Notre Dame Admissions Fall 2022

Applying to Notre Dame in 2022? This is a space for the members of the class of 2026 to post questions, comments or admissions stats and updates.

How do your application stats compare to the students accepted last year? Take a look at the chart below and then share your stats, activities and more.

Notre Dame 2021 Admitted Student Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 90%
Admissions Test Policy Submitting test scores is optional
Applicants Submitting SATs 42%
Applicants Submitting ACTs 58%
Waitlist Yes

A Note on Admissions Data: We get our data from Peterson’s. If some of the numbers look off, this wiki-post allows registered CC members to edit, update, or add useful information, like important dates, deadlines and admissions statistics. If you have updated statistics from a trustworthy source, you are welcome to add it to this post. Just click the Edit button in the lower right corner.

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REA will receive a decision by Dec. 15th…is the actual date posted anywhere? Just wondering if that date has been released yet or will be released prior to the actual release of decisions.


Can someone tell me how many letters of recommendation are accepted by admissions?

I found this posted from another parent on a different CC post so, following ND Admissions on Instagram might be a good way to find out the release date: “Based on Instagram, last year they announced on 12/9 that REA decisions would be released on 12/16 (at 18:42). Good luck!”




Is there a particular reason it’s at “42” minutes? A biblical reference perhaps? Or the many different mathematical patterns containing the number 42?

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1842 (year)

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The university was founded in 1842.

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Good luck everyone! My son is a freshman and loves it!


8 minutes for the results.

If anyone has received a Gateway offer, we started a thread if you wanna join us!

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Deferred and now rejected. On to a college that loves her back!

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Deferred and now waitlisted. Anyone else waitlisted? My daughter is to upset to talk clearly about so I’m trying to learn as she mentioned something about top 100. Thx.


DS22 Waitlisted. Need to confirm waitlist interest/LOCI by April 15, with notifications in May-June.

3000 were waitlisted and they don’t rank it

3000…wow that’s a large waitlist. Thanks

No problem. They posted this on the admissions website.

D was waitlisted after being deferred in Dec. Good ECs, high GPA/class ranking at a Catholic HS and 1510/34. Got accepted into UVA OOS a couple of weeks ago and that looks most likely landing spot. So she’s not too bummed - more annoyed. Congrats to those that got in.

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Totally understand feeling annoyed. We are perplexed by it all. Deferred and then rejected. Legacy, 35 ACT first try, perfect GPA, tons of APs and ECs. Guess it wasn’t mean to be. She has already moved on actually (weeks ago!) but it is still a head scratcher for me. Best of luck!