University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Notre Dame Ranked?

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2022 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 688 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is drama and theater arts.

Overall Quality

Notre Dame is ranked #15 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!

Notre Dame is also ranked #1 out of 48 schools in Indiana.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Notre Dame?

Acceptance Rate

University of Notre Dame has a very low acceptance rate of 19%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Notre Dame just in case you don't make the cut.

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

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

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

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,732 undergraduates at Notre Dame with 8,708 being full-time and 24 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Notre Dame Cost?

The overall average net price of Notre Dame is $33,025. 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 +
$12,498 $15,609 $17,768 $24,392 $44,547

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 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Notre Dame make about $78,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from University of Notre Dame. Of these students, 2,884 received undergraduate degrees and 1,600 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
Economics 243 $64,300
Finance & Financial Management 235 $77,100
Political Science & Government 181 $47,000
Computer Information Systems 128 $80,000
Other Statistics 125 $75,500
Mechanical Engineering 119 $71,000
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 107 NA
Accounting 100 $64,300
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 92 NA
Romance Languages 90 $50,100

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 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 2018-2019, 434 students took at least one online class at University of Notre Dame. This is an increase from the 323 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 434 161
2017-2018 323 153
2016-2017 286 152
2015-2016 283 90
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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