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.

Website: www.nd.edu/

Private
Co-ed
8,576
Undergraduate
Students
(47.5%) 4,073 Women
(52.5%) 4,503 Men
3,891
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
19% of 19,567 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
690-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,801
Tuition and Fees
$53,391
Room and Board
$15,410
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$47,455
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,254
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,188
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 44% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Notre Dame Population
5,973
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Leprechaun
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.5% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students
6.1% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
92.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies    
History 2 4
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone
(574) 631-7505
Fax
(574) 631-8865
E-mail
admissions@nd.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 10
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 21

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
19% of 19,567 applicants were admitted
Women
1811 applicants were admitted
Men
1891 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,066 (56%) of 3,702 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,017 (56%) of 1,811 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,049 (55%) of 1,891 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
30% of 4926 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,508
Students Accepting Wait List Position
901
Students Admitted From Wait List
96

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
690-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
70%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
680-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
65%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
89%
Score of 24 - 29
10%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 91%
Top quarter: 98%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,801
Tuition and Fees
$53,391
Room and Board
$15,410
Books and Supplies
$1,050
Other Expenses
$1,950
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@nd.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 28
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001840
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,432 (69.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,020 (71.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,020 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,005 (98.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,455
Need-Based Gift
Received by 980 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,673
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 842 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,036
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 166 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
47 (2.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,299

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,937 (58.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,135 (83.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,135 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,089 (98.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,410
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,014 (97.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,921
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,446 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,210
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 656 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
388 (4.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,517

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
46%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,254
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,188
Part-Time Faculty
160
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
79%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 44% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
232
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering, Master of Science in Bioengineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Database Systems
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geosciences
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • Italian
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Theology
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Science

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Notre Dame Population
5,973
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,250 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 79.5 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in South Bend
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in South Bend

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
20%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
crime prevention and personal safety workshops, full-time trained police investigators, fire sprinklers in all residence halls

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Leprechaun
School Colors
Gold and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Ice Hockey     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Fencing x x x x
Golf x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Golf x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Golf x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, marching band, circle k, finance club, notre dame/st. mary's right to life
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,576
Women
4,073 (47.5%)
Men
4,503 (52.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
8,557
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.5% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students.
6.1% from 68 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,891

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
92.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
94.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
95.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Average Starting Salary
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4.3%
Engineering 2%
Law 4.7%
Theology 0.5%
Dentistry 0.5%
Arts and Sciences 10.6%
Medicine 6.5%
Veterinary Medicine 0.1%
Education 2.1%
Other 0.7%

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