University of Notre Dame Top Questions

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Anthony

The school spirit at Notre Dame is unlike anything I've ever seen. Sporting events are huge, but by no means do athletics consume the interests of the student body. There are so many potential activities and programs to get involved in, and I've been very impressed by how many different interests the student body has, and how involved people get. Being a pre-medical student at an academically rigorous school, I've also noticed that students here don't tend to view others so much as competition, but are willing study with and help fellow classmates.

Elizabeth

Most of the students are both Christian and academically focused, if not gifted. Almost every student I knew at ND had some extraordinary aspect to their personality or high achievement in some capacity. These ranged from incredible athleticism to musical giftedness, to leaders in the school, to those heavily involved in service. Although diverse in their achievements the student body took academic issues seriously.

Leandra

The dormitory system--all dorms are all years and single-sex--guarantees the close-knit community of Greek life without the ostracism.

Notre

If you are looking for the quintessential "college experience" come here! We are the epitome of everything college is about. You will (mostly) love and (occasionally) hate things about Notre Dame, but you will never ever regret your choice to come to the most awesome school in the US!

Katie Rose

I could write about Notre Dame forever. It is incredibly unique as a school, and the school spirit is tremendous. Every student is so happy and proud to be there, and the alumni are dedicated forever. Students remain in the same dorm throughout their time at Notre Dame, which leads to dorm loyalty and close friendships. I strongly recommend the academics at this school, and the athletics make the experience even better.

Megan

the football team and alumni network and academics

Kristin

The University of Notre Dame has tradition. That is the best word taht describes this school. We do things because we have done them for years. It took me three days to call this place home. The people here are not only intelligent, but real people. They are easy to talk to and have become like family in months. I never got there in the four years I was in high school.

Kevin

At this school, everyone knows how important and special it is to be here. Everyone tries their absolute hardest to stay and succeed at the university. It is very inspiring and makes everyone work that much harder.

Maura

The phrase they like to toss around on campus is "Nowhere else but Notre Dame" and I didn't buy it until I came to campus and experienced the unparalleled and unforgettable blend of academics, sports, spirituality, art, service, and enthusiasm that is Notre Dame. People always ask what sets a school apart and I think that every school across the country has something unique and special to offer. What makes Notre Dame so special is that it is difficult to describe, but everyone who has experienced it has felt and can attest to the Spirit of Notre Dame.

Erica

It's a Catholic university far from my home, which is in Central Florida. The majority of the other schools I considered were state schools.

Amanda

This is a great school and I recommend it to anyone looking for an adventure and great time.

Rich

The size was perfect for me. Also, Notre Dame just has an image that no other school can compare to. Everyone has heard of Notre Dame, and everyone knows it's a special place, regardless if they have been there or not.

Amanda

The sense of unity among the student body, alumni, teachers, and family is remarkable. The "Notre Dame Community" is tighly bound and connected by a loyalty to the tradition of a commitment to education, a unique spiritual atmosphere, and a common love for Notre Dame athletics. Other schools with renowned football teams do not seem to also have the strong sense of spirituality and may not have a highly regarded academic reputation. Also, dorm assignments are random, and dorm allegiance is a unique and fun part of student life.

Marissa

The Notre Dame family! We balance superb academics and D1 sports, there's always something to do for any interest and there's a golden dome.

Justine

Very strong school spirit. Tough academics but know how to have fun on the weekends. Many opportunities after graduation.

J

School spirit and tradition is unparalleled

Sean

The grotto, the dome, the spirit, the feel, the friendships, the classroom, notre dame is the ultimate college experience

Kim

It's probably cliche, but the Catholic aspects of the school really helped foster a community. Sunday night dorm masses were a great way to bond and really connect with others, and having an active faith life is not looked down upon as 'uncool.' There are also a lot of different ways to explore the Catholic faith, including the social justice and community service aspects, through classes and volunteer opportunities.

Katie

dorm-lilfe and commmunity, the sense of family and the extensive world-wide network

Michelle

The sense of community among students

Lauren

Mostly its religous-affiliation; none of the other schools I looked at were affiliated with any religion. Also, it probably has the most school spirit out of any other school I applied to.

Brendan

This school has a strong sense of tradition, in both academics and athletics, which I did not find in many of the other schools that i considered. Also the strong Catholic presence at the school is one of the main reasons I made the decision to attend the University of Notre Dame. Another unique feature of the school that was important to me was the guarantee of 4 years of on-campus housing if desired.

Tristan

There is a lot of complaining about the tightness of the campus rules (codified in the campus rule book called "Du Lac"). But, there is much more flexibility on campus than Du Lac would have you believe. The administration may declare no drinking in the dorms or may declare that guys have to leave girls' dorms at 2AM, but these rules are not strictly enforced. No one is going to go around knocking on your dorm room door to see what's going on unless you are flaunting the rules so extravagantly that they can no longer reasonably ignore it.

Mary

Notre Dame offers an environment different from any other University that I have visited. It offers what I believe to be the perfect mix of athletics, tradition, academics, social life, moral and societal responsibility. More than that, Notre Dame creates a community in which students develop and evolve into adults that grow spiritually, religiously, and academically. I don't think any other university could have molded me into the person that I am today or could have affected my dreams and aspirations in the same way. Notre Dame is unique in the way that it shapes truly good people.

Amanda

Family atmosphere

Tanya

Our Catholic identity makes us special. We have chapels in all the dorms and a very strong religious presense on campus. We also have an incredibly rich history and beautiful campus.

George

Footbally, friendly environment.

Kristin

I love my school!

Nicholas

Notre Dame is a spiritual campus. To give you a good idea I'll give you an example. Notre Dame has a chapel in every dorm. My dorm's chapel has seats for 150 people. For sunday mass it is standing room only. People will stand in the back and sit on the floor in the front for mass. Don't get the wrong idea though. You don't have to be catholic to enjoy yourself here. My dorm has 400 guys living in it, so about half go to mass and half don't. I myself am a protestant denomination and don't feel intimidated about the abundance on cathlic people on campus. One of my good friends is muslim and he still loves Notre Dame. So to rap it up. If your cathlic it will be easy for you to be spiritual. If your not cathlic your not the only one.

Amy

I am taking this survey on behalf of Welsh Family Hall, Relay for Life.

Nicole

I am taking this survey on behalf of Badin Hall, Relay for Life :)

Jules

this is for Badin Hall, Relay for Life

Steph

I am taking this survey on behalf of Welsh Family Hall, Relay for Life

Meg

I completed this survey on the behalf of Cavanaugh Hall

Madison

I am taking this survey on behalf of Badin Hall, Relay for Life

Celia

I filled this out on behalf of the Cavanaugh hall relay for life benefit

Pat

I am taking this survey on behalf of Badin Hall, Relay for Life.

Brian

I'm taking this survey on behalf of BADIN HALL, Relay 4 Life

Brennan

I'm taking this survey on behalf of BADIN HALL, Relay 4 Life

Tom

I am taking this survey on behalf of Badin Hall, ND Relay 4 Life

Harper

5 Best things about ND: - the dining halls - the athleticism on campus - study abroad opportunities - service opportunities - the tradition/unity 5 Worst things about ND: - the weather - the price - the nightlife - du Lac... the rules - the rising price of football tickets

Casey

I am taking this survey on behalf of Badin Hall's Relay for Life Team

Quinn

awesome school

Harper

I am taking this survey on behalf of Badin Hall's Relay for Life Team.

Andy

Nope!

Liz

I hate these kinds of things that say if you do this, we'll donate such and such to a good cause. Why the hell can't you just donate anyways? Its like freerice.com. Now, don't get me wrong, it is one of my favorite ways to procrastinate and I can feel good about it, because Hey- I'm donating rice to hungry people. That's good right? Well, yeah, of course, by why do they need people to play a stupid online game in order to donate? Can't we just donate anyways? If you have the means, which obviously you do otherwise that is false advertisement, shouldn't you just donate anyways? Why do we have to do something to make you donate? Shouldn't you want to donate?

Jill

I am taking this survey on behalf of the Badin "Relay for Life" team.

Kris

I am filling out this survey on behalf of Badin Hall, Relay for Life"

Rachel

Gender relations: totally whack.

Marisa

I love my school!

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