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Is University of Notre Dame a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about University of Notre Dame veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: University of Notre Dame G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on Notre Dame:

How Does Notre Dame Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

University of Notre Dame was ranked #21 on the 2022 version of this list. As such, Notre Dame is among the top 1% of all schools in the country when it comes to offering vets a great educational experience. The school also ranked #2 in our Best for Vets in Indiana ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. Below you'll find how Notre Dame did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 18
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 29
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 34

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at Notre Dame ranked compared to those at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Celtic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Statistics Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Chinese Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Christian Studies Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Japanese Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Christian Studies Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Japanese Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Ancient/Classical Greek Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to Notre Dame?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

According to the VA, there are 11 G.I. Bill® students at Notre Dame. There are 12,809 students enrolled at Notre Dame. This means that approximately 0.09% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

University of Notre Dame does have a student veterans group.

Does Notre Dame Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, Notre Dame does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, Notre Dame does not offer credit for military training.

Notre Dame Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Notre Dame does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About Notre Dame

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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