While Notre Dame’s incoming Class of 2016 promises to be the most accomplished ever based on numbers alone, Don Bishop, associate vice president for enrollment, said the new freshman class brings more to campus than top test scores and GPAs.
“This year, 55 percent of enrolling students were ranked in the top one percent of their class, or by national test scores,” Bishop said. “But just having the high numbers wasn’t enough. We have a holistic admissions selection process.”
Bishop said the University’s broader admissions evaluation process looks beyond the raw numbers, and focuses on determining whether applicants fit Notre Dame.