University of Notre Dame Visit Report by shellzie2006

Visit to University of Notre Dame in October 2014 by shellzie2006
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Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: No - Notre Dame does not do admissions interviews.

Information Session: Yes - Very informative- the admissions video is GREAT. It's also available on their website: https://admissions.nd.edu/welcome/index.cfm (at the bottom of the page)

Campus Tour: Yes - The campus is absolutely beautiful! The Golden Dome and basilica are spectacular and the architecture overall is just gorgeous!

Classroom Visit: Yes - I visited an organic chem lecture and I was very impressed with the level of student involvement for a lecture type class of that size.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
When I visited for the first time, there was no campus tour scheduled, but all we had to do was ask, and the admissions staff went out of ther way to organize one for us.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
One of my favorite campuses. Great gothic architecture and two lakes right on campus.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Some rooms are pretty small + only a few have AC, but each of the dorms is like its own little family and ppl tend to identify with their dorm and stay there all 4 yrs



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I just loved the campus and it had such a welcoming feel!


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good




City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
South Bend doesn't seem too exciting, but everything students need seems to be right on campus anyway.

Campus Visit Notes for University of Notre Dame


Visit Description:

I went down first in October and then for a longer visit later in the year for the College of Science open house. I was very happy with both trips. This was one of the two campuses that really felt comfortable to me. Everyone is so welcoming and SO excited about being a domer. And, come April, even though I got into some schools that are higher ranked than Notre Dame, I couldn't bring myself to say no to Notre Dame's admission offer and I will be moving down there in a little over a week! I had some misgivings about my choice at first (after turning down *gasp* an Ivy League school), but now I couldn't be more excited about starting my freshman year at Notre Dame!

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

There is a hotel right on campus (the Morris Inn) where my dad stayed. He was VERY impressed with his stay. The rooms are really nice and there is a great restaurant in the same building.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Dining hall food is AMAZING and there is A LOT of variety. My dad also liked the restaurant in the Morris Inn. There are several chain restaurants in South Bend as well.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

You can fly to the airport in South Bend or take a train from Chicago. When I visited the 1st time, my dad and I rented a car in South Bend. The 2nd time we just drove straight from Mpls (8 1/2 hrs).