Albert Cheng | Oct. 24, 2013 | South China Morning Post
There are endless examples of outstanding universities, but one stands out - the University of Notre Dame. It's ranked 18th by the US News & World Report and was voted as one of the top five dream schools by American parents in a survey conducted by the consulting company Princeton Review.
Notre Dame is famed for its pre-med school, with a majority of its graduates being able to get into top US medical schools. It's definitely a top choice in the US when it comes to studying medicine.
Its other strengths include business, law and architecture. Its business school has been ranked No 1 in the US for four consecutive years by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.
To local students, Notre Dame may be a much better choice than a number of Ivy League institutions.