About Notre Dame of Maryland University
For more than 100 years, Notre Dame has educated leaders who make a difference in their professional fields, their families, their communities and the world.
Established by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University has anticipated and met contemporary needs with visionary and pragmatic 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.
- First Catholic college for women in the U.S. to award the 4-year baccalaureate degree
- Nearly 3,000 women and men enrolled in degree and certificate programs
- Welcoming to all faith traditions
- Beautiful, 58-acre wooded campus in a residential neighborhood of Baltimore City
- Easy access to the city’s many professional, cultural, social and recreational resources
- Neighbors include 120,000 fellow students on 14 nearby campuses
- Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs for women and men
- Premier programs in the liberal arts, nursing and health sciences, and education
- Women’s College
- College of Adult Undergraduate Studies
- Graduate Studies
- English Language Institute
- Camp Notre Dame
- A Child's Place child care and school
Whether you’re a first-year undergraduate or a Ph.D. candidate, service is a significant part of your Notre Dame education and includes:
- Service trips
- Class service projects
- Partnerships with local and international charitable organizations
- Service club
- International service opportunities at SSND-sponsored projects
Our graduates go on to become leaders in a full range of professional fields and important contributors to family and community life all over the world.
- Joshua Parker M‘10, Maryland Teacher of the Year 2011
- Dr. Susan Love ‘70, world-renowned breast cancer surgeon and best selling author of "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book"
- Eileen O'Neill ‘88, group president at Discovery and TLC networks, named one of the 25 most powerful women in Hollywood by Hollywood Reporter
- Michael Thorne ‘04, principal at Catonsville Middle School, named Maryland's Secondary School Principal of the Year
- Penelope Taylor ‘86 and ‘99, former vice chair of MBNA Bank
- Mary Corey ‘85, the first woman to lead The Baltimore Sun's 174-year-old newsroom as director of content
Top 100 Women
Notre Dame women become leaders in the community! Thirty-four alumnae have been named to The Daily Record's “Maryland Top 100 Women” since its inception in 1996—in addition to three past presidents, three faculty, six current board members and six past board members.