Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
University of Notre Dame is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-A
Division I-A Independents
University of Notre Dame Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.67 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
After University of Notre Dame
- Very Good420
This is an AMAZING university, as I am sure most of you know. The campus is beautiful! There are fantastic resources, professors, and faculty! Most of the dorms are very nice and spacious! The dining hall is pretty good, not amazing but certain items are very tasty. Being from Los Angeles, the weather is a little bit of a downer but I am starting to get used to it. On the down side, the majority of students at the university are very conservative and not particularly open-minded...many Trump supporters not willing to hear out other peoples' sides! There is a lack of diversity! I am a Latina female and sometimes feel like I am being looked at differently by others, especially white males. The pro-life debate is a hot topic here, and is essentially expected of all of the traditional Catholics on campus. Despite the lack of openness and diversity, Notre Dame is fantastic and I do recommend. Just be ready to adapt if you are not used to the midwest-style environment!
- 13 days ago
You won't go hungry here! There is always plenty to eat, through the huge variety in the dining hall and daily staples like soups, salads, sandwiches, and pasta bar. On the run, it is easy to grab something on your walk to class, and there are plenty of coffee shops scattered across class buildings to get your daily fix. Dining halls also offer Grab N Go that counts as a meal swipe, which can be convenient when you don't have time to sit and eat in the dining hall. And if the dining hall does get boring, there are so many "brand-name" chains to eat at on campus or very nearby: Subway, Au Bon Pain, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Chipotle, Starbucks, and Five Guys to name a few. There are also some campus-affiliated eateries, like Reckers, Cafe De Grasta, the O'Shag cafe, and the Huddle grocery store with some prepackaged stuff. Moral of the story: you won't go hungry, and you'll more likely than not get to eat things you like with all our options.
- College Freshman
- Feb 13 2015
So much about the athletics experience here is great! Certainly the biggest draw is football, which brings with it not only a great game but a great gameday experience. However, most other varsity sports are competitive at a high level in their sport too, from fencing to rowing to soccer and more. Interhall (our version of intermural sports) is something that everyone can be involved in, and many people continue to play the sports they did in high school here. Athletic and workout facilities are great. Basically the only drawback to the athletics program here is that sometimes protecting the players can take precedence over students (search Lizzy Seeberg)
- College Freshman
- May 20 2013