Cleveland, OH
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Reviews 22 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Parking: It's expenisve and no more convenient than parking off campus in neighborhoods and walking.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: House parties are the main event, though grad students tend to go to nearby bars more often than not.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The process was easy, but the amount was not. It is a very expensive school to attend, and the scholarships/avaiable work study amounts aren't great.

2 College Junior

Computers: There is one computer lab. But, as we are a music school, it isn't used often. Which is good, because it is very small. IT is non-existant, though that is a personell issue at the moment. We get a lot of tech support from CWRU, including our wireless, which is spotty in the music school.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty to choose from, low prices, but you get what you pay for. Nothing terribly nice, but it's all livable. Some areas are not great if you're living alone, and too close to CWRU feels like a frat house with noise and drunk students on weekends.

College Junior

Athletics: I go to a conservatory, which does not have athletic teams

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Cleveland is a decent city, there just isn't a ton right around campu. Tuition includes bus passes, which helps to get to other parts of the city. You just don't want to be on it too late at night. Having a car is better than not, though not having one doesn't make things impossible. Home to miltiple professional sports teams and a nice restaurant scene, it is easy to find things to do here.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus and am unable to comment on housing

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is constant security in the building as well as Cleveland police around frequently. It is, however, a city. Walking in certain areas alone and/or at not is ill-advised, but in the building there are rarely problems.

College Junior

Campus Dining: I don't eat on campus, I am a graduate student attending a conservatory

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Cleveland is a city and the campus is near a major medical center. There are many different kinds of resaurants, including Little Italy, all within walking distance. If they give discounts or have specials for students, it is for Case Western Reserve University undergrads, who are also in the imediate area.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: My undergraduate school was a wet campus with a wonderful honor code. They treated us like adults but in return expected us to rise to the standards. Alcohol was always around, but you were expected to obey the law and not drink if you were underage and not to serve to underage students. Tests were administered without the professors in the room or as take homes, under the honor code. When the honor code was broken, however, punishments could be severe.

I know very little about my current school, as I am a graduate student living off campus. I know that deadlines are taken seriously, and failure to meet them may result in fines.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Cloudy most of the time. Very cold and lots of snow.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: With The Cleveland Orchestra giving concerts at Severance Hall within walking distance at the school, plus some restaurants nearby, students always have an option of a fine evening.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I visited the campus, and it was really good. I have a good inmpression so far about this school.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: The school is very stable in terms of not doing any bad stuff such as drugs or alcohol.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: The campus is absolutely beautiful. It is in the Case Western University circle. It is very calm, safe, and a very stable community. It is an ideal place for college life. The security is also very good in that area.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Mu Phi Epsilon – There is some Greek life at Case Western but only one fraternity at CIM : Mu Phi Epsilon (the professional music fraternity). This fraternity is co-ed and does not have a living requirement. Mu Phi mainly works for community service (members get gigs at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland School of the Arts, and John Hay High School). We also received grant money to give scholarships to high school students that want to pursue a career in music. Mu Phi is also a great way to apply for scholarships for summer programs and festivals. There are about 20 members currently (undergrad and grad)

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College Freshman

Athletics: There are no athletics at CIM! But if you want to be involved in sports you can join the club teams at Case Western University. There is one small gym very close to CIM and one larger athletic facility about 15 minute walk away.

The Case athletic scene is not very big..but word on the street is that Juilliard will be making a football team..maybe CIM is next?....

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The entire building is kept extremely clean. The recital halls (Kulas and Mixon) are absolutely amazing. Especially Mixon (which is new) is beautiful and has fantastic sound.

The music library is excellent and also includes current music magazines and study areas. The media center (located in the downstairs section of the library) has great facilities and includes two large, "group" listening rooms with comfortable seating and great speakers.

The practice rooms are standard and look sort of like cell blocks. Each one has a piano, bench, stand, and a mirror. However, you can sign out studios if you would rather practice in those (usually available during the evening hours).

Overall - the facilities are kept in top shape.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Famous for a Reason – The interaction between faculty and students is fantastic because the school is so small. Every student and teacher is phenomenally talented and the environment is fantastic. You have to be an extremely hard worker to come to this school. It's extremely competitive, but not in a cut throat way. Students are very supportive of each other, but also work very hard. Practicing 5 hours a day is around average.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe... for Cleveland – Personally, ive never had a problem but I do know people who have. There are tons of campus emergency blue lights around, which is comforting. Regardless, it is a city so just don't do anything stupid.


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