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
    B-
University of Notre Dame is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Division I-A Independents
Address
400 Main Building
South Bend, 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
21%
SAT Scores Range
1340-1520
ACT Scores Range
32-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Notre Dame

Cost

Net Price
$27,025/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,048/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,520/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,965/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,099/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,836/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,430Undergrads
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 University of Notre Dame

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
47%
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

University of Notre Dame Reviews

1,216 reviews
All Categories
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!
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When I visited some other colleges, I was horrified by the size of the dorms; it would be like living in an Altoids tin- with another person! I did not have the ability to visit Notre Dame, so when move-in day came, I was rather nervous- what would it be like?

I was pleasantly surprised.

All of the dorms on campus are quality and have a lot of history- my dorm is probably looked upon as one of the lesser dorms, but it's one of the best in my opinion. There are three windows in my room, a sink, more storage than in my room back home (even splitting it two ways), an acceptable wifi connection, heating that we are able to control, and plenty of leg room. The only thing that my dorm doesn't have is some of the aesthetic value that some of the other dorms have.
As a senior, I wish I had done more homework in high school before I enrolled. If I could do it over, I would not attend Notre Dame. In academic, social and career points of view, this university miserably falls short.

I am currently attending the university's business school, and it should be nowhere near where it is ranked (#1 or 2 according to some media organizations). Classes are mediocre, professors are a hit or miss and Mendoza over-enrolls. There is very little guidance throughout the four years and the counselors have been generally unhelpful.

Socially, there is absolutely no diversity--and I mean this in more than racial sense. 95% of students here are either loaded foreign students, upper class white or athletes. If you don't fit into any of those categories, you WILL feel out of place. Surrounding areas suck (shitty bars and clubs) and it's bitterly cold in the winter. Overall, very overrated school--academically and in football.