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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.

Web Sitewww.nd.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students8,530
   Women4,026 (47.2%)
   Men4,504 (52.8%)
Graduate Students3,863

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate19% of 19,505 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading670-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing650-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32-35 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$69,395
Tuition and Fees
$51,505
Room and Board
$14,890
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$48,322
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$28,406

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,157
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Notre Dame Population5,973
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 79% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotLeprechaun
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students6.2% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning98.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
89.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
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UW W M ERW  
Average 3.78 4.19 712 694 31
Low 2.30 2.70 420 540 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• In its early decades Notre Dame was called a "university," but it held four noncollege schools and attracted no more than a dozen students a year to its college.

• Notre Dame's Career Discovery in Architecture program introduces the study of architecture to interested high school students.

• Beginning in 1907, Notre Dame professor Rev. Julius Nieuwland conducted research that led to the discovery of synthetic rubber 25 years later.

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