University of Notre Dame Top Rankings

The University of Notre Dame is a top private Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. It has been rated among the nation's top 25 institutions of higher learning in surveys conducted by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Time, Kiplinger's and Kaplan/Newsweek.

Notable alumni of the University include: Paul Charron (Former CEO of Liz Claiborne), James Brady (Former president of Jacksonville University), Thomas Lee Judge (Former governor of Montana), Carey Cavanaugh (Former ambassador), Elizabeth Azcona Bocock (Former Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Honduras), Richard V. Allen (Former United States National Security Advisor), Walter J. Kavanaugh (Former senator in the New Jersey state legislature), etc.


- University of Notre Dame is ranked 19th among Tier 1 National Universities in the United States (US News & World Report 2011).

- 23rd in the US News ranking of Best Law Schools 2010.

- The University of Notre Dame MBA Program was ranked 5th in the Aspen Institute’s 2009-10 Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and alternate ranking that indicates the school’s success in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its program.

- Ranked among the nation’s top 25 medium-sized universities (those with undergraduate enrollments between 5,000 and 15,000) producing Peace Corps volunteers (“Peace Corps Top Colleges 2010”).

- University of Notre Dame is ranked 219th in the world by QS World University Rankings™ 2010.

- Ranked 201-302nd internationally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2009).

- Rated 11th Best Values in Private Colleges by (2008).

- 4th for Undergraduate Accounting Programs, and 5th for Graduate Accounting Programs (Public Accounting Report 2007).

- The Washington Monthly ranked the University of Notre Dame 13th nationally in its 2006 edition.

- The Wall Street Journal has cited Notre Dame one of the "New Ivies" in American higher education.

- University of Notre Dame is ranked 1st among U.S. Catholic colleges and universities in the number of undergraduates who have gone on to earn a doctorate since 1920, according to independent studies conducted by Georgetown University and the Delta Epsilon Sigma scholastic honor society.

- Rated 4th in a listing of "dream schools" in a survey of parents by the Princeton Review.

- 16th on the list of top 25 colleges for Latinos (Hispanic Magazine).

- An influential book from Johns Hopkins University Press ranks Notre Dame 6th among 11 rising private research universities.

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