NDNU: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Notre Dame de Namur University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to NDNU, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown NDNU statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Notre Dame de Namur University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to NDNU, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at NDNU

What are your chances at NDNU?

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  • Your GPA*
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    *gpa score is required

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    What GPA do you need to get into Notre Dame de Namur University?

    Notre Dame de Namur University’s average GPA is 3.09. Notre Dame de Namur University does require GPA. Notre Dame de Namur University is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of NDNU application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.09 to 3.24 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.24 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Notre Dame de Namur University may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on NDNU’s campus. These NDNU admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Notre Dame de Namur University’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Notre Dame de Namur University’s acceptance rate was 86.67. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 97.0 % 94.0 % 86.67 %

    As you can see, Notre Dame de Namur University is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that NDNU will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into NDNU - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at NDNU?

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  • Your GPA*
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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at NDNU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Does Notre Dame de Namur University Require Test Scores?

    Notre Dame de Namur University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Notre Dame de Namur University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Notre Dame de Namur University SAT Requirements

    Notre Dame de Namur University’s average SAT score is 909 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Notre Dame de Namur University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 400 510 455
    Reading 400 508 454
    2019 Total 800 1018 909
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Notre Dame de Namur University’s average SAT score is 909. To be a competitive applicant for Notre Dame de Namur University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 800, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Notre Dame de Namur University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1018.

    Notre Dame de Namur University ACT Requirements

    Notre Dame de Namur University’s average ACT score is 56. To be a competitive applicant for Notre Dame de Namur University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 48, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Notre Dame de Namur University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 64.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 16 21 18
    Reading 15 21 18
    Writing 17 22 19
    2019 Total 48 64 56
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Notre Dame de Namur University Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Notre Dame de Namur University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into NDNU

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into NDNU. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at NDNU, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with NDNU admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 909 on the SAT or 56 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.09.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with NDNU’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Notre Dame de Namur University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Belmont has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Notre Dame de Namur University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Belmont area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. NDNU needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Notre Dame de Namur University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your NDNU app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that NDNU’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at NDNU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at NDNU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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