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University of Notre Dame
NDU-main-building.jpg
View from above of the University of Notre Dame's main building
MottoVita, Dulcedo, Spes
Established1842
TypePrivate, Coeducational
EndowmentDecreaseUS$5.5 billion [1]
PresidentRev. John I. Jenkins
Admin. staff1241[2]
Students11,733[3]
Undergraduates8,371
Postgraduates3,362
LocationNotre Dame, Indiana, United StatesIndianaUnited States
CampusSuburban
AthleticsNCAA Division I
NicknameFighting Irish
Websitewww.nd.edu

The University of Notre Dame (or simply Notre Dame) is a private Catholic university near South Bend, Indiana. It was founded in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Sorin was also the school's first president. In the beginning, it was an all-male school. In 1972 females were admitted. The university has five colleges and one professional school. Notre Dame offers master's degrees and doctoral degrees.[4][5] The university's undergraduates live on campus in single-gendered residence halls. Alumni are located around the world.[6] The school's athletic teams are known as the Fighting Irish.

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