Case Western Reserve University Visit Report by GaelRacer
Information Session: Yes - The general session was very well done. Probably the most organized admissions session that we have attended.
Campus Tour: Yes - Standard student led tour. No residence hall or athletic facility sites were included.
Overnight Visit: No - N/A
Classroom Visit: Yes - Actually I department presentation. Very well organized and the faculty were very helpful.
Campus Visit Notes for Case Western Reserve University
We attended the recent CWRU Open House. The school does a great job in the information sessions, very organized and visitor friendly. The academics sound awesome with great UG research opportunities, but the campus is disjointed, very urban and the Case quad buildings are in poor shape. The newer buildings look great but the older buildings really need some work. Students involved in the admissions process were very friendly and open but students walking around campus were not very open with visitors. Many looked as though they hadn't showered the whole semester. Super geeks! We had heard from others that, during overnight visits, most students would not interact or even take the visiting student out to lunch. The immediate area around campus is quite nice but very loud and busy, no relaxing green space here. Venture a few blocks off campus and the neighborhood deteriorates pretty quickly. We know a recent graduate who was robbed twice as a student on campus.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Doubletree Tudor Arms was recommended by the school. It has a great location just off campus and the old architecture was neat. Room was nice, restaurant was OK, but parking is expensive.
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Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Parking on campus was OK, garage right next to campus center.