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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life is very fun. There is a lot of community within the dorms that you cannot find at other schools. Everyone cares for each other and is willing to help others out.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The brand name of Notre Dame is something that well stick with you forever if you go here. Companies and graduate schools know how great of an education ND provides and is always looking to recruit students. If you go to Notre Dame, you are pretty much set for life.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are okay. It's not an SEC school where every girl walking on campus is a smokeshow. However, there are many very pretty girls at ND.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Notre Dame doesn't give out too many scholarships but they grant out a large amount of financial aid. They know that tuition is expensive but they want students who may not be able to afford it to be able to experience Notre Dame.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: On campus is very safe, however, just like any other college, sexual assault has been an issue that the university has recently been actively addressing.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletes are almost considered celebrities on campus. The university revolves around the athletic program

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene at Notre Dame is very underrated. Despite being a prestigious catholic institution, the party scene on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights is the same as the average state school. Freshman sometimes through huge dorm parties. Upperclassmen have a variety of options off-campus. House parties and apartment parties are always happening on weekends. Feve is a nightclub that everyone goes to on Thursdays so there is plenty to do on weekends. Most of the students here love to party on the weekends and live by the "work hard, play hard" mentality. If you are looking for a great time, there's always something fun going on.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments and townhouses located off campus are very nice and affordable.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most stuudents go to Eddy Street where there are some decent fast food and chain restaurants. If you are looking for more, Mishawaka and South Bend have plenty of options within the city.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Because everyone at this school is smart, professors make classes tough. However, If you put in the effort, you will do very well.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Tons of opportunities for most majors, tons of resources for most majors. The workload is pretty real though, not for people who don't work and just try and get by on tests.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of good professors, but a few bad eggs. The curriculum is generally good, the workload is generally large, but depends on class to class. There are many places to work/study. Registration process basically is rough for first years, but gets better every year.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining hall food is pretty great and has a lot of variety. The only thing that is a little rough is that over breaks the hours for a lot of food places become limited and the dining halls close. Its probably possible to die of starvation over break if you don't make your way to go eat something before the food places close and you don't have food in your room.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Helpful and they care a bunch about the school/students.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: ND is a very sporty place and makes it easy to watch and play several different types of sports.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: I havent gotten to be off campus a whole bunch, but there are a few things to do where I have traveled.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Both sexes are generally pretty fit (as ND is a very fit campus), and consequently have relatively attractive bodies. Most people dress comfortably, and there generally isn't any pressure to dress out of your way unless its for particular events (whether it be for parties or interviews). There is generally a wide array of interests among both sexes. A lot of people give ND girls flak, and as such, I was worried there wouldn't be many attractive girls. When I got to campus, I definitely realized that my worry wasn't necessary, as there are a bunch of fit, happy, intelligent girls everywhere on campus. I wouldn't say that 100 percent of them are supermodels, but is that really true anywhere? They are a great bunch.

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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.

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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"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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