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Rank: 30

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, INwww.nd.edu
Although Notre Dame is a Catholic school and requires students to take at least two theology courses, it welcomes students of all faiths. It is highly selective, reporting that almost 90% of its students were in the top 10% of their high school classes. And while the university is best known for its humanities and business programs, it's also strong in the sciences. The pre-med track is especially grueling: The university warns students that it's a challenge to maintain a 3.0 GPA with those courses. About 95% of students finish within six years, meaning Notre Dame has one of the highest graduation rates in MONEY's rankings. Alumni are valued in the job market, reporting early career salaries of about $62,500, according to PayScale. And many go on to celebrated careers: Grads include talk show hosts Regis Philbin and Phil Donahue, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Major League Baseball Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr., and football hall of famer Joe Montana. Notre Dame's Fighting Irish, including the football team, compete in Division I sports; the school has 23 varsity teams in all, and sports are a big part of the university's social life.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$71,100
% of students who get any grants
62%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$28,700
Average price for low-income students
$9,500
admissions
Acceptance rate
19%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1450/34
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
8,664
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
97%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
5%
Average merit grant
$12,919
student success
Graduation rate
95%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$21,500
Average salary within 3 years
$62,500
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
62%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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