A good academic institution, but that's about it. The culture is crazy strange. Notre Dame grads and students claim that everyone loves it, but when people offer differing opinions, they demand the dissenters leave. How is it strange, you may ask? Interactions between guys and girls are awkward, to say the least. People are nice to your face but the most vile creatures behind your back. ND students are the "best" hypocrites in the world: they're all "Catholic," but then most of them cheat, sexually assault a ridiculously high number of girls, steal (highest crime on campus, and considering the sexual assault problems, that's saying a lot), and lie lie lie. But if you ever try to bring any of these topics up, the response is still the same old BS.... "Love thee Notre Dame" my hairy minority a**.
Student 1: No one doesn't like Notre Dame!
Student 2: I don't like Notre Dame.
Student 1: Then leave!
Student 2: Why don't we just make it better?
Student 1: Notre Dame is heaven on earth! F*#& off!
Student 2: .....(sigh)
by Reasonable Notre Dame Student October 14, 2011
"Michigan has more overall wins, a higher winning percentage, more all time bowl appearences, more national titles depending on who you ask, a winning record against ND."

A university that does not 1) admit based on race; 2) whose football team did not participate in bowls for over 30 years, making "bowl appearances" comparisons idiotic; 3) has more consensus--that means that most experts agree and is the truest measure you can hope for--national titles than anyone, period. Michigan is not even close, and if you compare apples to apples (i.e. use Michigan's retarded method for counting titles), it is about 19 to 11 ND; 4)could not play against Michigan for roughly 70 years, during its dynasty years when it would have decimated Michigan 2 years out of 3, because of UMich's virulent anti-Catholic (yet adamantly pro-minority-at-all-costs) attitude.
If Notre Dame could disregard academic standards like UMich, it would be playing for a national title most years.
by hail to the victors of what October 29, 2006
The best school in the nation when it comes to academics, athletics,food, and faculty. More Heismen Trophy's and National Championships in football that anyone else. Best Graduation rate in country. Highest Fresh-Soph retention rate in Country.
ND student: Sweet, our football team is going to another BCS bowl game.

CAL student: While, at least our school is incredibly biased and admits too many Asians.

ND student: No its all good. Notre Dame has a support club in Iraq, and in over 150 more countries.

CAL student: Well we have one in China!

ND student: Oh, look at the paper. Our women's soccer and men's hockey teams are now ranked number one in the country!

CAL student: While are ping-pong team is ok. I guess.
by ndfan November 26, 2007
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

hey did Notre Dame beat Michigan in that big ol' ugly stadium they have in 2005? OH yes..they did.
by IrishMexi42 May 06, 2006
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
The most overrated college football program in the county. Haven't won a national championship since 1988, and hasn't seen much success in recent years. Notre Dame uses their past success to gain a contract with NBC. Notre Dame should join the Big Ten.
Notre Dame is overrated. Ohio State would beat them by 3 touchdowns. Ohio State is the premeir Midwest College Football Program. Notre Dame was good, but Ohio State has surpssed them. The only reasons Notre Dame won't join the Big Ten is because of NBC and they would get killed against Ohio State.
by CollefeFootballFan924 May 01, 2011
A university located in South Bend, IN.

Their football team lost to Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl. Their fans are delusional and think their football team is good when they really suck. The luck of the irish left them years ago.
by SouthBend32439089080 December 29, 2011
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