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IPEDS ID: 152080
OPE ID: 00184000
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University of Notre Dame
400 Main Building, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
General information:  (574) 631-5000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,179 (8,448 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,436199
Research and public service3179
Total graduate assistants-1,310
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$41,417$42,971$44,605$46,2373.7%
Books and supplies$950$950$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,390$11,934$12,512$13,2245.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,390$11,934$12,512$13,2245.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$55,257$57,805$60,117$62,4613.9%
Off Campus$55,257$57,805$60,117$62,4613.9%
Off Campus with Family$43,867$45,871$47,605$49,2373.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,44170%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,17857%$38,982,080$33,092
Federal grants23111%$1,239,512$5,366
Pell grants22511%$924,378$4,108
Other federal grants21210%$315,134$1,486
State/local government grant or scholarships241%$70,036$2,918
Institutional grants or scholarships1,17757%$37,672,532$32,007
Student loan aid75837%$4,797,643$6,329
Federal student loans72635%$3,482,324$4,797
Other student loans884%$1,315,319$14,947
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,40364%$163,528,109$30,266
Pell grants94811%$3,865,623$4,078
Federal student loans3,38840%$22,059,765$6,511
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$24,927$26,088$27,025
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$15,104$12,176$9,048
$30,001 – $48,000$10,390$10,245$11,520
$48,001 – $75,000$18,531$16,583$15,965
$75,001 – $110,000$23,215$22,897$23,099
$110,001 and more$37,475$37,946$40,836
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment12,179
Undergraduate enrollment8,448
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment118
Graduate enrollment3,731
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 6%
Out-of-state: 87%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants17,9018,8349,067
Percent admitted21%22%21%
Percent admitted who enrolled53%55%52%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading660750
SAT Math680770
ACT Composite3234
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 98%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 96%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 89%
6-year: 95%
8-year: 95%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 91%
6-year: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 95%
Female: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 91%
Hispanic/Latino: 97%
White: 96%
Two or more races: 96%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 89%
Non-resident alien: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Category total4821-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1--
American/United States Studies/Civilization15--
Asian Studies/Civilization0--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0--
Russian Studies0--
Women's Studies0--
Category total16--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General109521
Category total127728
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-301-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0--
Business/Commerce, General5928-
Finance, General241--
Management Information Systems, General68--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General107--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-25-
Category total625454-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other2--
Computer and Information Sciences, General42--
Category total44--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-26-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-83-
Category total1109-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2650
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--2
Chemical Engineering85713
Civil Engineering, General43611
Computer Engineering, General4513
Electrical and Electronics Engineering351314
Engineering Science-51-
Engineering, General-0-
Engineering, Other--0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering2--
Mechanical Engineering741319
Category total26910072
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-11-
English Language and Literature, General5984
Category total59194
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature3--
Arabic Language and Literature4--
Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0--
Chinese Language and Literature2--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General42-
Comparative Literature--4
French Language and Literature50-
German Language and Literature20-
Italian Language and Literature30-
Japanese Language and Literature4--
Latin Language and Literature0--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General17-
Russian Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature60-
Category total3694
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies90--
Category total90--
History, General47137
Category total47137
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-221
Intellectual Property Law-6-
Category total-28181
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies33-1
Category total33-1
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-0-
Mathematics and Statistics2--
Mathematics and Statistics, Other8153
Mathematics, General3266
Mathematics, Other--0
Category total42219
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences80--
International/Global Studies7--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies232
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-213
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0171
Category total89416
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science19--
Category total19--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other7--
Category total23125
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics-0-
Chemistry, General12613
Chemistry, Other1--
Physics, General271412
Physics, Other5--
Category total452025
Psychology, General98912
Category total98912
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-0-
Category total-0-
Social Sciences
Economics, General72142
Political Science and Government, General125219
Social Sciences, Other0--
Category total2914117
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies195515
Category total197215
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation21-
Design and Visual Communications, General211-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General49--
Fine/Studio Arts, General75-
Music, General60-
Category total857-
Grand total2,106983386
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 57
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 43
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $35,672
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $21,455
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined164133
Ice Hockey27
Swimming and Diving3327
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1925 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1972 - 12/31/2012Resigned
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs4/14/1987 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/15/2011 -  Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology(!)7/1/1977 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
(ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design(!)10/1/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations567
Liquor law violations3611230
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations10716
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible8715
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault511
Motor vehicle theft569
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6313
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault200
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate0.6%0.8%0.8%
Number in default121413
Number in repayment1,8741,6651,568
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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