Notre Dame Class of '08 by the numbers

Author: John Nagy ’00M.A.

1,980—Seniors in the Class of 2008

1,000+—Pairs of children’s running shoes marathoner Jennifer Korzan will take with her to give to Tanzanian AIDS orphans supported by the charity Hope Runs

438—Master’s degrees awarded by the Mendoza College of Business

358—Master’s and doctoral degree recipients in architecture, engineering, the humanities, sciences and social sciences

221—Finance majors, the most in any undergraduate field of study

210—Newly minted lawyers and legal scholars

160—Seniors embarking on a year or more of service

95—Percent of students who enrolled as freshmen in autumn 2004 that graduated in May

85—Events listed in the 163rd Commencement Exercises program, from the Last Visit to the Grotto on Thursday night to the Law School diploma ceremony on Sunday afternoon

53—Officers commissioned from Notre Dame’s ROTC units

50—States represented by Notre Dame undergraduates

34—Ph.D.s awarded to students from the People’s Republic of China during the 2007-8 academic year, more than from any other foreign country

15—Seniors receiving prominent national scholarships and fellowships

13—Valedictorian candidates

6—Undergraduate research seminars (plus an invited talk) at which math major Adam Boocher presented