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Reviews 1311 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some new construction projects going up that look pretty nice. I heard it's cheaper to live off campus - so if you didn't get lucky with the on-campus housing system, just go off campus.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's very inaccessible if you don't have a car / don't mind walking 15 minutes to Eddy Street in freezing weather. You wouldn't want to go into South Bend anyway, though.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I just get the sense that everything here is like a show for prospective students and tourists.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party. Just keep in mind that for the 5 months of the year that are excruciatingly cold, there is nothing else to do but party on weekends, so don't come here if that doesn't float your boat.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Huddle is extremely overpriced. Also, this campus is very difficult for vegetarians and vegans.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You don't get to choose your roommate for freshman year and everything is completely random. Some people get lucky whereas others are paired with a really incompatible roommate.

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.

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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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"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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