The diverse study body, urban location, and honors program were just a few things that drew me to San Jose State. The honors program is a cultivation of the the arts, literature, philosophy and history. I will thrive at SJSU because of ND's holistic education and empowering values. I am forever grateful for Notre Dame for teaching me the importance of service, leadership and social justice. Go Spartans!
My swim coach always told me that "It is not a matter of if but when." I applied that principle to my college decision process. Xavier University in Cincinnati has been by top choice school since my freshman year. Xavier allowed me to differ my college acceptance for a year which allows me to take classes at West Valley and work at the same time. The college process is less black and I white than I ever could have expected, but Notre Dame has prepared us well to be able to navigate.
After visiting Santa Clara, I realized that the students there shared a similar story to mine, and inspired me to work hard and pursue my passions. These aspirations have led me to realize that the only place I have to go is up! Notre Dame gave me the foundation I needed to become my own kind of leader and try new things. I know these skills will stay with me for college and beyond!
As I was pondering what college to attend, my mind kept wandering back to USF with its diverse and welcoming community - an environment I was already familiar with. If there is anything that Notre Dame has taught me, it is that the challenges that will come from this new experience can be conquered. By applying the same strength and perseverance I learned here, I know that my journey will be a good one.
I chose Saint Mary's because I knew I would fit in there as soon as I visited the campus. I really love what they have to offer, and the close knit community, which is just like ND. Notre Dame has taught me so much in my past two years being here such as how to be a leader, a social justice advocate, and how stand up for what I believe in.
Notre Dame taught me to be more outgoing. I came to ND as a shy girl but am leaving as a more talkative person. I opened up to trying new things as my days at Notre Dame passed, from being a part of theater, being an ambassador and recently joining the softball team. I chose San Jose State because it is still in the heart of downtown like ND and there are many opportunities to explore in the bay area.
After stepping foot onto Dominican's campus, I knew it was exactly where I wanted to go for college. I felt like I was at home, and it was the same feeling I have every time I step foot on the Notre Dame campus. I'm excited to continue to my college journey and Notre Dame has given me the confidence and bravery to pursue my dreams as a life-long learner.
I came into high school shy and unsure of what I wanted to do, but now I am graduating as a confident young woman. ND has helped me grow my ability to assert myself and to fake confidence until I know what I'm doing. I chose RPI because it will help me continue developing the skills I've grown at ND and learn new technical skills. They have open labs and tons of clubs that interest me, such as Engineers without Borders.
The moment I stepped foot onto Northwestern’s campus, I felt the same sense of community and inclusivity that I felt as a freshman coming into Notre Dame. Northwestern’s curriculum, along with the limitless amount of opportunities for social justice, community outreach, and volunteering, will help me continue to be the woman of impact Notre Dame has shaped me into becoming today. Go ‘Cats!
I chose to attend UCLA because of the amazing research and internship opportunities, and unique culture of promoting innovation to spur social change. LA is a hub for technology, and I am really excited to explore my abilities to make an impact there. Thanks to Notre Dame, I've become more confident, and feel prepared for the challenges I'll face in college. Go Bruins!
SCU has always held a special place in my heart and has been the school that I’ve wanted to attend ever since I was in kindergarten. SCU promotes the development of strong, innovative leaders who strive to make meaningful change in our world, and realizing this made me want to become a Bronco even more. ND has given me the confidence to pursue any field of study, and I know that SCU will provide me with the tools I need in order to make the most of every opportunity.
Both ND and the College of Engineering at Boston University emphasize being a lifelong learner. The city of Boston is a major biotech hub, home to innovative and interdisciplinary research and internship opportunities to perpetuate my learning and development. The new environment will continue to challenge me academically and personally - a challenge I am wholeheartedly ready to take on thanks to ND.
When I visited, I immediately noticed how kind and supportive the environment was and how the students were passionate about their school and their studies. Their enthusiasm made me really excited about the opportunities and experiences I could have there. The past four years at ND have helped me to become confident and engaged in social justice issues, and I believe Wash U will be a great place for me to continue this journey!
USC is my dream school and has values that correspond with my own. Its community has the resources to support me in all ways necessary. My time spent at Notre Dame provided me with a flexible and supportive environment to explore my passions and gifts. I will take the values of leadership and social justice I learned from Notre Dame, as well as my multicultural perspective, to my new Trojan family.
I chose to attend the University of the Pacific because when I stepped onto that campus I felt the same four emotions I had felt when first arriving on Notre Dame’s campus; certain, enthusiastic, confident and inspired. Notre Dame has helped me become an advocate for social justice and provided awareness of the world around me. While at Notre Dame, I built a strong work ethic which has allowed me to feel empowered to create my own path in life. Go Tigers!
When I picture college, I picture a place like the University of Vermont. I love the old-style architecture, its location and that it's close to my grandparents. ND will always have a place in my heart. I have learned so much about community and solidarity which I will carry with me. The teachers here are so supportive and want to see you succeed. I am grateful to have been able to attend Notre Dame, and the experience has shaped me in so many ways.
I committed to Santa Clara University because I will be able to continue to explore what I want to do in the future at a smaller school. I love the sisterhood we have at Notre Dame, and I know that I will be able to find my community at Santa Clara University. I'm excited to see what I'll be doing in a few years, and I'll always remember how Notre Dame supported me on my journey.
I chose Santa Clara University because of the internship opportunities Silicon Valley has to offer. I was drawn to the small class sizes and the closely-knit community similar to Notre Dame. The endless academic and extracurricular opportunities at ND have allowed me to become a compassionate wholesome learner and the ND faculty and my ND sisters have supported me since the first day of school and taught me what I need to know for college and beyond. Go Broncos!
Each student has the opportunity to develop her leadership skills within the co-curricular program of her choice. Students develop voice and experience in our empowering environment.
In the midst of a rapidly changing world, Notre Dame's spirit and traditions remain. Whether donning crazy costumes for Spirit Week, walking downtown to attend mass, or swaying arm-in-arm while singing the alma mater, generations of women have upheld these traditions and called Notre Dame home.
Notre Dame's progressive culture of solution-finding, resource-sharing, skill-building and partnerships promotes curiosity and creativity within a unique learning environment.
A Notre Dame education extends well beyond the footprint of our downtown San Jose campus, out into the tenth largest city in the United States and the thriving center of Silicon Valley.
Last week the Notre Dame community gathered for the last all-school mass of the year in the Cathedral Basilica of St Joseph. This joyful liturgy included the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Working with The Tech Museum, seniors Jasmine Gupta and Mallika Yelswarapu focused their Senior Service Learning project on girls in STEM. More specifically, on creating long term support systems to help girls stay involved in STEM fields.
The Notre Dame community of parents, friends and alumnae gathered at The Glass House in downtown San Jose for Cirque de Lune - this year's annual auction - last weekend. Attendees opened their hearts and raised their paddles, giving more than $150,000 in support of tuition assistance and program development.
Notre Dame's downtown campus was filled with the newest members of our community, the Class of 2021 and their families, as they joined us for Freshman Welcome Day.