I totally understand what you're saying, puremorning. Yes, I've been there many times, I'm an undergrad at Cleveland State now. I actually study in the law library (which is really nice) quite a bit. Honestly, I think my main reasons for going there would be the reputation the school has in Cleveland, and the price. I'm ok with staying in Cleveland, and CM is really well respected in this town. I also know many alumni, and every single one that I have talked to highly recommends the school. And if I could go there for free or close to it, that's hard to beat. The facilities aren't super impressive, but the library is very nice. But yeah, the quality of the rest of the class is what worries me, as some of them seem like morons. But maybe there's some of those everywhere? And maybe that just means I have a better shot at top %10 of the class?
That is crazy that they had someone like that show you around! I wouldn't judge the school on that alone though. The school is downtown, which I absolutely love. You just have to have some street smarts, you're in a downtown urban enviroment. I actually live about 5 blocks away (to the east, where it gets worse and worse as you go), and I love it. I have a great loft for a cheap price. Cleveland is a cool city really, it's just that winter sucks. With all that being said, however, if Case gave me enough money to make it realistic to attend, or if I was independently wealthy, I would go to Case in a heartbeat. But if not, which is more likely, I'd be happy to attend CM on a scholarship.