University of Notre Dame


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Indiana


The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago.

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

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 11731
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 907

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
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Contact Information

1600 Edison Road
South Bend Indiana 46617


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Main Phone: 574-631-1500

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Admissions Contact:
Erin Camilleri
Assistant Director, Admissions Department

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Julie Denkler
Assistant Director, Admissions Department

Athletics Contact:
Jack Swarbrick
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
(574) 631-6107

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
In recent years, the average GPA for admitted students is 3.70

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is C.

Credits (Min/Max):
Applicants must have completed at least 27 transferable credits. A max of 60 credits are accepted for transfer. You must earn 60 credits at Notre Dame to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
An Official SAT or ACT score report is required. We will accept scores listed on an official high school transcript.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
We strongly recommend that you submit one letter of recommendation from a professor or teaching assistant at your current institution. A College Official's Report is required.

Essay(s) required:
A well-crafted personal statement explaining your interest in Notre Dame, your academic and professional goals, and how transferring to Notre Dame can help you achieve them is required.

Application Fee:
There is a $65 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Course descriptions for each course taken. Please do not send course catalogs. Science & Engineering require a copy of the course syllabus from each course. The College of Arts and Letters strongly encourages syllabi in addition to descriptions.

Fall Deadline:
April 15

Spring Deadline:
November 1

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 425

Transfers Accepted: 156

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 37%

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Notre Dame administers financial aid resources from institutional, private, federal, and state student aid programs. Transfer students who follow the appropriate annual financial aid application procedures will be considered for all aid programs.

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