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University of Notre Dame Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

12,292 Students

19% Admitted

  • 12,467 full time
  • 0 part time
  • 6,392 men full time
  • 5,900 women full time
  • 19,502 applied
  • 3,652 admitted
  • 2,040 enrolled

8,576 Undergraduates

$49,685 Tuition/Year

  • 3,550 Graduates
  • 9 Non-Degree
  • $49,685 in state
  • $507 fees
  • $15,410 room & board
  • $1,050 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Marcus from WI
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  • The University of Notre Dame is a privately funded, Catholic, liberal arts university. It is most well-known for athletics, especially football, ethics and social justice studies, and the Mendoza School…

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  • Kathryn from Palatine, IL
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  • Once a Notre Dame student, always a Notre Dame alumni. This school has a huge following and very active alumni. If you are accepted into ND and decide to attend,…

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  • Therese
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  • Students feel like they are immediately a part of the tradition and history of a school that so many people love. …

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  • Irish18
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  • Notre Dame is an excellent university where you will find the best combination of elite academics, athletics, student life, and faith in the country. The family atmosphere and culture here…

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  • Albert
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  • Engaging and challenging courses will keep you studying hard throughout each year. Dorm life and availability of food and amenities is comforting and very easy to adapt to. It's incredibly…

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Mission Statement

The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake. As a Catholic university, one of its distinctive goals is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.

The intellectual interchange essential to a university requires, and is enriched by, the presence and voices of diverse scholars and students. The Catholic identity of the University depends upon, and is nurtured by, the continuing presence of a predominant number of Catholic intellectuals. This ideal has been consistently maintained by the University leadership throughout its history. What the University asks of

University of Notre Dame
  • Located in Notre Dame, IN
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 12,292 students enrolled
  • 19% admitted
  • $49,685 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Patrick from Wilton, CT
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Notre Dame has arguably the strongest alumni network of any American university. They are so tight knit in their memory of their collegiate experience, a phenomenal one for all who attend. For those religiously inclined, there are many opportunities for one to grow stronger in their faith whether it be in the chapel located in your residence hall or at the beautiful Grotto. As a guy, I am looking forward to the interhall sports, the most extensive intramural program I have seen at any University, including full-pad football. Also, football weekends are legendary.

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  • Tyler from Marengo, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Culture on campus is absolutely incredible. From interhall sports to football Saturdays, this is a place where you can immerse yourself in college life and love every minute of it.

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  • 5
  • Erica from Longwood, FL
  • I am a current student here

    I love being at Notre Dame. The aspect of Notre Dame that I personally enjoy most is the Catholic atmosphere. I love going to Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, especially during Holy Week. Another part of Notre Dame that I particularly enjoy is the dorm life: the unique and tight-knit communities formed in each dorm, the awesome dorm events, and the high level of dorm pride are special at Notre Dame. I love that Notre Dame has single-sex dorms, and that each dorm is paired with a sister or brother dorm. Visiting other colleges, I simply did not see what Notre Dame has. I say these things particularly in regards to my own dorm, Pasquerilla West, which I love! As a dorm, we volunteer together at the South Bend Shelter for the Homeless, pray together in Lent through a reading group, compete (and win!) in intramural sports together, and participate in our signature event, Queen Week. In the dorm, older students are paired with freshmen, who become their little sisters, and we also have regular meetings for freshmen to come talk to older students about academics so they can be better equipped to choose a major. This is only a small fraction of the events in P.W., but it gives you a taste of what dorm life is like! Moreover, I love walking across our beautiful campus. In the fall, there is nothing like the leaves changing to red and yellow as the campus is packed with crowds excited to see the football games. In winter, I love seeing the Golden Dome outlined sharply against a blue-gray sky and the snow clinging to the pine trees. Spring is the most beautiful (in my opinion), with bright yellow daffodils, sweet-smelling lilacs, and the swans on the lakes.

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