The University of Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana. The school was founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward Sorin and French priests who were members of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University received its charter from Indiana on January 15, 1844. A sister campus exists in Perth, Australia.
Rev. Edward A. "Monk" Malloy, CSC is the 16th President of the University. He is serving his third five-year term. Malloy is also a full professor in the Department of Theology. Malloy also played varsity basketball for the Irish hoops squad while earning his Bachelor's degree in English (1963).
Notre Dame's picturesque campus sits on 1,250 acres containing two lakes and 136 buildings.
Total enrollment for the Fall 2001 Semester was 11,054.