The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated, comprehensive university. It seeks to be the world's foremost Catholic university. It continues to increase its resources, both human and physical, to provide an outstanding education for all its students. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business Administration, Engineering, and Science and the School of Architecture. Its 1,250-acre campus, with a dominant Victorian Gothic architectural style, is located in Notre Dame, five miles outside South Bend.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
8,874
Undergraduates
4,597
Men - 51.8%
4,278
Women - 48.2%
3,935
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
19% of 21,253 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
710-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
690-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$76,883
Tuition and Fees
$57,699
Room and Board
$15,984
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$55,639
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,696
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,224
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
24%
20-29
8%
30-39
7%
40-49
3%
50-99
44%
Over 100
1%
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Notre Dame Population
5,973
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Leprechaun
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
5.2%
Black/African-American
3.6%
Hispanic/Latino
12.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
71.7%
Unknown
0.9%
International Students
5.5% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
92.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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