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220 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-7505








The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, is an independent, Catholic university ranked among the top 20 national institutions of higher learning.

        Admission to the university is highly competitive, with more than eight applicants for each freshman- class position. Notre Dame offers 63 bachelor degree programs within five colleges, including the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science, the Mendoza College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the School of Architecture.

        Thanks in large part to the university’s unique First Year Studies program, Notre Dame’s 98 percent retention rate between the freshman and sophomore years is among the highest in the country.  Notre Dame’s graduation rate of 96 percent is exceeded only by Harvard and Princeton.

        Notre Dame has one of the highest undergraduate residential concentrations of any national university, with 80 percent of its students living in 29 residence halls.

        Notre Dame is our campus, but the world is our classroom! Students at Notre Dame take advantage of international study, community-based learning, and undergraduate research opportunities. Currently, 58 percent of undergraduates spend a semester, a year, or a summer studying in one of the 45 international study programs offered in 24 different countries.

        Community service is also a hallmark of a Notre Dame education. Although not required, more than 80 percent of Notre Dame students engage in volunteer work through the Center for Social Concerns. At least 10 percent of each year’s baccalaureate graduating class spends a year or more volunteering.

        Finally, undergraduates at Notre Dame are deeply involved in prolific and advanced faculty research conducted on campus and are also encouraged to develop and take ownership of their own research through the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE).



Address220 Main Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Main Phone574-631-7505
Application DeadlineEarly Action: November 1, Regular Decision: January 1
Fall 2013 Enrollment8,477 Undergraduate 3,647 Graduate
Student/Faculty Ratio12:1
Students Receiving Financial Aid74%
2013-14 Annual Costs$46,237 Tuition and Fees $13,224 Room and Board
Residential CampusYes
Degrees OfferedBachelor’s, Master’s,Doctoral, Professional