We’ve never followed the status quo. From our expert and intimately engaged faculty to our open-minded philosophy and diverse community, our campus is like no other – not by accident, but by design.

In 1895, our founders built an institution to open doors for women and knock barriers down – and we’ve been knocking them down since. As society has evolved, so has Notre Dame of Maryland University.

NDMU offers certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs for women and men in addition to Maryland’s only women’s college. All programs provide a firm foundation in the arts, the sciences, and the deeper question of who you are and what you want to achieve.

Because if you’re going to create a better version of the world, you’ll need to become the best version of yourself. That’s always been our founding principle.

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Committed to Helping Others

Service at NDMU
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A Community that Carries You Forward

Diversity & Inclusion
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Become Your Best Self

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NDMU at a Glance

For 125 years, Notre Dame has delivered an opportunity-filled experience for all who seek to better themselves, and in turn, better the world.