SummaryUniversity of Notre Dame is a private institution that was founded in 1842. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,372, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,250 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Notre Dame's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 19. Its tuition and fees are $39,919 (2010-11).
|School mission (as provided by the school):|
|Notre Dame offers undergraduate students an educational experience that is second to none in quality and, at the same time, distinctly Catholic. Faith... |
ApplyingWhen applying to University of Notre Dame, it's important to note the application deadline is December 31, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at University of Notre Dame is $65. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 28.6 percent and an early acceptance rate of 42.2 percent.
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|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||29%|
|Application deadline||December 31|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at University of Notre Dame is 12:1, and the school has 54.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Notre Dame include: Biology/biological sciences; Business/commerce; Engineering; Political science and government; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||90% - High|
|Five most popular majors for 2009 graduates|
Student LifeUniversity of Notre Dame has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,372, with a gender distribution of 53.8 percent male students and 46.2 percent female students. 81.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 19.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Notre Dame is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesUniversity of Notre Dame offers a number of student services including women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Notre Dame also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 26 percent of students have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Notre Dame.
|Students who have cars on campus||26% - Low|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt University of Notre Dame, 49.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $26,847.
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|Tuition and fees||$39,919 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$10,866 (2010-11) - High|
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