University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a private Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana, outside the city of South Bend. It was founded in 1842 by Edward Sorin. The main campus covers 1,261 acres and contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome, the Word of Life mural, Notre Dame Stadium, and the Basilica. The majority of the university’s 8,000 undergraduates live on campus in one of 31 residence halls.
About University of Notre Dame in brief
The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a private Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana, outside the city of South Bend. It was founded in 1842 by Edward Sorin. The main campus covers 1,261 acres and contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome, the Word of Life mural, Notre Dame Stadium, and the Basilica. Notre Dame is known for its football team, which contributed to its rise to prominence on the national stage in the early 20th century. The university offers over 50 year-long study programs abroad and over 15 summer programs. It maintains a system of libraries, cultural venues, artistic and scientific museums, including the Hesburgh Library and the Snite Museum of Art. The majority of the university’s 8,000 undergraduates live on campus in one of 31 residence halls, each with its own traditions, legacies, events, and intramural sports teams. Its approximately 134,000 alumni constitute one of the strongest college alumni networks in the U.S. Notre Dame’s USD 13.8 billion endowment is one the largest of any U. S. university. The school’s athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division I and are known collectively as the Fighting Irish. Because the university was originally all-male, the female-only Saint Mary’s College was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross near Notre Dame in 1844. In 1844, the school received its official college charter from the Indiana General Assembly. Under the charter the school is officially named the University of ND du Lac.
It is now known as Notre Dame University, or ND, after the Notre Dame de la Hailandière, the Bishop of Vincennes, Célestin Guynemer of the Congregation of Holy Cross, on the condition that he build a college in two years. The Notre Dame Victory March is one ofthe most famous and recognizable collegiate fight songs. It is also known as the “Notre Dame Fighting Irish” because of the team’s 11 consensus national championships, seven Heisman Trophy winners, and 13 of the College Football Hall of Fame. The School of Architecture is known for teaching New Classical Architecture and for awarding the annual Driehaus Architecture Prize. It has more than 50 master, doctoral and professional degrees offered by the six schools, including Notre Dame Law School and an MD–PhD program offered in combination with the Indiana University School of Medicine. The college awarded its first degrees in 1849, and it was expanded to accommodate more students and faculty. Under William Corby, enrollment at Notre Dame increased to more than 500 students in 1869, he opened the law school, which offered a two-year course of study, and in 1871 he began construction of the Sacred Heart Church. By 1879, it had reached 10,000 students and the Main Building, which was destroyed by a fire in April 1879; the school’s first administration anditories were replaced with a larger one.