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University of Notre Dame: Narrative Description


Notre Dame, IN 46556
Tel: (574)631-5000; Admissions: (574)631-7505; Fax: (574)631-8865; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1842. Setting: 1,250-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $2.6 billion. Total enrollment: 11,415. 12,095 applied, 29% were admitted. 83% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 65 National Merit Scholars, 180 class presidents, 226 valedictorians. Full-time: 8,293 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 18 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 65 other countries, 87% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 0% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Saint Mary's College (IN), Xavier University of Louisiana, Clark Atlanta University, St. Mary's University of San Antonio. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/9, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $34,542 includes full-time tuition ($27,170), mandatory fees ($442), and college room and board ($6930). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1132 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 263 open to all. Most popular organizations: marching band, Circle K, Finance Club, Notre Dame/St. Mary's Right to Life. Major annual events: home football weekends, Bookstore Basketball Tournament, Junior Parents' Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention and personal safety workshops, full time trained police investigators, fire sprinklers in all residence halls. College housing designed to accommodate 6,114 students; 6,221 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. University Libraries of Notre Dame plus 9 others with 2.7 million books, 2.1 million microform titles, 19,232 serials, 23,497 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 880 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The South Bend area has a population of over 100,000. The downtown district, located 3 miles south of the campus, has enjoyed a complete urban renewal and offers attractive services to the students. A world-class water raceway provides excellent opportunities for challenging kayaking, tubing and canoeing. Home of the College Football Hall of Fame. Several major shopping malls with direct bus service to campus are less than 15 minutes away.

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