Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University - Comments and Student Experiences|
Frats and Sor. houses are OK- they can be kinda lame, but I guess it depends on what you like. Best places to live- Little Italy (if you are of color, watch out!) or Coventry(all varieties of life welcome here, and then some). If you have a car or can brave the bus (never on time), you could try living near Shaker Square, or deeper into Cleveland Heights than Coventry (Cedar-Fairmount is also nice). Remember, if you come to CWRU, you didn't come here for the parties. Cleveland Institute of Music and CIoArt have very eclectic students. Please introduce yourselves to them. Cultural activities abound in University Circle. You should visit the Art Museum often- it is world class. Orchestra tickets can be had for cheap for those that get the reserved for Students ones ($2, not $34).
My professors were awesome in Physics. I had a small graduating class and we were pretty tight. Outside of physics, I took a slew of engineering courses- these were actually pretty good, and prepped you for industry/grad school quite well. The professors are EXTREMELY available, even for some of the big classes. I never had an issue setting up an appointment to see any faculty or staff. I still keep in contact with my profs to this day, and they have been instrumental in my success AFTER graduation. These people care about us- a lot.The school is expensive- but you get what you pay for. Easy access to professors, top quality education, and so many scholarship opportunities that the real cost should definitely be below 10,000 not including room and board. This is a bit higher than most state schools, but we are talking about a private institution here. All in all, I would go to Case all over again if I had too. Feel free to ask me questions.
HOWEVER. THE POINTS THAT I SPECIFICALLY LISTED ABOVE ARE THE ONLY - I REPEAT, THE ONLY - THINGS GOOD ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY. (I WILL TRY TO ONLY OUTLINE NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL THAT HAVEN'T BEEN MENTIONED IN PREVIOUS COMMENTS)
You need to have a car if you want to have any fun here. And if you do have a car, be prepared to shell out at least $300/semester for parking. The school is bent on taking a hard line approach towads alcohol on campus and students invariably will go to off-campus parties. It almost seems as if the univesrity is promoting drinking and driving. By pushing all the alcohol off campus, the university has effectively removed liability from itself, but not for the good of the student. This is a prime example of how the school approaches issues. It considers the well-fare of the student last among all things. In the last year the university has recognized many of it's faults and implimented a new, student-friendly "master plan." It won't be complete for another 10-15 years or so. Unless you are reading this in 2012, DO NOT COME TO CASE.
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