Notre Dame of Dadiangas University

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Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
Pamantasang Notre Dame ng Dadiangas

NDDU Main Campus
Former names
Notre Dame of Dadiangas College (1953–2006)
Motto School: Educatio rationis excellentia et Humanum Integritate
Marist: Ad Jesum Per Mariam
Motto in English
School: Education Towards Excellence and Human Integrity
Marist: All to Jesus through Mary
Type Private University
Established 1953
Affiliation Roman Catholic, Marist, Notre Dame Educational Association
President Bro. Paterno S. Corpus, F.M.S.
Location General Santos, South Cotabato, Philippines
Campus Marist Avenue (Main Campus)
NDDU-IBED Lagao Campus
NDDU-IBED Espina Campus
Total land area: 29 hectares
Hymn N.D.D.U. Hymn: A Life of Thanksgiving, Notre Dame Hymn / Notre Dame March
Colors Green and Gold        
Nickname Notre Dameans, NDDU Kingfishers

The Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU), known as Notre Dame, is a university in General Santos City, Philippines. It is a Catholic institution run by the Marist Brothers or FMS (Fratres Maristae a Scholis). It offers undergraduate and graduate courses as well as elementary and basic education. Further, it offers a broad spectrum of academic programs through its colleges. It consists of three campuses in General Santos — the main campus along Marist Avenue, the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University-Integrated Basic Education Department or NDDU-IBED Lagao Campus and the Espina Campus. Today, NDDU is the only private university in the city of General Santos.

Under the CHED Memorandum Order No. 48, the school was granted university status on June 26, 2006.[1]


As a Marist institution, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University is affiliated with the Marist Schools in the Philippines and linked internationally with University of Alcalá, Spain, Universidad Marista, A.C. Mexico City, Universidad Marista, Guadalajara, Mexico, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná and Universidad Marista, De San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

The university is a member of Notre Dame Educational Association, Inc. (NDEA), a network of Notre Dame Schools in the Philippines, under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, owned and administered by:[2]

Religious congregations Juridical jurisdictions
Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)

Marist Brothers (FMS)
Augustinian Recollect Sisters (AR)
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena (OP)
Oblates of Notre Dame (OND)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Sisters of Paul of Chartres (SPC)
Sisters of the Presentation of Mary (PM)

Archdiocese of Cotabato
Diocese of Kidapawan
Diocese of Marbel
Vicariate of Jolo


  • NDDU has been granted autonomous status and has maintained its level 3 in PAASCU (Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities).[citation needed]
  • Center of Development for Excellence in Civil Engineering (CODE-CE) for Region XII[citation needed]
  • Best Nursing School in Mindanao, garnering 15th place in a nationwide ranking of the best nursing schools (2010)[citation needed]
  • Notre Dame of Dadiangas College (now Notre Dame of Dadiangas University) was ranked number 2 of the Top Performing Nursing Schools (60-90 examinees category) issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) - Philippine Board of Nursing on February 21, 2006 with a 91% passing rate (78 passed out of 86 takers).[citation needed]
  • In National Cheerleading Championship - National Level, NDDU ranked fourth place out of 23 colleges and universities, nationwide (2011)[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Other Notre Dame Schools in the Philippines[edit]

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