University Vision and Goals

In an effort to achieve its overall aspiration of becoming a preeminent research university with a distinctive Catholic mission and an unsurpassed undergraduate education, the University of Notre Dame strives to meet five institutional goals:

  1. Ensure that our Catholic character informs all our endeavors
  2. Offer an unsurpassed undergraduate education that nurtures the formation of mind, body, and spirit
  3. Advance human understanding through scholarship, research, and post-baccalaureate programs that seek to heal, unify, and enlighten
  4. Foster the University’s mission through superb stewardship of its human, physical, and financial resources
  5. Engage in external collaborations that extend and deepen Notre Dame’s impact