University of Notre Dame


University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake. As a Catholic university, one of its distinctive goals is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.

The University prides itself on being an environment of teaching and learning that fosters the development in its students of those disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit that characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings. In addition, 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.

The Basics

Settingadjacent to the city of South Bend, approximately 90 miles east of Chicago
School TypeUSA University
TuitionUS$43,000 – $44,000
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Nearest CitySouth Bend
Year Founded1842
Admission RequirementUndergraduate, graduate and professional programs
Academic CalendarFall
Level OfferedUndergraduate, graduate and professional programs
Enrollmentapproximately 11,800 students
International Students3%
Student-Teacher Ratio11:1

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Academic Programs:

Undergraduates can choose from 65 degree programs.

First Year of Studies serves as the college for all incoming students, regardless of their intended program, providing full-time professional advisors to support the students as they complete the First Year Curriculum and move successfully to a college program.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools: College of Arts and Letters, Mendoza College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Science, First Year of Studies, The Graduate School, The Law School


The Arts: Crossroads Gallery, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (Browning Cinema, Chris and Anne Reyes Organ and Choral hall, Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Concert hall, Patricia George Decio Theatre, Regis Philbin Studio Theatre, Washington Hall ), Hesburgh Library, Snite Museum of Art etc

Athletics:Compton Family Ice Arena, Guglielmino Athletics Complex, The double-domed Joyce Center, Melissa Cook Softball Stadium, Notre Dame Golf Course, Notre Dame Stadium, Rolfs Aquatic Center

Students Life:

Club Sports: Bowling, Boxing, Climbing, Cycling, Disc Golf, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Fishing, Golf, Gong Fu, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Martial Arts Institute, Nordic Ski, Outing, Pom Squad, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Ski, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Water Skiing, World Taekwondo

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