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Reviews 1065 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Academics: The professors are top notch, and the curriculum in the business school is appropriate for the 21st century.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's an entirely contained campus, and the NDSP do their best keeping everyone safe.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: Nothing more to say than that the university follows the law.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You can't expect too much from South Bend, but the students keep things interesting both on and off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Hard to complain with a Chipotle and Five Guys down the street.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: After a few months, you start to see the schedule of food the dining hall serves, but it's good food with plenty of variety.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Talking with friends, the university is extraordinarily helpful to those most in need.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Transportation is good. It's easy to get a $3 cab ride, and there are general escorts provided by the Notre Dame police department that will drive people around campus if it would make them feel safer.

4 College Senior

Parking: There isn't much of a need for parking unless you live off campus. The nice thing about Notre Dame is that there are bars/restaurants nearby enough to walk to, and many other things to do on campus.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Notre Dame lacks somewhat in true ethnic diversity, but the institution does constantly try to improve its culture of diversity on campus.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing at Notre Dame is excellent. It has a unique system, and the rectors do an incredible job of looking after the well-being of their residents. There are priests in every dorm as well, always ready to hear a confession, say Mass or just be there for people to talk to!

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4 College Junior

Majors: There are many majors to pick from and most programs are solid. Notre Dame has strong programs in a wide-range of programs, from philosophy to business.
If I could do it over again, I would probably go for the Science-Business program to take advantage of the excellent Business program Notre Dame offers and to pursue my goal of being a doctor.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The security is excellent for such a large campus. There are emergency phone booths and brightly lit areas for students walking at night. Since the campus is pretty isolated, it is generally safe and most incidents are usually caused by other students.
There is also a general escort service where a security guard can be called upon to escort students at night.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is a standard fair: some people do it, and some people don't. There are some students who are morally against drugs in all forms; a stance Notre Dame also takes.
However, for the alcohol scene, the strict Notre Dame policy with no medical amnesty makes it hard to report alcohol poisoning among peers. Such policies endangers students' lives and therefore Drug Safety in Notre Dame gets a B-.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food in South Dining hall is AMAZING!!! So good

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are some really great off-campus housing options, but you have to sign a lease by the beginning to middle of your sophomore year in order to get a good spot

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is not an enormous amount of racial or religious diversity on campus, but there are people from all over the country and all over the world. While a lot of students are from the Midwest, the whole country is represented

3 College Junior

Local Area: There is not a ton to do off campus, but there are some very good restaurants. Most students do not spend a lot of time in South Bend or Mishawaka, but you can find things to do if you pursue it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: School spirit is very abundant, academic programs are all very high quality.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm life is an absolutely integral part of your experience at ND, and is unlike any place else in that respect.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There isn't too much diversity in this area, because there is not a lot of racial or socioeconomic diversity at present. But everyone is extremely warm and welcoming, and will always be nice and friendly.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The pressure to use drugs is nonexistent, and there is a no-tolerance policy in place which is largely followed by the student body (no hard liquor or drugs of any kind are permitted)

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus options are great. There are really good options about five minutes from campus, and Mishawaka offers a lot of great places as well. There is something for everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school gives no merit scholarships, and grants are scarce. I did not receive a very good financial aid package, and I did not accept anything that was offered to me. However, the financial aid office ladies are very knowledgeable and helpful.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Notre Dame is 80% Catholic, so there is not much religious diversity. There also is no real racial or socioeconomic diversity. That being said, everyone is very tolerant of different people.

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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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