University of Notre Dame Reviews

  • 107 Reviews
  • Notre Dame (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $53,391
97% of 107 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 107 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Emily
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2017
  • Degree: Law
"Notre Dame Law School was the best choice I ever made. Faculty and staff both make themselves available to students at all times. The alumni network is also incredible. Although the curriculum is difficult, it is absolutely worth it and it makes all graduates a different kind of lawyer."
Brian Mahon
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"Please read this to take the above reviews in context: I graduated in 2004 with a degree in Biological Sciences. The University of Notre Dame's academic rigor, the comprehensiveness of their curriculum, and the professionalism and helpfulness of their faculty are peerless. In my time as a student, I was absolutely satisfied with my interactions with the staff. As to the academic rigor, I was not personally prepared for the Notre Dame pedigree. High school was a breeze for me. My studying efforts consisted of finally doing the reading the night before and ensuring the homework was done on time. Unless you are truly of genius caliber, prepare to be weeded out if you cannot adapt to a real educational challenge. About the degree itself, the median salary in 2004 was a rough $35,000/yr based on the job searches I did. So yes, I understand the information is dated, but I state this to address the average rating in earning potential. Anyone entering biology as a field must understand that post-graduate study will likely be required to stay in the field and have a larger potential salary. Because of my lack of dedication back then, I say my satisfaction with my degree is not 5 star because I joined the military afterwards to seek a different, marketable skill set that would not be limited by my college GPA. To emphasize this: my efforts during college directly impacted the potency of my degree. Because I did not try, my degree relied on the strength of the school's name and reputation vice the work I put into it. Since I did not make effective use of my time in college, I could not unlock the fully weight of a Bachelor's of Science from U of Notre Dame. The school is a fantastic school and one you will remember always. However, there is no school worth attending if you, reader, do not put forth the requisite effort to make it mean something."
Yuxuan Chen
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Computer Science
"The good thing when I was studying at University of Notre Dame was that I was able to get really close to the professors whose research was in areas I'm interested in and I could just email them, talk to them, start working with them, and come up with great research results and publications. I published two Computer Science conference papers and one senior thesis for my Math major (I'm double major in Computer Science and Math). Another good thing is the alum network of Notre Dame. I was able to find a great internship opportunity at an alum's startup company this summer and I really enjoyed the process. The startup's CEO, the ND alum, cared about me a lot and even offered to buy football tickets for me this fall. There was one bad thing though. The engineering school didn't use to offer CPT visa to international students like me, so I had to either add a second major to get the CPT I needed for my summer internship or use the OPT, which is really not an ideal option if you want to stay in the US longer. But the good thing is, through efforts of the student body, CPT is now offered in the engineering program and all the sufferings I went through, you don't have to go through anymore. So I definitely recommend Notre Dame and its computer science program, which is getting better and better."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Law
"Notre Dame is a great law school. Amiable classroom setting with a less cutthroat academic setting than other law schools. The faculty is great and the campus is beautiful."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"My experience at Notre Dame was very important in shaping my future. I was able to meet amazing people and interact with top-notch professors. I was also given outlets to engage in service, which has shaped my career."
Benjamin Hota
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"The pros: *small class size allows for a tighter network *great network to call upon for career pursuit *great facility and beautiful campus The cons: *the location is a bit isolated; the nearest "big city" is more than an hour away *recruiting happens faster than other programs (which could be a pro if you know exactly what you want and are prepared to interview for it)"
Zhi Gao
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"They offer very generous scholarships. In terms of course load, they don't want you to be expert in a specific field (i.e. accounting), but they want you to know the knowledge which you are expected to use or know in the future (i.e. reading financial reports). So compared to other schools, the work load is pretty much manageable, and it leaves time for you to do something else. Some classmates are even running their own business while in school."
Gregory Flynn
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2016
  • Degree: Business
"Notre Dame has a great MBA program. The faculty for the most part are great, and the classes are very valuable. Career Counseling is also great, and I have access to a great network. The only downside is South Bend, but by saving on living expenses I can afford to travel more than I would at a school in a more expensive area."
Paul Weakley
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Great school with bad management, needs a shift in focus to mirror the undergraduate department."
david everson
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2015
  • Degree: Sociology
"Pros: Accessible and productive faculty; extensive internal grant opportunities; supportive centers for social movements, religion, and education. Cons: Northern Indiana location; religious/conservative/authoritarian tendencies; INDIANA."
John Leighton
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"The quality of faculty and coursework is very high. The surrounding South Bend area is not very nice."
Geethanjali Mani
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"A great school to be in. Wonderful faculty!"
JOHN MATEU
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"The program is the best MBA that I could find for the cost. Notre Dame is generous with aid, cost of living is low in the area, and the quality of the academic faculty is outstanding. The one item that is a slight con is that due to the MBA program size, there are not enough students to accommodate companies recruiting needs across industries. For example, asset management firms do not tend to recruit at Notre Dame in mass, and so some students may find it difficult to change careers and go into equity research at a mutual fund company."
Kessa Palchikoff
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Very competitive and very heavy workload. Want to make sure my stars represent that."
Joseph Connor
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Notre Dame is a great law school. I highly recommend it."
Brandon Polcik
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: Excellent network and faculty who are invested in my long term academic and professional growth. Cons: grading curve makes grades arbitrary and makes some students competitive and makes even more students apathetic."
Megan Davis
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: Law
"NDLS is a great law school. It offers students a number of fantastic opportunities to grow as law students and to become effective and ethical attorneys. The atmosphere on campus is collegial, comforting, and overwhelmingly positive."
Warren Chatwin
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Pros: Cost of Living, affordability, good professors who are interested in you as a person Cons: Narrow research diversity in the department (mostly infectious diseases), cramped workspace, not many grad student offices, old building"
Daniel Howard
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The ACMS program is young and small and this allows for frequent personal attention. However, the smaller program does lead to less diversity in support, fewer student peers, and lesser scope of academic network. The private and Catholic nature of the whole institution can push certain types of people away as well. Regardless, students are supported very well financially (at least single students) and the graduate school overall does an excellent job at creating and connecting students with campus resources. It is working very hard to increase the level of the graduate program up to the level of the undergraduate one."
Xiaoxiao Li
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"We have several great professors and nice academic environment, which are perfect for a PhD student on the other hand, I hope there will be more math classes. Also to require 5 students registering to open a topic class is too hard, especially when half of students study logic."