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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are surprisingly some very good restaurants in South Bend.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm system is probably one of the most unique things in making Notre Dame what it is.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: South Bend is a good city, but not great.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everyone is very active and involved with the school.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: State of the art facilities.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Better than my food at home.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I could not imagine a school that is more well-balanced, gives back more to the community around it, has a greater sense of accomplishment, or provides more opportunities for its students than Notre Dame. After just a visit, one is able to understand why the stereotype holds true that Notre Dame produces the proudest alumni in the country. No one who goes here thinks that it was just an okay experience. Everyone says that it is the greatest experience of their lives and that they wish they could do it one more time.This is why every football game has been sold out for almost the last fifty years; this is why when you run into someone and find out that they either currently attend Notre Dame or attended Notre Dame that you are instantly willing to stick your neck out for them and they will do the same for you; this is why the Notre Dame bookstore is the most profitable retail entity per square foot in the world. There is absolutely no place like Notre Dame.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: Very unpredictable and shocking for a southerner

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Notre Dame is a campus filled with athletes, varsity and non-varsity, and the school really caters to that.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The university is strict with what it needs to be strict about, then lenient with what it should be lenient about.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The geographic and political diversity is incredible. The ethnic diversity is good, but not the best. The socioeconomic diversity is amazing as well. Almost everyone is a Catholic though.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: South Bend has an airport about ten minutes away from campus. If someone needs to fly out of a bigger airport, then there are student shuttles available that go to Chicago. There is also a train station ten minutes away from campus.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Almost no one smokes weed. Most people drink, but no one is pressured to drink if they don't want to.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Many students don't bring cars to school because you don't really need one. So, the campus is not adapted for people to drive, park, and go to class from their car.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are so unique because of how accomplished and ambitious they are, yet at the same time they do want to have some fun.

5 College Freshman

Technology: You have access to everything you need.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Anyone who wants an internship will get a prestigious internship.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I want to eventually merge business with community development and social entrepreneurship. My end goal is to end extreme poverty across the world because it is so possible and so measurable. The University of Notre Dame, especially the business school, really emphasizes giving back to the community around you, and I believe that this environment has had a huge impact on my aspirations.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: We have been ranked #1 four years in a row according to Bloomberg Business Week. Enough said.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The teachers are unbelievable. Every teach I have had seems to be a leading expert in their field, and it is unbelievable to learn from those who advanced their specific fields.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt worried walking back to the dorm late at night, and i always know that the health center is a quick two minute walk away from my dorm if I need it.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: No place but Notre Dame.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Fine if you're not a vegetarian/vegan.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: People stay on campus because they love ND environment.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: A dozen perennial national title competitors & most active recsports in the country. Nothing rivals ND sports.

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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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