For 125 years, Notre Dame of Maryland University’s approach to education has prepared thousands of high performers and instigators of social change. We’re consistently responsive to the needs of a student body hungry to learn, and a world hungry for knowledgeable, compassionate leaders.

NDMU embodies the pioneering educational tradition and social justice mission that spurred the College of Notre Dame to welcome the first class of women pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in 1895.

We offer Maryland’s only women’s college, as well as certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs for women and men. Our transformative educational model will help prepare you for leadership and success.

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Our Mission

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Our Location

Our Campus
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Our History

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Mission & Social Responsibility

We promote the advancement of women, while challenging both women and men to strive for intellectual and professional excellence, build inclusive communities, engage in service to others and promote social responsibility.

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Facts & Figures

It’s clear that Notre Dame of Maryland University offers a compelling and unique educational experience, with a dynamic community and proven outcomes.