Notre Dame Law School

Rank 25 (USNWR 2022)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Law School is a law school located in South Bend, Indiana. The school was ranked 25 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Notre Dame Law School is approximately 182.

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

Admissions email: ndlaw@nd.edu

Admissions phone: 574-631-6627

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Notre Dame Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 162 168 170
GPA 3.52 3.77 3.85
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3694 82
# Admissions offers 647 -
Class size 182 49
% Accepted 17.5% 89
% Yield 27.5% 33

During the 2022 application cycle, 3,694 people applied and 647 were offered admission.

University of Notre Dame has a 1L class size of 182, and yield of 27.51%. 178 out of 647 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.51% 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 3.77. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.52 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.85.

Notre Dame Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 686 applicants for the 2021-2022 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

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Cost of attending Notre Dame Law School

In 2022, tuition was $64,340 and the annual cost of attending was $85,850 (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 $165,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $64,773.

64.8% of law graduates from University of Notre Dame go directly to work for law firms, while 13.4% clerk for a judge. 6.1% of graduates go into public interest.

89.1% 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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Any ND A's care to share when they went UR2?
I went UR about 100 times at NDLS
Crushed that I wasnt in this A wave today.
Congrats to everyone that got in today.
@MrsMorningstar: u got into ND today?
anyone else's date not changed at all?
been on under review since 10/10
been r2 since 11/7 and no movement today
submitted late october and just went UR2 today
it's nice to see they are doing something at least
Still haven't submitted my app. Totally too late?
not too late@
are my chances at notre dame lower since im not catholic
I wouldn't think law schools discriminate like that, right?
Something like 50% of NDLS students are Catholic. Take that as you will
im jewish so we'll see what happens LMAO
@edg2110: we'll be undercover, fam.
I’m catholic and it didn’t work for me 😂
Do you guys think applying in January is too late for ND? I'm planning to re-take and deciding if I should apply now with a lower score or apply later with a higher score.
Not to underscore my 166, I just think I'm capable of higher.
ND wave today?
wheres the evidence for NDLS wave today?
My acceptance came today
@Galleonbat22449: when did you apply?
& did you get scholarship info?
I applied first week of September. They said scholarship info coming within the next few days
My status tracker updated yesterday to decision made and the seat deposit amounts. The email came early this morning
Ah, I applied Nov so Im still sitting at complete
when will ndls release next wave? last one was 18th