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Parents and Families

Welcome to Notre Dame College, where every student is our most important student.

As a parent to five children, I understand what it is like to go through the college search...the research, the visits, the uncertainty. I'd like to tell you why Notre Dame College is such a special place and help you decide if we are the right fit for your son or daughter.

Our mission is simple: 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. 

We perform our mission with a personal touch and a caring heart, and always with the best interests of our students in mind. Our size is perfect...large enough to give our students the true college experience, yet small enough to provide the individual attention that is so important to their success.

I remember my frustration when my son, who was attending a very large prestigious private university, was shuffled endlessly from advisor to advisor and was in huge classes of several hundred students taught by teaching assistants rather than professors. That will never happen here at Notre Dame College...our students are the focus of all we do. Your son or daughter will get individualized attention in small classes where the professors know all their students by name.

We understand that students learn in a variety of different ways, and we have support structures in place to help your student thrive in and outside of class. Our faculty and staff are passionate about helping our students succeed in school and in life. Our goal is ultimately to prepare them for successful and productive lives after college, so we not only prepare them for job interviews and help them find career-related internships, the first step to successful careers, we also help them form, through our liberal arts curriculum, the attributes necessary for life in the 21st Century. 

Notre Dame College offers the ideal balance, since our campus is large enough to offer a full and vibrant college experience. Our friendly and involved students come from 38 states and 19 countries around the world. We have 22 scholarship athletic sports, a variety of extracurricular activities and are situated on a beautiful 48-acre campus. 

Choosing the college where your son or daughter will spend the next several years is an important and difficult decision. When I was searching for the right college for my youngest daughter, I was hoping to find a school like this, a place that would care for her in the same way that I had cared for her. That is the personal touch combined with a caring heart that makes Notre Dame College so very special.

I invite you to visit us, tour the campus and experience the Notre Dame difference.  Come to campus...see what we have to offer. There is so much going on, so many friendly people. If you'd like to find out more about our wonderful College or schedule a visit, get in touch with an admissions counselor who will get back to you and answer all of your questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Thomas G. Kruczek
President, Notre Dame College