Notre Dame College of Ohio

Notre Dame College was established in 1922. A Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, the College educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. A variety of clubs and activities enrich the educational experiences of the Colleges 2,120 students. The Campus Ministry program promotes the spiritual growth of the Notre Dame College community and facilitates community service, retreats and liturgy. Theatre programs promote talent in the performing arts and provide entertainment for the College community and the general public. Most of the countless on-campus events are free, and students may purchase tickets at reduced rates for off-campus programs such as performances of the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera, and road shows of Broadway productions in Clevelands Theatre District. Notre Dame is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and competes in the American Mideast Conference. It fields 23 intercollegiate athletic teams, the most of any college in Ohio besides The Ohio State University. In July 2009, NDC announced that its membership application for NCAA Division II had been approved. Notre Dame spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a candidacy-year-two institution in the NCAA Division II membership process. The College is located on a beautiful 60-acre wooded campus in South Euclid, 25 minutes from downtown Cleveland and only five minutes from Legacy Village, Clevelands lifestyle retail center. The area combines the excitement and cultural wealth of a major urban and educational center with the relaxed atmosphere of a suburban setting. University Circle in Cleveland, a 500-acre complex containing an unusual blend of cultural, educational, medical, religious, and social service institutions, is easily accessible from the College. The College awards degrees in over 30 disciplines. Among its signature programs are a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Education. A student can also design his or her own major that leads to a B.A. or B.S. degree by combining two or three academic areas, such as graphic design, human resource management, and public relations. The Colleges innovative approach to online education includes a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies. Teacher licensure is available in early childhood education, middle childhood education, adolescent/young adult education, and multi-age mild/moderate intervention specialist studies. The Associate in Arts degree is awarded at the completion of a two-year program in pastoral ministry and the Center for Pastoral Theology and Ministry also grants a two-year catechetical diploma. The Office of Professional Development offers course work for working adults on a variety of topics. It offers seminars and short, flexibly scheduled courses for professionals, along with certificate programs in athletic coaching, business intelligence, health care and homeland security. The Colleges Dwyer Learning Center is staffed by English faculty members who provide professional writing assistance to students free of charge. The tutoring room is staffed with graduate assistants and upper-class peer tutors for one-on-one study skills and subject specific assistance. Notre Dames Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences was designed to support students with disabilities such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, Aspergers Syndrome, and SLD. Among its services, the ASC provides professional tutoring, advising, lessons on adaptive equipment, and career services. The College faculty has 62 full-time members and is augmented by highly qualified instructors in special areas. Faculty members hold advanced degrees from more than 30 universities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1922 N/A Semester N/A 4545 College Road, Cleveland, OH 44121 (216) 381-1680
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Ohio Cleveland

Info & Regulations

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Campus size (acres) 53
Students who have cars on campus 70%
Alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age No

Health & Safety

Basic student services offered

nonremedial tutoring
placement service
health service
health insurance

Campus safety and security services offered

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
Late night transport/escort service
24-hour emergency telephones
Lighted pathways/sidewalks
Student patrols
Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.)


Career services offered

co-op education
on-campus job interviews
resume assistance
career/job search classes
alumni network
interest inventory
interview training

Computer Resources

Computers available for student use in

residence halls
computer center/labs
student center

Library & Museum Information

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On-campus library Yes
Museums or special academic buildings on campus Abrahamic Center for religious, racial and cultural diversity; Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences

Learning Disabled (LD) Students

Services for LD students

Remedial math
Remedial English
Reading machines
Tape recorders
Untimed tests
Note-taking services
Oral tests
Learning center
Extended time for tests
Priority registration
Priority seating
Texts on tape
Other testing accommodations

Physically Disabled Students

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Accessibility of campus to physically disabled students Mostly

Services for physically disabled students

Note-taking services
Tape recorders
Adaptive equipment