Notre Dame Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for University of Notre Dame
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Notre Dame ? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,595 out of 18,157 applicants or 20% were admitted making Notre Dame a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Of those applicants which were admitted, 56% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Notre Dame is a prized outcome for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of Notre Dame
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 710
SAT Composite 25th 1410
SAT Scores for University of Notre Dame
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 770
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1550
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Notre Dame?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1410 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1340. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1480 out of 1600. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Notre Dame admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1550 and Above Good >30%
1480 to 1550 Avg + 20%-30%
1410 to 1480 Avg - 13%-20%
1340 to 1410 Reach 8%-13%
Less than 1340 Low <8%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of Notre Dame
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 32
ACT Scores for University of Notre Dame
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 34
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Notre Dame ?

Admission data indicates that Notre Dame regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 31 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Notre Dame.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Notre Dame admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >30%
33 to 34 Avg + 20%-30%
32 to 33 Avg - 13%-20%
31 to 32 Reach 8%-13%
Less than 31 Low <8%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of Notre Dame has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

University of Notre Dame admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,159 8,998 18,157
Accepted 1,724 1,871 3,595
Acceptance Rate 19% 21% 20%
Enrolled 938 1,069 2,007
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 54% 57% 56%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Notre Dame and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Notre Dame Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Notre Dame
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152080 IPEDS survey data for University of Notre Dame.

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