Notre Dame At A Glance

Founded and led by the Congregation of Holy Cross 175 years ago, Notre Dame is a Catholic Institution nationally ranked in the top 25. Here at Notre Dame we seek to form the heart and mind to be a force for good in the world.

Notre Dame is a heavily residential, with about four in five undergraduates living on campus. Students come to Notre Dame to learn not only how to think but also how to live, and often the experiences alumni carry from residence hall communities at Notre Dame remain vivid over a lifetime. The University always has attracted scholars who are interested in teaching and scholarship, men and women who know that a Notre Dame education is more than what is taught in classrooms and laboratories. Notre Dame has a unique spirit. It is traditional, yet open to change. It is dedicated to religious belief no less than scientific knowledge. It has always stood for values in a world of facts.


Read more about Notre Dame history, mission, and leadership

Accolades, Rankings and Statistics

  • Overview of University rankings

  • #18 Best national university - US News Rankings

  • 64% of undergraduate students study abroad for credit in one of 40 locations - this ranks in the top five among PhD-granting institutions

  • 95% of Notre Dame students graduate on time

  • 300+ Notre Dame Alumni Clubs active around the world

  • Top 10 collegiate workplaces in the country - Chronicle of Higher Education

Our Students

Undergraduate Colleges & Majors  |  Graduate and Professionals Masters Programs

Recruitstudents Chart