About the University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Roman Catholic university located at Notre Dame, Indiana, adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. Since its beginnings, Notre Dame has established itself as one of the premier universities in the country. Admission to the university is highly competitive, with five applicants for each freshman class position. Sixty-nine percent of incoming freshmen were in the top five percent of their high school graduating classes.

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business prepares men and women for careers in business and meaningful, productive lives in service to others and is home to more than 2,200 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate and executive studies. Notre Dame is currently ranked #18 among the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Mendoza College of Business is also ranked among the nation's Best Business Schools of 2019 by U.S. News & World Report.

The source of the university's academic strength is its faculty, which since 1988 has seen the addition of some 500 members and the establishment of more than 200 newly endowed professorships. Notre Dame faculty members have won 29 fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the past eight years, more than for any other university in the nation.

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With 26 NCAA varsity sports programs, including one of the most decorated college football programs in history, Notre Dame has given its students and supporters plenty to cheer about for more than 120 years. The Fighting Irish have won 25 national championships in sports such as football, women’s soccer, fencing, men’s tennis, men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s basketball. Click here for the latest news about the Fighting Irish.


The University of Notre Dame has received a full, 10-year accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

The Mendoza College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. (AACSB International is the primary accrediting association for American schools of business.)

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