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University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated, comprehensive university. It seeks to be the world's foremost Catholic university. It continues to increase its resources, both human and physical, to provide an outstanding education for all its students. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business Administration, Engineering, and Science and the School of Architecture. Its 1,250-acre campus, with a dominant Victorian Gothic architectural style, is located in Notre Dame, five miles outside South Bend.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 8,530
   Women 4,026 (47.2%)
   Men 4,504 (52.8%)
Graduate Students 3,863
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 19% of 19,505 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 670-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32-35 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $67,043
  Tuition and Fees $49,685
  Room and Board $14,358
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $48,322
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,119
Regular Class Size Not reported
Notre Dame Population 5,973
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 79% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Leprechaun
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.4% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.4% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students 6.2% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning 98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 89.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%