Chances of getting into University of Notre Dame

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
18.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Notre Dame
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Notre Dame and can I get accepted? The school has a 19% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,702 out of 19,564 applicants were admitted making Notre Dame a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent. University of Notre Dame typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 55% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Notre Dame is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Notre Dame SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1420-1540
Applicants Submitting SAT
36%
SAT Scores for University of Notre Dame
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 720
SAT Composite 25th 1420
SAT Scores for University of Notre Dame
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1480

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Notre Dame?

University of Notre Dame typically requires applicants to be in the top 4 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1420 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1360. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1480 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Notre Dame admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1540 and Above Good >29%
1480 to 1540 Avg + 19%-29%
1420 to 1480 Avg - 12%-19%
1360 to 1420 Reach 8%-12%
Less than 1360 Low <8%
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Notre Dame ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
32-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
78%
ACT Scores for University of Notre Dame
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 32
ACT Scores for University of Notre Dame
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 33

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Notre Dame ?

Admission data indicates that Notre Dame regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 31 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Notre Dame.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Notre Dame admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >29%
33 to 34 Avg + 19%-29%
32 to 33 Avg - 12%-19%
31 to 32 Reach 8%-12%
Less than 31 Low <8%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.91*
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Notre Dame. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Notre Dame was 3.91 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Indiana for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Notre Dame is a very selective school.

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High School Class Rank

90% of University of Notre Dame freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Notre Dame students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 90%
Top 25% of class 98%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Notre Dame admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,751 9,813 19,564
Accepted 1,811 1,891 3,702
Acceptance Rate 19% 19% 19%
Enrolled 1,013 1,038 2,051
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 56% 55% 55%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
25

Applicants have 25 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Notre Dame before the Jan 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Notre Dame and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Notre Dame Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Notre Dame
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152080 IPEDS survey data for University of Notre Dame.