When you and your desk, bed, drawers, clothes, and other furniture are forced to share a 14x14 space with another person, you're bound to get cabin fever unless you eventually leave your room. Thankfully, students feel that Notre Dame offers a number of high-quality student facilities which are as nice to look at as they are to frequent. With three different locations and an appeal to both serious and casual exercisers, the athletic facilities are ranked first in popularity among the students. Despite some complaints about a lack of variety and social space, the LaFortune Student Center comes in second with its collection of restaurants and a mini-convenience store.
Student praise for the athletic facilities, the restaurants and cafés, and the second floor study area of the Hesburg Library helps to offset the complaints about the minimal space at the student center. Overall, the variety, number, and condition of Notre Dame's facilities earn excellent marks.