University of Notre Dame Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Main Building at the University of Notre Dame
Main Building at the University of Notre Dame (see more photos of Notre Dame). Allen Grove

Notre Dame Admissions Overview:

Notre Dame is a highly selective school; its acceptance rate is 20%, meaning that less than one-quarter of applicants are admitted each year. Students will need good grades and test scores (along with a strong application) to be admitted. Be sure to visit the school's website for more information, and contact the admissions office if you have any questions, or want to schedule a visit to the school.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Notre Dame Description:

The University of Notre Dame is located in Notre Dame, Indiana, near South Bend and about 90 miles east of Chicago. The university boasts that its undergraduate alumni have earned more doctorates than any other Catholic university.

The University of Notre Dame is highly selective and has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Roughly 70% of accepted students rank in the top 5% of their high school class. The university's 1,250 acre campus has two lakes and 137 buildings including Main Building with its well known Golden Dome. In athletics, many Notre Dame Fighting Irish teams compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference (football competes as an independent team).

It should come as little surprise that the University of Notre Dame made my lists of Top Indiana CollegesTop Midwest Colleges, and Top Catholic Colleges.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,292 (8,462 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $47,929
  • Books: $1,050
  • Room and Board: $13,846
  • Other Expenses: $1,950
  • Total Cost: $64,775

Notre Dame Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 66%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55%
    • Loans: 32%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $35,739
    • Loans: $6,508

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 98%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 91%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 97%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Rowing, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Fencing

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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