These schools are similar to Case Western Reserve University in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
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Case provides plenty of research opportunities and clinical experiences, given its close proximity to the Cleveland Clinic and UH.
Case is an old university and their drainage systems are not the best, so when it rains the sidewalks are often flooded.
As a person who is interested in pre-med, biology, and healthcare, I find CWRU good for research opportunities and preparing for career success in those fields.
The weather is awful and food quality can vary depending on how much you plan to spend on food. Also, the tuition is expensive.
CWRU is actually a lot better for humanities majors than I thought.
The dining hall food is not that great and neither is the Cleveland weather. Public transportation takes forever if you don't have a car. The shuttles around campus have an app so you can track where they are, but they aren't always accurate. The biggest downside for me is the lack of diverse restaurants, there are too many sandwiches or burger restaurants. The dining hall food is getting better, but if they don't have something I want sometimes I'm not sure if there are any good places to eat. It comes down to me having to buy food with my own money or needing to use my casecash.
If you are looking for a competitive school that will challenge you as a student, specifically in STEM and engineering, then CWRU is for you. They prepare you well for your major and challenge you as a student to step outside of your comfort zone to achieve greatness.
The location. It is in the city of Cleveland, so the area is relatively dangerous. Cannot walk home by yourself at night
CWRU has great resources for you as long as you are looking for them. When you need any help with the course you are struggling on, there are peer tutors, most courses have SI sessions and TAs. Also, most professors have office hours multiple times a week. They are very welcoming when you ask a question.
I think the only struggle is that the workload can be extreme sometimes. If the exams were not in the same week, that would be great for every course.
I love Case. The classes are so intriguing and the professors are so extremely understanding and kind.
It's a bit difficult to adjust to due to a large number of engineering students here at Case but it's just a learning curve.