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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Case Western is a highly rated private university located in Cleveland, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,990 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Case Western acceptance rate is 35%. Popular majors include Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Graduating 82% of students, Case Western alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $58,300.
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
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

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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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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.
It's been a month since I moved in and I feel right at home. The food is surprisingly good with a LOT of variety (including special meal swipes that work at Dunkin' Donuts and Denny's). Even the healthier options are great. I've found the community to be a very welcoming environment, composed of people from all over America (and a good few international students as well). It's very easy to get involved and meet new people. As for parties, they exist but they're not integral to campus life. You can walk around frat houses until you find one on a Saturday night. They're not too wild though. Great variety of academics, competent professors, strong research scene, nice gyms, scenic campus. There's long walks to class but they're pleasant. Dope architecture. Free museum access and public transport. Big fan of all that. REALLY PRETTY AREA AROUND CAMPUS.