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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+
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 8,557 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Notre Dame acceptance rate is 19%. Popular majors include Finance, Accounting, and Economics. Graduating 95% of students, Notre Dame alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $61,800.
About University of Notre Dame...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Division I-A Independents
Address
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Website
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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
19%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1370-1520
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
$27,453/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$39,590/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,557Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
19
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Work hard play hard
    38%
  • Intelligent
    22%
  • Catholic.
    12%
  • Passionate
    10%
  • Involved
    7%
  • Well Rounded
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.77 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.130 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Catholic
    36%
  • Community
    31%
  • Tradition
    16%
  • Incredible
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Excellent
    2%
  • Incentive--oriented
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$78,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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University of Notre Dame Reviews

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I love Notre Dame! It's a beautiful place, inside and out. We've got all sorts of clubs, students and academic interests. Personally, I am very pleased with the Mass and Sacrament availability as well as all the Catholic-related activities. Of course, not everybody is Christian; Notre Dame is a home for all. I've already found some solid friends with whom I enjoy spending these cold (and warm) Indiana days. ND meets 100% of financial need; this assistance extends beyond tuition and has allowed me to get the full Notre Dame Experience. Everyone here is passionate about something, and one passion we all share is a love for Notre Dame, Our Mother. Go Irish!
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Notre Dame is an amazing place to get a high quality education with great reputation and close-knit community feel with fun and spirited student life. It’s not necessary to be Catholic and people who aren’t religious at all won’t feel excluded, but it is especially amazing for people who are religious. I myself am not very religious but was raised in the faith and do appreciate it, so I enjoyed being around it and taking the required Theology and Philosophy courses. Everyone is extremely nice and collaborative! Very smart people here and caring professors. Single sex dorms is a negative as well as less opportunities for medical professions, as there is no hospital or medical focus here. I would say it’s best for business, engineering, or liberal arts. Although science is still good here and people get into great grad programs no matter what they want to continue on studying!
Notre Dame is a great place to find the balance between academic and social life. While plenty of the students intently focus on studies throughout the week, there also are always football or other sporting events going on throughout the weekends, and there are always Friday and Saturday night parties. However, as with many universities, the teaching staff is sometimes hit or miss just depending on who runs the class, but there are definitely some cool teachers. One of the major things that the University definitely lacks though is diversity, and of literally every sort. Whether it be race, political views, socioeconomic status, or religion, Notre Dame does a really poor job of developing a more diverse student body.
In all though, the University does maintain a great academic record and provides pretty good financial help, while also offering an engaging athletic program that helps enrich the school.