Notre Dame Mascot

The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a private Catholic research university located near South Bend, IN, and about 96 m miles east of Chicago. It was founded in 1842 as an exclusive school for boys by Rev. Edward Sorin, of the Congregatio a Sancta Cruce (Congregation of the Holy Cross). The complete name is French for “Our Lady of the Lake” in reference to the Virgin Mary and the two nearby lakes.

Below are the latest Notre Dame mascot info:

Mascot Box

Leprechaun

Mascot Founded1964
Mascot ColorMetallic Gold, Blue & Gold
Mascot MeaningThe leprechaun is the Notre Dame mascot of the Fighting Irish sports club at the University of Notre Dame. He appears at athletic events, most notably at football games, in metallic gold (remember the proverbial pot of gold?) and blue-green.
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Women were admitted in 1972 and minority students in the 1990s. Notre Dame prides itself on its intellectual rigor, strictly Catholic ethics and an adherence to service. Proof of the first claim is the fact that the entrance admission rate is just 16% and over two-thirds of incoming freshmen were in the top 5 percent of their high school graduating classes. Over the past eight decades, as well, the comparatively small student body of 8,475 undergraduates and some 4,000 graduate students ranked first among Catholic universities in the number of doctorates earned by its undergraduate alumni and the medical school acceptance rate of the University’s studies graduates is nearly 80 percent, almost twice the national average.

The University is organized into four undergraduate colleges — Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business — the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, 14 major research institutes, two dozen research centers and special programs.

School of Architecture — traditional and classical architecture

College of Arts and Letters –African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic Studies, Art History, Chinese, Classical Studies, Design, Economics, English, Film, Television, and Theatre, French and Francophone Studies, German, Gender Studies, Greek and Roman Civilization, History, International Economics, Irish Language and Literature, Italian Studies, Japanese, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Music, Neuroscience and Behavior, Philosophy, Philosophy and Theology (together), Political Science, Program of Liberal Studies, Psychology, Romance Languages and Literatures, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art and Self-Designed Majors.

Mendoza College of Business – Accountancy and Finance, Information Technology Management, Management Consulting and Marketing.

College of Engineering – Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Geography,

College of Science – Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry with Business or Computing, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Behavior, Physics and Life Sciences, and Science with Business, Computing or Education

Mascot and School Colors

The leprechaun is the Notre Dame mascot of the Fighting Irish sports club at the University of Notre Dame. He appears at athletic events, most notably at football games, in metallic gold (remember the proverbial pot of gold?) and blue-green. The team name itself is a reference to the never-say-die attitude of Notre Dame Athletics.

The Dorms and College Life

At Notre Dame, education always has been linked to values, among them living in community. Residence hall life, shared by four of five undergraduates, is both the hallmark of the Notre Dame experience and the wellspring of the University’s rich tradition.

The fact is, the Notre Dame dorms are set within a very pleasant ambience of the Indiana countryside: fully 1,250 acres that contain two lakes and 143 buildings in all. Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant as well: the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the 14-story Hesburgh Library with its 132-feet-high mural depicting Christ the Teacher, and the University’s historic Main Building with its famed Golden Dome are among the most widely known university landmarks in the world. With such a roomy campus, it is no wonder Notre Dame boasts 16 men’s and 14 women’s halls. A great many are 4-man suites.

For additional information on Notre Dame, please visit their official website.

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