I wanted to congratulate all the early accepts to Case and offer my thoughts on the school as you consider where to enroll.
A little bit about me so you have a better sense of my perspective. I'm originally from the North East and attended a private day school. I was accepted early with a half tuition scholarship. I have been a social sciences double major for all four years at case.
Case is a very good university and there is a fair amount of development happening near/on campus. It's an exciting time to be there.
However, look at the school's marketing material with a critical eye. Despite proclaiming to be a well rounded school, some parts of the university are much stronger than others. The strengths and weaknesses of the university reflect the strengths and weaknesses of Cleveland and North East Ohio. I don't see these changing quickly.
For students interested in STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or combining STEM majors with other interests, Case is a great choice. If you're considering pure liberal arts, social sciences or business I would look else where.
Most of the undergraduate resources are geared towards STEM majors. For example, the career fair for undergraduates has a disproportionate number of engineering firms. Likewise, there are scholarships and research opportunities restricted to STEM majors. Furthermore, many of the liberal arts, social sciences and business professors primary research interest is in healthcare or manufacturing.
University Circle is also no where near as vibrant as Case claims. There isn't a lot of interaction between Case, the Cleveland Institue of Music and the Cleveland Institue of Art. There is even less interaction between Case and the neighborhoods surrounding campus. Public transportation only is helpful for getting to the airport and downtown. Many of Cleveland's most vibrant areas are only accessible by car.
Hope this helps folks and good luck on the college search!