What are the top 3 reasons someone should attend University of Notre Dame?


Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2019

Someone should attend Notre Dame if they are seeking to get a high quality education, attend a prestigious University, and love the Catholic atmosphere.

Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2018

 1. The tradition. The University of Notre Dame du Lac, as it is officially named, is one of the better known schools in the country. Founded November 26, 1842, Notre Dame has been making history for almost as long as Indiana has been a state! The entire atmosphere of the campus holds true to the tradition of the university. Even as the campus expands and construction continues, the architecture remains true to its origin. Statues and landmarks throughout the campus serve as reminders of other notable students that once walked across the same quads. Notre Dame is known for its football, for its stellar education, and for its unbeatable traditions. 
 2. The spirit. Notre Dame students are a special group of people. Never have I met a group of people so devoted to their school and all it stands for. The moment you step on campus you can feel the buzz of excitement. Whether it's for a touchdown, or a successful lab experiment, Domers are enthusiastic and devoted to the task at hand. Notre Dame students take pride in their school and display it in the way they act, the way the dress, the way they perform. There is, without a doubt, a spirit of Notre Dame that is found throughout the campus and beyond. Notre Dame has one of the largest alumni associations of any school in the country and they maintain the spirit of Notre Dame by coming back for the football games, investing in scholarship opportunities for future domers, and representing the school that is near and dear to their hearts. 
 3. The ND Family. Before I committed to Notre Dame, a teacher at my school talked to me about Notre Dame. Her daughter had attended, and she had always talked about how it was her second family. I was skeptical to say the least, but boy was I wrong. It's hard to put into words, but you truly do become a family. The other students become your support system. Your professors and rectors and RA's are always there, eager to help. To give you an idea, I'd like to describe my move-in process from freshman year. I was terrified. I'm very close to my family and the idea of them dropping me off at a school and not seeing them for months sent me into a shock. I was so nervous I wouldn't find friends or comfort or just be able to relax in this new place I now had to call home. As we pulled up next to the dorm there was a group of girls waiting with smiles on their faces. One led me into the building so I could sign in and get my keys. She was so friendly that my insecurities instantly melted away. Once I got my keys I headed up the 4 flights of stairs dreading the fact that I still had to drag everything up there. I found my room, and my family, and all of my belongings waiting for me. Another rush of relief came over me. While I was moving in some of the seniors from down the hall made their way in and introduced themselves, reassuring me that if I had ANY questions at all that they were right next door. Everyone I met during that first weekend was friendly and helpful and inviting and reassured me I had made the right decision. That great feeling of joy and reassurance stuck with me for the entirety of the year. Notre Dame is a special place filled with  special people you can't find anywhere else. The broad support system and incredible connections that are formed during the years spent here reinforce your spot in the Notre Dame family.
Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2019

  1. Great sense of community - dorm life is five times better than Greek life.
  2. No better place to find your faith.
  3. Top-notch education that'll result in an almost guaranteed job after graduation.
Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2018

It truly is a phenomenal University. It sticks to its Catholic mission and promotes a Catholic lifestyle without being insensitive to people outside of the faith. It is in the middle of nowhere, but it is a strong academic program with a great sports base, which makes college a lot of fun. And post college, the Notre Dame alumni web is ever present and always ready to help.

Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2018

Someone should attend the University of Notre Dame for the family community, wonderful teachers, and great culture

Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2016

  1. It is a rare combination of both challenging academics and big name sports.
  2. The school encourages students to pursue their passions and really make a difference in the world.
  3. The legacy of being a ND student carries great value in networks after graduation.
Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2019

Notre Dame has a great academic reputation. the traditions are great, and the atmosphere is very friendly.

Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2017

Notre Dame is the perfect example of the phrase "work hard, play hard." During the week, the students study relentlessly, but come weekends they are almost all out with friends. The campus is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. If you are considering Notre Dame, please visit the campus. Notre Dame is the home of a world-renowned science program, the #1 business program in America, and one of the greatest football traditions in history. This is the fourth reason, but the networking at Notre Dame is extraordinary. The alumni are all very involved and excited to help any current students or recent graduates.

Anonymous, Student, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2017

There are several reasons why someone should attend the University of Notre Dame and if I was given a whole day to write down a list of all of these things, I wouldn't even get halfway done. Notre Dame is one of the top universities in the nation (top 20), and this academic strength is coupled with its athletic strength. It better than an Ivy league because it has that perfect balance of awesome academic and legendary athletics. Another reason, our alumni system is the best (even better than USC) in the nation. That blue and gold class ring has a lot of power wherever you wear it. For example, Notre Dame's tuition paid by students doesn't even cover half of their expenses. The alumni donate the rest that isn't covered by tuition. Lastly, Notre Dame's aim to make the world a better place is the best reason of all. I am currently enrolled in the business school. Every single professor that I have had in the college of business always stresses the importance of giving back to the community and making smart ethical choices in our careers.

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