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South Bend, IN
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8,462
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$42,971
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Very Hard
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Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants off campus. South Bend is a college town that's geared toward students, parents, and tourists.

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Off-Campus Dining: You have to have a car to get off campus, but there are a couple of places you can walk to if you are up for it. Lula's is good for sandwiches and coffee, and there are a bunch of chain restaurants around, too.

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Off-Campus Dining: Basically, we have just about every restaurant you can think of within ten minutes of campus. The best spot would have to be Boracho Burrito. It's cheap and open until 4 a.m. for those drunken food cravings! It's only three blocks from the campus.

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Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of places to go off campus. Tippecanoe and La Salle Grille are good for expensive dining. For cheaper meals, there's BW3s, CJ's and the Vine, plus plenty of chains.

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Off-Campus Dining: South Bend is not that exciting of a city, but there are a few good restaurants around the area. First, there are all your favorite chains: T.G.I. Friday's, and Applebee's. Probably one of the most popular spots is called Papa Vino's, an Italian restaurant with fantastic food. All my guy friends think Roccos is the best pizza in town-it's really, really good.

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Off-Campus Dining: Like any town, South Bend has fast food and places like the Olive Garden, Friday's, Chili's and the Outback. There are also several good pizza places such as Bruno's, some Italian places like Papa Vino's, a few steak restaurants like the Rib Shack and Tippecanoe's, and oriental food at Mandarin House and Golden Dragon. The phone book is chock full of fun places to eat. While I haven't tried every place, I haven't had anything that wasn't good.

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Off-Campus Dining: If you want a fancy meal go to Tippecanoe Place. For those of age, nothing beats a burger at CJ's Pub. Roccos pizza is really good-especially when you're sick of Papa John's.

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Off-Campus Dining: All the restaurants are over on Grape Road, which isn't far. There are classics like the Olive Garden and Steak `n Shake, but my personal favorite is Famous Dave's BBQ-excellent!

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Off-Campus Dining: To be honest, the restaurants in South Bend are just like restaurants in any other town. There aren't many good Mexican restaurants, but what can you expect from the Midwest?

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Off-Campus Dining: There are some pretty good places off-campus; my favorite is Papa Vino's for a nicer environment with excellent pasta. Then, there's Tippecanoe, which is an old mansion converted into a restaurant, and a Japanese hibachi/sushi restaurant with pretty good sushi. And finally, there's an Outback, a Lone Star Steakhouse, a Steak `n Shake, and an Olive Garden.

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Off-Campus Housing: You have to live on campus your freshman year, but it's not a big deal, since many students stay on campus all four years. There are several apartment complexes within a half-mile from campus, though.

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Off-Campus Housing: It is not very convenient, and you probably won't ever move off-campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: It's good, but it's broken into much more often.

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Off-Campus Housing: Some housing is really close-within walking distance-but those aren't that nice. The farther you get from campus, the nicer the housing. Everyone lives on-campus for at least two years; most people for three. I'll be a senior living on-campus next semester, and that's very typical-probably half of the seniors live on-campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: The most popular place to live off-campus is Turtle Creek apartments. They are the closest, and they have the most parties. It's also popular to get a house with a bunch of people on the streets surrounding the campus. Honestly, though, most people like living on-campus. If they do move, it's not until senior year. Dorm life is really great.

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Off-Campus Housing: Forget living off campus freshmen year. Besides the fact that you aren't allowed to do it, it's also not very convenient. There is one apartment complex next to campus, and it's not bad, but every student is trying for a place there, so most of the apartments are taken up by upperclassmen. I lived on campus all four years, and for what it's worth, I think it's the best route to go.

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Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is hardly as academically convenient as living on campus. There are apartments located near campus, but you still need a vehicle to get from there to campus, and you need to book your apartment two years in advance! Living off campus is also a big risk because most of the student houses are located in the bad part of town. I've heard horror stories of students having to deal with the locals and having their houses robbed when they go away for breaks.

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Off-Campus Housing: My feeling is that if you like your dorm, stay there! Living off campus is a fine alternative, but there is so much you can get from dorm life.

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Parking: Parking is limited. You can't have a car until the second semester of freshmen year; and only if your GPA stays above a 2.0, which seems pretty easy.

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Parking: Parking kind of sucks, and you have to pay extra for the permit.

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Parking: There is plenty of parking on campus, but depending on where you live, it may be far from your dorm. Keep in mind that when I say far, I don't mean a great distance, because it only takes 15 minutes to walk from one side of campus to the other.

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Parking: Sometimes you have to park farther away than you would like, but there are always spaces. The lots aren't really near anything, but the campus is pretty much pedestrian.

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Parking: Freshmen can't have cars until the second semester, but the situation is pretty good.

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Parking: There are two student parking lots, and there are always spots. Depending on where you live, you may have to walk a little farther, but it's not a big deal.

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Parking: There is always more than enough parking. The only flaw is the distance from your dorm.

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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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