Notre Dame College, a Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility.
The College sits on 48 picturesque wooded acres, tucked away in a quiet suburban neighborhood just outside of Cleveland. A small liberal arts college, we value the low student-faculty ratio that fosters a warm personal atmosphere and the individual attention that contributes to success.
Notre Dame's career-oriented liberal arts programs help students succeed in the real world. We offer bachelor's degrees in 29 majors, with interdisciplinary programs and self-designed majors, and exceptional programs in education, business and science.
A Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, the College was established in 1922, and has never been afraid of adapting to the changing needs of its students. Our biggest change came in January 2001, when NDC began admitting men into all its programs for the first time in its history.
That fall, the College also added men's varsity sports. Today, the Falcons participate in 22 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports in the Midwest and throughout the nation.
In July 2011, Notre Dame was approved for provisional status in the NCAA membership process. Being approved for a provisional year advances Falcon athletic programs one step closer to becoming a full-fledged NCAA Division II member in time for the 2012-13 academic year.
NDC initiated application for NCAA membership in 2008 and has since been following a prescribed timeline for full DII membership. Year three in that timeline (2011-12) is known as a Provisional Year, which requires NDC to drop its NAIA membership as it meets all NCAA legislation. In the next academic year (2011-12), the process requires the College to function like a Division II institution.
The NCAA administers athletic programs for more than 400,000 student-athletes competing in three divisions at over 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Central America.
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