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Case Western Reserve University

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If you are looking at this school, look

Jun 05 2013Aerospace Engineering
If you are looking at this school, look at both the negative and positive comments. Without a doubt, half the students feel school this school is awesome. However, the other half feel as if they are suffering through four years of torture. Figure out what is important for your academic career and use these comments as a guide to see which group you will fall under. Unfortunately, I fell in the latter half and will probably be transfer to a college with a more typical atmosphere.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2015
Collaboration/Competitive: C+, Faculty Accessibility: F

Please know what you are getting yourself into

Nov 05 2012Psychology
Please know what you are getting yourself into when you come to Case. The work is crazy. If you are not ready to give 110%, everyday you are here, without exception, I suggest reconsidering. Expect to feel like you are not good enough, that your life will not go anywhere, and that you are generally worthless on a pretty regular basis. The professors make exams super difficult fully expecting at least half the class to fail. While this can make you fell horrible, they will curve it and you will probably do better with your final grades than you thought was possible given you test average.

I have not found the professors to be particularly helpful even when emailed or spoken to. Many do not have open office hours without appointments, and some will not return email.

While not abundant parties are generally good. If you plan on sleeping however do not attempt to go to more than 1 party a week. Missing one night of study time will probably put you three days behind schedule and you will spend the rest of the week paying for that.

Do get involved with any clubs you plan to join during the first week as it will be much harder to join later in the year. On the upside Case looks excellent on a resume and if you can survive here you will be pretty set for surviving anything life throws at you.

1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Useful Schoolwork: A-, Innovation: D

Case is a great place if take advantage

Dec 01 2011PreMed and Medical
Case is a great place if take advantage of certain opportunities. If you want a decent social scene, I HIGHLY recommend getting involved in greek life and clubs/sports. Case is not a party school by any definition, so getting connected with people is vital (this is for dudes).

With regards to academics, classes are not that different from other universities; your grades reflect how much effort you put into studying. If you didn't have trouble in the past academically, then Case shouldn't be that bad. If your wondering most professors are friendly and nice but make sure you look at individual reviews.

Here is a simple list of a few things I like and don't like about Case:
I like,
1.)that the campus looks nice
2.)that there are a variety of clubs
I don't like
1.) that the food and the food service is atrocious
2.) that the gym is far away and is a bit run down
3.) that the dining halls and certain facilities have weird open hours
4.) that the campus is long so it's a 15-20 minute walk from the freshman dorms to the gym/classes
5.) that there is somewhat of a lack of activities for students
6.) that cleveland can be ghetto as hell
7.) that cleveland has dreary weather
8.) that the city itself doesn't have much to offer
9.) that if you don't have a car it sucks to get anywhere outside of campus
Case has all the things that other schools offer. It just may be much harder to find them here than other places.

1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: F


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