Notre Dame, Carnegie-Mellon and University of Pittsburgh
Thanks to Hurricane Irene, my family vacation out west got extended with a drive from Chicago back to New Jersey. We took advantage of the 14-hour drive to visit some colleges along the way. Our first stop was the University of Notre Dame.
Notre Dame is a beautiful, pristine, beige brick campus. The gold dome a top the chapel serves as the center point of the campus. Students are athletic, preppy, clean cut and seemed happy and friendly. There is a lot of green space with quad areas running throughout the campus. The graduate schools of business and law are also right on campus, so the undergraduate and graduate students share the same common areas.