All freshmen are required to live on campus for their first year, but 80% of students in the upper classes do decide to stay in the dorms. Made up of 30 buildings and enough room for 6444, the halls are focused on social, religious, and athletic activities. Each has their own mascot, color, charity, event, and nickname.

Notre Dame is well known for its sports program, especially football, and has an athletic team made up of 834 students. The university also has one of the highest athlete graduation rates in the Division I-A Independents. For students who don’t wish to compete on higher levels, intramurals, inter-hall sporting events, Bookstore Basketball, and the recreational facilities are available to all. Take part in history and root on the Fighting Irish!

The university has over 400 clubs and 900 art events, ranging from the student newspaper The Observer to the Entrepreneurship Society to the College Mentors for Kids. The Leadership Institute, Activities Night, Irishenanigans, and Comedy on the Quad are all popular choices as well. Traditions also run deep into the school, from lighting candles at the Grotto to participating in Hip Hop Nights or the Dorm Dance.

In South Bend, the neighboring city to Notre Dame, students can find dozens of shops, restaurants, museums, art and entertainment buildings, cultural sites, and more. Lake Michigan beaches are only an hour away, and Chicago, an hour and a half train ride.

Notre Dame has an extensive library system which is tailored to the different colleges and schools on campus. It contains over three million volumes making it the single largest university library in the world and one of the largest libraries in the United States. Services such as academic/career counseling, placement, and employment are also available to students.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered

Must all students live on campus?

Number of meals per week are provided with the meal plan
Residence halls on campus:
Almuni Hall, Badin Hall, BreenPhillips Hall, Carroll Hall, Cavanaugh Hall, Cripe Street Apartments, Dillon Hall, Duncan Hall, Dunne Hall, Farley Hall, FischerO'HaraGrace Graduate Res, Fisher Hall, Flaherty Hall, Howard Hall, Keenan Hall, Keough Hall, Knott Hall, Lewis Hall, Lyons Hall, McGlinn Hall, Morrissey Manor, Old College, O'Neill Hall, Overlook Apartments, Pangborn Hall, Pasquerilla East Hall, Pasquerilla ROTC Center, Pasquerilla West Hall, Ryan Hall, Siegfried Hall, Sorin Hall, St Edwards Hall, Stanford Hall, University Village Apartments, Walsh Hall, Welsh Family Hall, Zahm Hall

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Division I-A Independents
    Basketball - Atlantic Coast Conference
    Baseball - Atlantic Coast Conference
    Cross Country/Track - Atlantic Coast Conference

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 107 104
Baseball 40
Basketball 14 11
Fencing 35 30
Football 117
Golf 11 8
Ice Hockey 26
Lacrosse 52 31
Rowing 70
Soccer 29 27
Softball 18
Swimming and Diving 33 29
Tennis 13 11
Volleyball 18
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FBS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 477
Female Athletes 357


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$348,294 (10)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$544,837 (10)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

Nearby Restaurants

J W Chen's

Miles From Campus: 0.98
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Mango Cafe

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Toscana Pizza & Pasta

Miles From Campus: 1.2
Thin cracker crust is awesome! Good fresh cheese and ingredients. Cheesy bread is excellent. Small place and the staff is very friendly. Treat yourself.


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This place has really high quality food. The lady that owns the shop also is really nice.


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Nom Nom Pho

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Fiddler's Hearth

Miles From Campus: 1.9
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Cafe Navarre

Miles From Campus: 1.92
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Chicory Cafe

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Oh Mamma's On the Avenue

Miles From Campus: 2.56
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Corndance Tavern

Miles From Campus: 2.65
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Rise' n Roll Bakery

Miles From Campus: 2.67
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Jeannie's House Diner

Miles From Campus: 2.68
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Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House

Miles From Campus: 2.69
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Evil Czech Brewery and Public House

Miles From Campus: 2.96
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Aladdin's Eatery

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Temper Grille

Miles From Campus: 3.98
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West End Bakery

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Miles From Campus: 0.26
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Notre Dame Stadium

Miles From Campus: 0.42
Updated bathrooms, scoreboard, and other things make this stadium amazing. Now if they would only serve beer (And win a championship)

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Miles From Campus: 0.83
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Linebacker Lounge

Miles From Campus: 0.97
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