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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
    A-
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.
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Division I-A Independents

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.

ND Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1400-1550
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$30,536/ 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
$41,252/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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.90 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,607Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
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 61 responses
  • Work hard play hard
    38%
  • Intelligent
    23%
  • Catholic.
    13%
  • 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.80 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Catholic
    35%
  • Community
    29%
  • Tradition
    17%
  • Incredible
    6%
  • 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
96%
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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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.
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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.
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.