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The University of Notre Dame, often referred to simply as Notre Dame, is a private, Roman Catholic, research university located in Notre Dame, Indiana. It was founded by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, on November 26, 1842. The undergraduate program of the university was ranked 18th among national universities by U. S. News and World Report for 2008-2009. Notre Dame offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Science
  • Mendoza College of Business
  • School of Architecture
  • The Graduate School
  • The Law School
Notre Dame's sports teams are known as the Fighting Irish. They compete in the NCAA Division I.

Profile of University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame is in a large suburb, in Notre Dame, IN. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Notre Dame is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Notre Dame include drama and performing arts and liberal arts.

Notre Dame Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to Notre Dame in 2007, 24% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 640 to 750 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 660 and 760.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Notre Dame does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Notre Dame are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 11, 733 students (11, 657 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at Notre Dame attend full-time. The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Notre Dame belong to the Big East Conference and Division I-A Independents for major sports.

Notre Dame Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 027accounting, business management, finance, marketing, business, business administration, MIS
Liberal Arts744political science, English, history, economics, anthropology, sociology, American studies, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Engineering286mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, environmental engineering, engineering, various engineering courses
Law206law, advanced legal research
Science201biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry courses, chemical physics, physics courses, biophysics
Therapy and Counselling158psychology
Religion and Philosophy152theology, philosophy, ministry, philosophy and religious studies, Christian studies
Education and Teaching85teacher ed, science teaching
Computer Science and Engineering57computer engineering, computer and info science, computer support
Architecture and Planning51architecture
Mathematics47mathematics, math, applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts44drama
Design36design and visual communication
Fine Arts21fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental science
Family and Social Work7public administration

Contact: Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556

General Phone: (574) 631-5000


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