University of Notre Dame Visit Report by shellzie2006
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 Visit Notes for University of Notre Dame
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).