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This school has a lot of potential forQuite BrightPhysics
This school has a lot of potential for those that want to challenge themselves academically. The social scene is a big fat 0. It is advantageous to be from the area, so you have a car, or have friends with a car. Having access to a car is key- no car==no fun. You should get off campus ASAP. Screw the rules and regulations regarding living in the dorms, they are bogus. Just say you are living with your parents, the school will never know.

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.

4th Year Male -- Class 2000
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: D-
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I came to Case as an Electrical EngineeringQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
I came to Case as an Electrical Engineering major and after 3 and 1/2 years, I couldn't take it anymore. I never thought I would have to deal with so many sexist unsuportive teachers as I did. I had multiple teachers inform me that since I was a girl, I should switch to an easier major. Not all profs were like that, Professor Merat was one of the best/most supportive that I had. I switched to History because I was working on a history minor and I didn't want to leave Case b/c I really like the school. I plan on finishing my Engineering elsewhere. I recomend the school, and I even recommend most engineerings to females but beware of the EE department.
5th Year Female -- Class 2002
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: C+
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The reputation of CWRU is sure to beSuper BrilliantUndecided
The reputation of CWRU is sure to be elevated tremendously in the near future. This school will educate you as well or better than any school in the country. The only reason you don't see CWRU in the top 10 of Rankings Lists is because it does not have the name recognition of Ivy League schools. As for the "average test scores", I find them hard to believe. I find myself to be the lowest scoring person of anyone (at least any of those I have met). Not to say standardized tests mean all that much in regards to actual raw intelligence, but the rankings systems are deficient.
1st Year Male -- Class 2005
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: D-
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