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 elsewhere.
Notre Dame de Namur is made up of three schools and colleges, offering approximately 20 majors and credentials. From social to natural sciences, business to education, Notre Dame has great programs to choose from.
Approximately 30 student organizations reflect academic, ethnic, sports, professional, social, and service groups. The area offers an active cultural, outdoors, 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.
Most full- and part-time students can access federal, state, and private loans as well as scholarships and grants, and transfer students can earn 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
Transferring to NDNU
You’ll fit right in. Transfer students make up nearly half of the entering undergraduate class, and we offer special transfer orientation programs. Most students will have a few general education classes to complete when they transfer in. Many take both major and core curriculum courses each year. Your advisor will work out a schedule to make sure you graduate on time.
• You can transfer with any number of units. There is no minimum.
• We admit transfer students for spring and fall.
• We accept up to 78 lower-division units and most upper-division units.
• We also accept AP and CLEP exam credits.
• If you apply with fewer than 30 units, we require high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.