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Notre Dame de Namur University

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is a private, Catholic university in Belmont, California. It is the third-oldest college in the state and was one of the first private universities in California to be designated as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution. NDSU has also been ranked among the top 10 most diverse colleges in the United States by Best Value Schools and was named a 2018-19 'School of Distinction' due to 'practices that are the most crucial for student development.'

NDNU enrolls about 1,600 students in its undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and teacher credential programs. The programs are offered through three schools - the College of Arts & Science, School of Business & Management, and School of Education & Psychology - and are offered in fields ranging from history and business administration to clinical psychology and school administration. NDSU offers the only PhD in Art Therapy program in the U.S., and its master's program in art therapy is the largest program of its kind in the country. All programs at NDNU are taught be experienced instructors who are committed to mentoring and advising students, and 98% of the faculty hold a doctoral degree.

Why Choose Notre Dame de Namur University?

  1. National Ranked Institution - NDNU was ranked among The Economist's 'Best Value Schools' and as one of U.S. News & World Report's top regional universities in the West for 2017.
  2. Convenient Location - The university's Silicon Valley location allows students access to unique internships and learning opportunities - including Community Based Learning and Community Based Research programs that offering hands-on learning experiences in the local community where students learn while they create positive change.
  3. Small Class Sizes - Classes sizes range from 12-25 students, so all students are able to receive personalized attention from their instructor.
  4. Flexible Learning Options - Students seeking a flexible learning experience can choose from multiple formats - including online, hybrid, and evening/weekend options.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to Notre Dame de Namur University must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs have additional requirements.

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  1. Business

    • Masters in Business Administration
  2. Education

    • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Notre Dame de Namur University Online Locations

Notre Dame de Namur University offers a wide range of programs that can be taken online. The advantages to online learning are that you can work at your own pace and learn from anywhere. For more information about specific programs, please click here.