Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Learn About Diversity at Notre Dame, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
This School has Superb Overall Diversity
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with a total diversity ranking for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, University of Notre Dame is ranked #58 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Average
Racially diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
University of Notre Dame is pretty normal when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #2,009 in the country.
Explore Notre Dame Racial Diversity
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Notre Dame Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At University of Notre Dame, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Notre Dame is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #357 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 4,507 males and 4,110 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Notre Dame
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Notre Dame's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Notre Dame is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Notre Dame's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Notre Dame is on par with national averages.
Excellent Location Diversity From Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they came to this school.
Less than 10% of the students attending University of Notre Dame come from within Indiana. This puts Notre Dame's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #13.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 50 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Notre Dame
There is a relatively large community of about 1,503 international students at University of Notre Dame representing at least 46 countries. For more complete information, see the Notre Dame International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At University of Notre Dame, 63.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Notre Dame #3,196 in the nation for student age diversity.
Notre Dame Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Notre Dame.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. Students who say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- How is Notre Dame doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Notre Dame is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Notre Dame?
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.
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