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Want the scoop on University of Notre Dame? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Notre Dame offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Notre Dame Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 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 166 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is romance languages.

Overall Quality

Notre Dame landed the #14 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!

Notre Dame is also ranked #1 out of 44 schools in Indiana.

See all of the rankings for University of Notre Dame.

Is It Hard to Get Into Notre Dame?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Notre Dame since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 19%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 36% 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 680 and 750. Math scores were between 690 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Notre Dame  ( 680 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Notre Dame  ( 690 to 770 )
Notre Dame received ACT scores from 78% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Notre Dame  ( 32 to 34 )

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University of Notre Dame Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Notre Dame it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Notre Dame

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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Excellent Overall Diversity at Notre Dame

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,617 undergraduates at Notre Dame with 8,607 being full-time and 10 being part-time.

Notre Dame Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 98.38 out of 100, Notre Dame is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.38 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Notre Dame Cost?

The overall average net price of Notre Dame is $32,096. 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 +
$12,607 $12,489 $16,622 $21,682 $44,641

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Notre Dame, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $6,674 a year. That adds up to $26,696 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Notre Dame make around $78,400 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Notre Dame students since it is 97% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Notre Dame make the most money.

Location of University of Notre Dame

Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, University of Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit institution. Notre Dame is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of University of Notre Dame

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from University of Notre Dame. Of these students, 2,642 received undergraduate degrees and 1,563 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 218 $77,100
Economics 202 $64,300
Political Science & Government 181 $47,000
Mechanical Engineering 122 $71,000
Computer Information Systems 115 $80,000
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 112 NA
General Psychology 94 $35,100
Accounting 94 $64,300
Other Statistics 87 $75,500
Chemical Engineering 81 $72,200

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

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 323 students took at least one online class at University of Notre Dame. This is an increase from the 286 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 323 153
2016-2017 286 152
2015-2016 283 90
2014-2015 210 96
2013-2014 271 271

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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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