Case Western Reserve University Visit Report by soswonderland

Visit to Case Western Reserve University in May 2019 by soswonderland
(Student)
(Member since May 22 2019 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Very customized to the school (which is appreciated!) I went to the open house. The session itself had lots of cheap Cleveland humor (in a good way) specialized sessions per major available

Campus Tour: Yes - Very scripted. Given by a sophomore?? Showed a little bit of Cleveland outside of campus, very nice. Very flexible scheduling so you can essentially go whenever you want.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
At the model dorm (which was located in a normal dorm building), a group of students were chilling in the kitchen (!!) and I waived and they smiled and waved back. Generally pleasant energy on campus.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
lots of old building, lots of brick im not a fan of brick also it was a cloudy, damp day so,,



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
3 - Good
3 - Good




Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
recently renovated (1 or 2 years ago?) and took student feedback seriously!



Security/Safety:
3 - Good
3 - Good




Overall Campus Impression:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
mostly college kids, lots of sidewalks sooo many things to do, easy to get around. Visited botanical gardens <3 case students get a discount. Also walked to the cleveland history museum



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
cleveland is underrated (this is coming from someone from Albany, where everyone I know hears Cleveland and things "Ohio?? Must be middle of nowhere. no opportunities)".

Campus Visit Notes for Case Western Reserve University


Visit Description:

It was so cute, and University Circle really was the highlight. My dad and I had fun trying to choose what to do before our feet fell off! We spent a lot of time at the botanical gardens, and the staff there was very familiar and fond of case students. I appreciate that the surrounding area likes the case students.

Tours went on every 10 minutes if I'm remembering correctly. We ended up with a sophomore. The tour was very scripted. She applied ED to case and is from Cleveland, so her perspective was not helpful at all.

There were very many classes I could sit in on if I wanted.

Dorm: the "model dorm" was just the dorm closest to the entrance at a normal freshman dorm building and my oh my it was so nice! The student there working with visitors was very friendly and could joke around with us without being awkward. She was genuine when telling us about case taking student feedback seriously when they did dorm renovations the past year.
On our way out, I saw a group of students hanging out together in the kitchen (which is amazing that there's a kitchen omg). I think they were making pancakes? In a moment of bravery/lack of social anxiety lol, i waved and they smiled and waved back and everything had such good energy.

FOOD: case had such good food oh my god. They gave my dad and I both a card for free entrance to one of the dining halls and guys... it was buffet style. And there were delicious vegetarian (and vegan!) options. Their vegetarian salmon was so realistic that I couldn't finish it because i felt like i was cheating!

Saw a small handful of gals with greek life shirts. Seemed like it isn't weird to join but also very normal to not join.

Personally i def recommend doing a case open house; they are so nice to you!

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

very easy to walk around. we visited the botanical gardens (very nice despite the weather being chilly) and tried for one of the museums but our feet hurt by then :,(