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
  • Nearly 3,000 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:

Women’s College

  • Established in 1895
  • 4-year undergraduate program
  • 29 majors and minors in the liberal arts and sciences

College of Adult Undergraduate Studies

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

College of Graduate & Professional Studies

  • Established in 1984
  • Master’s degree programs in 7 areas and 2 doctoral degree programs: Ph.D. and Pharm.D.
  • Post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs

Students, Faculty & Staff

Student Profile

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

2014 Total Students: 2,764

  • 1,169 undergraduate
  • 1,341 graduate
  • 254 Pharmacy

2014 Women’s College Students: 517

  • 50 percent students of color
  • 84 percent from Maryland
  • Students from 15 states
  • International students from 12 countries
  • 45 percent full-time students living on campus

Faculty & 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.

  • 126 full-time faculty, 10 part-time faculty 
  • 134 associate faculty
  • 84 percent of full-time faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees
  • 24 percent full-time faculty tenured 
  • 11:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 198 full-time staff, 44 part-time staff


A member of NCAA Division III, Notre Dame offers eight intercollegiate sports: basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. NDMU competes in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC), except for swimming, which competes in the Old Dominion Athletics Conference (ODAC).

  • 15 percent of students 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). 


School of Arts, Sciences and Business

The School of Arts, Sciences and Business provides the liberal arts foundation that touches the lives of all Notre Dame students.

  • Prepares students for degrees in the liberal arts and professional schools
  • 29 undergraduate majors
  • 5 master’s degree programs
  • Provides a strong educational foundation in multiple disciplines

School of Education

The largest private provider of new teachers in Maryland, the School of Education prepares students to become visionary educators.

  • Awards more degrees in teacher shortage areas than any other institution in Maryland
  • Produced 17 Teachers of the Year in the past six years
  • Flexible programs on campus and at off- site locations across the state
  • Unique accelerated certification in teaching and 10-month master of arts in teaching
  • Offers a Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing prepares compassionate nurses to serve their communities, embodying Notre Dame’s founding values of service and social responsibility.

  • Offers entry-level nursing program through the Women’s College
  • Accelerated RN to BSN program for working nurses
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN program
  • New Center for Caring with Technology features state-of-the-art patient simulation labs
  • Practical nursing experiences offered at 96 clinical placement sites

School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy is an exceptional option for women and men seeking the Pharm.D. degree.

  • Only private institution and only second in Maryland to offer Pharm.D. program
  • Diverse coed student enrollment of 254
  • Approximately 11,000 volunteer service hours donated to underserved communities by students since 2009
  • Labs and classrooms feature the latest in learning technology 


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. In each session, there are students from 20 to 25 different countries.
  • 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
  • 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.