Incoming Class Profile
Tuition and Financial Support
Law school is a major investment in your future. A Notre Dame legal education will provide training from premier academic faculty, opportunities experiential learning, a dedicated Career Development Office, and membership in one of the strongest alumni networks in the country.
Yet, many students find Notre Dame Law School to be affordable, especially when compared to similar institutions in large cities. Many students live well beneath the maximum amount the budget allows in part because South Bend’s cost of living is quite low. Housing costs are far below what they are in other markets, and can be even easier to manage when sharing housing.
Educating a different kind of lawyer begins with a different kind of application process. While many of the required aspects of your application to Notre Dame's J.D. program are similar to other law schools, the way we review you will feel different. Our application process goes well beyond scores and extracurricular accomplishments, because these alone don’t fully indicate whether you’re up for the challenge of serving the greater good.
Our process is designed to give you the information you need to make an informed decision, and determine if Notre Dame is the best fit for your personal and professional goals. The result of our highly selective admissions process is a small, well-rounded class with a variety of backgrounds and experiences—a class made up of some of the best and brightest candidates in the country.