University of Notre Dame

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Main Building © Matthew Rice/cc-by-sa-4.0

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The University of Notre Dame du Lac, known simply as Notre Dame or ND, is a private Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana, outside the city of South Bend. It was founded in 1842 by Edward Sorin. The main campus covers 1,261 acres (510 ha) in a suburban setting; it contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome, the Word of Life mural (commonly known as Touchdown Jesus), Notre Dame Stadium, and the Basilica.

Notre Dame has been recognized as one of the top universities in the United States, in particular for its undergraduate education. The university is organized into seven schools and colleges. The School of Architecture is known for teaching New Classical Architecture and for awarding the annual Driehaus Architecture Prize. The university offers over 50 year-long study programs abroad and over 15 summer programs. Notre Dame’s graduate program has more than 50 master, doctoral and professional degrees offered by the six schools, including the Notre Dame Law School and an MD–PhD program offered in combination with the Indiana University School of Medicine. It maintains a system of libraries, cultural venues, artistic and scientific museums, including the Hesburgh Library and the Snite Museum of Art. The majority of the university’s 8,000 undergraduates live on campus in one of 33 residence halls, each with its own traditions, legacies, events, and intramural sports teams. The university’s approximately 134,000 alumni constitute one of the strongest college alumni networks in the U.S.

© Eccekevin/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hesburgh Library, decorated by the 'Word of Life' mural © Mendaliv/cc-by-sa-3.0 Kylemore Abbey © Textman/cc-by-sa-2.5 Main Building © Matthew Rice/cc-by-sa-4.0 Replica of the Grotto at Lourdes © Michael Fernandes/cc-by-sa-3.0 South Quad, houses many residential halls © Michael Fernandes/cc-by-sa-3.0 Basilica of the Sacred Heart © Michael Fernandes/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Hesburgh Library, decorated by the 'Word of Life' mural © Mendaliv/cc-by-sa-3.0
The university’s athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division I and are known collectively as the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame is known for its football team, which contributed to its rise to prominence on the national stage in the early 20th century; the team, an Independent with no conference affiliation, has accumulated 11 consensus national championships, seven Heisman Trophy winners, 62 members of the College Football Hall of Fame, and 13 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Notre Dame teams in other sports, chiefly in the Atlantic Coast Conference, have accumulated 17 national championships. The Notre Dame Victory March is one of the most famous and recognizable collegiate fight songs.

Notre Dame’s profile grew in the early 20th century, aided by the success of its football team under coach Knute Rockne. Major improvements to the university occurred during the administration of Theodore Hesburgh between 1952 and 1987, as his administration greatly increased the university’s resources, academic programs, and reputation. The university first enrolled women undergraduates in 1972. Since then, the university has seen steady growth, and under the leadership of the next two presidents, Edward Malloy and John I. Jenkins, many infrastructure and research expansions have been completed. Notre Dame’s growth has continued in the 21st century; its $13.8 billion endowment is one of the largest of any U.S. university.

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