Reach Higher

Discover the programs, faculty and capabilities of a world-class research institution.

Creative intellectuals wanted.

Notre Dame: home of the creative intellectual, the bold and the ethical, the restless seekers of social justice.

We have created an academic culture that has earned us a place among the nation's top 25 institutions of higher learning in the country, according to surveys from U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Time, Kiplinger's Report and others.

99% of Student Return

98% of students return for their second year (one of the highest rates in the country).

Calendar

95% of students graduate on time, one of the highest graduation rates in the nation.

Jobs

98% of graduates are traditionally placed in careers, graduate schools, or service opportunities within six months of graduation.

Your first year is for finding your way.

During First Year of Studies, you will familiarize yourself with the academic opportunities available at Notre Dame - from research and study abroad to service learning and cultural events on campus. In the process, you'll cultivate your curiosity, explore your passions, and develop habits of heart and mind that will ensure you succeed, no matter what path you take in life.

Learn about First Year Studies

Majors and Schools

You have over 70 paths to a bachelor degree. Choose one (or two).

  • College of Arts and Letters

  • College of Engineering

  • Mendoza College of Business

  • College of Science

  • School of Architecture

The transmission of wireless messages, the aerodynamics of glider flight, and the formula for synthetic rubber - just a few things that Notre Dame researchers have given the world.

Learn about Research at Notre Dame

OVER One-Third of Notre Dame undergraduates conduct research before they graduate.

Their projects are as diverse as their interests, ranging from the intersection of science and religion to fighting factory farm pollution, but all our student researchers have a few things in common: intellectual curiosity and a passion for improving the world.

Student in radiation laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy-supported Radiation Laboratory on campus has given Notre Dame the largest concentration of radiation chemists in the world, with typically 30 different external institutions represented annually on its research staff. 

Krizmanich Telescope

The Krizmanich Telescope provides undergraduate and graduate students with a cutting-edge astrophysics research experience combined with the convenience of remaining on campus.

Turbine Engine

Notre Dame collaborates with five partners to build the nation’s foremost turbine engine component research and testing facility.

You have burning questions. We give you every opportunity to find the answers.

Our Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) offers hundreds of opportunities for research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

Emily Mediate

Emily Mediate, a 2016 Rhodes Scholar, Emily conducted AIDS research in Uganda, interned in a clinic there, and assessed Ugandan health care facilities.

Christine Joseph

Christine Joseph interned at the Wearable Electronics Applications Research (WEAR) Lab at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

David Weber

David ("Nick") Weber conducted ecological research in the Great Lakes tributaries.

These three faculty members were recently awarded fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities.

At Notre Dame, these types of accolades are more common than you think.

Your professors are at the top of their respective fields, conducting research that is changing the world. For four years, you get to debate and interact with them closely in small classes, connect with them during their office hours, and work alongside them on meaningful research projects.

Julia Douthwaite

Julia Douthwaite

Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Amy Mulligan

Amy Mulligan

Assistant Professor of Irish Language and Literature

Gabriel Said Reynolds

Gabriel Said Reynolds

Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology

24 professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nation's leading learning academy.

SINCE 1999 Notre Dame faculty members have won more fellowships (57) from the National Endowment for the Humanities than any other institution in the country.

10:1 Student to faculty ratio

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91% of the full-time instructional faculty have terminal degrees and doctorates.