looking hard into other schools, I was convinced that Notre
Dame was my dream school and was ecstatic when I
got it. As time went on, I realized that
ND was definitely not for me. Although it is
a great school academically and will challenge you, there are
many other cons to consider.
I was too caught up
in the fact that I got accepted to a top
university and thought that I should go here because it
was the best school I got accepted to. Since then,
I have realized that ranking is definitely not the only
aspect of a school to take into consideration.
off, the weather here is absolutely atrocious. The campus is
gorgeous and nothing can compare to the lakes or God
Quad in the spring, but these facts are overshadowed by
5 months of freezing weather and bipolar South Bend weather.
To continue, South Bend is a crap hole of a
city. You really never know what is going to
happen when you go off campus so I'll just leave
that at that. Then, there is the student body. Everybody
here seems to be a hard partier or a hardcore,
close-minded Catholic. The social scene is mediocre at best. If
you don't like the people in your hall freshman year,
then you're basically screwed socially as it is very difficult
to make any quality friendships outside of the few people
that you are randomly placed with.
I know it's my
choice to transfer out but I can only imagine what
my parents reaction would be if I decided to transfer
to a lesser school after shelling out so much for
ND. In all, ND really isn't that bad of
a place if you can find a social clique you
like relatively quickly because you will be stuck with them
for the rest of your four years. ND is
perfect for the majority of students but some are just
screwed over by the outdated social scene and can't deal
with not seeing the sun for months at a time.