University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 12,393
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,444 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Notre Dame is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 19,505 applications and only 3,654 students were granted admission. University of Notre Dame is at the #17 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 64% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 36% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1350 to 1540
ACT32 to 35

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, University of Notre Dame's tuition was $49,178 for all students regardless of residency (83.6% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 68% of University of Notre Dame's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 10% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,562 (which is 3.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Notre Dame in 2016-2017, was 603, which is 30% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,574 (which is 22.4% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Notre Dame has enrolled a total of 12,393 students (12,187 students full-time and 206 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 12,393 students, 167 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 55% men and 45% women and 8,530 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,863 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 90 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 66%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Hispanic: 10%

Asian: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Black/African American: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Notre Dame.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 34% 2,895
Engineering 14% 1,185
Legal Professions And Studies 7% 589
Education 4% 345
Social Sciences 4% 331
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3% 275
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 165
Theology And Religious Vocations 2% 155
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 2% 131
Psychology 1% 123

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Notre Dame full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of University of Notre Dame graduates 6 years after enrollment is $56,800. Last year, out of the total 1,414 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,343 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,008 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,888 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $56,800 $71,600
Employment Rate 95% 94%
Total Graduates 1,414 2,008

Campus Location

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