- Class: Senior
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School: Hillsboro High School
- Transfer Student: N
Case is the perfect size for a university. Throughout my four years here I can honestly say I have met most of the people in my class. The classes are also a good size. My biggest classes were freshman year in math and chemistry, but as I got older and more knowledgeable in my major the classes got smaller and more intimate. As one of my professors once said, Case is a kind of utopia in Cleveland. We are surrounded by these beautiful museums and green space, and we are also surrounded by East Cleveland and the poverty that has made it so famous. We are in the perfect position to educate others while we are educating ourselves. The most recent controversy on campus has been over the logo. Although the administration, faculty, and alumni were greatly affected by this change, most of the students I know could care less if we were called Case, CWRU, or Case Western Reserve University. We don't have the same kind of ties to Case and Western Reserve that some of the alumni do. Case is an unusual school because the students are so intelligent, but they are not only focused on the academics like most Ivy leagues schools are. Students here are very spirited and very involved in on-campus and off-campus activities. We are the perfect mix between and Ivy league school and a state school. Four years later I still remember my orientation and PlayFair. I remember how nervous I felt moving in with complete strangers and how comfortable Case made me feel the first few days I was here. I am still good friends with all of my suitemates from freshman year, and I imagine I will stay good friends with them forever.
I love the academics at Case. That is what drew me here and what kept me here. The classes are the perfect size to get to know your fellow classmates and your professors. My two favorite classes over the past four years here were Physiology of Behavior and The Horror Film. Both of the professors were able to teach me with very little background in the two areas. The best part about Case is that almost every professor you have a class with will learn your name (whether you want them to or not). The other day I was walking to class and my film professor actually yelled out of his second floor window to stop me and say hello. Even when I don't have a question about a class I still go to my professors' offices to just talk. Students here also study all of the time. Oddly enough I really enjoy this. Often times I'll find myself in an intellectual conversation with my roommates, and this is actually a great way to study. While the classes may be demanding at time, the material is usually interesting enough that you won't mind studying in the evenings when you might normally be watching TV. The Case Career Center is also amazing at finding and helping people get jobs. When I found myself at a loss I went there and they helped me set up my resume and advise me on the best methods to find what I wanted.
Case's student body is extremely diverse, so if you don't like diversity, don't come here. Our diverse population is what makes Case so amazing. Having people from all different cultures and socioeconomic statuses makes this campus the best it can be. Everyone has a different view/take on everything so we can make our events and services the best for everyone as a whole. One thing that binds all Case students together is that almost all of us our completely dedicated to our work. If we sign up for an activity or we register for a class, we do the best that we can do. We can still have a good time and do well in school though. One thing I do not particularly like about Case is that it is predominantly left, but you will find this at most universities. Being a Democrat seems to be a trend that everyone joins once they enter college. This may be because people become more informed about politics and the issues, or it may be because of peer pressure and people are afraid to be different.
The Best Things
The resources we have at our fingertips whether it's our professors, the Career Center, or the community at large.
The Worst Things
The ego complex a lot of students tend to develop.