University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States

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Private, coeducational, Research ; Suburban: 1,250 acres

The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame /ˌnoʊtərˈdeɪm/ NOH-tər-DAYM) is a Catholic research university located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, in the United States. In French, Notre Dame du Lac means "Our Lady of the Lake" and refers to the university's patron saint, the Virgin Mary. The main campus covers 1,250 acres (5,100,000 m2) in a suburban setting and it contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome, the "Word of Life" mural (commonly known as Touchdown Jesus), and the Basilica. The school was founded on November 26, 1842 by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, who was also its first president, as an all-male institution on land donated by the Bishop of Vincennes (Indiana). Today, many Holy Cross priests continue to work for the university, including the president of the university.

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Motto: Life, Sweetness, Hope

Endowment: $10.4 billion

Administrative staff: 1,241

Students: 12,179

Undergraduates: 8,448

Postgraduates: 3,731

Male students 56 : 44 Female students

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