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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene was surprisingly large. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday generally consist of partying, drinking, tailgating, etc. A lot of students party and have a lot of fun doing so. Notre Dame's party scene isn't a joke at all.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Different dorms yield different experiences. I love my dorm personally, it's very homey. There is a strong social atmosphere as well as a sense of brotherhood. Everyone is kind, helpful, and understanding.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime rates at ND seem to be less than at most places. ND has its own police force, the campus remains pretty well-lit throughout the night, ND security walks around on most nights patrolling, and a lot of people tend to look out for each other.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at Notre Dame, making it very difficult to get into a frat or sorority.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of good places to eat, not bank breaking at all.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They cover a lot of your need.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They fully covered everything I need and provided the best aid of any school I applied to.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NDSP are very present and easily accessible. Although not really necessary, safe walk is useful in making ones way around campus at night.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: The local area is nice with lots of stuff to do. It is also quite an attractive area with rivers and nice running paths and such.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's Notre Dame. The degrees here are incredibly valuable. Our alumni network is the best in the nation, especially because many people are "subway alumni" who are just big fans of the school.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Right within walking distance of campus at Eddy Street there is an abundance and ever-growing presence of restaurants ranging from fancy and relatively expensive to quick, cheap options such as Five Guys and Chipotle. Additionally, there are many more options within a short cab ride from main circle.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Every weekend it is easy to find a party if that is what you are looking for. They are all usually tons of fun and worth going to. Thursday nights most people go to an off-campus club known as Feve, and Friday and Saturday nights mostly consist of a combination of dorm parties and parties in off-campus houses.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: We have an abundance of major options all of which are highly regarded. To state the quality simply, those who find certain majors, especially engineering, too difficult frequently transfer into business as it is known for being easy; our undergrad business program is ranked #1 in the country.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The quality of off-campus housing seems to be fantastic from what I have seen. It is also very close to campus and is in a good area.

5 College Freshman

Administration: They are only strict about things they should be strict about, and are very lenient about things that one expects they will be able to do going into college.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Very forward thinking for the administration to allow alcohol under 14% in the dorms. While they claim they don't want underage kids drinking, the RAs enforce the rules so the enforcement varies. Most RAs are fine with underage kids drinking as long as it is safe. Give freshman a reason to stay on campus rather than going off and getting in trouble with the law. As for other aspects of the administration, because it is a Catholic school, it is slow to change and stubborn on some issues.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Some recent incidents have raised eyebrows, but for the most part, NDSP is very quick to disperse trouble on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: South Bend has some fun bars, but there is definitely some crime in the area. One should always take a taxi. Luckily for students, the rate is only $3 per person at night. Campus for the most part is safe besides some rare incidents. Overall lots of fun to be had at the right places.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Obviously football is the main sport, but all varsity sports get attendance and Notre Dame consistently fields good teams in a variety of sports. Intramural are fun and many people play them. Many sports offered from the famed full pad-full contact football for the men, to coed broom ball.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Hard to give a perfect rating to almost anything because there is always room for improvement, but I am glad I lived in the dorm for three years before moving off. Some dorms are better than others (air conditioning, lofted beds, etc.), but everyone makes the best of their living situation. Made many close friends in my dorm that remain to this day.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Few places are good but the pickings are slim for the most part.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: ND is safe, South Bend is not (at night). Simple as that.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene at ND is pretty good. Obviously were not a state school and we don't party like one but there are plenty of off campus parties you can go to and raging in the dorm is fun for the first two years.

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4 College Junior

Administration: ND is strict about all drugs. They essentially don't give a hell about drinking which is awesome and right.

5 College Junior

Majors: Best business school in the country, everything else is great academically.

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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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