I have about 2 days to make my college decision, and while case has offered me a very generous scholarship, I'm worried about what I am reading about it. From the interviews done by the princeton review, students say that "a 9-5 job will be exceptionalyl easy after a case undergraduate education (which is 9-5 classes, then 5-2 homework)" and "Case western is designed to beat students down [and they] attempt to compete with better schools by giving more homework." Basically, from the student interviews, peopel tihnk that Case is all work, and no time for fun.
How true are these statements?
I'm not averse to hard work by any means, but the thing is, I got into many top universities and the Ivy League, so if I'm going to have to work exceptionally hard anyway, I may as well go to Penn or Wash U or Rice and rack up some debt.
Is the quality of life/student happiness really that low? While I am certainly most concerned with academics, I'm not sure any amount of scholarship can convince me to have a terrible time in college.
Also, about how many times do you have class a week (for one class). Like how many times do you actually meet.