NDNU is a private, Catholic, co-educational university that strives not only for excellence in academics, but also to challenge its students to be extraordinary forces for change in the community. Students can earn degrees through three traditional colleges, schools, or online. Located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley, NDNU offers smaller class sizes, ranging from 15 to 25, which means that students receive personal attention from excellent instructors in challenging courses that cover a wide range of academic programs. Our professors dont just teach; they are committed to help advise and mentor you through your college journey. This is accomplished through a variety of community-based learning programs that redefine the concept of hands-on learning and connect students with programs that allow them to make positive contributions to the community. The College of Arts and Sciences seeks to engage students in understanding the significance of their own humanity and to maximize their potential for creativity, critical thinking, spiritual development, social responsibility and global citizenship. Students acquire necessary skills to achieve intellectual, moral, and aesthetic excellence; they recognize the importance of life-long learning, community service, and the Universitys commitment to peace and justice. The college promotes the arts by providing cultural events of the highest caliber that engage students and faculty in the cultural life of the region.