Hiring Undergraduate Students

Our undergraduate students begin their college education with a liberal arts foundation in our First Year of Studies program. After declaring a major, students gain subject area knowledge through one of our five colleges:

Our distinctive Catholic heritage challenges students to integrate scholarship and faith. Spirited traditions and personal responsibility are fostered within our tight-knit, residential community.

Strong Foundation

Our undergraduate students attend class alongside some of the best students in the nation. As first year students, the Class of 2021 featured the following:

  • Geographically, 38 percent of the students are from the East and South, 34 percent are from the Midwest, and 27 percent are from the West or outside of the U.S. The New York City area is the largest metro area represented in the freshman class followed by Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Boston, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Detroit, Miami, Cleveland, San Francisco, Beijing, Atlanta, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Seattle.
  • More than 70 percent of the incoming class had a national test score or high school performance that the admissions office rated as being in the top one percent of the nation. Only about one-third of students with these level of academic accomplishments gained admission.
  • Notre Dame students are also continuing an upward trend in diversity. In comparison with the nation’s top 20 most selective private research universities, over the past two years, Notre Dame ranks among the top 10 for the number of enrolling Pell recipients.
  • Notre Dame also set a new record in the combined number of African-American, Hispanic, and international student enrollments. Among the nation’s top 20 private research universities, Notre Dame likely ranks in the top five for the number of enrolling Hispanic and African-American first-year students.

 

Well-Rounded Experience

During their days at Notre Dame, undergraduate students

  • More than 80% of our undergraduates participate in service activities.
  • Notre Dame students also develop leadership and teamwork skills through involvement in more than 350 student organizations, 26 varsity teams and dozens of intramural and recreational sports.
  • More than 65% of our students study abroad in 20 countries – ranking Notre Dame among the top research universities in the nation.  Notre Dame prides itself on being an environment of teaching and learning that fosters the development of mind, body and spirit.

Creating a diverse community is a commitment of the University. 

  • International: 6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11%
  • Asian: 5%
  • African American: 4%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: <1%
  • Pacific Islander: <1%
  • Two or More Races: 5%

Academic Programs

Notre Dame is one of a handful of truly international universities with a student body of 12,000 undergraduates and gradaute students drawn from all 50 states and 100 countries.  Excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as groundbreaking research contributes to our being consistently ranked among the nation’s top 25 universities.

Graduating seniors

 

Undergraduate Enrollment

 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior/5th Year
~Total
Art & Letters
467
977
1058
1152
3654
Business
564
536
654
694
2448
Engineering
474
463
488
456
1881
Science
509
531
544
547
2131
Total
2067
2545
2772
2917
10301