University of Notre Dame

english and literature

208th US-News World Ranking

The University of Notre Dame is a private Catholic research university in South Bend, IN. Founded in 1842 by members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame has become one of the nation’s top religiously affiliated schools, combining excellent academics with the Catholic Tradition.

Notre Dame always has been heavily residential, with about four in five undergraduate living on Campus. A Notre Dame education begins with 9 Schools and Colleges – School of Architecture, College of Arts and Letters, Graduate School, First Year of Studies, Mendoza College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Science, The Law School, Keough School of Global Affairs. The University has attracted more than 1200 scholars who are interested in teaching over 12000 students, who knew education is more than what is taught in classrooms and laboratories.

Notre Dame is one of the colleges nationally that is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of students. Meeting each student’s full demonstrated need allows Norte Dame to be more sensitive to a family’s individual situation and assist accomplished students from a wide range of backgrounds. The office of Financial Aid thoroughly reviews each student’s application on an individual basis.

The University of Notre Dame enjoys extraordinary worldwide presence, a good portion of which is mediated through its network of Global Gateways. The current five Global Gateways – located in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London and Rome – provide academic and intellectual hubs where scholars, students and leaders from universities, government, business and community gather topical and enduring relevance. International students and scholars enhance campus diversity and cultural understanding. NDI works to support them in their transition to life in the US.

The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, science, professions and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.

Notable Alumni: Regis Philbin (American media personality, actor, and singer), Condoleezza Rice  (American political scientist and diplomat), Phil Donahue  (American media personality, writer, and film producer)

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As an English major at Notre Dame you ll spend time in small classes reading, analyzing, and discussing fascinating literature. This course, which introduces students to college-level study of literature, is a concurrent prerequisite for the major (i. e. students cannot take a major elective unless they have completed this course or are currently enrolled in it).

High school transcript, Two letters of evaluation one from a guidance counselor and another from a high school teacher in an academic subject area who knows you well,Cummulative Grade point average,Strength of high school College preparatory curriculum

Editor,Assistant,Copyeditor,Journalist,Screenwriting,Critic,Casting,Public relation assistant

1st Jan


The M.A. in Classics program is a rich program offering specialties in Greek and Roman literature, culture, history, linguistics, and archaeology, ranging from Archaic Greek through Late Antiquity. In conversation with programs in Early Christian Studies, the Medieval Institute, Literature, and Philosophy, the program aims to prepare students for further doctoral work in this range of studies.

Three letters of recommendation, Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution, Statement of purpose, Resume

Accountancy,Civil Service,Archaeology,Journalism

15th Jan


The Creative Writing program is a literary immersion program in which students specialize in either prose or poetry and take varied literature courses and electives, as well as workshops in either genre. The program aims to prepare students for lives as writers, artists, educators, and editors through coursework and a range of editorial and teaching opportunities.

Three letters of recommendation, Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution, Statement of purpose, Resume

Greeting card writer,Comic Book Writer,Novelist,Writer,Columnist,Screen writer

2nd Jan


The Graduate Program in English is a highly selective program in which students specialize in historical areas but also pursue interdisciplinary perspectives, with particular interest in critical theory, literature and science, literature and politics, postcolonial and ethnic studies, and gender studies. A nearly 1:1 faculty to graduate student ratio ensures that students receive considerable individual attention as they progress in their course of studies.

Three letters of recommendation, Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution, Statement of purpose, Resume

Editor,Assistant,Copyeditor,Journalist,Screenwriting,Critic,Casting,Public relation assistant

2nd Jan

a) Common Application or Coalition Application

b) $75application fee

c) Official high school transcript or record of academic achievement

d) Two letters of recommendation (Guidance counselor and high school teacher)

e) Official ACT or SAT scores

f) Typical SAT scores (1390-1530), ACT Composite (33-35)

g) Average GPA 3.79

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

i) TOEFL: IBT-100 /IELTS: 7.5 or higher/PTE Academic: 70

j) Acceptance rate: 18.7% (2016)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Bachelors: $55,553

Masters: $49,450

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at the University of Notre Dame is $17,590 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: January 1

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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