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University of Notre Dame Accepts 11.9% to Class of 2027

23/03/20238 minute read
University of Notre Dame Accepts 11.9% to Class of 2027

It was a record-breaking year for the University of Notre Dame. The number of applicants increased by 2% from last year, with 28,351 students submitting their applications to the prestigious university. They broke records again when only 11.9% of the applicants were accepted in the Class of 2027.

Notre Dame reported their regular decision results. The university received a record number of applications for the Class of 2027, a 2% increase from last year’s pool. Of the 28,351 students who applied, 3,399 were admitted to this prestigious university.

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Notre Dame Class of 2027 Acceptance Rate
Number of ApplicationsAccepted StudentsAcceptance Rate
Regular Round Applications17,1881,6989.9%
Restrictive Early Action (REA) Applications11,1631,70115.3%
Total28,351 3,39911.9%

Notre Dame Acceptance Rate for 2027

In total, Notre Dame admitted 3,399 students into their class of 2027, with 1,698 students admitted in the regular decisions round and 1,701 students admitted in the restrictive early action cycle (REA). The number of regular decision applicants increased by 2% over the previous year, and by 25% for the REA cohort.

The incoming class comes from 7,700 high schools, from all 50 states and 143 countries.

Notre Dame Restrictive Early Action Statistics
Class of 2025Class of 2026Class of 2027
Total REA Applicants7,7449,68311,163
Total REA Admissions Rate22%17%15.3%

Notre Dame Admissions Statistics over the Past Three Years

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.

Notre Dame Overall Acceptance Statistics
Class of 2025Class of 2026Class of 2027
Total First-Year Applicants23,63926,50628,351
Admitted Applicants3,4463,4123,399
Overall Admission Rate14.6%12.9%11.9%

How many students apply to Notre Dame each year?

On average, about 26,000 students apply to the University of Notre Dame each year. Ranked #18 by US News, the school’s acceptance rate ranges from about 13%, although it has been lower in recent years.

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Crimson Students Accepted into the University of Notre Dame

Crimson students are getting into the University of Notre Dame! We already have 7+ students reporting their acceptance, with many more on the way! Congratulations to all the Crimson students accepted into the Notre Dame Class of 2027!

How Crimson can Help You get into Notre Dame and other Top Universities

According to US News, the University of Notre Dame ranks #18 in the United States and is one of the top undergraduate teaching schools in the nation. Most college admissions experts agree that the number of students applying to top universities will continue to grow, especially if schools continue making standardized testing optional.

Crimson Education helps thousands of students gain admission to their dream schools. Despite enormous applicant pools and low acceptance rates at top universities, Crimson’s acceptance numbers are increasing! This year, more than 200 of our students were accepted to top universities in the US in the early round alone. Here is a breakdown of Crimson’s early-round numbers.

  • 44+ early admits to the Ivy League with half of these students admitted into the most competitive: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia
  • 6+ early admits to Stanford and MIT
  • 56+ early admits to the US Top 10
  • A combined 20+ early admits to Duke, UChicago, Northwestern, and Johns Hopkins
  • 17 early admits to NYU
  • More than 200 early admits to the US Top 50 universities

If the University of Notre Dame is your dream school, Crimson can help you get there! Our strategists include former Ivy League graduates who can help you put together a solid application that stands out from the crowd! Learn more about our Admissions Support program.

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