The University of Notre Dame was founded in November 1842 by Edward F. Sorin, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, a French missionary order. It is located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, the center of a metropolitan area with a population of more than 300,000. Notre Dame has grown from the vision of Father Sorin, who sought to establish a great Catholic university in America, and has remained faithful to both its religious and intellectual traditions. One of America’s leading undergraduate teaching institutions, Notre Dame also has been at the forefront in research and scholarship.

Experience Notre Dame:

  • Attend classes taught by world-renowned professors
  • Experience the unmatched sense of community on campus
  • Participate in student activities in our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Understand the religious and intellectual traditions that are unique to Notre Dame
  • Cultivate your sense and responsibility to be a force for good

Student Testimonials

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“I fell in love with ND´s approach towards studying and life. ND manages to combine the pursuit of human excellence and of people in service of their community like no other place. ” - Ignacio, Spain

“I believe the friendship, knowledge and confidence I have gained at Notre Dame will continuously nurture me for life.” - Yam Ling, Hong Kong

“Being abroad at Notre Dame was an unforgettable experience where I built lifetime friendships, reinforced my faith, grew in the professional and academic scope, and of course as a person.” - Angela, Mexico