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Notre Dame Law School

Rank 27 (USNWR 2023)
168
Median LSAT
3.81
Median GPA
24.6%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Notre Dame
  • NOTRE DAME, UNIVERSITY OF
  • ND NDLS

Notre Dame Law School is a law school located in South Bend, Indiana. The school was ranked 27 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Notre Dame Law School is approximately 166.

Admissions website: https://law.nd.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: ndlaw@nd.edu

Admissions phone: 574-631-6627

Can I get into Notre Dame Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Notre Dame Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 163 168 170
GPA 3.65 3.81 3.89
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2917 77
# Admissions offers 717 -
Class size 166 48
% Accepted 24.6% 84
% Yield 21.6% 13

During the 2023 application cycle, 2,917 people applied and 717 were offered admission.

University of Notre Dame has a 1L class size of 166, and yield of 21.62%. 155 out of 717 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 21.62% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Notre Dame has a median LSAT of 168. The 25th percentile LSAT is 162 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 170.

The median GPA is 3.81. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.65 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.89.

Notre Dame Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 565 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Notre Dame Law School cost per year?

$65,436.00
Tuition
85th percentile
$65,436.00
CoA
67.60%
Grads with debt
36th percentile
$123,364.00
Average debt
78th percentile
$110,000.00
Salary, 25th %
94th percentile
$170,000.00
Salary
94th percentile
$61,000.00
PI Salary
62nd percentile
71.70%
Employment rate
81st percentile
91.70%
Bar pass rate
87th percentile

Cost of attending Notre Dame Law School

In 2023, tuition was $65,436 and the annual cost of attending was $65,436 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Notre Dame Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Notre Dame make $170,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $61,000.

62.5% of law graduates from University of Notre Dame go directly to work for law firms, while 12.5% clerk for a judge. 4.8% of graduates go into public interest.

91.7% of University of Notre Dame graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Notre Dame Law School

Founded in 1869, the Notre Dame Law School, embracing equally the wealth of its heritage and a calling to address the needs of the contemporary world, brings together centuries of intellectual and moral tradition, the historic methods and principles of the common law, and a thorough engagement with the reality of today’s legislative, regulatory, and global legal environment. At Notre Dame Law School, students and faculty of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and commitments are encouraged to cultivate both the life of the mind and the wisdom of the heart, to pursue their studies with a passion for the truth, and to dedicate their professional and personal lives to serve the good of all the human family.

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BreezyPermissibleTank
10:54
Omg congrats @hellokitty!!!!
hellokitty98
11:46
Thank you @breezy!!!
hellokitty98
11:46
Switching gears to channel all of my energy into good news for you all. as always, best wishes
BreezyPermissibleTank
11:55
Same to you!! Good luck this fall!!!
holygraildancer
13:10
@hellokitty98: I got in today too!!! See you in south bend!!!
hellokitty98
15:47
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
10:17
Ready for more Notre Dame As this week. The nice thing about being in the same struggle bus as a lot of y’all for months, is that even if/when I don’t get into my reaches…I get the vicarious joy of *oh good, my fellow sufferers got accepted.*
hellokitty98
17:10
Anybody get any good news today??
9:58
Wakey wakey adcomms, release your As I am begging
Any WL movement?
8:16
None since a few (and I mean a FEW, there were more folks I know who got WL interviews then crickets) WL—>As last Friday.
just got an acceptance email but my status checker didn't update. Is this normal? I never wrote a LOCI so im scared its a mistake
AbundantDelicateMacaw
10:47
I'm applying to law schools this fall and ND is one of my top schools. I graduated with a 3.98 and got a 165 on the lsat. Do any of you know how good of a chance I have of being admitted to ND?
probably not
Maybe retake and shoot for 168-170
I think you will be fine you are above the 75% for gpa and between 25%-50% for lsat dont sweat it!
Anybody know when NDLS starts releasing decisions? Been UR2 since 10/16!
[] fancycanary
19:39
Hopefully soon, but this cycle will probably take longer than others...
Why you say that? I am at 8 weeks from complete today but I doubt I will hear anything.
I just had a 4th date change AND my paragraph disappeared. I am below LSAT median and at 75th for GPA. Any sing?
sign*
NDLS is a 169
[] fancycanary
19:52
@BigHideousTiger: What does that mean?
WAVE TODAY?!
[] fancycanary
17:33
Today? (Nov 17th)
Of course I messed up my LSAT again. Going to get a 168 again. Is it even worth it to retake in january? Or will scholarship money be gone by then?
CommonUnbiasedMammoth
17:43
Wave Tomorrow on the 19th anyone?
I'm at 8.5 weeks since complete bro
Can someone chance me 3.3 gpa 158 lsat black female 25 americoprs
Im applying late dec i wanna go t-25 but ugh
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