University of Notre Dame is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make University of Notre Dame one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, University of Notre Dame acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2021 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to University of Notre Dame ever to date. For the Class of 2021, 19,565 students applied to University of Notre Dame of which 3,600 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 18.4%. Overall applications increased by 0.3% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 19,499 to 19,565.
For the Class of 2021, 1,470 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 6,020, yielding an early acceptance rate of 24.4%. Early applications increased by 13.1% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 5,321 to 6,020.