just some experiences to anyone who apply to Notre Dame: you should try to visit the school. I believe it strongly affected my application. By the time I was there, I showed that who I am, and show all my interest to the school. Also don't forget to show your passion to sport and your admire to their foot ball team. The stadium their is wonderful, and almost every people there love their football team.
I agree the city is ALL about the football games.. i went there to visit and i knew i wouldn't want to go there because it was too small city for me... its aWONDERFUL school but i thought i would go thorugh missing home WAYYYYYYYY too much