Notre Dame SAT Scores and GPA

What are Notre Dame's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into Notre Dame. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Notre Dame, IN

This school is also known as: University of Notre Dame, ND

Notre Dame Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of Notre Dame.


Average SAT: 2140 (New: 1490)

The average SAT score composite at Notre Dame is a 2140 on the old 2400 SAT scale.

On the new 1600 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1490.

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Notre Dame SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1410, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1550.

In other words, a 1410 places you below average, while a 1550 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at Notre Dame, but they really want to see at least a 1410 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math750710780
Reading373539
Writing373539
Composite149014101550

Notre Dame SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)

The 25th percentile SAT score is 2000, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 2280.

In other words, a 2000 places you below average, while a 2280 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at Notre Dame, but they really want to see at least a 2000 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math725680770
Reading705660750
Writing710660760
Composite214020002280

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Average GPA: 4.04

The average GPA at Notre Dame is 4.04. This makes Notre Dame Extremely Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA. This school did not officially report its average GPA, but we've estimated it here using data from over 1,000 schools.)

With a GPA of 4.04, Notre Dame requires you to be at the top of your class. You'll need nearly straight A's in all your classes to compete with other applicants. You should also have taken plenty of AP or IB classes to show your ability to excel in academic challenge.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 4.04, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 21%

The acceptance rate at Notre Dame is 21%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 21 are admitted.

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This means the school is quite selective. If you have strong academic scores, you have a great shot at getting in.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is quite selective, strong academic scores are critical to improving your chances of admission. If you're able to score a 2280 SAT or above, you'll have a very strong chance at getting in. But if you get a 2000 SAT or below, it'll be a steep uphill battle for you to get admitted.



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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Notre Dame, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Notre Dame.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are more selective and have higher scores than Notre Dame. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 1520 2221 34
Princeton University Princeton, NJ 1520 2220 33
Stanford University Stanford, CA 1520 2220 33
Rice University Houston, TX 1510 2200 33
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 1510 2181 32
Brown University Providence, RI 1500 2178 32
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 1500 2160 32

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Notre Dame, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 1490 2150 32
Tufts University Medford, MA 1490 2149 32
Northeastern University Boston, MA 1470 2110 33
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 1450 2085 32
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1450 2080 31
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 1420 1376 30
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 1440 2060 32

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Notre Dame, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Notre Dame is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1440 2050 32
Emory University Atlanta, GA 1430 2046 31
New York University New York, NY 1410 2016 30
Tulane University New Orleans, LA 1410 2005 30
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA 1370 1315 30
University of Maryland College Park, MD 1370 1315 30
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 1370 1947 29

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