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Notre Dame College

  • South Euclid, OH
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 66%34%
    student ratio
  • 1,240
    total students
  • $25,694 | $25,694
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 51%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 481
    sat math
  • 476
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

A Progressive Liberal Arts Education

Notre Dame College (NDC) is a small, liberal arts school that blends progressive education with traditional values. Dedicated to fostering a warm, personal atmosphere and individual attention, NDC prepares students to succeed in a changing world.

Established in 1922 in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, the college began admitting men in January 2001. Today, the school serves a diverse student body of approximately 1,400.

Notre Dame College's outstanding academic programs have earned it the distinction of being named one of the best colleges in the Midwest by "The Princeton Review" in its Web site feature, "2010 Best Colleges."

Two-Year and Four-Year Undergraduate Degree Programs

NDC offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 29 majors, with exceptional programs in education, business, and science. Among the most popular majors are art, communication, environmental science, marketing, and psychology.

Interdisciplinary majors include graphic communication, public administration, and public relations. Students can also design their own B.A. or B.S. degrees by combining two or three academic areas.

The Associate in Arts degree is awarded at the completion of two-year programs in business management, education paraprofessional studies, and pastoral ministry.

The NDC Nursing Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has two tracks. The pre-licensure track is designed to prepare the student to become a professional nurse (RN).

The second track is the RN to BSN post-licensure track. It is designed for the registered nurse who has a diploma in nursing, or an Associate of Science degree with a major in nursing and who wants to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

The Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry

The Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry grants a two-year catechetical diploma and the Bachelor of Arts degree. The program provides students with a firm foundation in ministry skills, sacred scripture, and systemic theology to prepare them for posts in parish and direct service ministries.

The Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry also offers courses to Catholic school teachers that can be applied to renew teaching certificates within the state of Ohio. Catholic high school teachers seeking to specialize in theology can take courses at the center.

The center offers classes on or off campus that can be taken for credit or non-credit.

Teacher Licensure and Graduate Programs for Working Teachers

NDC is registered to award state teachers' licenses by the State of Ohio Department of Education. Teacher licensure is available in early childhood education, middle childhood education, adolescent/young adult education, and mild/moderate intervention specialist studies for all age groups.

A Master of Education degree, designed for classroom teachers, is also offered with concentrations available in special education, reading, critical thinking, and creative thinking.

Academic Requirements Meet Students' Need for Flexibility

All liberal arts degree programs have been carefully planned so that a student can graduate in four academic years. Faculty advisers are available to help students, particularly incoming freshmen, make good academic choices that align with this timeline.

For the bachelor's degree, students must earn 128 semester hours of credit, with 36 to 68 credit hours required in their major field of study. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

NDC's Weekend College program adapts to the changing needs of students, with courses available on weekends, evenings, and online.

Co-Op Opportunities to Gain Job Experience

Through a cooperative education program, students also can earn up to six credit hours for paid or volunteer work related to their academic field of study. The program is designed to give students real world experience that will give them an edge when they leave school to find their first job in their profession.

Students majoring in accounting, for example, have received internships at companies such as Charles Schwab, the Earned Income Tax Coalition, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Students majoring in biology have worked at the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, Metro Health Hospital, and the Cleveland Clinic.

A Distinguished Faculty

The faculty at NDC is comprised of 54 full-time and 167 part-time members, augmented by highly qualified instructors in special areas. Faculty members hold advanced degrees from more than 30 universities throughout North America and Europe.

Among NDC's distinguished faculty are Holocaust scholar, author, and history professor Dr. Gregory Moore and Dr. Audrey Curran, a noted author and psychological consultant for books, television, and film.

Activities, Arts, and Entertainment, On and Off Campus

Students at NDC enjoy a wide variety of campus activities, clubs, and organizations. The Campus Ministry program promotes spiritual growth in the Notre Dame community and facilitates retreats, liturgy, and events.

Students with journalistic, artistic, and communications talents are recognized for their contributions to the college newspaper, literary magazine, and submissions to the All-College Art Show. The Masquers promote talent in the performing arts and provide entertainment for the college community and general public.

Most on-campus plays, performances, and concerts are free; students may purchase tickets at reduced rates for professional productions, exhibits, and events offered in Cleveland's cultural center.

Competitive Sports

A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Notre Dame College competes in the American Mideast Conference, fielding 21 scholarship athletic teams, known as the Falcons.

These include men's and women's basketball, bowling, cross-country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, and track and field; men's baseball, football, tennis, and wrestling; and women's lacrosse, softball, and volleyball.

The only scholarship football team in the metropolitan Cleveland area, NDC is beginning intercollegiate play in 2010. A marching band supports NDC's Falcon teams.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Contact the college for the newest catalog containing tuition costs, room and board fees, and other applicable charges for in-state and out-of-state students. All incoming freshmen must sign up for the 19- or 24-meal plan.

A comprehensive financial assistance program assists nearly 93 percent of all full-time students. Students applying for financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Lushly Wooded Campus Minutes from Cleveland's Cultural Center

Tucked away on 53 wooded acres in South Euclid, Ohio, just 25 minutes from downtown Cleveland, the campus offers students a relaxed suburban setting with easy access to the cultural richness of a major urban center.

Students who choose Notre Dame College are delighted to discover the big experience, on campus and off, that accompanies admission to this small, private college on the shores of Lake Erie.


Location & Contact

4545 College Road
OH 44121-4293

Mr.David Armstrong

Dean of Admissions

Phone: 216-373-5214
Fax: 216-381-3802
Email: admissinos@ndc.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Graphic Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

51% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,255
    • Accepted652
    • Acceptance Rate51%
    • Enrolled1,240
    • Female Applicants759
    • Females Accepted368
    • Female Acceptance Rate48%
    • Male Applicants496
    • Males Accepted284
    • Male Acceptance Rate57%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Interview
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.0
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.88
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 476 425 530
    • SAT Math 481 430 530
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 20 18 21
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$25,694
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,694
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$8,598.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,240
    • Male Student Percentage34%
    • Female Student Percentage66%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/LatinoNot Reported
    • Black or African AmericanNot Reported
    • White or CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian or Alaska NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students11.4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 44%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Undergraduate Student Senate, Resident Association Board, International Students/Multicultural Club, IHOP (I Help Other People), Bowling Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division X Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division X Yes
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Field hockey No Division X Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis No No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division X Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty118
    • Full-time Percentage29%
    • Part-time Percentage71%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

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