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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Case Western Reserve University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
35%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1280-1490
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$33,124/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,287/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,629/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,484/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,694/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,150/ year
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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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.109 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,990Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Everyone's a nerd in their own way
    30%
  • Nerdy but Social-ish
    30%
  • Everyone is so unique! No "typical student"
    13%
  • Nerdy introvert.
    8%
  • 100% nerdy. 100% awesome.
    5%
  • Nerd
    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.118 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.149 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Hard academic
    19%
  • 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
    10%
  • Overrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
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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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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I chose Case Western for my undergraduate education to pursue nursing, as the Frances Payne Bolton Nursing School is in the Top 10 in the country. When I visited the campus for the first time in snowy January 2015 from Phoenix, Arizona, my mind had a culture shock. Despite the weather (which I am now used to), I fell in love with Case and the nursing school because of the commitment to intelligence and hands-on learning. When I was in my second week of college ever, I was in the hospital interacting with patients. I even helped save someone's life before my first semester ended. Case shows so much dedication to its students and professors take the time to work with every individual. I have never regretted my decision coming here, and found so many opportunities-- such as working at the Cleveland Clinic and as a camp counselor-- along the way.
What I love most about Case is the general attitude around failure. There hasn't been a single class I've been in during my first three years at the university where messing up hasn't been celebrated as unanimously as succeeding has. What I've noticed, is that professors here especially are really concerned with the way you learn from your mistakes. Getting something right the first time is always what we'll hope for ourselves, but the professors here at CWRU understand that we're in a highly competitive environment. Not everyone is going to come in first place. So they take the time to foster an environment where failure is seen as the first step to success. And it's made me a better, more competitive, more curious, and well rounded student. I'll always be grateful to CWRU for helping me learn as an adult that it doesn't matter how many times you fail as long as you figure out why it happened and allow yourself to move forward.