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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 8,514 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 $56,800.
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
1350-1540
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$26,683/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,478/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,141/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,893/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,171/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,922/ year
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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.80 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,514Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Work hard play hard
    41%
  • Intelligent
    22%
  • Catholic.
    12%
  • Passionate
    12%
  • Involved
    6%
  • Well Rounded
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.70 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Catholic
    42%
  • Community
    29%
  • Tradition
    16%
  • Incredible
    5%
  • Excellent
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Incentive--oriented
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$71,600/ 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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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!
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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!
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.