While it may no longer have the No. 1 football team, Notre Dame has been ranked NO. 1. Catholic University in the world according to a new ranking. In addition the South Bend campus has many other achievements to report at this year's end.
#1: Notre Dame is the #1 ranked Catholic university in the world. (Times Higher Education’s 2010-2011 World University Rankings)
#1: The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is ranked as having the #1 undergraduate business program in the United States by Business Week/Bloomberg.
#1: The University of Notre Dame is the No. 1 undergraduate college for producing CEOs of the 100 largest U.S. financial firms, according to a list compiled by Bloomberg News.
#1: Faculty in the College of Arts and Letters have earned 42 fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities during the past 11 years, more than for any other university in the nation.
#1: The University's network of 270 alumni clubs – including 52 international clubs – is the most extensive in higher education.
#1: The Financial Times ranked Notre Dame as #1 in Corporate Social Responsibility among the top 100 global MBA Programs
#2: Of universities ranked in U.S.News and World Report’s top 20, Notre Dame has the second highest percentage of undergraduates who study abroad (58%).
#2: In 2008, the Princeton Review ranked Notre Dame’s Career Center as the second best in the United States.
#3: Notre Dame ranks 3rd nationally for its graduation rate (95%).
Top 3: In alumni satisfaction surveys, Notre Dame ranks among the top three nationally, a testament to the strong education received at the University.
Top 3: According to the National Science Foundation, Notre Dame is one of the top three U.S. universities in low-energy nuclear physics research.
#4: Notre Dame is ranked #4 by U.S News & World Report for Undergraduate Teaching at National Universities
#5: The Notre Dame full-time MBA program was ranked #5 in a worldwide ranking of the Aspen Institute beyond Grey Pinstripes in 2009 for leading the way in integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship
#6: The Notre Dame Executive MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business earned the No. 6 ranking in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best Executive MBA Programs 2010,” world-wide.
#7: In a recent survey of parents conducted by the Princeton Review, Notre Dame ranked seventh in a list of “dream schools.”
#8: According to payscale.com, Notre Dame graduates without advanced degrees have a mid-career median salary of $121,000, which ranks as the eighth highest of American colleges and universities.
#19: Notre Dame annually ranks in the top 20 of U.S. News and World Report’s national universities rankings (ranked #19 in 2010).
#20: Both the full-time MBA program and the Executive MBA program ranked #20 according to BusinessWeek in 2008 and 2009 respectively.