Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA

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Enter to learn. Leave to excel.

Notre Dame de Namur University is located less than 30 miles from downtown San Francisco in Silicon Valley near the scenic coastline 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 buses and a train station are a short walk 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 1,500 students from 28 states and 33 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 15 students. Professors are committed to mentoring you through your journey. Our location creates learning opportunities and internships not available anywhere else.

Notre Dame de Namur is made up of three schools and colleges, offering over 20 undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. From natural and social sciences to business and education, Notre Dame 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 graduate 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 98% 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 


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

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