The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located at Notre Dame, Indiana, adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. Admission to the University is highly competitive, with five applicants for each freshman class position. Sixty-nine percent of incoming freshmen were in the top 5 percent of their high school graduating classes.
The University is organized into four undergraduate colleges — Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business — the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, 10 major research institutes, more than 40 centers and special programs, and the University Library system. Fall 2004 enrollment was 11,479 students.
The Graduate School, established in 1918, encompasses 43 master's and 22 doctoral degree programs in and among 28 University departments and institutes. The source of the University's academic strength is its faculty, which since 1988 has seen the addition of some 500 members and the establishment of more than 150 new endowed professorships. Notre Dame faculty members have won 17 fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the past five years, more than for any other university in the nation.
Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business prepares men and women for careers in business and meaningful, productive lives in service to others. We're home to more than 2300 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate and executive studies. Dean Carolyn Woo leads a renowned faculty of teachers and scholars. The Mendoza College offers undergraduate degrees in Accountancy, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS) and Marketing. Graduate degree programs include: Master's in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accountancy, and Master of Science in Administration (MSA). The Mendoza College offers an Executive MBA in Chicago and on Notre Dame campus as well as at four distance learning classrooms in the Midwest. Additional non-degree and custom executive education courses are also offered.