Not too easy. Not too difficult.
While South Bend isn't as boring as I would imagine, it still doesn't make for a great college town. Not much activity going on outside of campus and Chicago is a good 2 hour drive on a toll road.
Campus police is there when you need it. They do seem more concerned with keeping students safe rather than simply ruining all the fun.You have your typical national chains and a few nice local restaurants. But this is not the Paris of the Midwest.
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Advice for students:
Notre Dame Football dominates fall weekends and tailgating becomes a ritual. Huge intramural sports program as over three quarters of the student body played varsity sports in high school.Most people end up living off campus starting junior and senior year.