What excites you about the University of Notre Dame that makes it stand out from other institutions? ( 175 words !) Upon touring Notre Dame virtually, I fell in love with the majestic, French Revival architectures that entrenched the campus. I fell in love with its Twin Symbols — the Golden Dome and the Basilica … Read more Why Notre Dame?
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. I’m not one of those universally recognized teenagers that most people talk about, the super-student who is academically ingenious and involved in numerous extracurricular activities. I’m more humble … Read more Personal Statement
General essay topic of my choice. After years of constant nagging, I finally gave in to my family’s relentless pressure to try cooked pig intestines, or chitlins. Their smell, both sickening and overbearing, has made me steer clear from them every year. But, honoring a strong tradition, the family continues to make them. After the … Read more A Bite of Experience