College of Notre Dame
of Maryland

4701 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210


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College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

College Description
As the first Catholic women’s college in the country to award the four-year baccalaureate degree, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland has a long and proven history of educating women for leadership. Founded in 1873, the College offers a beautiful 58-acre wooded campus located only 15 minutes north of lively downtown Baltimore. Students may choose among 27 majors, numerous study abroad programs, financial aid and scholarships, and internship opportunities.

Academic Life
The College offers the well-known benefits of a women’s college: personal attention, heightened self-confidence, and encouragement to assume leadership positions both on and off campus.
The faculty has 81 full-time members, and there is a 13:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio. Full-time students represent 18 U.S. states and five countries. “Service learning” is part of the coursework in many departments, and more than 30 clubs and organizations foster leadership and teamwork. The College’s attention to diversity is also illustrated in its international student population in the English Language Institute and in its numerous study abroad programs. In 2008, academic experiences abroad will take students to Cuba, England, Ireland, Mexico, Russia and Turkey. Other special programs include services for learning-disabled students, an honors program, advanced placement credit, double majors, independent study, off-campus study, part-time degree programs (day, evening, weekend, summer, winter), and adult/continuing education programs.

Programs of Study
The College offers the following areas of study: art, biology, business, chemistry, classical studies, communication arts, computer science, criminology/social deviance, economics, education (early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education), engineering, English, history, information sciences/systems, international studies, liberal arts, mathematics, modern languages, music, nursing, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, radiological studies, religious studies, and pre-professional programs.

Students may cross-register for certain courses at nearby colleges and universities, including Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University.

Campus Life
The campus is located in one of Baltimore’s most prestigious and secure residential communities and is close to popular spots via public transportation. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and downtown area boast a vast array of cultural, social and entertainment attractions. Students enjoy baseball games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, check out museum exhibits, and participate in ethnic and neighborhood festivals. The College also is part of the Baltimore Collegetown Network — a consortium of 13 colleges and universities that offers great opportunities for students to meet, study and have fun with others from nearby campuses.
More than 70% of full-time students live on campus, residing in two buildings that are a short distance from the dining hall and the Gator Alley snack bar.

In addition to academic success, the College maintains a rich tradition of athletic achievement. Part of the NCAA Division III Atlantic Women’s Colleges Conference (AWCC), Notre Dame teams have won 35 conference championships since 1995. Varsity sports include basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

Financial Aid
Notre Dame’s tuition is among the lowest for private colleges in America. The College offers a number of scholarships and achievement awards — some based on special talents, others based on academic achievement, leadership, or community service — that cover part or all of the yearly tuition. Financial aid packages typically consist of loans, scholarships, grants and on-campus part-time employment.

Admission Requirements / Application
For freshman admission, the College requires an essay, high school transcript, a minimum 2.0 high school GPA, two recommendations (one from a guidance counselor and the other from an English teacher), SAT I or ACT scores, and TOEFL scores for international students. A minimum 3.0 high school GPA, an interview, and a resume are recommended. Notre Dame assesses its entrance difficulty level as moderately difficult. The application deadline is February 15.

The Admissions Office considers each student individually, considering her unique abilities, experiences and personal qualities. Its review goes well beyond the calculation of averages and scores.

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