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Reviews 1305 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not too bad but not great

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Have personally not had any problems

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got all I needed for Financial Aid

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Better than many other schools I've been to

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus life is great, but a few of the buildings are very old

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Other than the ridiculous price the apartments are very nice and even furnished.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Other than lack of healthy restaurants, there is a good variety around.

4 College Junior

Administration: The Administration has made a lot of headway in the past few years in solving many of the campus problems previously had.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Notre Dame is very generous and accommodating.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Everyone can find their scene if the ask around for the weekend events.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Other than a lack of fruit options the choices are varied and good tasting.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are some dorms which are a bit surprising in lack of amenities, but mostly the atmosphere is wonderful.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: It's an elite Catholic university, so mostly white, straight kids. More latinos than you'd expect. Lots of geographical diversity.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Can't say too much about it yet, but I love how supportive my professors have been of helping me get more into my majors (economics, political science) and going the extra mile to help me apply for research. Not overwhelming, but interesting. Great majors.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Academically rigorous, but worth every minute. However, if you don't want to work, don't come here.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Huge amount of school pride and tons of incredible tradition. The sense of community spans over generations and class years. The campus is beautiful and the facilities are top notch, probably because the alumni donate so much out of love for the school.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: It's South Bend. Nothing special, but what you need. I don't leave campus except for parties usually. It doesn't affect my college experience whatsoever.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys are super nice, fun, and very attractive. No complaints here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, at an off-campus party, or in any other social setting. Students here are overall respectful and take care of others in the community--people will go out of their way to walk people back to their dorms or take care of them even if they don't know them. There are a few bad eggs, but overall, rape culture is not a problem.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school pride, quality of academics, and amount of fun on campus makes it an incredible place to go. You will receive a top education while having tons of fun and feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself. I chose this school over an IVY league school and other top ranked schools, and I have not regretted my decision once. It is Catholic, so you have to be okay with no meat on Fridays during Lent and singing to Our Mother at the end of football games, but for me, that's a plus. Overall, the best university I could ask for. Incredible history, terrific current experience, and a degree that will mean a lot in the job market.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Terrific professors, mostly great classes. Academics are terrific. Some classes are pretty big and the math department is a little rough, but I have loved every non-math class I've taken up until now in terms of professor ability and how much time they have for us.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: One of the best alumni networks in the country with a terrific career center and professors who will go to great lengths to help you find jobs or internships. If you want a job out of college, odds are you'll be able to find it through ND.

College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't exist at this university. I'm not sure why this website says it does. The dorm system is similar, but without rushing. Really, not having Greek life is awesome.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Notre Dame football is incredibly fun, whether the team is winning or losing. Football season is so good that people schedule their study abroad options around it and the alumni basically throw the students a party during tailgating time. Basketball and hockey are also fun, but nothing close to what football is. Intramurals and dorm sports are super fun and many people get involved.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't go off campus to eat a lot, but the food is cheap and there are enough options.

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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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