University of Notre Dame Summary

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Basic Statistics

Location
South Bend, IN
Website
www.nd.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
8,462
Part-Time Undergrads
13
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$44,605
Out-of-State Tuition
$44,605
Room & Board
$12,512
Acceptance Rate
22 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
1980–2250
Average ACT Scores
32–34

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The friends you make
  • Irish football
  • The classroom experience
  • Awesome facilities

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The weather
  • Parietals
  • The lack of diversity
  • CORE

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

"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.

Notre Dame Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Once you leave the campus, there is really not much to do. There is a large mall nearby but other than that, there is not much in South Bend and the surrounding cities.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics here are truly top notch and I really feel like I'm getting the best education in the country. The classes are very difficult but with hard work it is not impossible to still get good grades. The workload is definitely heavy but manageable.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors here are truly great and I have yet to have a professor that is not fully engaged in the material and willing to help their students. The curriculum is difficult but between the professors, other students, and studying on your own, there is no reason why you would not be able to succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is obviously a huge part of student life here but not many other sports are recognized as a result.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I'm a vegetarian and find myself eating the same things over and over. The food overall is not bad but there is not much variety.

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