University of Notre Dame

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About University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame was founded in the mid-19th century as a private Catholic University as well as a research university in South Bend. University of Notre Dame is a model for elite universities in the United States, and is ranked among the top 20 universities in the country. US News and World Report ranked UND as 16th in the nation, and the New York Times awarded the school a five-star academic rating.

Like many traditional universities, the University of Notre Dame, with its strong religious commitments and high society connections, relies on its strong alumni associations and maintains close ties with government and prominent commercial companies. Its alumni include former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, famous writer Nicholas Sparks and so on. The University of Notre Dame has the nation's largest network of alumni, with 275 alumni clubs and 190,000 alumni worldwide. The University has specialized agencies to help previous graduates establish contact. Alumni are active all over the world. Graduates support each other in their lives and careers. They view themselves as permanent extended family members of the university. The endowment fund of the University of Notre Dame is estimated at $11.8 billion USD as of 2017.

University of Notre Dame is ranked number 12 in the 2012 Forbes American University Rankings. In 2013, its Mendoza College of Business won first in US Business Week for the fourth consecutive year of the award. According to The Princeton Review, University of Notre Dame is considered the fifth "dream university", behind only Harvard, Yale and other top world universities. The Wall Street Journal named the University of Notre Dame's EMBA program 6th in the country, and US News and World ranks the university's professors as fourth. The University of Notre Dame's Premedical Science Studies is well-known, with over 80% of students completing their studies at other university medical schools in the United States. The Faculty of Law has a training center in London, and the School of Architecture has a class center in Rome to provide students with an international perspective.

The University of Notre Dame has dozens of disciplines, covering a wide range of fields, including architecture, physiology, biology, biomedical, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, sociology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and so on. The school also includes the Faculty of Arts, Arts, Business Management, Engineering, Architecture, School of Sciences, radiation laboratory, Institute of International Affairs, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Materials Science Laboratory, Anthropology Center for Contemporary Social Studies, Urban Research Institute and other research institutions.

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