America’s Top Colleges: University of Notre Dame

This academy is a four-year, private research institute based in Notre Dame, Indiana. Founded in 1842, at first it was a Roman-Catholic institution. Today it has 8,452 undergraduate students and 3,552 graduate students.

The University of Notre Dame’s graduation rate is 96% annually – among the top three nationwide. A member of the university’s engineering faculty, Jerome J. Green (1895-1914), pioneered wireless communication. The current president of the university is Reverend John I. Jenkins.

The academy is organized into five colleges and one professional school. The nine student-run outlets include three newspapers, both a radio and television station, and several magazines and journals. The newspapers have varying publication interests, with The Observer published daily and mainly reporting university and other news.

Student Population: 12,004
Undergraduate Population: 8,452
Student to Faculty Ratioa: 10:01
Total Annual Costc: $55,257
In-State Tuitionc: $41,417
Out-of-State Tuitionc: $41,417
Percent on Financial Aidd: 80.0%
Percent Admittede: 24.0%
SAT Composite Rangef: 1340

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