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“There are a number of outstanding colleges in this country that offer excellent undergraduate programs. There are a smaller number of institutions that combine brilliant undergraduate education with world-class research. “But there are no universities that have done what Notre Dame
aspires to do: to become a preeminent research University, to offer an unsurpassed undergraduate program, and to infuse both with a religious and moral framework that imbues knowledge with the power to benefit human beings.” — Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. President
HE R E. YOUR QUEST FOR WISDOM BEGINS
YOU CAN NEVER TRULY KNOW YOURSELF UNTIL YOU LOOK WITHIN. Set your own ambitious goals. Choose your own path. And then challenge yourself every step of the way. This is why we encourage you to ask the big, enduring questions, the ones with no easy answers. How do I become my own self? How can my passions help contribute to the greater good? What is my calling? The truth is, a strong education goes beyond simply gaining intellect. It’s your path to wisdom— a deeper exploration of self and a stronger investigation of what it means to succeed and live a life of purpose and fulfillment.
Students come to Notre Dame to learn not only how to think, but also how to live fully. They come to join one of the best academic communities in the world, where they work more like family than classmates. And they come to be part of the only faith-based University in the nation’s top 20. We have always been and will always be a place that makes a profound impact on our students’ lives—and, ultimately, through them, an even greater impact on society. We aren’t simply preparing our students for the world today; we’re preparing them to change the world. We teach them to explore and reflect deeply, to unlock their passions, and embrace what makes them happy. Because, through our students’ quest for wisdom, they learn to lead lives of purpose.
FOR 175 YEARS
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we have been educating and empowering compassionate individuals, following in the footsteps of our inspirational founder, Reverend Edward Sorin, C.S.C., who envisioned the University of Notre Dame as a powerful force for good in this world. We’ve earned Congressional Gold medals, investigated war crimes, produced Nobel Laureates, and we’ve been recognized as thought leaders in aerospace studies, entrepreneurship, global health, and philosophy. Our success isn’t measured by prizes, dollar signs, or accolades, though. It’s measured by how we serve humanity. And as a University, we’ve been part of some of the most important moments of progress in the last two centuries. In 1964, when our beloved former president, Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., joined hands and sang “We Shall Overcome” with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our University president did not know when or if civil rights would be realized in our country. But he knew that progress was necessary—and he devoted himself wholeheartedly to the cause. As Chairman of the Civil Rights Commission and an outspoken advocate for equal treatment of all citizens, Father Hesburgh contributed to some of the greatest social and ethical strides in modern history. The fact that he lived to see civil rights efforts realized through the election of the nation’s first AfricanAmerican president is proof that making strides starts with taking a stand. This same devotion to progress is expressed at Notre Dame every day— in ways big and small, on-campus and off, by faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Despite our many points of view, we all share a common purpose.
L E AV E N O P R E S U M P T I O N
AS A NOTRE DAME STUDENT, YOU’LL EMBARK ON AN ACADEMIC JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY. YOU’LL SET FORTH TO EXPLORE YOUR EVERY I N T E R E S T, P A S S I O N, A N D C A L L I N G A N D YOU’LL BE GIVEN EVERY CHANCE YOU NEED TO PURSUE WISDOM AND PURPOSE.
Our value system challenges us to think about important issues from every angle. We encourage soul-searching, promote scholarly development in and out of class, and place an emphasis on academic freedom and research as integral for advancing human understanding. From day one, we equip our students with the powers of discernment—providing an ethical foundation that’s as solid as the educational one, and preparing leaders with a solid moral compass for the future.
Every student’s education features a core curriculum as a common foundation that’s rooted in Catholic liberal arts education. It offers every student the knowledge, experience, and confidence they’ll need to lead a fulfilling life in any career, any position of leadership, and any endeavor. You’ll push yourself, test yourself, and make the kind of progress that leads to a life of critical thinking and creative problem-solving. You’ll become comfortable with being uncomfortable. At Notre Dame, we know callings outweigh careers. That’s why we provide an abundance of resources and opportunities, stronger connections, and a profoundly supportive community. Visit nd.edu/academics to learn more.
JULIO SALAZAR '20 POLITICAL SCIENCE Some people attend college to get a job. Julio came to shape entire communities. As an immigrant from Mexico, he’s always been passionate about making a difference for families like his. At Notre Dame, he was able to challenge notions of immigration reform and education policy. This led to five internships, like one at CBS News and one at TN Score. Going beyond the classroom showed Julio how to become a leader, drive change, and solve some of the greatest challenges that face immigrants and young people today.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
WHER E I D EA M EETS
The liberal arts are the heart of a Notre Dame education, and the College of Arts and Letters is the place to study everything in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. We inspire innovation through interdisciplinary learning, exploration of languages and cultures, and the pursuit of groundbreaking ideas. From conducting archaeological digs and making original films to translating medieval texts and analyzing the economic impact of social programs, our students engage in hands-on learning and in-depth research with some of the brightest minds in their fields. Along the way, they’re building valuable skills that will allow them to apply their knowledge to their communities, as well as the world.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
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Irish Language and Literature Italian Studies Japanese Mathematics Medieval Studies Music Neuroscience and Behavior Philosophy Philosophy and Theology Political Science Program of Liberal Studies Psychology Romance Languages and Literatures Russian Sociology Spanish Studio Art Theology
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Pre-Health Business Economics Catholic Social Tradition Collaborative Innovation Computing and Digital Technologies Education, Schooling, and Society Hesburgh Program in Public Service Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy Latino Studies Peace Studies Poverty Studies Science, Technology, and Values For a full list of majors and minors, visit al.nd.edu.
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Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Biochemistry Biological Sciences Chemistry Environmental Sciences Mathematics Neuroscience and Behavior Physics Physics in Medicine Preprofessional Studies Science—Business Science—Computing Science—Education Statistics
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Center for Astrophysics Center for Mathematics Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center for Zebrafish Research DNA Learning Center Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research Center Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility Molecular Structure Facility Radiation Research Laboratory University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center East and West
For more information about majors, minors, and resources, visit science.nd.edu.
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From our founding, Notre Dame has been at the forefront of scientific thought. More than 100 years ago, our research led to the creation of synthetic rubber. Today, we work with the people of Tanzania to stop power outages with locally maintainable power generators or “gravity lights.” Our coursework is designed to pique your curiosity in the scientific disciplines, while encouraging you to place this knowledge in context, through coursework in social science and the humanities, and by engaging in scientific research, both on campus and in the field. One of the greatest benefits of our Catholic heritage is a constant wonder and reverence for the natural world. Here, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded, innovative thinkers who share your passion.
E VA N I K L I N S K A ' 1 7 PREPROFESSIONAL STUDIES A gifted leader in and out of the classroom, Eva exemplifies what it means to be a Notre Dame student in pursuit of bold dreams. Focused on becoming a physician, Eva followed her heart and became involved in everything about which she is passionate. From fencing to volunteering at the Sister Maura Brannick Health Center in South Bend, to researching Arctic environments in Alaska and working with the blind in Poland, Eva’s experiences show the incredible impact you can have on the world through science and service.
MENDOZA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
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Ten years before the Wright brothers’ first flight, Notre Dame engineering professor Albert Zahm was conducting aerospace experiments on campus and organizing the first International Aeronautic Conference in Chicago. Today, the engineering program continues to inspire and prepare engineering students to help inform the future of engineering. We teach you to think like an engineer, considering your work from many angles. We help you work like an engineer through service-learning projects and internships. Upper-level coursework and a capstone research seminar will give you the opportunity to collaborate with your classmates as you design and execute solutions to real-life problems.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
C L A I R E N AU M A N ' 2 0 ENVIRONMENTAL ENG I NE E RI NG For Claire, engineering is all about serving people. That’s what drew her to tutoring, serving as co-president of Engineers Without Borders, and running a website for aspiring engineers called Engineer for the Soul. She is inspired and propelled by the strong ties between her faith and the study of climate change, food security, and sustainable energy. She’s gained experience through managing large projects, working with communities in Cameroon, and conducting industry interviews for her website. Claire can’t imagine doing anything other than working to solve these great challenges of our time.
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Aerospace Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Earth Sciences Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Bioengineering Computational Engineering Energy Engineering Energy Studies Environmental Earth Sciences Engineering Corporate Practice. Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems
Computational Engineering Design & Manufacturing Biosystems Cybersecurity For a full list of majors and minors, visit engineering.nd.edu.
Accountancy Business Analytics Finance Information Technology Management Management Consulting Marketing
PIERRE BYRNE '20 M A N AG E M E N T C O N S U LT I N G Imagine that your interest in marketing leads to a trip to New York City to pitch strategy ideas to top executives at Hearst Magazines—while you’re still in college. That’s exactly what happened to Pierre and his team, thanks to the innovative professors and curriculum that exposed him to different facets of business. He says it’s this full immersion in practical projects, mentorship, and real-world scenarios that’s laid the groundwork for a meaningful life of leadership, innovation, and action.
WHERE GOOD MANAGEMENT HAS A WHOLE
The Mendoza College of Business fosters academic excellence while promoting business as a force for good in society. A leader in values-based education, with the message of Ask More of Business™ , the College offers innovative coursework that integrates real-life case studies, a faculty renowned for teaching and research, international study opportunities, and interactions with some of the foremost business thought leaders. Mendoza students gain not only a deep understanding of business fundamentals, but also the knowledge and skills critical for today’s global workplace, from international finance and data analytics to innovation and brand management. Our graduates have carved out successful career paths in diverse industries, with a continuous vision for making a difference in their organizations, in their communities, and for the greater good.
FRO M SKETC H TO
As the only American program that includes a full year of academic study in Rome’s historic center, the School of Architecture brings together a unique combination of classical training, hands-on exploration, and real-world experience. Our five-year professional degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and requires students to learn hand-drawing and drafting skills, while also studying architecture through formal ordering, traditional construction, and architectural history. In Rome, students explore the Eternal City, one of the greatest examples of architecture and urbanism in the world. Learn to consider the culture, history, and community impact of a given structure and graduate prepared to practice both traditional and nontraditional forms of architecture.
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
RA N DI MCQU E E N '1 8 A RCHITECT U RE AND F R E NC H Like most architecture students, one of Randi’s favorite opportunities has been studying classical architecture in Rome. And in her case, that’s because it gave her the necessary experience to earn grants from the Nanovic Institute so she could live, work, and study in Paris. There, she conducted two research projects and worked as an intern with the firm ARCAS on urban development projects. Randi not only enjoyed living the life of a practicing French architect, but she even got to design some buildings for communities in France—work she plans to continue after graduation.
Architecture (5 years)
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ur faculty are novelists and electrical engineers, poets and cancer researchers, lawyers and architects, international nonprofit leaders and influential philosophers. Across every college, school, and program, you will encounter professors known to be top minds in their respective fields—all pushing and challenging and inspiring you to ultimately rise to that same level. For example, our faculty in the College of Arts and Letters have been awarded more than 61 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships since 1999—more than all other U.S. private universities in that time period. In the labs, classrooms, hallways and paths, and all across the world on service trips and in our study abroad destinations, you’ll benefit immensely from their thoughtful mentorship and advice and from their rare, supportive, and dedicated mindset.
Architectural Practice and Enterprise Furniture Design Preservation and Restoration To learn more about our program, visit architecture.nd.edu. (THE REV.) HUGH R. PAGE, JR., PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY AND AFRICANA STUDIES, DEAN OF FIRST YEAR OF STUDIES, AND VICE PRESIDENT AND ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR UNDERGRADUATE AFFAIRS. BEGINNING IN THE FIRST YEAR OF STUDIES, EVERY ONE OF OUR STUDENTS IS ASSIGNED A DEDICATED FACULTY ADVISOR FOR SUPPORT WITH EVERYTHING FROM CLASS SCHEDULING TO ACADEMIC COUNSELING.
There Is Always Something
Evolutionary Thought, Revolutionary Resources Whether it’s architecture students studying ancient achievements in Rome, Arts and Letters students researching quantitative psychology on campus, engineers working on energy conversion in the clean room at the Center for Nano Science and Technology, or business students working with local inventors at Innovation Park or in South Bend at Ignition Park, we give creative minds the opportunity to work with the most state-of-the-art resources and facilities available today.
J O R DA N H A L L OF SCIENCE The largest academic building on campus devoted to educating undergraduates, the Jordan Hall of Science features some of the most advanced scientific and educational teaching equipment available, including the Digital Visualization Theater.
L A B O R AT O R I E S Access state-of-the-art facilities at Jordan Hall of Science through our forty chemistry, biology, and physics labs, and engage in multidisciplinary study in adjoining spaces.
To Be Discovered
e believe there’s always something bigger than us, something just beyond our understanding, and we’re here to find it. To reach deep, solve the most pressing problems, and use our findings for the good of the world. We encourage innovation throughout all of our more-than-twenty labs and facilities. And our faculty provide personalized support for students engaged in every area of research, including cancer, environmental change, alternative energy, genomics, global health, network science, and many more. In class, and through services like the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), we give our students countless opportunities for independent and collaborative research, both on
and off campus. From developing Wii games that help stroke patients, to collecting and studying deep sea core samples, and from publishing your research in the Journal of Science to becoming the first students ever allowed to 3D-scan the Taj Mahal, this is not research for the sake of accolades. This is research for the sake of making a difference in people’s lives. These breakthroughs are born from passion and discovery, driven by both the heart and the mind.
PHOTO ABOVE: AN ENGINEERING STUDENT WORKS IN THE DEVICE FA B R I C AT I O N C L E A N R O O M , L O C AT E D I N T H E S T I N S O N REMICK HALL OF ENGINEERING.
GREENHOUSE Study exotic plants in our four-bay greenhouse, with a series of environmental systems that can be programmed to meet the requirements of individual class projects. O B S E R VAT O R Y On the third floor, observe distant galaxies with our research-class telescope, CCD cameras that isolate distinct light waves, and solar filters that allow you to see the sun in detail. MUSEUM OF BIODIVERSITY AND HERBARIUM Explore our extensive collection of amphibians, fish, birds, mammals, insects, and around 268,000 irreplaceable plants and specimens. D I G I TA L V I S U A L I Z AT I O N T H E AT E R ( D V T ) The 50-foot domed ceiling of the Digital Visualization Theater is used to explore 3D models of complex molecules, the edge of the observable universe, and offers resources for a variety of disciplines.
HERE, YOU’LL ENTER AN OPEN-MINDED ENVIRONMENT THAT WELCOMES ALL RELIGIONS, BELIEFS, IDEAS, AND PERSPECTIVES.
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ounded by the Congregation of Holy Cross as a “powerful means for doing good in this world,” our Catholic mission is as much an intellectual pursuit as a spiritual journey. We are home to an academic culture that encourages the pursuit of truth for its own sake, where a diversity of beliefs and perspectives contribute to the larger conversation. Classrooms and labs are the stages for discussion, debate, inquiry—and, ultimately, a dialogue between faith and reason across disciplines. Our dedication to this mission guides our every action. It means we have our one overarching goal
in mind always: to be a force for good in the world. As a Notre Dame student, you become part of this mission and all that you learn— the research you conduct, the internships, the study abroad—shapes who you are as a person. Whether you’re building bridges in South America, researching the human genome, or filming a documentary about criminal justice issues (all things our students have done, by the way), the aim is clear. Your academic experience at Notre Dame will inspire in you a human solidarity and concern for the common good that bears fruit as learning becomes service to justice.
We understand that discovering your faith is an intensely personal experience—one that will help you discover your role in society, live out your passion, and engage empathetically with others. On campus, you’ll find 58 chapels, and throughout the South Bend community, we have strong relationships with a wide range of other faith leaders ready to welcome you with open arms. We encourage you to learn deeply about yourself through reflection, discovery, and experience, and we provide a quiet presence of support so that you are never alone in your journey.
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Campus Ministry At Notre Dame, we support everyone’s spiritual journey, encouraging you to learn about yourself through discernment, reflection, and experience. We have one of the largest Campus Ministry organizations in the country, which means there’s always an event, program, or trip for you to take part in. Whether you pop into our offices, stop by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart for Mass, or take a quiet moment at the Grotto on your way back to your residence hall, you’ll find a built-in support system here. And with organizations like multifaith clubs, we make sure you have every resource you need to help you grow in your spirituality and resolve.
IS IN YOUR BEST I N V E S T M E N T
YOUR NOTRE DAME EDUCATION HAS IMMENSE VALUE. From the resources and faculty on campus to the support of a committed network of alumni, our students are forever touched by their Notre Dame experience. And sure, we’re well known around the world for graduating incredibly insightful and innovative students. But what does that mean for you as someone thinking about the cost of college? We work with students and families to help them understand financing options and everything that’s offered through financial aid. We’re committed to making sure all admitted students can embark on their journey here, and we also equip you for profound success and fulfillment after graduation. This shared investment allows us to offer the same transformative experience we’ve become known for to every one of our students and the generations to follow. At Notre Dame, you can trust that your returns will far outweigh your investment. You’ll benefit from our spirit of self-discovery, gain priceless academic knowledge from faculty who care about your progress, adopt a keen global awareness, and you’ll join one of the most influential alumni communities in the world.
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PARENT INCOME RANGES
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TRUST IN YOURSELF. BELIEVE IN EACH OTHER. At the University of Notre Dame, we are inspired, driven, united, and defined by our beliefs. We trust in each other, we have faith in a greater purpose for us all, and we are ignited by our convictions. We know hard work, reflection, and ethical action will bring both a deep sense of personal fulfillment and a better world for everyone. We believe there is always a smarter way to lead, to understand, to guide, to serve, to innovate, and to live.
WE KEEP TREASURED TRADITIONS, AND WE EMBRACE CHANGE. WE ARE DEDICATED TO KNOWLEDGE AND TO UNEXPECTED ANSWERS. WE MOVE, INFLUENCE, DISCOVER, AND SHARE IN THE NAME OF TRUTH. WE STAND FOR PRINCIPLES, VALUES, AND A STRONG SENSE OF CHARACTER. WE HAVE YOUR BACK, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.
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