University of Notre Dame Review

Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, the University of Notre Dame offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad range of fields, including law, business and architecture. The university offers 62 undergraduate, 32 master's and 23 doctoral degree programs.

University of Notre Dame Overview

Ranked among the top 20 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, Notre Dame has one of the highest graduation rates of any national university, topped only by Princeton and Harvard. This school is located about 90 miles east of Chicago and the 1,250-acre campus features over 100 buildings, including 29 residence halls, the world-renowned Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the historic golden-domed Main Building.

Established in 1842, the university was originally an all-male institution; however, 47% of the school's 11,731 students are now women. The school has students from every state and over 100 countries around the globe. The University of Notre Dame has 40 international studies programs based in 20 different countries.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Notre Dame has five applications for every freshmen spot and advises students to submit their applications before December 31st for the upcoming school year. The majority of Notre Dame's students ranked in the top five percent of their high school class, however there is no minimum GPA required for admittance. Besides grades, the school also evaluates an applicant's SAT or ACT scores, entrance essay and extracurricular activities when making admission decisions. A variety of financial aid options are available to students and typically 80% of students receive some type of financial assistance.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

Notre Dame University has six research institutes and more than 40 study centers and institutes. The school's Hesburgh Libraries has over three million volumes in its 14 on-campus branches. There are over 350 student organizations and associations on campus.

There are 12 students for every faculty member at Notre Dame and 93% of full-time faculty members hold advanced degrees in their fields. This school also features an award-winning varsity athletic program, research laboratories, student performing arts center, student art galleries and many other student-run activities and centers.

Colleges and Schools at the University of Notre Dame

  • College of Engineering
  • Mendoza College of Business
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Science
  • Law School
  • School of Architecture
  • Graduate School

School Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Main Building, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
  • Phone Number: (574) 631-5000