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
8,923
Undergraduates
4,551
Men - 51%
4,319
Women - 48.4%
4,166
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
15% of 23,642 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
700-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$79,461
Tuition and Fees
$60,301
Room and Board
$16,710
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$59,110
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$##,###
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,242
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
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
78% 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
0.2%
Asian
5.6%
Black/African-American
3.9%
Hispanic/Latino
13.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
70%
Unknown
1%
International Students
6.1% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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