Case Western Reserve University Visit Report by NewSpartanFan
Visit to Case Western Reserve University in June 2013 by NewSpartanFan(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2012)
(Member since July 18 2012 with 8 posts)
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Admissions Interview: Yes - Our son met with admissions and they were very friendly and courteous and eager to answer any of his questions.
Information Session: Yes - He registered for the overnight program in which he could attend classes and special talks regarding CRWU. It's probably what swayed him toward this college. Very informative sessions.
Campus Tour: Yes - My son and I took the tour together and went to a few of the talks together until after the special program they have at Adelbert? gym. From there, he was taken by his "host" student for th
Overnight Visit: Yes - He enjoyed it. His host was in the fencing club and had just performed at the Adelbert gym program. The host and his buddies answered lots of my sons questions and they even discussed Greek life.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Our son attended a slew of classes during morning and early afternoon. He was so into the classes, that he forgot to eat lunch which was part of the program!
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Campus Visit Notes for Case Western Reserve University
I think what most sold my son on CRWU was the excellent overnight session CRWU put on. Compared to the other colleges at which he overnighted, this one was the most structured and well-planned. We were able to take some very good tours and attend informative sessions on financial aid, campus life, etc. After the fun program at Adelbert gym, the student "host" took my son for his overnight (he slept in a sleeping bag and pillow he brought) in the host's dorm room and the next day attended a handful of classes; mostly to do with his engineering major and was very impressed. He also had the opportunity to again meet with the soccer coach (he plans to play for the men's team) so a very good visit, all in all.
In the past few days, I've come across a couple of interesting articles.
One is that the surrounding "buffer" around CWRU was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Communities in the U.S.: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efel45lkj/university-circle-cleveland-ohio/#gallerycontent and short newscast video on that honor: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/forbes-names-university-circle-one-of-most-beautiful-places-in-us
Also, one which discusses Case's the growing diversity of students, and their better academics, enrolling at Case "CWRU set enrollment records, welcomes most diverse, academically accomplished class in history": http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=7425
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
I stayed at the Hampton in downtown Cleveland (near their baseball stadium). Nice hotel and only about 7 miles from campus. There are other hotels that are closer, though.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
The public transport seems plentiful and, if students want to go beyond the beautiful buffer zone around the school, it seems easy for them to get to downtown Cleveland to enjoy the rest of the city.