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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

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University of Notre Dame overview
Location Notre Dame, Indiana
Online nd.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
University of Notre Dame overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Notre Dame, located in Notre Dame, Indiana, is a private Catholic research university established in 1842. Situated just outside South Bend, approximately 90 miles east of Chicago, the campus spans over 1,250 acres and is notable for its landmark French Gothic architecture, particularly the Golden Dome of the Main Building. The university offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a strong emphasis on research and a reputation for rigorous academics. Popular majors include Finance, Economics, and Political Science, while the Mendoza College of Business is consistently ranked among the nation's top business schools. Notre Dame has a highly selective admissions process and is known for its commitment to undergraduate education, supported by a substantial residential system with most students living on campus. The Fighting Irish, the university's athletic teams, have a storied tradition in intercollegiate athletics, specifically in football, with a rich history of national championships and All-American athletes.

In the most recent statistical year 26,509 prospective students applied, and 3,421 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,037 enrolled in the school.  12,809 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 296 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $59,794 plus fees of $507. Notre Dame is ranked 31 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Notre Dame is rated within the top 8% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Notre Dame overview
SAT 1450/1550
ACT 32/35
Estimated GPA 3.91

Applications Accepted

University of Notre Dame overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of Notre Dame
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$507
Room and Board $16,710
Budget for Other Expenses$1,950
Total One Year Cost$80,211

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$89,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

96% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Notre Dame students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Social Sciences 16%
Engineering 9%
Foreign Languages 9%
Health Professions 7%

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