The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842, is a private Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana, 90 miles from Chicago.

Consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the US, Notre Dame holistically educates 8,400 undergraduates from every US state and over 80 countries. Popular majors include Finance, Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Architecture, Political Science, Biological Sciences, and Psychology. 86% of students participate in internships or research, and 75% of students study abroad. Notre Dame’s robust global community empowers students to become a force for good in the world.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 16%
  • Average ACT range: 33-35
  • Average SAT range: 1410-1540
  • Test optional? Yes.
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Art History; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Design; Economics; Engineering; English; Film/Cinema Studies; Environmental Sciences; Gender Studies; History; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Languages; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based financial aid, Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $85,500


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Women's Softball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Fencing; Women's Fencing; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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