A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Notre Dame is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Division I-A Independents
Address
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Website

University of Notre Dame Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
20%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1350-1530
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$26,698/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,401/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,428/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,677/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,135/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,334/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,450Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Work hard play hard
    40%
  • Intelligent
    23%
  • Catholic.
    13%
  • Passionate
    13%
  • Involved
    6%
  • Well Rounded
    4%
  • Stuck Up
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.67 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Catholic
    43%
  • Community
    29%
  • Tradition
    17%
  • Incredible
    6%
  • Excellent
    3%
  • Incentive--oriented
    3%
  • Big
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
97%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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Notre Dame is a very unique university. The campus is beautiful and there are so many fantastic opportunities for its students, but it takes a certain type to go here. ND does lack diversity; it isn't non-existent, but it is not the school's strongest aspect. While this may seem stifling to some more adventurous types, I've found many genuinely good friends there, of multiple races and genders. You have to remember that this is a Catholic university, so there are certain limitations to that. The dorms aren't co-ed and there isn't Greek life. The dorms almost become sororities and fraternities, which you can choose to involve yourself in to the degree that you want. The guys dorms are a lot more lax on the rules than girls dorms, which is unfair, but we make it work. There are almost always dorm parties or off-campus house parties on the weekends. While ND is a very academic/nerdy school, we still know how to be social. And of course, football is integral to ND life!
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I love the Notre Dame! The community experience is unparalleled and finding another Domer outside of campus is always a special experience. Not only are my professors well-qualified and really care about their students, but the other students care about me too. Especially in the college of engineering, we work together to get things done, just like I have in my internship. Campus is beautiful and safe, and I get to live across the hall with all of my best friends.
This is an AMAZING university, as I am sure most of you know. The campus is beautiful! There are fantastic resources, professors, and faculty! Most of the dorms are very nice and spacious! The dining hall is pretty good, not amazing but certain items are very tasty. Being from Los Angeles, the weather is a little bit of a downer but I am starting to get used to it. On the down side, the majority of students at the university are very conservative and not particularly open-minded...many Trump supporters not willing to hear out other peoples' sides! There is a lack of diversity! I am a Latina female and sometimes feel like I am being looked at differently by others, especially white males. The pro-life debate is a hot topic here, and is essentially expected of all of the traditional Catholics on campus. Despite the lack of openness and diversity, Notre Dame is fantastic and I do recommend. Just be ready to adapt if you are not used to the midwest-style environment!