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Chances of getting into University of Notre Dame

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
15.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Notre Dame
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into Notre Dame and can I get accepted? The school has a 16% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,515 out of 22,200 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, 58% 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 quarter of their high school class.

Notre Dame SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1400-1550
Applicants Submitting SAT
40%
SAT Scores for University of Notre Dame
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 720
SAT Composite 25th 1400
SAT Scores for University of Notre Dame
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1550
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 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1400 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 1320. 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. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Notre Dame admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1550 and Above Good >24%
1475 to 1550 Avg + 16%-24%
1400 to 1475 Avg - 10%-16%
1325 to 1400 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 1325 Low <6%
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Notre Dame ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
32-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT
60%
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 35
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 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Notre Dame.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Notre Dame admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >28%
33 to 35 Avg + 16%-28%
32 to 33 Avg - 12%-16%
31 to 32 Reach 9%-12%
Less than 31 Low <9%
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Notre Dame GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into University of Notre Dame?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.91 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Notre Dame admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,006 11,194 22,200
Accepted 1,688 1,827 3,515
Acceptance Rate 15% 16% 16%
Enrolled 990 1,061 2,051
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 59% 58% 58%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Notre Dame and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Notre Dame prefer SAT or ACT?

40% of students submit their SAT scores to Notre Dame . 60% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Notre Dame?

16% of those who apply are granted admission to Notre Dame . Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Notre Dame?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1400 and 1550. 40% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Notre Dame?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 32 and 35. 60% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.