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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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14:21
Just got the decision made indication on my status checker. Assuming we will see decisions tomorrow?
Did people get scholarship offers along with an acceptance?
what there a waitlist info session today?
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BlessedAlways
17:13
Do they only release decisions on Fridays?
are people getting decisions today? Seeing some A's trickle in.
@jimbofisher123: I've had decision made on my status checker since yesterday, and the deposit fees showed up today. I'm waiting for an official email, but I think people are updating their decisions based on the deposit changes
@SophisticatedProtectiveSnake: Gotcha. Thank you!
BlessedAlways
13:46
@SophisticatedProtectiveSnake They put your deposit fees before the email? Do you think it's a glitch or a sign of good news?!
BlessedAlways
14:55
@jimbofisher123: anything on your end?
Hoping it’s a sign of good news! People from previous weeks sometimes saw deposit changes prior to an email and sometimes didn’t. I’m Lowkey superstitious though so not trying to think too much about it lol
BlessedAlways
15:14
I definitely get that!! Does the paragraph give you any hint at all? My gosh the suspense is so much lmaoo
Nope, just that a decision is made and that I should hear back soon
BlessedAlways
15:16
Ahh okay okay well I can't wait to hear your good news soon!!
Aww thank you! Best of look to you too!
BlessedAlways
16:37
omg I got the A!!!!!
BlessedAlways
16:37
IM SCREAMING
BlessedAlways
17:44
@SophisticatedProtectiveSnake: We did it!! Congrats!!
BlessedAlways
19:51
NDLS Class of 2027 has a FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147229812986343/
UnnaturalLikeGoat
10:34
ND is ghosting me. App complete 11/30 and nothing since
Same here went complete 11/22 but holding on to hope since a decent amount of people who applied end of November haven't heard back I think.
SpiffySpottedLemur
14:08
I think we're still alright. Looks like there may be a wave tomorrow based on the past few waves
Just got a decision made in my portal so expecting a wave tomorrow morning
@JumpingDolphin: When did you apply? Really hoping by the end of the day I get the same thing.
@Seagulleagle10: Submitted 12/2
GullibleDemonicChimpanzee
13:16
is it phone calls?
I got an email this morning
MeerschaumPipe
14:04
I also got an A today. How soon after do they send out financial information?
TargaryenDragonQueen
16:32
@UnnaturalLikeGoat: I have been waiting on NDLS since 11/30 as well. I am wondering if I should send a LOCI or have someone send them a supplemental letter of rec at this point??? Some January applicants heard back before us and that made me pretty sad.
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