"Religious" Schools Frowned Upon In Physics Community? The University of Notre Dame is a very well know school located in northern Indiana. I live approximately 20 minutes away from the Notre Dame campus and I would absolutely love to be able to get into their Physics Ph.D. program after earning my B.S. The school is technically a Catholic school but, as far as I know, their curriculum does not mesh science with religion. Still though, it's technically a "religious school" and, as we all know, science and religion do not always play well together. Would the fact that they're a Catholic school negatively impact my future job prospects in physics, despite the fact that it's an excellent school?