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Notre Dame Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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 competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying 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.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Notre Dame and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1410 1550
SAT Reading 700 770
SAT Math 710 780
ACT Composite 32 34
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of Notre Dame has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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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