University of Notre Dame du Lac

Located in South Bend, Indiana, the University of Notre Dame du Lac is a Catholic university enrolling approximately 12,000 students, 8,000 of whom are undergraduates. The university is comprised of five academic colleges and one professional school, and offers 15 master's and 26 doctoral degree programs.

The phrase "Notre Dame du Lac" is French for "Our Lady of the Lake", referring to the Virgin Mary, the patron saint of the university. The institution was originally established in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, as an all-male university. In 1972, the university began accepting female undergraduate students, and now roughly half of its student body are female. As a Catholic institution, the university funds numerous ministries and boasts traditional Catholic architecture throughout its campus.

The university is highly lauded for its School of Architecture, which incorporates the principles of New Classical Architecture and New Urbanism into its teachings on urban planning and traditional architecture.

The university is comprised of five schools and colleges: the College of Science, the School of Architecture, the College of Engineering, the College of Business, and the College of Arts and Letters. Each college offers graduate-level programs and courses. Ph.D. programs are available through the College of Science, the College of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Letters. Master's degree programs are available at all of the schools and colleges. The College of Arts and Letters offers a professional Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program.

The University of Notre Dame du Lac offers a Master of Education program, in cooperation with the Alliance for Catholic Education. Students of this program receive instruction from the university, and then teach in Catholic K-12 schools throughout the Southern region of the U.S. for two school years.

The University of Notre Dame offers executive education programs that are entirely online. Currently, the university of six online professional development certificates. These include the Professional Certificate in Management, Executive Certificate in Leadership, Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management, Executive Certificate in Negotiation, Executive Certificate in Business Administration, Advanced Specialized Certificate in Intercultural Management and Executive Certificate in Transformational Nonprofit Leadership.

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Phone Number: (574) 631-5000
Address: 400 Main Building, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 8,400+ undergrad, 3,500+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 38,027
Out-of-State Tuition $ 38,042
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 10 to 1
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