor will meet 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- and part-time students can access federal, state, and private loans, plus scholarships and grants up to $26,000. More than 95% received aid last year. Payment plans are available.

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