For 125 years, 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 certificate programs (post-baccalaureate and post-master’s)

NDMU Online

  • 7 fully online programs including undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and Ph.D. programs.
Students, Faculty & Staff

A member of NCAA Division III, Notre Dame offers nine women's intercollegiate sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, outdoor track, 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.