University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Founded in 1842 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame is an independent, national Catholic research university located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, approximately 90 miles east of Chicago.

Admission to the University is highly competitive, with nine applicants for each freshman class position. Seventy-five percent of incoming freshmen were in the top 5 percent of their high school graduating classes.

The University is organized into four undergraduate colleges and one school: Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, Mendoza College of Business, and the School of Architecture. Enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year was 12,179 students overall including 8,448 undergraduates.

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