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University of Notre Dame

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University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame United States

Ranking

# =316QS World University Rankings

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1Undergraduate programs

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19Postgraduate programs

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About University of Notre Dame

Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame is the nation’s leading Catholic research university, providing a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. Rated among the top 20 of all U.S. institutions of higher learning, Notre Dame ranks second nationally in the percentage of students who study abroad and has seen research funding increase from $87 million to $141.5 million in the past decade. The University is organized into four undergraduate colleges — Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business — the School of Architecture, the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Law School and the Graduate School. It is located adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, in a region with a population of more than 300,000, and is widely known for the beauty of its campus, including the Golden Dome of the Main Building, the world’s most recognized university landmark.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to supporting a culture of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor throughout campus, in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world.

Research at Notre Dame has paved the way for new discoveries, unlocked knowledge, and improved technologies. Further, Notre Dame has a long history of research. The aerodynamics of glider flight, the transmissions of wireless messages, and the formulae for synthetic rubber were pioneered at the University. Today, the University supports and encourages innovation in numerous core facilities and resources, as well as in a number of key areas of research, including cancer, environmental change, global health, turbomachinery and propulsion, and many more.

Inspired by the University’s Catholic mission, Notre Dame’s world-class faculty and students together are pursuing globally significant, solutions-oriented research as Notre Dame’s research grows in line with President Rev. John I. Jenkins’ vision: “A great Catholic university for the 21st century, one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.”

About University of Notre Dame

Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame is the nation’s leading Catholic research university, providing a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. Rated among the top 20 of all U.S. institutions of higher learning, Notre Dame ranks second nationally in the percentage of students who study abroad and has seen research funding increase from $87 million to $141.5 million in the past decade. The University is organized into four undergraduate colleges — Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business — the School of Architecture, the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Law School and the Graduate School. It is located adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, in a region with a population of more than 300,000, and is widely known for the beauty of its campus, including the Golden Dome of the Main Building, the world’s most recognized university landmark.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to supporting a culture of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor throughout campus, in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world.

Research at Notre Dame has paved the way for new discoveries, unlocked knowledge, and improved technologies. Further, Notre Dame has a long history of research. The aerodynamics of glider flight, the transmissions of wireless messages, and the formulae for synthetic rubber were pioneered at the University. Today, the University supports and encourages innovation in numerous core facilities and resources, as well as in a number of key areas of research, including cancer, environmental change, global health, turbomachinery and propulsion, and many more.

Inspired by the University’s Catholic mission, Notre Dame’s world-class faculty and students together are pursuing globally significant, solutions-oriented research as Notre Dame’s research grows in line with President Rev. John I. Jenkins’ vision: “A great Catholic university for the 21st century, one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.”

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Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame is the nation’s leading Catholic research university, providing a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. Rated among the top 20 of all U.S. institutions of higher learning, Notre Dame ranks second nationally in the percentage of students who study abroad and has seen research funding increase from $87 million to $141.5 million in the past decade. The University is organized into four undergraduate colleges — Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business — the School of Architecture, the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Law School and the Graduate School. It is located adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, in a region with a population of more than 300,000, and is widely known for the beauty of its campus, including the Golden Dome of the Main Building, the world’s most recognized university landmark.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to supporting a culture of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor throughout campus, in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world.

Research at Notre Dame has paved the way for new discoveries, unlocked knowledge, and improved technologies. Further, Notre Dame has a long history of research. The aerodynamics of glider flight, the transmissions of wireless messages, and the formulae for synthetic rubber were pioneered at the University. Today, the University supports and encourages innovation in numerous core facilities and resources, as well as in a number of key areas of research, including cancer, environmental change, global health, turbomachinery and propulsion, and many more.

Inspired by the University’s Catholic mission, Notre Dame’s world-class faculty and students together are pursuing globally significant, solutions-oriented research as Notre Dame’s research grows in line with President Rev. John I. Jenkins’ vision: “A great Catholic university for the 21st century, one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.”

Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame is the nation’s leading Catholic research university, providing a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. Rated among the top 20 of all U.S. institutions of higher learning, Notre Dame ranks second nationally in the percentage of students who study abroad and has seen research funding increase from $87 million to $141.5 million in the past decade. The University is organized into four undergraduate colleges — Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business — the School of Architecture, the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Law School and the Graduate School. It is located adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, in a region with a population of more than 300,000, and is widely known for the beauty of its campus, including the Golden Dome of the Main Building, the world’s most recognized university landmark.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to supporting a culture of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor throughout campus, in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world.

Research at Notre Dame has paved the way for new discoveries, unlocked knowledge, and improved technologies. Further, Notre Dame has a long history of research. The aerodynamics of glider flight, the transmissions of wireless messages, and the formulae for synthetic rubber were pioneered at the University. Today, the University supports and encourages innovation in numerous core facilities and resources, as well as in a number of key areas of research, including cancer, environmental change, global health, turbomachinery and propulsion, and many more.

Inspired by the University’s Catholic mission, Notre Dame’s world-class faculty and students together are pursuing globally significant, solutions-oriented research as Notre Dame’s research grows in line with President Rev. John I. Jenkins’ vision: “A great Catholic university for the 21st century, one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.”

University information

Bachelor

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7+
1410+
100+

Master

7+
3+
690+
80+
12,854
69%
31%
1,654
34%
66%
1,621
87%
13%

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Rankings & ratings

University of Notre Dame is one of the top universities in Notre Dame, United States. It is ranked #=316 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #235
  • 2014
    #224
  • 2015
    #237
  • 2016
    #=195
  • 2017
    #=203
  • 2018
    #216
  • 2019
    #=212
  • 2020
    #210
  • 2021
    #211
  • 2022
    #222
  • 2023
    #=243
  • 2024
    #=304
  • 2025
    #=316

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