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Notre Dame Admissions Information

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN (map)


When one thinks of classic American universities, he or she would be hard-pressed to not think of Notre Dame and the school’s emblematic Fighting Irishman. The school–located in South Bend, Indiana–is a traditionally Catholic institution and while religion is not a factor in admissions, 80% of the student body does identify as Roman Catholic. In addition, 80% of students choose to live on campus throughout their undergraduate years; each of the school’s 29 single-sex residence halls organize intramural sports teams in nearly fifteen sports. Of course, this fact should come as little surprise–after all, students hold a special place in their hearts for Notre Dame athletics. Legends, an on-campus restaurant and bar, is a popular attraction for students, who gather to cheer on the school’s many successful Division I teams.

Academically, Notre Dame is extremely competitive. The school came in at #19 in The U.S. News and World Report‘s annual rankings for national universities. Furthermore, Notre Dame’s library system is one of the largest in the nation, providing students with a wide range of resources at their fingertips.



Basic Info

Main Address: 220 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone Number: (574) 631-5000  
Website: www.nd.edu  


Type of school: Private, Coed  
Type of school: Roman-Catholic Affiliation  
Setting: Suburban setting, small city; Residential campus  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 8,372  
Percent out-of-state: 92%  
Percent international: 2.61%  
Female to Male ratio: 46:54  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 13:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Health Professions
Visual and Performing Arts
Special study programs: Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Men's Housing Women's Housing
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Musical Theater
Pep Band
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Choral Groups
Film Societies
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Radio Station
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #9, Best Campus Food
  • Ranked #17, Most Beautiful Campus
  • Ranked #11, Jock Schools
  • Ranked #1, Everyone Plays Intramural Sports

Admissions Information

With an admissions rate of 29%, Notre Dame is a selective university which chooses its incoming students from a large pool of competitive applicants. Contrary to many prospective students' expectations, religious affiliation is not a primary factor for admissions, and the university warmly welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and beliefs. According to admissions officials, the single most important factor for admissions is the rigor of a student's secondary school record.

While they don't hold as much weight, other considerations in the decisions process include the applicant's alumni relation, class rank, application essay, extracurricular activities, recommendations, standardized test scores, GPA, and demonstrated talents. Factors such as character, ethnicity, and interest in Notre Dame are also taken into account.

Admissions address: 200 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone number: (574) 631-7505  
Fax number: (574) 631-8865  
Admissions Website: www.nd.edu/admissions/  
Email: admissions@nd.edu  
Contact Person: Robert Mundy, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 14,357  
Percent of applicants admitted: 29%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: December 31  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Action)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: SAT or ACT
1 Academic Teacher Evaluation
School Report
Mid Year Report
Final Report

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section score for all test dates; strongly encourages submission of test scores from each test date  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 1841  
ACT code: 1252  
Learn more about other Midwest schools:
University of St. Thomas   Purdue   University of Illinois   Washington University  

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