Case Western Reserve University Reviews

  • 113 Reviews
  • Cleveland (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $49,042
95% of 113 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 113 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"A great school with great educators and great infrastructure. Cleveland is also improving as a generator of jobs."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Small school, great professors, allowed you to engage in classes versus larger universities."
Julia Pruchnicki
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2016
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"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."
Khali Blankenship
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2016
  • Degree: Law
"This program is highly competitive and incredibly difficult. That being said, Case Western School of Law is very well-respected in the legal and local communities. The area of Cleveland itself receives a low rating for safety, however the cost of living is incredibly affordable."
Jessica Weil
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Working this program is challenging. The school lists it as a four year program but they do try to help you to make it possible to complete in 3 1/2 years. Cleveland is a nice area, I have certainly lived in worse. But I am a country girl at heart and so I prefer quiet country living to the hustle and bustle of the city. The Campus is a relatively safe place and the school does a lot to try to stay on top of issues that do arise from time to time. There are always opportunities for networking and learning outside the classroom. The law school in particular hosts many guest lectures that are about an hour long and can give students and faculty an in depth look on a specific aspect of law that they are interested in. (e.g. Family Law and how to treat child victims of abuse, counterintelligence demands of the war on terror, or even something like the problems in I.P. law that stem from a world that is almost entirely virtual now). The Political Science Department is great too; although there is really no graduate cohort in this area. I am one of 2 students pursuing a graduate degree in the department, but i personally feel that gives me a leg up because I have the nearly undivided attention of the faculty that are teaching whatever class I happen to be taking at the moment. Case is a great choice for law and not too shabby for the Political Science Department either."
Tung Chu
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I'm a current student at Case Western's MS in Medical Physiology programs. The goal of the program is to boost students' credentials and help them enter medical school, dental school, or PA school. With regards to that, here are some of the pros and cons of this program. Pros: - Proximity to great sources of volunteering (University Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Veteran's Medical Center, and other health related organizations) - Advisors. You are given an academic and career advisor in order to help plan out your goals - Lectures are given by extremely intelligent professors who do want you to succeed and help. - You have access to tons of resources in the form of TAs who served in the year before, a vast library system, and a very strong technology resources. - Timeline to finish the program: you can finish the program anywhere between 2 semesters to 2 years Cons: - The program can be costly - Students can easily be overwhelmed due to the amount of material presented."
Ebony Speakes-Hall
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"During my academic journey at Case Western Reserve University I was confronted with the strengths and the challenges of the graduate program. First, the academic rigor of the program inspired students to pursue research opportunities. In addition to the academic rigor Case has superior faculty who are on the cutting edge of research and community engagement. Third, Case offers tremendous internship opportunities. For example, I was given the opportunity to serve for Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana as a policy intern on Capital Hill. Overall Case has an amazing graduate program. Although Case has an amazing graduate program, they lack diversity in their Ph.D. program in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. There is decreased enrollment among African American and Latino Ph.D. students. In summary Case has a phenomenal social work graduate program."
Jose Olavarria
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2015
  • Degree: Finance
"Review for the MSM Finance program at Weatherhead. Academically speaking, this is a solid program. I wish there was more diversity (aka a better mix of domestic and international students, as currently there's over 70% Chinese students and I feel like the program could benefit from having more diversity). However, lately the school has been trying to improve the mix of students. Weatherhead offers good career services and a number of opportunities for professional development. It is the best school in Cleveland, so a number of top firms come to recruit our students, which is helpful and makes you feel like you are getting a good value for the money you are investing in your education. I personally feel like the program is a bit too large (120+ students), which makes it more competitive to find jobs. But overall, I'm very happy with the program."
Victor Glasgo
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I feel like the professors aren't interested in the material they are teaching, at least for the required first year classes. There is also a lack of variety for research projects among faculty. Otherwise the school is nice. The department is small so you can get to know everyone quickly."
Pengfei Li
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"1 There are less activities for graduate students. 2 For PHD students, we must do TA to support our life. It's fine to do TA, but the assignment we must accomplish is to heavy. We have less time to study and do research. 3 The faculties here, although not very much, have high enough quality on their research field. 4 The spoken English class for international students is very useful."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"Small, unique program with geographically diverse student body and engaging, approachable faculty."
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Great research institution with a very tough work load. Prepares you very well for the real world"
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: History
"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!"
Jordan Trump
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"The graduate program is challenging and can be overly stressful at times. However, the challenges and stress prepare you for life after graduation. The staff and professors help students to network and are more than willing to help outside of the classroom."
recent grad
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Business
"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."
Anisha Garg
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Case Western Reserve University is a fantastic school with many resources and opportunities for students. The School of Medicine is associated with four hospitals including the world renowned Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Veterans Hospital, and Metrohealth. Students are exposed to every level of healthcare from the affluent to underprivileged areas creating a well rounded physician. Unfortunately, the area of East Cleveland in which the school is located does experience a fair share of incidents, but the combined forces of the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland police departments work diligently to ensure the safety of students and residents. Overall, Case Western Reserve University is a fantastic school with powerful resources, friendly staff, and a collaborative student environment."
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
"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."
Andrea Alvarez
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2015
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"It is a small program that really focuses on each individual's needs."