Location
South Bend, IN
Undergrads
8,462
Tuition
$42,971
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 1082 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls are smart & independent but also stuck up and full of themselves.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Caring/dedicated faculty which is also comprised of high profile/qualified professors. Business workload is manageable, other aspects fine.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Mendoza College of Business is unparalleled in terms of value for money and for the amount of work.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: New and/or male dorms-awesome. Old and/or female not

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Work hard-play hard for most, plenty of non-users.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: On-campus transportation is not necessary here.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: The pre-professional science program here is excellent for preparing pre-meds. We have a lot of advising and help for every step of the way.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is great, the distance is manageable and spots are relatively easy to find

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have Greek life on campus. They are replaced by the dorm system, which is incredible.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Notre Dame is a top tier academic school and offers a wide variety of opportunities in all categories.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I couldn't have picked a better school. Notre Dame offers the best in everything. However, I do wish that the attitude on campus wasn't always so conservative and that the students here would let loose a little. However, that being said, this is a fantastic college and a fantastic experience, wouldn't trade it for the world.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: First year of Studies is very flexible and helpful to the freshmen in figuring out what major they want to pursue

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The Pre-Med/Biology department at Notre Dame is very useful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The options are a bit limited, with the best choices being a few Irish pubs, Chipotle, and 5 Guys

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have South Bend police on campus as well as Notre Dame police, so campus always feels safe, even at night. Regardless of police activity, crime is virtually nonexistent here. The health center is a bit of a walk, but inside they are generally very helpful.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: South Bend is not the greatest place to be. It has a mall with some of your basic offerings (J Crew, Macys) and a minor league baseball team. Besides that, and the local nightclub and student-favorite "Fever," it is rare that students venture off campus. There is not much need nor incentive.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school has been amazing. I have had a great time and met some great people. Being from the West Coast, my major complaints are that the weather is not good at all and the girls are subpar in looks. Additionally, the people here are much more low-key than many West Coasters and have a slightly more conservative culture. One of the greatest things I found, however, was that I found a school with students who generally have very high morals, intellectual capabilities, faith, and tend to be more conservative and Republican

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a lot of computer labs with top of the line machinery. Additionally, all students are given access to the wifi which is very dependent and a printing quota of a few hundred dollars. It is very rare that students will use all their printing quota. Printers can be printed to wirelessly and are found in every dorm, computer lab, academic building, and most other student facilities.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: All students begin the "First Year of Studies College." After our freshmen year, we chose which specific college we wanted to be in. We did not have to apply or have prerequisites. However, if you were failing in all your science classes, per say, an advisor may tell you that you should think twice about being a science major.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The Mendoza Business College was rated the best undergrad business school in the country. The reputation receives recruiters from all over the country and there are many opportunities. Though they are competitive, internships and jobs are offered from some of the best companies in the country.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Because so many upperclassmen live on campus, the campus is not a dry one. Therefore, there is no penalization for of-age students having alcohol in their rooms. The male dorms are very lenient for residents of any ages having alcohol and underage students only get in trouble for excessive rowdiness or having hard alcohol out and around. There are no protests or demonstrations except prayer services--which the campus police do not restrict. Additionally, drugs are extremely punishable--regardless of the type.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: There are a lot of parking lots around campus because of the necessity of them for tailgating before football games. Because freshmen cannot drive a car first semester, many students are from places not within driving distance, and freshmen-juniors tend to live on campus there is no need for many to have cars. Therefore, parking is usually pretty open and cheap--except on football weekends.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Again, being in the Midwest and in a small town there is not much diversity of food in the town.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: Notre Dame has been notorious for its lack of diversity. Although students are generally accepting of those who are different, the lack of diversity among students makes it so many do not even attend the school. The Catholic identity (80% of students) and its Midwest location make for an attractive school for white, Catholics from middle class families. These students make up most of the population.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Because the school mainly attracts midwestern students--the food is pretty basic. There are a lot of corn-based meals with meat on the side. Finding light things is often difficult, as is variety of cultural foods. However, it gets you full and that's pretty much all you need. There is also a grab-and-go option from the dining hall where you can get food to go during the week, if you're in a hurry.

1 person found this useful Report
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"Wonderful," "amazing," "special," "family"-these are the most common words that students use to describe their times at Notre Dame. The University has a unique atmosphere that is embraced by many; the campus is basically self-contained, the dorms are all very close-knit, and there are truly strong connections between students. While the weather may test your survival skills and the administration may try your patience, the Notre Dame experience is unlike any other you'll ever have. The school's tradition and history create an environment where you'll feel welcomed the moment you step foot on campus.

Notre Dame is not an easy school, and it's important to remember that academics are huge. Above all else, you need to be willing to study and focus, or you're not going to make it through the University's workload. Students here are universally dedicated to their studies, and campus life reflects it. This is not a party school. Students may find themselves frustrated by the value system or the lack of outside activities. The best recommendation for Notre Dame is to visit and check out campus life firsthand. Often, the atmosphere alone is enough to sway your feelings one way or the other.

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