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Notre Dame Student Life

Notre Dame is on a 1,250-acre campus in a suburban setting in Notre Dame, Indiana. Notre Dame has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Notre Dame does not have fraternities or sororities.

Notre Dame has a thriving marching band. In fact, more students participate in marching band than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Notre Dame include Circle K, Finance Club, Notre Dame/St. Marys Right to Life

Notre Dame students' favorite campus events are Home Football Weekends, Bookstore Basketball Tournament and Junior Parents Weekend.

Does Notre Dame offer student housing?

Notre Dame offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Notre Dame students live on campus. In 2021, 73% of undergrads at Notre Dame lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 27% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Notre Dame. In the 2020-21 school year, 6,415 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.Notre Dame does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Notre Dame

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Notre Dame is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Notre Dame campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Notre Dame offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Notre Dame

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Notre Dame, take Interstate 80 to Notre Dame, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to South Bend International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Indiana you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Notre Dame's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Notre Dame Students

48%

Women

52%

Men

100%

Full Time

0.50%

Part Time

8%

In State

92%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

68%

11%

6%

5%

5%

3%

1%

0.27%

0.12%

Undergraduate Students

8,874

Graduate Students

3,935

Non-Resident / International Students

486

Notre Dame Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,809

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

19%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,699

Out-of-State

$57,699

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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