Sunday, February 5, 2012

Notre Dame University

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 Big East Conference.

Admissions Data (2010):

Enrollment (2010):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,992 (8,442 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2010 - 11):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,919
  • Books: $950
  • Room and Board: $10,870
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $53,239

Notre Dame Financial Aid (2009 - 10):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%
  • Notre Dame Scholarships (
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 61%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,852
    • Loans: $5,606

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Economics, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Pre-Medicine, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 98%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 90%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 96%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Notre Dame and the Common Application

The University of Notre Dame uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Notre Dame Mission Statement:

complete mission statement available at "The University seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings, but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice, and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice."

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