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University of Notre Dame
View from above of the University of Notre Dame's main building
Motto Vita, Dulcedo, Spes
Established 1842
Type Private, Coeducational
Endowment DecreaseUS$5.5 billion
President Rev. John I. Jenkins
Admin. staff 1241
Students 11,733
Undergraduates 8,371
Postgraduates 3,362
Location Notre Dame, Indiana, United StatesIndianaUnited States
Campus Suburban
Athletics NCAA Division I
Nickname Fighting Irish

The University of Notre Dame (or simply Notre Dame) is a private Catholic university near South Bend, Indiana. It was founded in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Sorin was also the school's first president. In the beginning, it was an all-male school. In 1972 females were admitted. The university has five colleges and one professional school. Notre Dame offers master's degrees and doctoral degrees. The university's undergraduates live on campus in single-gendered residence halls. Alumni are located around the world. The school's athletic teams are known as the Fighting Irish.

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