Undergraduate tuition at the University of Notre Dame will increase 3.8 percent for the 2013-14 academic year to $44,605. The rate of increase matches that of the previous three years, which was the lowest since 1960. With average room and board rates of $12,512, total student charges will be $57,117.
In a letter to parents and guardians of students returning for the next academic year, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., thanked them for their investment in Notre Dame. Father Jenkins promised that the University would strive to honor their confidence and commitment by fully developing the already formidable gifts and talents the students bring to Notre Dame.
Father Jenkins wrote that Notre Dame seeks to return the highest value for the students’ educational investment. He said new resources will help Notre Dame grow in areas such as internships, study abroad programs and undergraduate research. As indicators of the University’s performance, he pointed to continual increases in student applications and high salaries earned after graduation, as well as the satisfaction that Notre Dame graduates express in surveys. At a time when many college students fail to complete their course of study in four years, he wrote, Notre Dame has a retention and graduation rate second only to Harvard and Yale universities, with 96 percent of Notre Dame’s students graduating on time.
Father Jenkins wrote that the University would continue its efforts in pursuit of excellence: “We are committed to careful stewardship of the University’s resources so that we may offer your student the best possible educational experience and prepare them well for life beyond Notre Dame.”