Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
Notre Dame is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Portage Township, Indiana in the South Bend Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,607 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Notre Dame acceptance rate is 18%. Popular majors include Finance, Economics, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 96% of students, Notre Dame alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $61,800.
University of Notre Dame Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering141 Graduates
Political Science and Government138 Graduates
Information Science129 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology115 Graduates
Chemical Engineering111 Graduates
Pre-Medicine Studies111 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
- Work hard play hard38%
- Well Rounded3%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.80 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.133 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
- Home away from home4%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
University of Notre Dame Reviews
The thing that stood out to me about the University of Notre Dame was my professors! They have all been willing to go the extra mile in order to teach, be it holding long office hours and staying later or staying back long after class has ended, especially before exams. Their passion not only for the subject but for our education really helped me through some tough courses. Furthermore, the community is excellent. Notre Dame is truly a family, and dorm communities are very distinct and strong. Each dorm has its own mascots and colors and become a part of a person's identity. It is similar to Greek life but without the negatives of rushing and hazing. Everybody is very kind and inclusive.
I love the school so much - football, bars, community, everything - but the social scene can be difficult. Maybe it is because I just had bad luck, but I noticed it is a very cliquey school. There are a lot of MEGA rich people that go to this school that all stay together and also a lot of weirdos. Not ideal!
I still love the school though.
I still love the school though.
Love the community aspect of this school! The administration is very inclusive and hosts a wide range of types of events--even those outside of the Catholic religion. The academics are very challenging but provide for skills such as critical thinking, time management, and being able to collaborate with others.