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University of Notre Dame Data & Information Overview

450 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
15% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Notre Dame Ranked?

#20 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in IN
Psychology Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Notre Dame was awarded 450 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Notre Dame as #20 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!

Out of the 42 colleges in Indiana, Notre Dame is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Notre Dame?

15% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 15%, Notre Dame is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to Notre Dame submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 700 and 760. Math scores were between 710 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Notre Dame  ( 700 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Notre Dame  ( 710 to 790 )
Notre Dame received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Notre Dame  ( 32 to 35 )

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University of Notre Dame Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
90% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Notre Dame, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Notre Dame is 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Notre Dame

98% Freshmen Retention
91% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Notre Dame has a freshmen retention rate of 98%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  98 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Notre Dame the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 91%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  91 out of 100

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University of Notre Dame Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,833 Full-Time Undergraduates
25.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
48.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,874 undergraduates at Notre Dame with 8,833 being full-time and 41 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Notre Dame Cost?

$31,101 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
$28,576 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Notre Dame is $31,101. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Notre Dame

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,872 $9,136 $14,020 $18,969 $44,972

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Notre Dame, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Notre Dame, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $7,144 a year. That adds up to $28,576 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Notre Dame is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Notre Dame Graduates Make?

$88,962 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Notre Dame make around $88,962 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Notre Dame students since it is 109% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Notre Dame

Indiana State
8,833 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
University of Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Notre Dame, Indiana. Notre Dame is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Notre Dame are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Main Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-5000

University of Notre Dame Majors

78 Majors With Completions
2,848 Undergraduate Degrees
1,579 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 78 majors graduated from University of Notre Dame. Of these students, 2,848 received undergraduate degrees and 1,579 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 266 $84,618
Economics 254 $69,070
Political Science & Government 186 $43,036
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 117 $21,357
Other Statistics 117 $74,224
Mechanical Engineering 114 $72,690
Computer Information Systems 113 $80,593
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 109 NA
Accounting 106 $66,502
Health/Medical Prep Programs 101 $15,774

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Notre Dame along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Notre Dame

4% Take At Least One Class Online
2% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 518 students took at least one online class at University of Notre Dame. This is a decrease from the 6,513 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 518 200
2019-2020 6,513 248
2018-2019 434 161
2017-2018 323 153
2016-2017 286 152

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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