The University of Notre Dame admitted 1,400 Early Action applicants who attend 925 different high schools across the globe. In addition, another 800 were deferred to the regular decision admission process to be evaluated for possible admission in March.
Students at Notre Dame are admitted to the University’s First Year of Studies, not to an individual school or college. However, upon application to Notre Dame, all students are asked to make a non-binding indication of the college or school and specific major or discipline in which they intend to major.
Notre Dame’s Early Action program is designed to provide students with the freedom of choosing their college by May 1 (National Candidates’ Reply Date), but also enjoy the convenience of gaining an early evaluation from the Committee on Admissions at Notre Dame.
[From article originally published in Notre Dame Magazine, Autumn 2014, written by Kerry Temple]
My task is easy. Turn on the recorder, set it on the table and cue Don Bishop ’77 by posing occasional questions. He talks; I eat. As I finish my salad, I notice that Don’s sandwich is still untouched. It is past 1 in the afternoon. I have known Don since he was a young Notre Dame admissions counselor in the late 1970s, but I still feel bad he hasn’t taken a bite.…
Notre Dame’s incoming class of 2018 comes to campus from the University’s highest-qualified applicant pool and reflects the Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ efforts to extend and personalize its recruitment process, according to Don Bishop, associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment.
A record number of high-achieving applicants fought for admission to the University this year, illustrating Notre Dame’s increasing selectivity and marking this particular class as “a more qualified pool than ever before.”
In response to the growth of its undergraduate business school, the University of Notre Dame is adopting new admission practices for students interested in enrolling in the Mendoza College of Business. The new policy, which will commence with the fall 2015 first-year class, will cap enrollment at 550 per graduating class. …