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The average aptitude test scores for students atEngineering Department
The average aptitude test scores for students at CWRU are similar to those for students at Cornell and Georgetown, and far surpass those at such schools as Berkeley and Michigan.

However, the reputation at this university lags severely behind. I studied engineering, and had a miserable time finding a job after leaving this hell.

For potential engineers:
Unless you are female, an avid computer gamer, or one who enjoys hours of solitude in dingy, outdated, and overpriced dorms, you should not come here. The teaching is horrible, and the grading is often unfair. There is NOTHING to do on campus. There is virtually no social interaction due to the heavy work load and the horrible layout of the campus.

The level of difficulty at Case is adjusted to be similar to Case's self-proclaimed peer institutions: MIT and Northwestern. I have seen and practiced with exams from these schools, and they are of equal or lesser difficulty that those given at Case. I have browsed the course notes of graduates of many other institutions, and have been shocked by the ease. When selecting an engineering school please look over old exams, class notes, and compare the difficulty with the school's reputation.

There is an exception for those who are set on graduate school. The opportunities for research are tremendous. Case graduates are accepted at the very best graduate schools. Those in academia understand that this is a difficult school. I had a great time with graduate admissions. (This came at the cost of four years of pain and suffering.)

For pre-med students:

The arts and science (non physics) classes here are very, very, very (yes, I typed the word ,"very", three times)easy. If you wish to enter medical school, a high GPA takes much less effort here than is expected.

For females:
Your first week at CWRU will be normal, but soon after this, you will find that regardless of diet, grooming, hygiene, personality, or odor, you will consider yourself more and more attractive as the years pass. The lack of women is so severe that you will eventually feel like a princess. If this doesn't happen, you will find friends at the feminist majority leadership.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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All things said and done, I see thisQuite BrightOther
All things said and done, I see this as four years of my life that will eventually pass. It is not an eternity and I'll get through it eventually. I do not foresee myself looking back at my years at Case with a tear in my eye. Get in and get out is my policy. Its not that the people who come out of their rooms aren't nice, its just that there are a lot of drawbacks. Cleveland weather sucks...prepare to go into a gray, cold bubble that never leaves. Prepare to be frightened to walk more than twenty feet off campus in any direction at night for fear of an attack. The food sucks too...really bad....same thing day after day after day after day after get the picture. And the master plan rips us off too. We are required to live on campus with a meal plan until we are 21 which means you shell out a LOT of money for poor service and living conditions. Right now I'm lucky to live in my own room, excuse me, closet, thats right, it is 8x10 feet, and hasn't been renovated since the CIT joined WRU, that means there is still a tie rack in my closet, and I'm a girl. I do like my major here, Nutrition, my advisor is awesome. Everything else here...yeah it sucks. But its not an eternity, and eventually I'll get out of here. If this is how you want to spend the next four years of your life, come on over, but don't say I didn't warn you.
1st Year Female -- Class 2005
Education Quality: A-, University Resource Use: F
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The department I was in was really rotten,Electrical Engineering
The department I was in was really rotten, people were cheating, learning just didn't matter. My advisors were nuts, most of the one advisor's students quit because he was so crule. I didn't like it there. It was a very bad experience. I am very dissapointed ot have gone there. It was not worth my time. Avoid this place!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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