ND by the Numbers

Founded 1842
Location On 1,250 acres in Notre Dame, Indiana, just north of South Bend, Indiana, and 90 miles east of Chicago
Rankings Ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Barron’s Top 50, to name a few
Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
History Founded by Edward F. Sorin, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame’s student body is 83 percent Catholic; however, people from all faith traditions are welcome.
Academic programs 74 bachelor’s degree programs across four colleges and one school, as well as graduate and professional degree programs
Service 80 percent of Notre Dame students engage in service during their four years here.
Study Abroad Over 40 international study programs in over 20 countries; more than half of Notre Dame students study abroad
Student Body 11,931 students (8,453 undergraduates and 3,478 graduate and professional students) from all 50 states and 70 other countries
Athletics 13 men’s varsity teams, 13 women’s varsity teams, and a wide range of intramurals and club sports
Student Life More than 350 student clubs and organizations
Financial aid Through a combination of scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study opportunities, Notre Dame meets every student’s demonstrated financial need. Nearly 75 percent of Notre Dame students receive financial aid. The average amount of University scholarship offered to freshmen students who demonstrated financial need for 2012-2013 was $30,000.