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Notre Dame College Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Notre Dame College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

78.5%
Admission Difficulty for Notre Dame College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Notre Dame College is 78.5%.  Its admission rate is the 38th lowest in Ohio.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Notre Dame College and can you get accepted?

Notre Dame College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,447 out of the 3,116 who applied were admitted.

Notre Dame College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.09. 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Notre Dame College?

79% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Notre Dame College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.09 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1000 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT

Notre Dame College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.09*

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Notre Dame College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Notre Dame College are to have around a 3.09 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.09 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Notre Dame College accepts 79% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Notre Dame College is 3.09 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #72 in Ohio for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Notre Dame College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

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*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.09 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Notre Dame College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required by Notre Dame College. The school has a test blind policy.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

890-1100

Applicants Submitting SAT 

17%
SAT Scores for Notre Dame College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 420
Composite 25th Percentile 890
SAT Scores for Notre Dame College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 570
Math 75th Percentile 530
Composite 75th Percentile 1100
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Notre Dame College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Notre Dame College is 1000 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 890-1100. Students who get into Notre Dame College score in the top 79 percent of all SAT test takers..  Notre Dame College ranks #41 in the state of Ohio for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1000 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Notre Dame College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 890, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 780, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Notre Dame College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not considered for admission, even if submitted (test blind)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 995, you have around a 79% chance of being admitted. A 1100 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 88% chance of getting in.

Notre Dame College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1100 and Above Good >88%
995 to 1100 Avg + 79%-88%
890 to 995 Avg - 66%-79%
785 to 890 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 785 Low <51%
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Notre Dame College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-22 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

34%
ACT Scores for Notre Dame College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 14
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Notre Dame College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 22
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Notre Dame College is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 22.  The school ranks #51 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Notre Dame College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Notre Dame College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not considered for admission, even if submitted (test blind)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Notre Dame College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 79% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 88% with a 22 ACT score.

Notre Dame College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >88%
19 to 22 Avg + 79%-88%
16 to 19 Avg - 66%-79%
13 to 16 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 13 Low <51%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Notre Dame College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,740 1,374 3,116
Accepted 1,374 1,072 2,447
Acceptance Rate 79% 78% 79%
Enrolled 110 122 232
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 11% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Notre Dame College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Notre Dame College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Notre Dame College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Notre Dame College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Notre Dame College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.09 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1000 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

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