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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 559 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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I’ll try to be more positive about this, but I was hoping to attend ASD if I got an A this week.
CaptainBlood
19:21
did nd do their 'decision made' thing this week? haven't seen anyone mention it today
poookeee
20:59
didnt see decision made on my portal. only updated "Application in Review" date
CaptainBlood
15:03
Okay cool, went UR2 yesterday
CaptainBlood
13:19
Got the UR3 today, we ball
poookeee
14:42
wooo. is UR3 decision made or?
CaptainBlood
15:10
no idea, but i sure hope so!! this is one of my last two i'm waiting to hear from
poookeee
15:37
we ballll good luck
FedLettuce
12:47
I just got decision made
FedLettuce
12:47
Does this mean we will hear back today? Since Good Friday is a university holiday for ND staff and students
CaptainBlood
13:14
Decision made for me as well
anyone from mid december hear back yet
been infucking review since january
FedLettuce
14:49
Just got the acceptance email!
FedLettuce
14:49
I applied mid-December
poookeee
15:15
Just got accepted too!!
poookeee
15:15
Does anyone know why there’s not an option to attend Dkl day on the 5th? Earliest I see is the 12th for asd
Congrats to all mid-December applicants who got accepted (Cries in late November)
@poookeee: is there a third option? I’ll be there on the 5th
poookeee
10:36
@PutThatThingBackWhereItCameFromOrSoHelpMe: yup just saw!! it wasn't showing up when I checked right after my A last week. Im going to the normal spring ASD on the 12th : )
letmeinplease139427
7:03
any wave this week?
Iamthelawstudent
20:20
4.0, 170, waitlisted today. Is it possibly because of my alien status?
Finally UR 2 after all these months, surprised they reviewed it on a Saturday morning but yayy at least
poookeee
9:58
@Iamthelawstudent: i'm an international student too and got in. did you write the supp essays?
Iamthelawstudent
7:01
@poookeee I certainly did. Or maybe I applied a little too late.
I haven't heard anything from this school
poookeee
11:47
@Iamthelawstudent: hm weird. when did you apply?
Is NDLS still sending out waitlist responses this late in the game? Been UR for a while now so just wondering.
Looking at last year and seeing people get acceptances in June and July
UsefulEconomicCaterpillar
14:21
Does anyone have experience calling their admissions office? They're giving the impression that they're swamped right now so I definitely don't want to do anything that counts against my app.. :/
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