1) A formerly great, formerly Roman Catholic university. Its board of Trustees decided at the turn of the millenium that it was more important to climb up the rankings at USNWR than to maintain its distinctive mission and identity. As a result of its rapid secularization, it climbed from #18 to #18.

2) A college that can afford to sacrifice its Catholic character, due to the large number of young Catholics who are nevertheless anxious to spend four years and $200K on the experience of living in the empty space between Gary and Toledo.

3) The place where Rev. John Jenkins walks with a cell-phone on his ear so he can pretend to be in the middle of a conversation. This enables him to cross any quad (even South) without having to talk to actual people.

4) A Catholic-college-based theme park in the Upper Midwest, featuring 'Touchdown Jesus,' 'Fair Catch Corby,' 'Play-Action Pass Pope Cletus,' and 'Illegal Formation Ss. Boris and Gleb.' No one knows why.

5) Two lakes an hour's drive east of Gary.

6) A reflecting pond in front of a library with practically no windows and totally depressing study carrels sporting graffiti such as "Re-Elect President Hoover" and "Bring this Rail-Road Contraption to South Bend!"

7) A mythical location, found on no known map, where Zahmbies urinate on other people's dorms, and the upper-administration don WWI-era German infantry helmets and stand in St. Mary's Lake on alternate Tuesdays in order to improve the USNWR standing.
Look, Dunstan! Isn't that Fr. Jenkins standing in a lake with a pointy helmet? We must be at Notre Dame!

Great, Akhbar! I can't wait to see 'Illegal Formation Ss. Boris and Gleb.'
by Juan Non-lamestain July 10, 2008
Top Definition
Probably one of the greatest colleges in the United States. Hard to get into, but is so worth working your ass off in high school to attend. Greatest school spirit ---no other school can beat. GO Irish. Most famous football team of all time (Example: Rudy!). The athletes are the most amazing, talented, nicest and intelligent people of all colleges.
Greatest academic and athletic college of all time.
by ktsm4562 April 13, 2005
The #1 Catholic University in America. The anti-Boston College
Notre Dame student:I drive a Mercedes
Boston College student:I drive a 1985 Mercedes
by Reaner November 28, 2005
Rich: Students, Education, Campus. Kids at boston college and villanova are just jealous they arent smart enough to go here.
damn, i wish i could go to Notre Dame instead of villanova (or boston college.
by jon April 09, 2005
Beautiful college in the otherwise filthy, crack-infested, crime ridden South Bend, Indiana. If not for Notre Dame, South Bend would be a ghost town.
Damn, Notre Dame football sucks, but Catholic school girls rule!
by Manic.Impressive December 18, 2004
One of the Best Colleges in the Nation. Not only is the school of the Fightin'Irish one of the top 20 schools in the nations (according to US News and Report), it is also one of the top 20 schools for Latino students. (notice how Latino = not all white people). Not only is it accredited as one of the finest educations in the lands, it is also one of the best Catholic universities in the nation. Notre Dame has a diverse selection of students, sports, and activities all on one of the most beautiful campus in the nation. Along with it's long standing academic and religious tradition, the Irish's football history and current program is top in the nation. (Charlie Weis is a good man). So if a Notre Dame student or alumni seems snobby, it's because they have every right to be, they go/went to Notre Dame, and not everyone can be so blessed.
hey did Notre Dame beat Michigan in that big ol' ugly stadium they have in 2005? OH yes..they did.

Tom: hey what is that redneck ass hole doin peeing by my dorm?
John: oh don't worry, he's a Michigan fan..he's most likely illiterate and drunk already.
Tom: but it's 5 AM
John: Like I said..michigan fan
by IrishMexi42 April 19, 2006
Probably the best Catholic university in America. Unless all you care about is sex drugs and alcohol you will have more fun here than at any other college. Yes, there are elitist snobs here just like any other top 25 college. But most of the students are awesome, and the school spirit and community is extraordinary. The campus and food are among the best in the country. Notre Dame has a soul to it that almost every other college lacks.
Leaving Notre Dame will be the saddest day of my life
by Pete1234 April 23, 2006
"a college in south bend, indiana with a lot of rich wise ass whores who think that theyre all that, but if they were really all that they would gotten into yale or havard."

Wow and you go to community college or something I'm guessing?...First of all, Notre Dame is an amazing school and we're the highest ranked Catholic school in the country. (Take that Gtown). Secondly, I know plenty of people currently attending ND who turned down schools like Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Princeton.

Badmouth Notre Dame all you want but at the end of the day, you're just jealous because you didn't get in. Oh and if we're rich, attractive, intelligent, and damn proud of all of the above, we've got every right to be.
Nd hater: You went to Notre Dame? They're such rich assholes that would only be cool if they had gone to yale or harvard.

ND alum: Could you fill it up with super? I have to get over to the club
by goirish May 08, 2006
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