The Best & Worst

Location
South Bend, IN
Undergrads
8,462
Tuition
$42,971
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    The friends you make
  2. 2
    Irish football
  3. 3
    The classroom experience
  4. 4
    Awesome facilities
  5. 5
    Dorm life
  6. 6
    Road trips to away games
  7. 7
    Bookstore sales
  8. 8
    Quarterdogs at the Huddle Mart
  9. 9
    The Pom Squad for the guys
  10. 10
    The athletic ND men

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
97% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
95% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
55% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
97% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
55% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
54% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
50% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
73% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
53% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
92% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
89% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
55% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 51/49 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
98% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 54% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The weather
  2. 2
    Parietals
  3. 3
    The lack of diversity
  4. 4
    CORE
  5. 5
    All-nighters (studying)
  6. 6
    Spicy sea nuggets (probably the one bad thing served in the dining hall)
  7. 7
    The smell of ethanol floating through the campus (there is a chemical plant on the outskirts of campus)
  8. 8
    Administrative policies (stringent alcohol laws)
  9. 9
    Classes that occasionally become overwhelming
  10. 10
    South Bend

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $42,971, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
60% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $11,934.
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