- Class: Junior
- Major: Marketing
- Gender: F
- High School: Mercy High School
- Transfer Student: N
Notre Dame is a great size, big enough so its always interesting, but not so big that it's overwhelming. The school spirit here is always high, and the students often five their all to everything that they do. The surrounding area of South Bend is not much to talk about, but has some fun bars (once you're 21). Going to Notre Dame opens a lot of doors outside of the classroom, and nearly everyone who hears "Notre Dame" is immediately impressed. The weather in the winter is probably the most common student complaint.
Classes at Notre Dame hold students to a high level of expectations, and students spend a good portion of their time studying, although many students find that they are also able to balance other activities well with the amount of classwork. The vast majority of Notre Dame's professors care deeply about their students and the learning process, even if it is a professor of a large lecture. The business school is currently ranked #3 of undergraduate business schools in the country, and prepares its student well for future careers.
Notre Dame's student body is not the most diverse, but students will find support of others that they have similarities with. Notre Dame students an often develop cliques, but are also generally friendly and welcoming. Many students are from the Midwest (especially the Chicago area), but students come from all over the country and the world. Many students come from upper-middle class backgrounds. Although many students are Catholic, they are well educated on political issues and students don't necessarily make their political decisions on their religion, although the underlying principles of Catholicism may influence their thought process.
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The location and winter weather