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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Getting a parking permit is somewhat expensive, but that is used to deter you from having a car on campus. The parking lots aren't close to most the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls have good and bad days. They are especially good on game days, which can be expected because there are so many people on campus. Au Bon Pain is the best alternative to when the dining hall has a less than desirable menu.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There are tons of majors, so you can definitely find one that suits you. The Career Center as well as your advisors and counselors in your major can help you find internships or research opportunities.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: South Bend has some troubled areas. The bus is free to students and you can pick one up at the library that will take you to the mall. University Park Mall is pretty good, and there are other places nearby in Mishawaka. Many of the locals don't really like the Notre Dame students, but some still go to the sport events.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Some really good places at Eddy Street. I wish there were a few more places nearby, but overall it's very diverse.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's the Midwest, so the weather is going to be temperamental. The winters can be really cold, so bring cold weather gear.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a ton of good looking guys (and good looking girls for the guys out there). Most ND girls dress nicely, but not too stuck-up or slutty. The St. Mary's girls can throw off the guy-girl interaction, because many of them just want to party and try too hard to get the guys attention. There are some guys who want a "domer" relationship, but there are many who just want to hookup.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: This is definitely a hard major at Notre Dame. The workload can be rough sometimes, but there are great facilities and it's impressive to come out with a degree in Biological Sciences. If you can handle it, it is worth it.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are usually really good. You learn a lot, but some exams can crush you. There are bad professors here and there, but overall, I have had excellent professors. You really learn a lot and there are numerous interesting classes.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: There are parietals, which are set times when members of the opposite sex can't be in the single sex dorm rooms. There are also strict policies on drug use and semi-strict policies on alcohol consumption. Overall, it isn't too bad. Parietals can be rough sometimes (especially on the weekends) but otherwise it doesn't really interfere that much.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I know exactly zero people who regret coming here. It is a special place. You will learn a lot and have a blast.

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4 College Student

Diversity: Notre Dame gets a worse rap than it deserves. I came in expecting a horde of rich white republicans. I have international friends, gay friends, liberal friends, and I don't know of any of them being given a hard time by anyone. I find the diversity here great.

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5 College Student

Campus Housing: A lot of housing depends on what dorm you're in. ND students typically stay in the same dorm as long as they live on campus. Some dorms are old, beautiful, but have small rooms. Others are new and have big rooms but are unappealing hunks. However, everyone I know loves their dorm and claims it's the best on campus. You build up a great bond with everyone in your dorm.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Eddy street has some solid options and South Bend has more as well. However, with Subway, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Reckers (24 hour cafe/pizza/sandwiches), the dining halls, and other small cafes, eating off campus isn't a huge priority.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Many upperclassmen, seniors especially, elect to live off campus. However, dorm life is a central part of the Notre Dame experience, especially as an underclassman

5 College Student

Academics: Great faculty, great facilities, just got a new grant for a new building, arkies are great people

5 College Student

Academics: Great professors and learning-oriented community.

4 College Student

Administration: If you don't make problems and are reasonable you won't have issues. Pretty fair in all regards.

3 College Student

Parking: depends on proximity of lot to dorm.cars not essential

5 College Student

Campus Quality: Gorgeous campus filled with great people

5 College Student

Campus Quality: Dorm life is unique and cool, SPECIAL PLACE

5 College Student

Technology: Great availability, access to printers/scanners too

5 College Student

Athletics: Notre Dame football is an experience like no other

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: No other school can match up to Notre Dame. You get a quality education and a unique experience that instantly makes you fall in love with the place. I would definitely choose to go here again if given the choice.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's great and convenient to live on campus. Dorms are nice and the cost is reasonable.

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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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