Departments, Colleges, and Schools

School of Architecture

Established in 1898
2010 Enrollment: 182 students

College of Arts and Letters

Established in 1842
2010 Enrollment: 2,333 students

Mendoza College of Business

Established in 1921
2011 Enrollment: 1,909 undergraduate, 648 graduate, 2,557 total

College of Engineering

Established in 1873
2010 Enrollment: 937 students

College of Science

Established in 1865
2010 Enrollment: 1,207 students

First Year of Studies

Established in 1962
2010 Enrollment: 2,089 students

The Graduate School

Established in 1918
2010 Enrollment: 2,000 students

The Law School

Established in 1869
2010 Enrollment: 560 students

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Leading Higher Education

Notre Dame established the first programs in law, engineering, and architecture at an American Catholic institution of higher learning.

Notre Dame’ History

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Thinking Critically and Ethically

The Department of Philosophy was ranked 14th in the U.S. in a survey of nearly 200 philosophers, and Notre Dame and Yale were cited as the nation's top two programs for the study of the philosophy of religion.

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Studying the Past

The Institute for Medieval Studies was the first in the United States, and the University also founded the first publication series dedicated specifically to medieval topics.