University of Notre Dame

1,204 reviews
  1. South Bend, IN
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Notre Dame is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Division I-A Independents
Address
400 Main Building
South Bend, IN 46556
Website

University of Notre Dame Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
21%
SAT Range
1340-1520
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$27,025/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,048/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,520/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,965/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,099/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,836/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,430Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Work hard play hard
    40%
  • Intelligent
    23%
  • Catholic.
    13%
  • Passionate
    13%
  • Involved
    6%
  • Well Rounded
    4%
  • Stuck Up
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.67 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Catholic
    43%
  • Community
    29%
  • Tradition
    17%
  • Incredible
    6%
  • Excellent
    3%
  • Incentive--oriented
    3%
  • Big
    0%

After University of Notre Dame

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

Reviews

1,204 reviews
  • Excellent
    366
  • Very Good
    420
  • Average
    330
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    27
This is an AMAZING university, as I am sure most of you know. The campus is beautiful! There are fantastic resources, professors, and faculty! Most of the dorms are very nice and spacious! The dining hall is pretty good, not amazing but certain items are very tasty. Being from Los Angeles, the weather is a little bit of a downer but I am starting to get used to it. On the down side, the majority of students at the university are very conservative and not particularly open-minded...many Trump supporters not willing to hear out other peoples' sides! There is a lack of diversity! I am a Latina female and sometimes feel like I am being looked at differently by others, especially white males. The pro-life debate is a hot topic here, and is essentially expected of all of the traditional Catholics on campus. Despite the lack of openness and diversity, Notre Dame is fantastic and I do recommend. Just be ready to adapt if you are not used to the midwest-style environment!
  • Freshman
  • 13 days ago
You won't go hungry here! There is always plenty to eat, through the huge variety in the dining hall and daily staples like soups, salads, sandwiches, and pasta bar. On the run, it is easy to grab something on your walk to class, and there are plenty of coffee shops scattered across class buildings to get your daily fix. Dining halls also offer Grab N Go that counts as a meal swipe, which can be convenient when you don't have time to sit and eat in the dining hall. And if the dining hall does get boring, there are so many "brand-name" chains to eat at on campus or very nearby: Subway, Au Bon Pain, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Chipotle, Starbucks, and Five Guys to name a few. There are also some campus-affiliated eateries, like Reckers, Cafe De Grasta, the O'Shag cafe, and the Huddle grocery store with some prepackaged stuff. Moral of the story: you won't go hungry, and you'll more likely than not get to eat things you like with all our options.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 13 2015
So much about the athletics experience here is great! Certainly the biggest draw is football, which brings with it not only a great game but a great gameday experience. However, most other varsity sports are competitive at a high level in their sport too, from fencing to rowing to soccer and more. Interhall (our version of intermural sports) is something that everyone can be involved in, and many people continue to play the sports they did in high school here. Athletic and workout facilities are great. Basically the only drawback to the athletics program here is that sometimes protecting the players can take precedence over students (search Lizzy Seeberg)
  • College Freshman
  • May 20 2013