University Of Notre Dame

University Of Notre Dame

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 & 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.

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Contacting Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame , IN 46556
General Phone: (574) 631-5000

Notre Dame Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management984business, business management, business administration, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts755American studies, Asian studies, African-American studies, Hispanic-American studies, area and Cultural studies, comparative literature, Chinese language, Japanese language, Russian language, ...
Engineering320engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Science296biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, chemical physics, chemistry courses, physics, physics courses ...
Law208law, advanced legal research
Religion and Philosophy154philosophy, Christian studies, philosophy and religious studies, theology, ministry
Therapy and Counseling149psychology
Education and Teaching116educational administration, teacher ed, science teaching
Computer Science and Engineering59computer and info science, computer support, computer engineering
Architecture and Planning54architecture
Mathematics53mathematics, math, applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts43drama
Fine Arts29fine arts, art history and criticism
Design25design and visual communication
Family and Social Work20public administration
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Notre Dame in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,08763
Master's degree90143
Doctor's degree18526
First-professional degree1962

Notre Dame Student Body

In 2007-2008, Notre Dame had a total enrollment of 11,733 students (10,596 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 24%
First Professional 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 4%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 35%
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York6%
New Jersey4%
(International Students)3%
North Carolina1%
State unknown1%

Notre Dame Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 97 %
Part-Time 83 %

Notre Dame Room and Board (2007)

Notre Dame offers campus housing for 7,019 of its 10,596 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Notre Dame Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal650740
SAT Math670760
SAT Writing640730
ACT Composite3134

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT55%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Notre Dame Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,850
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,850
Room and board $ 9,830
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Notre Dame participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 184000)

Notre Dame Faculty

Notre Dame has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9965
Non-tenured and not on tenure track8365

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year322$138,09853$128,233
Associate professoracademic year160$92,53070$85,138
Assistant professoracademic year100$82,87562$75,575
Instructoracademic year3$80,6672*
No academic rankacademic year75$68,02660$49,736
All faculty totalacademic year660$110,460247$83,453

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Notre Dame Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Division I-A Independents
Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports116147263

Notre Dame Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Arabic Language and Literature
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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