University of Notre Dame

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School Overview

The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic research university located near South Bend, Indiana. The school maintains a Catholic character through its numerous faculty members who are also Holy Cross priests as well as a number of ministries that are funded by the school. There are five colleges and one professional school in the university. Notre Dame offers its undergraduate students over 70 different bachelor’s degree programs. The Notre Dame graduate schools offer approximately 52 master’s degrees and 30 doctoral degrees. The school is home to around 8,500 undergraduates and 3,800 graduates.

The colleges include the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science, the School of Architecture, the College of Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business. Incoming freshmen also have the opportunity to enroll in the First Year of Studies program, which guides incoming freshmen to various courses to help them determine which major may be best for them. The University of Notre Dame is also home to the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, dedicated to researching the causes of violent conflict and sustainable peace solutions.

The school has a long tradition of research in many areas, including the start of nuclear physics research in 1936 and the invention of chemicals such as neoprene. Today, the school is known for its genome mapping research, studies of fluid mechanics, as well as the examination of marketing trends on the internet.

Athletics

Teams at Notre Dame are known as the Fighting Irish. The University is a member of NCAA Division I and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school sponsors 14 sports for men and/or women, including swimming and diving, soccer, football, basketball, rowing, and cross-country. Both the basketball and football teams have won numerous accolades, as the basketball team has appeared in 36 NCAA tournaments and the football team has won 8 national championship titles and have earned 11 consensus national titles.

Rankings

In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked Notre Dame 17th overall among national universities in the United States. BusinessWeek ranked the Mendoza College of Business undergraduate school 1st overall in 2010. The Notre Dame Law School is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. In 2006, Newsweek named the school one of 25 “New Ivies”.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University of Notre Dame is committed to meeting the demonstrated needs of its applicants. Around 66% of all Notre Dame students received some form of aid and 63% of entering freshmen received grants or scholarship aid and 37% receive federal student loans. Notre Dame students have the opportunity to apply for many scholarships and grants. There are over 140 club scholarships, private scholarships, state-sponsored scholarships and grants, ROTC scholarships, and 20 merit-based scholarship programs that help about 3% of first-year students receive merit aid. These include the Notre Dame Scholar Award Program and the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program that offer up to $25,000 in merit scholarships, often awarded annually until the student completes their studies.

Student Housing

As of 2018 the Notre Dame housing office requires that first-year, sophomore, and junior students live on campus for six semesters and include incentives for seniors who want to live on campus. Almost 80% of Notre Dame undergraduate students (85% of juniors, 98% of sophomores) live on-campus in one of the 30 residence halls, all of which are single sex. There are 16 male dorms and 14 female dorms. All of the residences offer 24-hour social spaces that are open to students of both genders. Many of the halls have at least one nun and/or priest as a resident and each has a chapel.

University of Notre Dame Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(574) 631-5000
Website:www.nd.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.commonapp.org
Address:400 Main Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:12,393
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):95%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:12,110 (98% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$49,685
Out-of-state Tuition:$49,685
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:68%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$38,080

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Notre Dame Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Notre Dame.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences333
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services66
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education12
Engineering788
English Language and Literature/Letters121
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1361
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History111
Legal Professions and Studies21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics333
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies433
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies221
Physical Sciences432
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences533
Theology and Religious Vocations132
Visual and Performing Arts54
Grand total705431

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Notre Dame.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Notre Dame and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$49,685
Out-of-state$49,685
Books and supplies$1,050

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$49,522
Out-of-state$49,522

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,36568%
Grant or scholarship aid1,12056%$38,080
Student loan aid63932%$6,150

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,25762%$34,559
Federal student loans2,97435%$6,465

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Notre Dame. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Notre Dame students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants19,5059,6469,859
Percent admitted100%20%18%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%11%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Notre Dame Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment12,393
Undergraduate enrollment8,530
Graduate enrollment3,863

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Notre Dame Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • (ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design

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