South Bend, IN
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Reviews 1082 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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College Senior

Greek Life: Notre Dame does not have Greek life. Instead, we have dorms

3 College Senior

Diversity: I guess most of my friends all have the same opinions, so I have never felt isolated in my beliefs, but I've head that Notre Dame is relatively intolerant.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: They do a good job with the housing on-campus. All the dorms are located nearby to class buildings as well, so that makes it easy getting to class.

College Senior

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid. I have heard that it is hard to get an acceptable amount

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's often super strict, and that can hinder the fun.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the school. At first it was hard to be so far away from home, but I have met some of the most genuinely great people here. My favorite experience is either football games or traveling abroad

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The boys are pretty attractive up here, however often it gets so that people dress pretty grossly.

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: South Bend isn't the best city to live in, however, for being so small, it has some nice restaurants and shops. I believe it is on the rise though.

5 College Senior

Facilities: the people, the amount of chapels, the teachers, the football games, the tradition, the alumni, the dorms

5 College Senior

Facilities: the student centers are all incredible, there are so many places for kids to hang our and study. The campus itself is beyond beautiful.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: We have an abundance of majors in all different schools.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There are 4 different colleges at Notre Dame and it is very easy to apply and get into your major with the help from your advisor.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Downtown South Bend is extremely sketchy but are very accommodating to students.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The administration understands that students will partake in underage drinking and they teach about safety and taking persuasions.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing is very helpful however expensive and difficult to get around.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Notre Dame has often been called the "ivy league" of the Midwest

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors at Notre Dame were voted the best in the nation.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Notre Dame works very hard to make sure the campus is as diverse as possible.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Despite being academically challenging, Notre Dame students know how to have fun!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Notre Dame has been voted the best fan base and the best alumni in the nation.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The only safety concern is for females and the "forcible fondling" incidences.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: It's cold and wet 90% of the time.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They will work with you to give you a reasonable amount of financial aid.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of crimes in the sketchier areas.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Alex Barker
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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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