Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU)

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NDNU can be found in Belmont, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Notre Dame de Namur University has an enrollment of about a thousand students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 1290 - 1620 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the NDNU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. This school has an acceptance rate of 87 percent with 10 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall NDNU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Notre Dame de Namur University was reported as 87.2% in Fall 2013 with over 1,920 applications submitted to NDNU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NDNU SAT Scores: 1290 - 1620
  • NDNU ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • NDNU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Notre Dame de Namur University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Notre Dame de Namur University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for NDNU has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.3%
  • 2010-2011: 73.5%
  • 2011-2012: 71.0%
  • 2012-2013: 74.8%
  • 2013-2014: 87.2%
  • Projected NDNU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.9%

How Does NDNU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Notre Dame de Namur University is fifty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Menlo College37.1%
California College of the Arts81.6%
Mills College68.0%
San Francisco Conservatory of Music39.9%
Holy Names University56.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to NDNU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 550
Math430 - 560
Writing430 - 510
Total Score1290 - 1620
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 22
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