Case Western Reserve University Reviews
University is truly loaded with talented, dedicated students that come from all over. Not only does CWRU provide you with phenomenal instructors that are many times practicing research on campus, but the resources made available to you through the city's surroundings, are world-class. CWRU takes immense pride in its community and partnering with businesses nearby. International, graduate, doctorate, and law students bring a level of diversity to campus, in addition to the surrounding Arts and Music colleges.
Case Western Reserve University is an amazing school! The teachers are great. They go out of their way to get to know you and help you succeed in life as well as academics. However, the rigor is intense. That is a good thing though. I feel better prepared for the business world than I would be at any other school.
I am very fortunate to have attended the Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). My professors, clinical instructors, and advisors were all very knowledgeable, responsive to criticism, and willing to make positive change. I received the necessary amount of support and guidance to lead me to a successful graduation and I was adequately prepared for a career as a professional nurse. Nursing students begin the nursing curriculum during their very first week at the university and maintain this very focused nursing-based education throughout their four-year experience. The large amount of required clinical hours is something that sets FPB apart from other nursing programs. I believe the sooner students begin hands-on patient care, the more comfortable and competent they become. In addition, each nursing student completes their practicum hours in their last semester of the program. Having completed 336 hours with a preceptor in the Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Cleveland Clinic for my practicum, I was fully prepared to begin practicing as a registered nurse, and was thankful to be offered a position on this unit. I owe a lot of my success to my undergraduate education at Case Western Reserve University. The experiences I gained, the people I met, and the network I established allowed me to continue expanding my knowledge and become the best nurse I was capable of becoming. With such a positive experience as an undergraduate, I will be starting my Master of Science in Nursing degree at Case Western Reserve University this coming summer.
The Physics curriculum at Case Western Reserve University is highly rigorous and places an emphasis on mathematical proficiency and theoretical extrapolation in addition to experimental methods. Its comprehensiveness and dearth of research opportunities presents students with a competitive environment where they quickly assume responsibilities fitting for a path to either industrial research, or academia. It should be noted that as a private research institution, Case's physics department is more inclined to prepare students for a life of research, especially for those interested in the physics of materials and condensed matter, but the opportunities for assistant teaching, grading, and tutoring are numerous enough that those interested in physics pedagogy need not fret. Classes demand a significant amount of time, and are firmly grounded in mathematics. The structure of the curriculum in the Physics department is wisely organized such that useful mathematics classes are taken as corequisites alongside core physics courses, reinforcing concepts that are applicable to upperclass courses, including General Relativity, Particle Physics, and Cosmology. There is also a wealth of graduate-level courses available to undergraduates to take, allowing them to prepare for the Physics GRE and graduate school even faster. While rigorous and often stressful, the physics curriculum at Case Western demands and shapes mastery out of its students.
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.
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.
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.
Small, unique program with geographically diverse student body and engaging, approachable faculty.
Great research institution with a very tough work load. Prepares you very well for the real world
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!