University of Notre Dame

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.nd.edu
Address 400 Main Building
City Notre Dame
State IN
Zip 46556
Locale Suburb: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 98%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 89.8%
Five-year graduation rate 94.9%
Six-year graduation rate 95.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 8,576
Endowment Assets $9,684,936,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website financialaid.nd.edu
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 715 (25th - 75th percentile = 670 - 760)
Median SAT Math 730 (25th - 75th percentile = 680 - 780)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 33.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 32 - 35)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 18.7%
In-State Tuition and Fees $49,685
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $49,685
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $67,043
Average Net Price After Grants $27,453
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $6,600
Median earnings 10 years after entry $78,400
Median debt of completers $21,434
Federal Loan Default Rate 0.6%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 11.9%
% Underrepresented Minority 14.6%
% Black 4.0%
% Latino 10.5%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 5.0%
% White 68.9%
% Two or More Races 4.7%
% Other 6.7%
% Noresident Aliens 6.2%
% Female 47.2%
% Male 52.8%
% Age 25 and Over 0.1%
% Part-time 0.2%