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 690 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, Farley Hall, FischerO'HaraGrace Graduate Res, Fisher Hall, Howard Hall, Keenan Hall, Keough Hall, Knott Hall, Lewis Hall, Lyons Hall, McGlinn Hall, Morrissey Manor, Old College, O'Neill Hall, 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 102 106
Baseball 38
Basketball 14 13
Fencing 27 24
Football 119
Golf 10 8
Ice Hockey 26
Lacrosse 51 34
Rowing 66
Soccer 30 30
Softball 18
Swimming and Diving 31 29
Tennis 13 10
Volleyball 15
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 400
Female Athletes 290


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$319,793 (10.5)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$500,255 (10.5)

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

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