University of Notre Dame

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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, and the graduate program awards 32 master’s and 25 doctoral degrees. The school is home to around 8,000 undergraduates and 3,500 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.


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 over 20 sports for men and women, including swimming & diving, soccer, football, basketball, and cross-country. Both the basketball and football teams have won numerous accolades, as the basketball team has appeared in 28 NCAA tournaments and the football team has won 13 national championships.


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 100% of the demonstrated need of its applicants. 75% of students received some form of aid and 45% of entering freshmen received grants directly from the university. The school operates four major scholarship programs, including 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

Over 80% of Notre Dame students live on-campus in one of the 29 residence halls, all of which are single sex. There are 15 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.

General Information

Admission Office

220 Main Building

Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-7505

Fax: (574) 631-8865

[email protected]

Contact: Daniel Saracino

Director of Admissions
Main Address

Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-5000
Online Degrees

Total undergrads: 8,363

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,000

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,354

Graduate enrollment: 2,779


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 27%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 97%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,582 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,149 57% $28,307,803 $24,637
• Federal grants 346 17% $3,421,523 $9,889
• Pell grants 153 8% $509,415 $3,330
• Other federal grants 340 17% $2,912,108 $8,565
State/local government grant or scholarships 67 3% $226,124 $3,375
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,024 51% $24,660,156 $24,082
Student loan aid 1,272 64% $7,907,074 $6,216
• Federal student loans 1,248 62% $5,528,083 $4,430
• Other student loans 171 9% $2,378,991 $13,912

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2751 898 323
Architecture and Related Services 47 17
Architecture 47 17
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 55
African-american/black Studies
American/united States Studies/civilization 45
Asian Studies/civilization
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 8
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 123 12 18
Biochemistry 26 2 4
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 97 10 14
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 590 447
Accounting 158 135
Business Administration and Management 312
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/commerce 53
Finance 226
Management Information Systems 44
Marketing/marketing Management 109
Computing and Information Sciences 65
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 33
Computer and Information Sciences 32
Education 1 111
Educational Leadership and Administration 25
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 86
Engineering 198 62 46
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 28 6
Chemical Engineering 38 9 9
Civil Engineering 32 8 5
Computer Engineering 9 9 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 19 21 10
Engineering, Other
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 4
Mechanical Engineering 68 9 9
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 96 23 5
Creative Writing 13
English Language and Literature 96 10 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 231 8 5
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature 7
Arabic Language and Literature 18
Chinese Language and Literature 24
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 18
Comparative Literature 5
French Language and Literature 8
German Language and Literature 23
Italian Language and Literature 15
Japanese Language and Literature 11
Latin Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5 8
Russian Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 98
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 190
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 190
History 103 13 6
History 103 13 6
Human Services 29
Public Administration 29
Legal and Law Studies 23 174
Advanced Legal Research/studies 23 2
Law 172
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 31
Mathematics and Statistics 57 11 10
Applied Mathematics 5
Mathematics 57 6 10
Mathematics, Other
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 104 21 5
Biological and Physical Sciences 57
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 9 3 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 3
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 38 16
Natural Resources and Conservation 17
Environmental Science 17
Physical Sciences 45 20 17
Chemical Physics
Chemistry 20 8 9
Chemistry, Other 1
Physics 17 12 8
Physics, Other 7
Psychology 151 10 6
Psychology 151 10 6
Social Sciences 446 20 17
Anthropology 69
Economics 128 1
Political Science and Government 188 13 13
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology 61 6 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 54 61 14
Divinity/ministry 11
Theology/theological Studies 54 50 14
Visual and Performing Arts 147 10
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 15 3
Design and Visual Communications 37
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 69
Fine/studio Arts 11 7
Music 15
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Science Teacher Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Arabic B
Chinese B
Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Japanese B
Romance Languages B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Premedicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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