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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Case Western is a highly rated private university located in Cleveland, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,978 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Case Western acceptance rate is 33%. Popular majors include Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Graduating 83% of students, Case Western alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $59,600.
About Case Western Reserve University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Website

Case Western Reserve University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1340-1520
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$34,973/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$28,295/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.110 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,978Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
172
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Everyone's a nerd in their own way
    29%
  • Nerdy but Social-ish
    29%
  • Everyone is so unique! No "typical student"
    13%
  • Nerdy introvert.
    8%
  • Nerd
    6%
  • 100% nerdy. 100% awesome.
    5%
  • That cool dork who did your homework in math class
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.120 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.151 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Hard academic
    22%
  • The struggle is real
    16%
  • Excellent, but always improving
    13%
  • Outstanding and constantly improving
    13%
  • The best
    11%
  • Good academics but lots of room for improvement
    9%
  • Overrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.62 responses
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Case Western Reserve University Reviews

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CWRU offers an experience unlike many of the other colleges I toured and visited. It has an incredible focus on student success and offers so many resources--like your own personal librarian and a 50,000-square-foot maker space with 3D printers and laser cutters--you just can't find time in the day to use them all! We're all huge nerds here, so it makes for a tiny party scene with a bunch of socially awkward kids, but that's not why we go to school.

If you've ever wondered where all the Ivy League, Stanford, MIT, and UChicago rejects go to school, this is the place. SO if you're an engineering student who's a little socially awkward and hella smart, this is definitely the place for you!

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My second year here at Case has been great! Classes have remained hard but everyone is in it together creating a "community feeling". The social scene is also surprisingly good, the split in the student body is about 60-50, 60 being socially able students. There are parties almost every weekend as students now like to refer to here as "Case State". If you want to work hard, get a good degree, and have a college experience with a moderate state school feel, you should definitely come.
Its a great institution with so many opportunities and such helpful professors. Cleveland weather sucks but other than that, truly all good things to say about this institution!