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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Notre Dame has the strongest and most accepting community of the 12 schools I visited and I could feel it even before I enrolled.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I can't image a better community.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am transferring to Notre Dame this semester as a sophomore and could not be more happy about my decision. It was a hard decision to leave the first university I attended, but Notre Dame has been my dream school since I first visited. I am already so excited to learn there and be a part of the Notre Dame community.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had a great experience at Notre Dame. Although there is a very rigorous workload, especially for science/math, engineering, or architecture, if you can get in here you can probably handle it. There is a great community atmosphere fostered by the dorm system and excessive pride for Fighting Irish sports. Almost everyone who goes here loves it, and this carries over with an excellent alumni network after you graduate.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I know that I still have a lot more to experience.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the people, Catholic environment, and opportunities for service and extracurricular activities. The dorm system is unique, with single sex dorms and most students living on campus 3 or 4 years. The campus is beautiful, sports are fun and well attended, and all the students are very well-rounded and interesting people. I wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else! (Unless, of course, Notre Dame could move itself someplace warmer).

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: ND is a very special place.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The sense of community at Notre Dame is incredible. Your professors and peers want you to succeed, but know that being involved in extracurriculars and having a social life is also important. I am definitely challenged academically and socially here, but I still love it.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: School is great! I could not have chosen a better college for me. It is the perfect fit.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would choose my school again.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wanted to attend a college I would feel comfortable at, and Notre Dame is definitely my home away from home!

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are positives and negatives to living off campus. I personally think it is more convenient to live on campus. However, you have more freedom off campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Dorm room parties with close friends are always fun. Off campus house parties are also very fun and often have fun themes.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have not been off campus to eat too often. Every time I have been off campus to eat, however, I have had very good experiences. There are many good dining options on Eddy Street, very close to campus, for reasonable prices. Farther off campus there are also many other good dining options.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is pretty strict. You cannot be in a dorm of the opposite sex past a certain hour every day of the week.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did get some scholarship money to go to the school, but tuition has gone up and my scholarship has not increased in proportion. So, that is a bit of an issue.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the food options here. The dining halls have a lot of variety and options. There are healthy options and not very healthy options for those days when you just need to indulge a bit. I do wish we had some better restaurant options on campus (Ex: replacing Burger King).

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great option. It is very convenient to live on campus, because you can get to classes, the library, the gym, the dining halls, etc. easily and quickly. Living on campus also helps you develop good relationships with people in your dorm.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of variety from budgets, to distance to style. Cost is high, though normal at any college town. Safety is good, but not for walking!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are good (specially the international student-hosted ones. Bars are diverse. You could go for a pub, for a dance place, or a mixture. Will not get bored.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some options, but the main problem is the quantity of those. If you ask around restaurants to eat, most people will name the same 5 (outside chains).

5 College Sophomore

Administration: They do a great job of balancing rules with context. For example, alcohol is prohibited on campus and in the dorms (undergraduate) but they are not purposely looking out to bust kids. The same goes with most rules--they are willing to listen to the context and not be black and white.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: For graduate students, they have great fellowships, though you do not apply for most of them. I wish there were more competitive fellowships you could apply to.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of options. Dinning halls are great, but the quality of meat is not, so you end up eating a lot of carbohydrates. The drinks options in the dinning halls could be more natural. Flex points are really convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: While most of the housing is not modern, they do provide a great sense of belonging, akin to a Fraternity, without the drawbacks. Some newer dorms have great common areas (Gym, kitchen, study areas)

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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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