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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:  12,124 (8,477 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,483198
Research and public service36520
Total graduate assistants-1,192
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$39,919$41,417$42,971$44,6053.8%
Books and supplies$950$950$950$1,05010.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,870$11,390$11,934$12,5124.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,870$11,390$11,934$12,5124.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$53,239$55,257$57,805$60,1174.0%
Off Campus$53,239$55,257$57,805$60,1174.0%
Off Campus with Family$42,369$43,867$45,871$47,6053.8%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid11,39869%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,17758%$37,330,886$31,717
Federal grants22011%$1,260,018$5,727
Pell grants21711%$885,594$4,081
Other federal grants19210%$374,424$1,950
State/local government grant or scholarships231%$69,309$3,013
Institutional grants or scholarships1,17258%$36,001,559$30,718
Student loan aid78839%$4,992,926$6,336
Federal student loans76738%$3,643,099$4,750
Other student loans904%$1,349,827$14,998
  • 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 aid15,37863%$160,012,034$29,753
Pell grants99812%$3,959,428$3,967
Federal student loans3,51041%$22,528,904$6,418
  • 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$24,632$24,927$26,088
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$11,939$15,104$12,176
$30,001 – $48,000$10,784$10,390$10,245
$48,001 – $75,000$14,688$18,531$16,583
$75,001 – $110,000$21,246$23,215$22,897
$110,001 and more$39,354$37,475$37,946
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment12,124
Undergraduate enrollment8,477
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment127
Graduate enrollment3,647
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
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: 71%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 7%
Out-of-state: 86%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
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: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants17,6478,7288,919
Percent admitted22%23%22%
Percent admitted who enrolled53%54%51%
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 2013 (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: 99%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 95%
(*) 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:
4-year: 90%
6-year: 96%
8-year: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 93%
Female: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 82%
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 85%
Hispanic/Latino: 95%
White: 96%
Two or more races: 98%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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 total4417-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0--
American/United States Studies/Civilization29--
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 total29--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General118712
Category total1351220
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-304-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0--
Business/Commerce, General59--
Finance, General248--
Management Information Systems, General58--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General88--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-14-
Category total621428-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other1--
Computer and Information Sciences, General50--
Category total51--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-23-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-85-
Category total0108-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering4170
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--3
Chemical Engineering691310
Civil Engineering, General48712
Computer Engineering, General111310
Electrical and Electronics Engineering311620
Engineering Science-23-
Engineering, General-0-
Engineering, Other--0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering8--
Mechanical Engineering80127
Category total2889162
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-10-
English Language and Literature, General6196
Category total61196
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature2--
Arabic Language and Literature6--
Chinese Language and Literature4--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General63-
Comparative Literature--2
French Language and Literature70-
German Language and Literature60-
Italian Language and Literature20-
Japanese Language and Literature3--
Latin Language and Literature0--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General411-
Russian Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature50-
Category total45142
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies108--
Category total108--
History, General52205
Category total52205
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-161
Intellectual Property Law-7-
Category total-23184
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies28--
Category total28--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-3-
Mathematics and Statistics, Other1092
Mathematics, General421012
Mathematics, Other--0
Category total522214
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences97--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies446
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-132
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0201
Category total101379
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science15--
Category total15--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-3-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other5--
Category total27109
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics-0-
Chemistry, General22718
Chemistry, Other3--
Physics, General23520
Physics, Other6--
Category total541238
Psychology, General1161112
Category total1161112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-18-
Category total-18-
Social Sciences
Economics, General6024
Political Science and Government, General1101411
Social Sciences, Other0--
Category total2482318
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies235218
Category total236418
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation45-
Design and Visual Communications, General271-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General29--
Fine/Studio Arts, General45-
Music, General110-
Category total7511-
Grand total2,173940397
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined139141
Ice Hockey29
Swimming and Diving3928
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, Committee on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1972 - 12/31/2012Resigned
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
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations356
Liquor law violations2436112
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations8107
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible787
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault051
Motor vehicle theft456
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible563
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault020
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 Year20102009
Default rate0.8%1.0%
Number in default1316
Number in repayment1,5681,458
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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