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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Strong academics and a place to grow on my faith.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All the benefits of a Top 20 school.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The atmosphere on football weekends is electric. So many alumni come back to support us.

The basketball games are my favorite, everyone gets really into it.

The athletes are given some perks, but we see them all around campus all the time so they're definitely still "one of us."

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I definitely made the right decision. My professors make themselves very accessible, my classes are moderately interesting, football weekends are amazing, and I love going to basketball games. The grotto is one of my favorite places in the world, I have a solid group of friends and an on-campus job I am very happy with, and I've gotten involved with various fun organizations and clubs.

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3 College Student

Overall Experience: I appreciate the class sizes. However, more class options would be appreciated.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Past students from my program seem to have jobs before or fairly quickly after graduation.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking through campus. It's fairly well-lit at night. I often see police and safety driving around at all hours of the day.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: There is a great sense of pride and tradition felt all around campus. Everything comes with a bit of history or its own fun fact.

5 College Student

Athletics: Everyone enjoys going to all of the sporting events. The outside community is also very involved.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking around, but I don't go to parties, so I'm not the best to ask about the sexual assault issues

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's good. They're building new dorms, too

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I like going to the football games

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's not as perfect as alumni make it seem. Its a great school, but it also has its flaws.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, and crime is nearly nonexistent. I feel perfectly comfortable leaving my computer and books out in public places, such as the student center, library, and other buildings, without fear of anyone taking them. I can leave to buy food, go to the restroom, talk to friends, or just about anything else, and I never worry at all. I also feel very safe when I walk alone at night, no matter what the time or weather.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think I would be in a better position if I had picked an easier major. It is well known that classes within the College of Business are far easier than classes within the College of Engineering or the College of Science. I am in the College of Science as a Neuroscience and Behavior Major, and my work load is ridiculous. It is nearly impossible to get good grades and be very involved like I am. Also, unfortunately the first two years of science courses are weed-out courses, so they are unnecessarily difficult. I don't understand why they feel the need to make it so hard for so long.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One of the best things about Notre Dame is that our alumni network is one of the most extensive in the world. You are almost guaranteed a job upon graduation because all you have to do is drop the name Notre Dame and people will come out of the woodwork to help you out.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love the dorm system at Notre Dame. Our system essentially replaces Greek life because students tend to live in the same dorm for all four years and form a great community within them. We have interhall sports and other competitions, and we really love them. My dorm is nice. It is rather small, but it has recently been renovated, so it is pretty up to date. However, we do not have elevators, air conditioning, or handicap accessible entries. It is also one of the farthest dorms from most other buildings on campus, so it can take quite a while to get places. As much as I love my hall, I would say that we are somewhere in the middle of the pack when it comes to quality, though I would never switch dorms unless I had to. Another great thing about the dorms is that we each have a chapel and we can attend Mass in our dorms at least twice a week.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our school revolves around football in the fall. It's truly a wonderful tradition. Basketball is another big sport for us. Other than that, most people don't pay much attention to a sport unless they play it, their roommate plays it, or they know someone on the team. Especially being a science major, I almost never interact with any athletes. Most of them are in the college of business or the college of arts and letters. Therefore, the athletics are a big deal for me, but I don't have a personal attachment or connection to any of them really.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Notre Dame. I am the happiest I have ever been here. The classes are insanely difficult as a science major, which can be very discouraging, but I love it so much that I will never quit. The community is wonderful, and I have really found my family here. Dorm life is excellent, but I have found my true family within the band. I am involved with the band in as many ways as is possible, because I love it so much. I hope to be drum major my senior year.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Feve is basically it. A few bars, but nothing fancy.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Dorm parties and Off Campus parties are both pretty fun. There isn't always stuff to do, but most of the time

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Great school. Forces you to study hard, but in the end it is worth it. Great learning environment.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is white, rich, preppy, and stuck up. Not much diversity. Seems like a lot of the diversity comes from athletic teams.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not many people do drugs. A lot of alcohol, but I know of very few who are heavily into drugs.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is extraordinarily safe. I never feel in any kind of danger.

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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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