About a year ago, I was a prospective student with a ton of questions. So after polling my fellow classmates, we came up with the top 5 questions that we wanted answers to when we were looking into attending Cleveland University-Kansas City.
1. What is that average class size?
The class sizes vary depending on when you start the programs. When I started in the summer, which is generally a smaller class, we only had 19 kids in our class. However, if you start in the fall, one of the bigger classes, the amount of students ranges between 40-50 students. The class sizes here at Cleveland University are pretty small which allows for a 12:1 student to teacher ratio.
2. Can you balance work with school?
A couple of my classmates work while going to school, but I personally just wanted to focus on school for the time being. With that being said, if you are a highly organized person, the ability to work is possible. My advice would be to see what jobs are available around campus in the Business Office, Health Center, Financial Aid office, etc. This way you can earn some money, stay on campus, and most jobs are not too rigorous, so you can study after a day of working.
3. I am married, is graduate school possible?
Yes, of course! I am married and have had no issues. The main thing is to discuss it with your partner and let them know that graduate school is demanding. There will be weekends where you want to go out and do stuff — Overland Park has a ton of stuff to do — but you have to find a balance between your social life and studying. As long as you have a good support system, anything is possible.
4. What are the hardest classes?
So, I am sure that most of you have heard by now that Biochemistry is a challenging course and it is! In my opinion, other hard courses are your cadaver labs, nutrition, and cardiovascular/pulmonary physiology. With that being said, Cleveland University offers a ton of resources for every class and you just need to utilize them. In Academic Services, you can take a test that will reveal which study habits work best for you, which can really help you maximize your studying. Aside from that, tutoring is free on campus as well. Sometimes just talking with other students and getting their notes can prepare you for classes too.
5. Why did you choose Cleveland University-Kansas City?
Of course the high board scores, small class sizes and the Overland Park area were a high priority on my list, but the atmosphere on campus is what grabbed my attention. Everyone on campus is inviting and truly wants to help you succeed. During my campus tour, I received a student’s phone number and was told that I could call them with any questions that I had. The environment really does have a family feel to it.
Hopefully these questions have helped, but if you have any other questions, contact the Office of Admissions or schedule a campus visit and come see me!