University of Notre Dame Reviews

  • 107 Reviews
  • Notre Dame (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $58,843
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

Paul Blaschko
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Philosophy
"This program is incredible in many respects. There is nothing about the department that I could complain about. The university, too, is, in almost every way, incredibly supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. The health insurance for students (and especially students with families) puts an incredible burden on grad students. So much so that, despite the incredible experiences I've had here, and the amazing opportunities, it almost outweighs those benefits. If my circumstances were slightly altered (e.g. if my wife didn't have a full time job with benefits, if we had kids already), I may not be able to afford to go here because of the insurance. There is also a surprising lack of diversity, though the university seems to be making good faith efforts to bring about changes in this area. Overall, I love my school, my program, and my department, but there are some serious issues that I would recommend anyone considering applying take into consideration."
megan fitzpatrick
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Not super diverse, less networking than i would like on the west coast, but they are a midwest school so i guess i got what i deserved."
Megan Fitzpatrick
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The career services program is abysmal and enough to make me encourage anyone thinking of going to Notre Dame to think twice."
Michael Fischer
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2014
  • Degree: Business
"I am currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame to receive a Masters of Science in Business. This program is structured to provide non-business undergraduate majors with an extensive background in business. It is a one year program and allows students to learn from the same professors teaching at the #1 undergraduate business school for 5 years running and a top 6 graduate business school, all while enjoying one of the most beautiful and historic campuses in the world. The network of Notre Dame is unlike any other. As a alumni from the undergraduate university, I can truly say that Notre Dame is one big family, and we go above and beyond to take care of each other. While the school itself is phenomenal, the cost of tuition and of living is very high and the social life and surrounding area is not very good at all. Some areas can be very dangerous and there are very few reasons to go into down at all. Despite the negative aspects of the town and the high costs of attending the school and living in the area, the education I will be receiving and the alumni network I will have access to will greatly outweigh any cons I will experience during my time as a Golden Domer."
Joseph Dickey
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"Pros: Huge nationwide network of Domers willing to help. Top 25 education. Great career services. "
Rachel Zavecz
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2014
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"Amazing faculty, beautiful campus and tons of opportunities. South Bend is a bit of a small town though, it's sometimes hard to find things to do."
megan fitzpatrick
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The school has too many professors who are just collecting a pay check- emails go unanswered, classes are dull to the point of tears, and if you don't like football, don't even bother."
Maria Fernandez Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The faculty is extremely helpful and for the most part always available to meet with the students to discuss both classroom related questions as well as job and networking counseling. The alumni are usually eager to be of assistance and are very useful when trying to break into a new geographical area. Notre Dame Law School has a nation wide presence and it is really helpful especially if you are not sure where you want to end up after graduation."
Julia Harris
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2014
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"Excellent faculty, encouraging environment. Classes are attentive to students career tracks, cons are that not every student receives a fellowship so that can be a little tough for select students."
Alexander Diaz Lopez
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2013
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Great program. Professors are really interested in helping students, the environment is excellent. A great place to go to grad school."
Megan Fitzpatrick
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: less cut throat than other law programs, student support, and a good value for the education. Cons: if you aren't white, religious, heterosexual, and wealthy, you aren't gonna fit in here. Not much to do, except go to Chicago, or really awful bars in the area. South Bend is pretty garbage and the students in the law school are pretty boring."
Sayanty Roy
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"Good atmosphere and faculty support make graduate life easy. However, Biology is a small department."
Rachel Gentile
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"Pros: Supportive academic environment, VERY low cost of living, good community, interesting classes, well-funded programs. Cons: Sometimes the department seemed too small. Student health insurance could be improved, especially for spouses/children."
Eric DeLeon
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"Graduate school at Notre Dame has many pros and cons. The graduate student body isn't large or diverse, but it can be a fun environment for social life and leaning. However, the work load is tremendous, leaving very little time for a social life. South bend isn't the greatest area, but we are close enough to Chicago and Indianapolis that getting away for the weekend is easy. Campus is beautiful and there are some of the brightest minds in the world working here on a wide range of scientific and social problems. Great to be a domer!"
Jihyun Won
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"pros: good advising, supportive programs cons: South Bend"
Nathan Reed
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2013
  • Degree: Sociology
"Pros: Financial Aid, stipend and cost of living allow you to make the most of a dollar here. Cons: Diversity is seriously lacking here, and although strides have been made in undergraduate recruitment, grad student diversity and minority faculty have yet to experience major progress. Also, if you are LGBTQ, you should seriously consider your decision to come to Notre Dame. While the environment is not hostile, it may not be the healthiest environment for someone who is out, proud and used to a progressive metropolitan area like NY, LA, or SF."
Henriette Uwimpuhwe
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"The Biological Science PhD program is really intensive and very beneficial in the research world. I really like it!"
Megan Fitzpatrick
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The school itself is a close knit legal community, and the campus is beautiful. The lack of social life around the area may be a boon to encouraging you to study."
Marcos Marugan-Wyatt
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"Notre Dame is an amazing school! I loved it there!"
Maria Hinson
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"The pros of my program are definitely within the networking and my masters thesis project abroad. The cons would be the cost of attendance."