ND Description

As one of the top universities in the nation, the University of Notre Dame is a private, Catholic research institution with a rigorous curriculum and selective admissions process.

According to ND admissions statistics, there are roughly five applicants for every one freshman class opening. Most of the applicants who get accepted are ranked near the top of their graduating high school classes, are involved in extracurricular activities, and perform well on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. There is an application fee to apply for admissions to the school.

ND also has need-based financial aid programs available to those who qualify to assist with tuition fees and other costs.

Academic offerings at ND are comprehensive: undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees are provided in a multitude of fields. Programs offered at the university include: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, Creative Writing, and Management Entrepreneurship.

Beyond academics, campus life is full of opportunities for students to get involved in campus ministry, clubs and organizations, sports, study abroad programs, and more.

The University of Notre Dame is internationally recognized for its iconic Golden Dome and Gothic architecture on campus, as well as its Fighting Irish NCAA Division I athletic teams, who perform especially well in football and men’s basketball.

Quick Facts about University of Notre Dame

Region

Midwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Fighting Irish

Nickname

ND

Website

www.nd.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$40,910

Out-of-State Tuition

$40,910

Retention Rate

98%

Enrollment

11,913

Year Established

1842

ND Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  1 review
3 star
 
2 star
 
1 star
 

67% of students gave University of Notre Dame 5 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Notre Dame provides a great education and an even better Alumni Network. I attended ND for both my undergraduate degree in accounting and my MBA in management, and highly recommend the school for both its academics and the overall student body.

Former Student - Last Attended 2007

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Great academics. A bit of a "bubble" - not tapped into a large market (i.e. Chicago). Recruiting for MBA students could improve. Small size of the program limits the hit rate for companies going on campus. Football games are a life experience. There are also great international programs.

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ND Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
8,363
Freshman Class
2,067
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
11,913

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
70%
Graduate
30%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
97%
Part-Time
3%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
7%
Out-of-State
93%

Gender of Students

Women
47%
Men
53%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
3%
Asian
6%
Caucasian
79%
Latino
8%
Other
4%

Students State Origin

Illinois
14%
California
7%
Indiana
7%
Ohio
6%
Texas
5%
Other
61%

International Students

International
6%
Domestic
94%

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