Talent Statistics

students walking through the corridor in the Mendoza College of Business

  • #4 among MBA programs that infuse social and environmental impact management into the business school curriculum (Beyond Grey Pinstripes, 2011).
  • Mendoza College of Business is #1 for corporate social responsibility among the top 100 global MBA programs, and # 39 for faculty research (Financial Times, 2011).
  • Notre Dame's graduation rate of 95 percent is exceeded by only Harvard and Princeton.
  • Notre Dame's 95 percent retention rate between the freshman and sophomore years is among the highest in the country, thanks in large part to the University's unique First Year of Studies Program.
  • Hispanic Magazine ranks Notre Dame 16th on its list of the top 25 colleges for Latinos.
  • #1 Undergraduate accountancy program and #6 undergraduate financial management program in the nation (BusinessWeek, 2010).
  • The Notre Dame Executive MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business earned the No. 6 ranking in the Wall Street Journal’s “Best Executive MBA Programs 2010.”
  • Over 50 percent of engineering students participate in the Integrated Engineering and Business Practices program.
  • At 25%, the percentage of women in engineering is at its highest well above the national average of 19%.
  • From 2004 to 2008, industrial design students won 4 International Design Excellence Awards, placing Notre Dame among the Top 5 schools in this regard; an industrial design student also won the Mazda Design Challenge, a nationwide competition asking participants to create a concept for the 2018 Mazda3.
  • Notre Dame is consistently a leader among US News’ Top 25 national universities in the percentage of undergraduates who study abroad, currently ranking second in this group.
  • The University of Notre Dame is the No. 1 undergraduate college for producing CEOs of the 100 largest US financial firms, according to a list compiled by Bloomberg News.
  • Only 3% of Notre Dame Arts & Letters majors are still seeking employment one year after graduation.
  • Over the past decade, Notre Dame has ranked 1st or 2nd among the nation’s Top 20 research universities for the percentage of students who study abroad.
  • Approximately 2/3 of all students in the College of Arts and Letters go abroad to take courses, participate in service, or do original research at more than 40 locations around the world.
  • Notre Dame Law School is rated 22nd by US News & World Report.