University of Notre Dame

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,046
4.09% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$30,536
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.735%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
15.8%
22,200 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,683
97.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
97%
1,946 Graduates

About

University of Notre Dame is a higher education institution located in St. Joseph County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Notre Dame were General Finance (218 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (202 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (181 degrees).

In 2019, 4,205 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Notre Dame. 45.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,796 degrees), 7.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (382 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Notre Dame is $55,046, which is $26,546 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Notre Dame is $55,046, which is $26,546 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,536.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,046
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Notre Dame was $55,046. The cost of tuition at University of Notre Dame is $26,546 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$30,536
2019 Value
1.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Notre Dame had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,536. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Notre Dame grew by 1.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,410
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Notre Dame was of $15,410 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Notre Dame received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.735%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Notre Dame was 0.735%, which represents 12 out of the 1633 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Notre Dame received 22,200 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.98% annual growth. Out of those 22,200 applicants, 3,515 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 15.8% acceptance rate.

There were 12,683 students enrolled at University of Notre Dame in 2019, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Notre Dame has an overall enrollment yield of 58.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

15.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,515
Accepted Out of 22,200

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Notre Dame was 15.8% (3,515 admissions from 22,200 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 17.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.98%, while admissions declined by −2.58%.

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage
859
Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at University of Notre Dame in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Notre Dame has a total enrollment of 12,683 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Notre Dame is 12,403 students and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at University of Notre Dame are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Notre Dame, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.4% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.71% Two or More Races, 4.52% Asian, 3.23% Black or African American, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0788% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Notre Dame in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36%), followed by White Female (31.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.7%), followed by White Female (23.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Notre Dame, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,683 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Notre Dame is 12,403 and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at University of Notre Dame are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Notre Dame was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Notre Dame had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,040
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,304
  3. Two or More Races
    598

The enrolled student population at University of Notre Dame is 63.4% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.71% Two or More Races, 4.52% Asian, 3.23% Black or African American, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0788% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 181 students (1.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 361 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Notre Dame. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Notre Dame is white (2,796 degrees awarded). There were 7.32 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (382 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Notre Dame is General Finance (218 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (202 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (181 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Notre Dame, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (156 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (149 degrees), and Math & Statistics (185 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Notre Dame are Clergy (116,994 people), Postsecondary teachers (96,780 people), Secondary school teachers (83,358 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (68,331 people), and Software developers (67,764 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Notre Dame are Theology (156 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (149 degrees), Math & Statistics (185 degrees), Legal (219 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (48 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Notre Dame are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Notre Dame are Theology (156 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (149 degrees), Math & Statistics (185 degrees), Legal (219 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (48 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Notre Dame are Elementary & secondary schools (199,559 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (156,755 people), Religious organizations (129,006 people), Computer Systems Design (95,809 people), and Legal services (62,090 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Notre Dame are Theology (156 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (149 degrees), Math & Statistics (185 degrees), Legal (219 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (48 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Notre Dame.
Most Common
  1. 218 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 202 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 181 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Notre Dame was General Finance with 218 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,283
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,922
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,283 degrees were awarded to men at University of Notre Dame, which is 1.19 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,922).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 192 degrees were awarded to men at University of Notre Dame in General Finance, which is 3.56 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 105 degrees were awarded to women at University of Notre Dame in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.04 times more than the 101 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%
100% Completion Time
95%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 90% of students graduating from University of Notre Dame completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Notre Dame is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.719% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,796 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    382 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    191 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Notre Dame is white (2,796 degrees awarded). There were 7.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (382 degrees).

0.832% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,569 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,227 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    196 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Notre Dame is white male (1,569 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,227 degrees).

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Operations

University of Notre Dame has an endowment valued at nearly $11.6B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $806M (6.97%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Notre Dame had a total salary expenditure of $1.35B. University of Notre Dame employs 419 Professors, 317 No academic ranks, and 281 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Notre Dame are Male Professors (347), Male Associate professors(182), and Male No academic ranks (181).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Notre Dame are: Service, with 1057 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 883 employees, and Management with 597 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.6B
2019 Endowment
4.53%
growth from 2018

University of Notre Dame has an endowment valued at about $11.6B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Notre Dame grew 4.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.3B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $113M - Federal
  2. $892k - State
  3. $62k - Local

As of 2019, University of Notre Dame received $113M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $892k from state grants and contracts, and $62k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$564M
2019 Salaries
7.98%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Notre Dame paid a median of $564M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.35B) and a 7.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.6% growth from 2017 and a 4.78% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$166M
Instructional Salaries
1,215
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Notre Dame paid a total of $166M to 1,215 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
419 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1057 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Notre Dame were Professor with 419 employees; No academic rank with 317 employees; and No academic rank with 281 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Notre Dame were Service with 1,057 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 883 employees; and Management with 597 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male No academic rank

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Notre Dame was Male Professor with 347 employees, Male Associate professor with 182 employees, and Male No academic rank with 181 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Notre Dame.

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