A second-rate Catholic University in the middle of nowhere known for it's football team, not its academics. It is a school that is typically reserved for young Catholics who wanted to go to school in Boston, DC, or Philadelphia, but could not gain admission to Boston College, Georgetown, or Villanova.
Son: I would like to go to BC or Georgetown, but I don't have the academic credentials to get in.
Mother: You could always try that Notre Dame place.
Son: Nah, I think I will just go to the local community college.