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The University of Notre Dame began late on the bitterly cold afternoon of November 26, 1842, when a 28-year-old French priest, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., and seven companions, all of them members of the recently established Congregation of Holy Cross, took possession of 524 snow-covered acres that the Bishop of Vincennes had given them in the Indiana mission fields.


The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake. As a Catholic university, one of its distinctive goals is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.


Phil Friesen

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

This is a first-class institution. We're not Catholic, but since we were in the area and a friend had attended the school, we decided to visit and walk around the campus. The campus itself was absolutely gorgeous. All the buildings blend well together and the architecture is beautiful. We were amazed that one of their libraries is also a museum, where we saw dozens of Rembrandt prints! Who does that?? Notre Dame. People were kind and helpful. We were complete strangers with next to no knowledge of the school beyond their sports teams. The school has real class and we detected no snobbishness.

Denis Ellis

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

If you think you are not good enough for Notre Dame, you now have the motivation to, Go For It, and bring out your hidden self!

Showy Anti-hero

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Their football team is doing better this year, but if the students can't stay and honor the VP, whether they like him or not, is just wrong. They may not like him but they shouldn't have walked out on him. Adults should be mature enough to not do things like that.

Scott Goldstein

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

Terrific university. One would be lucky to go here. The campus is breathtaking.

Porch Fam

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Beautiful University! Very good school. Go Irish!

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