University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame)

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University of Notre Dame can be found in Notre Dame, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled at University of Notre Dame.

The majority of students that got into Notre Dame got an SAT score between 1400 - 1550, or got accepted with an ACT score between 32 - 35. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Notre Dame average GPA ranges from 3.90 to 4 for accepted students. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 20 percent of students who applied are admitted to the school. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Notre Dame acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 16%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Notre Dame Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Notre Dame was reported as 15.8% in Fall 2020 with over 22,200 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Notre Dame ACT Scores: 32 - 35
  • Notre Dame Average GPA: 3.90 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Notre Dame?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Notre Dame is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Notre Dame has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 18.7%
  • 2017-2018: 18.9%
  • 2018-2019: 17.7%
  • 2019-2020: 15.8%
  • Projected Notre Dame Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 16.1%

How Does Notre Dame Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Notre Dame is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana University-South Bend77.7%
University of Chicago6.2%
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne81.4%
Illinois Institute of Technology60.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Notre Dame (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading680 - 760
Math720 - 790
Total Score1400 - 1550
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score32 - 35
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