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Why choose Notre Dame?

  1. Forbes's "America's Top Colleges" ranks Notre Dame 13th among colleges in the United States in 2016.
  2. Notre Dame has a very strong sporting tradition, and the athletic teams are known as the Fighting Irish.
  3. The university has one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States.


Quick Facts:

Location: South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana, USA

City Population: 101,168

University Population: 8,475

Climate: South Bend has a humid continental climate, influenced by Lake Michigan, including lake effect snow in winter and a tendency to moderate temperatures year round.

Nearest Airport: Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Website: https://www.nd.edu/


University of Notre Dame is a private Catholic research institution that was founded in 1842. It is located in South Bend, Indiana, just 100 miles outside of Chicago.

The University of Notre Dame includes twenty seven residence halls , two serene lakes, several large and loud athletic arenas, two gorgeous dining halls, a multitude of classroom buildings, one beautifully Gothic Basilica. The residence halls form the center for social life at Notre Dame. Dances, community service projects, social awareness activities, fundraisers, and athletic events are sponsored by the halls. Legends, an on-campus restaurant and pub, is also a popular spot for watching sporting events.

Notre Dame is accessible by air, train, bus, and car. Members of the community fly on major airlines into Chicago, Indianapolis, or South Bend. They may ride buses and trains from major Midwestern cities to Notre Dame. Many students use bicycles to roam campus in the milder months of the year; however, campus is designed so that students can easily transport themselves on foot.