University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA

Notre Dame, USA

  • 1842

  • 1300

    International Students
  • 5

    No. of Programs
  • 210

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

The University of Notre Dame is a private research university established in 1842. Founded by Edward F. Sorin, the university was under the authority of the Holy Cross priests until 1967. Notre Dame is one of USA’s leading undergraduate teaching universities, also popular for research and scholarship. The university is affiliated to the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (AACU) and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Notre Dame has been ranked among the top 25 institutions of higher education by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and others. It is also counted among the top 10 collegiate workplaces by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Based on a 1,250-acre campus, the University of Notre Dame comprises 33 residence halls, 500+ student clubs and groups, 28 campus eateries, 5 recreation venues. With park-like landscape, remarkable structure and incomparable views, Notre Dame campus is among the most exquisite campuses in the United States. The university has a total of 8 colleges and schools and 75 degree programmes in the fields of arts, science, engineering, architecture, business, global affairs and more. The university has a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio with 90% of the classes constituting fewer than 50 students, making the faculty easily accessible to each student.

Accomplishments & Alumni

With over 1,34,000 alumni, the University of Notre Dame was ranked ninth among the ‘dream schools’ from a parental perspective by The Princeton Review 2015. Notre Dame has produced a number of great athletes who are now part of the NCAA Division I and are known as the ‘Fighting Irish’. In addition, alumni of the university can be across disciplines and fields of work including academia and research, literature and writing, journalism, government and law, business, entertainment, among others. The most popular names to be associated with the university include Ted Adams, Mike Crowley, Salem Abraham, Tony Bill, Austin Swift and many more.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

The University of Notre Dame has around 50 international programmes for undergraduate and graduate students. The presence of the university is recognised in six continents with more than 1,500 students from 100 countries. Around 70% of the undergraduates of the university take part in study abroad programmes. Along with recruitment support and preparing undergraduate and graduate students for lifelong industry readiness, ND hosts recruiters for on-campus placements, events and interviews through Handshake. The university also aims at providing and assisting students in finding opportunities for independent research, service learning, and internships. 

COVID-19 Response

Notre Dame’s safe return to campus plan has been curated in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the state and the United States. It is devoted to ensuring safety and health on campus and delivering world-class learning experience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the latest updates on the ND’s response to the crisis:

  • Fall 2020 classes have begun from August 10 and shall continue without a fall break and conclude before Thanksgiving.
  • There has been phased resumption of face-to-face classes for undergraduate courses from September 2. 
  • All campus buildings are open with certain restrictions in place. 
  • Most undergraduate and graduate students are on campus.
  • There are continued restrictions on events, visitors and travel. 
  • All students, faculty and staff should abide by the public health guidelines of wearing a mask, washing hands, maintaining physical distance and daily health check.


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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556, United States | (574) 631-7505 |

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