Location
Cleveland, OH
Undergrads
4,260
Tuition
$41,420
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1322 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: Not a lot of variety, not all within walking distance. You need to plan in order to go downtown. The RTA (bus system) makes it relatively easy.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Mainstream sports are relatively okay, people attend soccer and lacrosse games. Our swim team is good.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The safety and security are absolutely terrifying. We just had three armed gunmen enter one of the study rooms and rob students at gun point (7/19). This is the latest of many crimes happening on campus and affecting students, as in the students are victims. The school made no comment to the students in regards to what the university will do to prevent such issues.

College Junior

Campus Dining: I am a graduate student and I do not live on campus so I have never been to any of the dining halls at this time.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of off campus housing is extremely inexpensive compared to Case housing but a lot of the times you are living in a low quality apartment. The higher quality places (which are usually the same price as other off campus options, if not a little more expensive), are farther away from campus which is an inconvenience.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Case is great about giving merit scholarships, but recently with the unexpected increase in students it took away from upperclassmen students who were previously receiving more money. Case has helped families is dire financial situations in ways one would not think, but for the average middle class, it can be very stressful to get the money that you need to afford the school.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Everyone jokes that this school has a terrible social scene and that everyone is socially awkward, but your experience at Case is what you make it. You have to create the environment and experiences you want and the resources are definitely available to do so. Case is small so you recognize most people around campus, which also makes it easier to become friends with more people. The people at case are also very hardworking, motivated students which helps you (whether you realize it or not) to better yourself and work harder towards your goals. You also have resources for jobs and internships that you may not have elsewhere, such as working with 2 of the top hospitals in the country (Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals), or working with professors developing ground-breaking research.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: Students and faculty members are frequently mugged but 95% of the time, incidents occur without any injury. We get security alerts frequently from Case Security which is good to keep us up to date and police frequently roams the area, but does not usually catch any of the suspects mentioned in security alerts, or does not inform the student body if they do.

3 College Senior

Academics: Biomedical Engineering program is extremely difficult but highly regarded in the biotech field. The workload is higher than anything you will deal with but this gives you an opportunity to manage your time. You always have help whether it is TAs or other students and most professors are approachable.

3 College Senior

Academics: A lot of the BME professors are terrible and make the classes extremely difficult. They teach you more about how to use your resources to find information rather than teaching it themselves. This leads to a high workload. That being said, the study space available for all students is great and will continue to grow with the new student center.

Registration is frustrating sometimes but a lot of professors work with students to make sure they get the classes that they need, when they want to take them, you just have to be sure to take the initiative to make it happen.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Case is surrounded by museums and great food. It is also right next to a really dangerous neighborhood that occasionally affects the Case community. A lot of the parks, beaches and some nightlife are within driving/bus distance which is nice.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is way too expensive for what it is worth. Freshman and sophomore housing is a typical college dorm but costs way more than that. Upperclassmen housing is great, with great amenities and a nice location near the football field, but it is ridiculously expensive.

There is also not a lot (if any) upperclassmen housing close to the quad.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot more places close to campus have opened recently. South side does not have many options at all though for off campus dining and that is a down side. North side has an abundance and the number of options continues to increase which is great.

5 College Senior

Diversity: This campus is extremely diverse and it is probably one of the better qualities of Case. We have students from every corner of the world, students with different economic backgrounds, religious beliefs and sexual orientation and no one discriminates because of that.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Facilities for anything but varsity sports is always a struggle. Times overlap significantly and there is really not enough space for everyone, varsity and non varsity alike. The facilities that we do have are good spaces though that was well utilized.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: Apparently this has changed recently, but the hours of the dining halls used to be terrible.

Also, fruit basically does not exists in the dining halls and if it does it is very poor quality. They claim to have a huge variety, but in reality it's the same thing week to week. Everyone gains weight eating at those dining halls because you end up hating what you get and you go get something else. This happens probably twice a meal and you end up eating a ton.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Based on previous years, Case has become a lot better when it comes to outgoing students who are willing to meet new people vs the severely socially awkward students that made up a majority of campus a couple years back.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love being a music major at Case. I get Case's great academics but the fantastic instruction of CIM professors as well.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: It could not possibly be better!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Many living options for upperclassmen that includes apartment style living.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Not a lot of options

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: It's easy to get into the programs and it's easy to cross-study and change majors/minors. As long as you get into Case you're golden. The exception is nursing..

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really like psychology. It gives you the opportunity to graduate with Honors and/or to finish in four years with a Masters and B.A.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It costs less than on campus, but a part of the grant will be taken away if you live off campus. It's hard to learn about off campus housing unless you know older students who can orient you.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's not really strict however, if something happens, you'll get the whole treatment.

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Remy Olson
Hometown
Maui, Hawaii, and Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Major
Biology
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Case is best-suited for self-motivated, goal-oriented students with a firm grasp on reality. Most students have professional aspirations and a solid idea where they want to be in 10 years. Students tend to be very content with the level of academics and research and learning opportunity. The largest amount of concern from students comes from issues such as social atmosphere and male-female ratio. Students are mostly very happy with their professors and the facilities and resources available for students.

People are wired and "connected," but often very out-of-touch at the same time. It is often interesting to speculate about what cultural analysts from the future would say about the culture on the Case campus. Few students questioned expressed a concern for the amount of student involvement in University or students development or described any need for change in the relationship between departments or between students of different schools within Case. The Case campus offers freedom, and the city of Cleveland affords opportunities; students have the option to carve out their own niche. Case can be a school to fit the plans and aspirations of any ambitious and intelligent student in virtually any field. Its reputation as a place of endless research and learning opportunity is duly owned.

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