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17 DEC 2022
Notre Dame reported their restrictive early action cycle results. The university received a record number of applications for the Class of 2027, a 15% increase from last year’s pool. Of the 11,163 students who applied for early action, 1,701 were admitted to this prestigious university.
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|Class of 2025||Class of 2026||Class of 2027|
|Total ED Applicants||7,744||9,683||11,163|
|Total ED Admissions Rate||22%||17%||15.3%|
In total, Notre Dame admitted 3,412 students into their class of 2026, with 1,737 students admitted in the regular decisions round and 1,675 students admitted in the restrictive early action cycle (REA).
The incoming class comes from 2,198 high schools, including:
The university admitted students from all 50 states and 95 countries, with 18.7% of those students either international students, US students living abroad, or students with dual citizenship.
More than 40% of admits are students of color:
First-generation students made up 14% of admitted students. The school estimates that 20-22% of the admitted class will be Pell Grant recipients, first-generation, or from a family with an annual income below $65,000.
|Number of Applications||Accepted Students||Acceptance Rate|
|Regular Round Applications||16,823||1,737||10%|
|Restrictive Early Action (REA) Applications||9,683||1,675||17%|
Only 3,412 students were accepted into the University of Notre Dame’s class of 2026, with nearly half coming from the early admission round and the other half from the regular admissions round. Following the downward trend in admissions rates, Notre Dame reported its lowest admissions rates.
The University of Notre Dame has seen a staggering 25% increase in applicants over the last few years. Christy Pratt, Notre Dame’s director of undergraduate admissions, believes the increase was likely due to their test-optional policy and that the university was able to hold in-person tours and recruitment events.
“The fact that Notre Dame remained open for in-person instruction during the pandemic has been a great thing for our applicant pool, students and families,” she said. “We were able to start doing information sessions and tours in person beginning in late June of 2021 … that was greatly appreciated by students and families.”
The charts below show the overall acceptance and early decision acceptance statistics over the last three years.
|Class of 2024||Class of 2025||Class of 2026|
|Total First-Year Applicants||21,270||23,639||26,506|
|Overall Admission Rate||16.5%||14.6%||12.9%|
On average, about 21,000 students apply to the University of Notre Dame each year. Ranked #19 by US News, the school’s acceptance rate ranges from about 16-19%, although it has been lower in recent years.
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