The University of Notre Dame seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings, but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice, and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.
University of Notre Dame is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Notre Dame, IN.
Founded in 1842, Notre Dame currently enrolls around 12,809 students a year, including 8,874 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $14,961,392,000.
Acceptance rate: 19%
Does not offer early decision.
Offers early action.
Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Notre Dame is January 1
All regular decision applicants should hear back April 1.
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Notre Dame is a extremely difficult school to get accepted to. Around 19 percent of all applicants are admitted to Notre Dame each year. Last year, 21,253 students applied to Notre Dame and 4,035 were admitted.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.
Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Notre Dame, around 97 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,011 students who started at Notre Dame as first-time freshman, 1,865 graduate within four years.
Around 97 percent of students who started at Notre Dame earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 65 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,696 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Notre Dame sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Notre Dame a good school for YOU?
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January 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will be notified by April 1.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Notre Dame is Jan 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Notre Dame is Mar 15.
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Wondering what life at Notre Dame is like? There are approximately 12,681 students enrolled at Notre Dame, including 8,730 undergraduate students and 3,951 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 9% percent are from IN and 91% percent of students are from other states.
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