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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.

Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid.

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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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is pretty awesome. It loses its novelty after sophomore year but up until that point living in the dorms is pretty damn fun.

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1 College Junior

Local Area: South Bend sucks. There are a few places that are cool directly off campus: Between the buns, CJs, Feve. But besides that there is no reason to ever leave campus.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Registering for classes can be hard, which is frustrating. Lots of good professors with a few qualified but very bad ones thrown in here and there.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Tons of white kids. There could definitely be more ethnic diversity and religious diversity. There is a great deal of sexual diversity.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There are tons of opportunities to go to parties and there are also bars. I wish the bars were 19+ instead of 21+ though.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's undergoing solid development. In the next couple years, many more restaurants and bars will spring up on eddy street which is only a block off campus

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People feel very safe on campus. No need to worry about sexual assault

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Notre Dame has a strong dorm community. People mainly meet their friends through the dorm they get. It's all random selection unless you have a family member there or that went there. If you're a guy, you don't want to be in Carroll because it is impossibly out of the way of campus. Many of the dorms don't have air-conditioning but people don't seem to mind at all.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Very underrated party scene at ND. You can find people who go out almost every night of the week.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: If you are into marijuana, this place is not for you. The school is very strict when it comes to weed on campus. Bars are pretty easy to get into if you have a decent fake, and there's no need to worry about drinking in the guys dorms. However, RAs in the girls dorms are some of the most strict, fun-crushing people on campus so don't mess around in the girls halls.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The best time of the year is when the football team is winning. Everyone pretty much follows the team and goes to the games. A lot of students get exercise, but some are gym class heroes or take things a little too seriously at the rec center. Also, athletes are treated like gods at Notre Dame.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: By college dining hall standards, the food here is amazing. Lots of options and South Dining Hall is absolutely beautiful.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The College of Arts and Letters has lots of flexibility in double majoring, History and Econ are strong programs with amazing study abroad opportunities and internships.

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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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