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About Notre Dame of Maryland University

For 120 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.



  • Graphical icon of a globeBeautiful, 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
  • Programs for adult students are offered at a number of locations across the state


  • Graphical element of a clipboardThe University comprises three divisions—Women's College, College of Adult Undergraduate Studies, and College of Graduate Studies—with programs offered through four Schools. Undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., Pharm. D., and certificate programs are offered. NDMU provides premier programs in nursing and health care, education, business, and the humanities.



The University also offers lifelong learning and additional educational opportunities through:

Social responsibility

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
  • Read about some of the hundreds of services projects our community members engage in every day

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. Read about more notable alumnae here.