College of Notre Dame of Maryland: Narrative Description

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4701 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210-2476
Tel: (410)435-0100
Free: 800-435-0300
Admissions: (410)532-5330
Fax: (410)532-6287
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1873. Setting: 58-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 3,307. Faculty: 88 (79 full-time, 9 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 450 applied, 72% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 607 students. Part-time: 1,079 students. Students come from 26 states and territories, 15 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 26% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 61% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Loyola College, Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, Goucher College, Morgan State University, Coppin State College, Maryland Institute College of Art. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, resume. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/3 for early action. Notification: continuous until 6/30, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $29,600 includes full-time tuition ($21,100), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($8000). Part-time tuition: $345 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $60 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Black Student Association, Kymry, Commuter Association, Community Service Organization, campus ministry. Major annual events: Honors Convocation, Notre Dame Day, Tree Trim. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency call boxes. 406 college housing spaces available; 360 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Loyola/Notre Dame Library with 400,000 books, 1,800 serials, 27,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Like Boston, Baltimore is a college town. There are nine nearby colleges and universities and over 60,000 students in the Baltimore metropolitan area which enhances academic and social opportunities. The Notre Dame campus is located 15 minutes from the nationally known Inner Harbor area where concerts, fairs and ethnic festivals are sponsored. Both mountains and ocean are only a few hours from Notre Dame, providing opportunities for skiing in the winter and relaxing on the beach in the summer. Annapolis, home of the U. S. Naval Academy, is about 45 minutes from Notre Dame, and Washington, D. C., with all of its resources, is less than an hour's drive from the college.

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