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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019

I never had a dream college as a child growing up, but after my first year at Case, I realized this is my dream school. There are so many great things about CWRU, I could go on forever. The people I have met, students and faculty, have been friendly and inviting. There is no competition between students, everyone wants each other to succeed and there is a lot of camaraderie. My degree program thus far has been what I expected of college, the core requirement classes have a lot of people in them, but professors office hours are accessible and very helpful. Case offers a lot of awesome extra curricular activities and clubs that add to the great experience, not to mention, Cleveland has some of the top hospitals in the world which is great to have right in your backyard if you are pursuing a medical career. I feel like I'm a part of a community of people who will change the world and encourage their fellow classmates to do the same. I couldn't recommend Case more for any student.

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Degree: Biochemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

Case Western Reserve University is an excellent, groundbreaking university. Like many of the ads say, it has a strong research focus and many of students are involved in research on campus. If you're not involved in research, it's very easy to get involved. If you don't like research, then you're definitely in the minority. Most students study the sciences and are aspring engineers, doctors, nurses. Many students (though not many survive it!) are BME (biomedical engineering) and pre-med, although most drop it by the end of their freshman year and either switch to an "easier" form of engineering (i.e. polymers or chemical) or pick a more typical pre-med major like Biology or Biochemistry. That being said, this is a very rigorous institution. A lot is expected out of students, but I have seen people grow through their challenges. While Case is often given the stereotype of being a "nerdy" school, there are quite a few very sociable people, who most often are involved in Greek Life on campus. Roughly 60% of the student body is Greek, and the numbers are increasing. Greek Life at Case is often described as being different from the rest, as many of the members are highly involved in campus organizations and don't just drink and party on the weekends.

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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Case Western Reserve University is a highly research intensive institution that revolves around the technological fronts of innovation especially in the science related fields. The professors at CWRU are well-accomplished and very knowledgeable in their field, and love to take on undergraduates in their respective labs. As a result, research experience comes second nature to most students here. However, at the same time, some of the curriculum at CWRU for biomedical engineering is disorganized. Professors are more interested in their research topics rather than building the core foundations of engineering students. There should be more of a balance as the engineering core is just as important as exploring personal interests.

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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Small, unique program with geographically diverse student body and engaging, approachable faculty.

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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Great research institution with a very tough work load. Prepares you very well for the real world

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Degree: History, Other
Graduation Year: 2008

CWRU is an intellectually rigorous school nestled in a great urban environment. Expect to work hard, but take time to enjoy the amazing cultural instituatuons on your doorstep (which CWRU students get free or reduced admission too). I highly recommend this school!

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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Focus on design and sustainability. Best prepares for consulting jobs. Excellent, multinational class size. Mostly engaging professors. Listens to and acts on feedback from students. Still refining content and timing of core curriculum.

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Graduation Year: 0

Case Western is a great school. The teachers are very kind! The dorms are great, but I lived near it, so I went to my parents house.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2007

I had an amazing experience at MSASS! The faculty are doing cutting edge research, and you will leave the program with the most up-to-date information in the field. If anything, you may find yourself feeling frustrated once you are in the workforce because the workforce has not yet caught up to the training provided at MSASS!

3 out of 5
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

CWRU School of Law has its ups and downs. The instruction is great, the professors care about preparing you for the bar and real practice and generally take a genuine interest in your future. There is plenty of opportunity to get involved in extra-curricular activities such as legal clinics, volunteer work, journals and peer tutoring. One thing that could be improved is the administration. Financial Aid is important for many students, and during my time at CWRU there was only one adviser for the entire law school. While I never had an issue myself, I knew several others who did. I just do not think one person is enough for the program size. Also, the career development office could expand its efforts to help those students from out of state who are looking to find jobs in their home states. With that being said, CWRU is located in Cleveland, OH a city that is making a comeback of sorts and has some great opportunities for young professionals in various fields. Not a bad option if you don't mind the Midwest and are concerned about the job market.

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