University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a private, non-profit Catholic research university located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, in the United States. The main campus covers 1,250 acres in a suburban setting and it contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome, the "Word of Life" mural, the Notre Dame Stadium, and the Basilica. The school was founded on November 26, 1842, by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, who was also its first president. Notre Dame is consistently recognized as one of the top universities in the world, in particular for its undergraduate education.