The University of Notre Dame Announces Regular Decisions for the Class of 2028

Author: Enrollment Division

The University of Notre Dame announces the completion of its comprehensive review of 18,445 Regular Decision (RD) applications for the undergraduate Class of 2028. Following a personalized and thoughtful review process, the University has admitted 1,600 students, while a limited number have been extended an invitation to join the waiting list.

View of the Main Building and Basilica at Notre Dame in the spring.

Continuing Notre Dame’s strong tradition as the leading Catholic global research university, students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, seven U.S. territories, and 137 countries learned of their decisions on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 18:42 (6:42 p.m. ET), a symbolic reference to Notre Dame's founding year in 1842.

Reflecting the University's commitment to academic excellence and holistic education, the RD pool showcases students who stand at the forefront of their classes in a shared dedication to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission, academic preparedness, intellectual curiosity, leadership, and service to others.

Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment, Micki Kidder, remarks on the qualities displayed by the Class of 2028 applicants, noting, "These young leaders are academically impressive and exhibit attributes such as kindness, joy, and resilience—qualities that reflect authentic and inspiring servant leadership."

Admitted students from the Restrictive Early Action and Regular Decision cycles have until May 1 to confirm their enrollment at the University. Notre Dame maintains one of the nation's top yield rates, with 60 percent of those students offered admission last year enrolling at the University.

“We are excited to welcome the Notre Dame Class of 2028 and look forward to celebrating their contributions to our community and the world, ” says Kidder.

Detailed information about the enrolled Class of 2028 will be released in late May 2024.