Facts & Figures

For more than a century, Notre Dame has educated leaders who make a difference in their professional fields, their families, their communities and the world.

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University has anticipated and met contemporary needs with visionary educational programs since 1895. Rooted in the Catholic traditions of the liberal arts and service to others, a Notre Dame education challenges students to strive for excellence, build inclusive communities and promote social responsibility.


  • Founded in 1895
  • Over 2,400 women and men enrolled in degree and certificate programs
  • Welcoming to all faith traditions
  • Located on 58 wooded acres on Baltimore’s North Charles Street corridor with easy access to the city’s cultural, social and recreational resources

Academic Programs

Notre Dame of Maryland University offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate degree programs through three colleges and NDMU Online:

Women’s College

  • Established in 1895
  • 4-year undergraduate program
  • 27 majors, 3 five-year programs, and 28 minors
  • 84% Maryland residents
  • 3% international students representing Albania, Argentina, Barbados, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, El Salvador, Korea (South), Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Taiwan
  • 56% full-time students living on campus

College of Adult Undergraduate Studies

  • Flexible evening and weekend schedules for working adults
  • 7 majors and 5 minors
  • Convenient, career-relevant programs with exceptional opportunities for leadership

College of Graduate & Professional Studies

  • Established in 1984
  • 13 master's degrees, and 3 doctoral degree programs: Ph.D. and Pharm.D.
  • Advanced teaching certification in a variety of subject areas including math, reading, special education, STEM, and more
  • 8 certficate programs (post-baccalaureate and post-master’s)

NDMU Online

  • 7 fully online programs including undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and Ph.D. programs.

Students, Faculty & Staff

Student Profile

Fall 2017 Total Students: 2,475

  • 818 undergraduate
  • 1,436 graduate
  • 221 pharmacy

The student body represents a richly diverse blend of ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, nationalities and beliefs.

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty are award-winning educators, innovators and professionals in their fields who care about student success. They are devoted mentors, guiding and challenging students throughout their University experience.

Note: Faculty is defined as staff with faculty rank and with instruction as a primary task.

  • 105 full-time faculty
  • 140 part-time faculty, 131 adjuncts, and 9 non-adjuncts
  • 84% of full-time faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees
  • 72% of full-time faculty are female
  • 25% of full-time faculty tenure, and 59% percent of full-time faculty are on tenure track
  • 7:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio
  • 163 full-time staff
  • 24 part-time staff


A member of NCAA Division III, Notre Dame offers eight women's intercollegiate sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. NDMU competes in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC).

  • 27% of our new freshman population are athletes and 24% of our total Women’s College population are athletes.
  • Student-athletes at NDMU are scholars. They maintain a combined GPA of over 3.0.
  • We offer student-athletes the unique opportunity to play multiple sports (e.g. field hockey in the fall, lacrosse in the spring). 


English Language Institute

  • An intensive English program (IEP) for women and men from around the world who wish to improve their English language skills for academic and career advancement
  • Students form a community that makes the ELI experience unique. 
  • After studying in the ELI, students move on to undergraduate studies, graduate studies and careers.

Renaissance Institute

  • An active group of men and women over the age of 50 engaged in lifelong learning and intellectual growth.
  • Each year more than 100 noncredit courses are offered.
  • Members plan, lead and enroll in a series of courses held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each spring and fall semester. 

A Child's Place

  • A school serving 60 children, 3 through 6 years of age, from the U.S. as well as Asia, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America
  • Promotes each child’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical development
  • Open Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.