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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
From Case Western Reserve University

From the moment students become part of the Case Western Reserve University community, they are immersed in and are integral to a culture of ambition and achievement. An entire team of faculty and staff is in place to help you discover opportunities and experiences that move you purposefully toward your career and educational goals. Your peers will inspire you with their curiosity and clever application of what they are learning. You will inspire others by the questions you ask, the risks you take and your desire to make your world better. While we tackle projects and problems—and solve them—in a way that makes us seem like a much larger university, you will find our community of 5,200 undergraduates to be incredibly friendly, kind and encouraging.

Students have broad access to the curriculum across our four schools and colleges: Case School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and Weatherhead School of Management.

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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
29%
SAT Range
1350-1520
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,061/ 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
$33,016/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

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.115 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,095Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
166
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Nerdy but Social-ish
    31%
  • Everyone's a nerd in their own way
    29%
  • Everyone is so unique! No "typical student"
    14%
  • 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
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.124 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.155 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Hard academic
    24%
  • The struggle is real
    15%
  • Outstanding and constantly improving
    15%
  • Excellent, but always improving
    12%
  • The best
    10%
  • 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
    85%
    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

    Case Western Reserve University Reviews

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    Case Western exceeded my expectations of a college experience in terms of a balanced academic and social life (you'll find the parties if you look for it). Here, you'll meet some of the most intelligent yet humble, creative, and dedicated students and quite frankly, friends for life. The professors truly care about what they teach and make learning, exciting. Almost every professor is open and happy to have a conversation about anything!
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    Case Western Reserve University had a very hard time transitioning to online learning. Most professors were not trained or ready for online learning. Additionally, some professors have chosen to cope with online earning by making content 'harder.' In other words making it physically and mentally challenging for students by increasing coursework and testing unknown materials to decrease cheating. Additionally, many have been unresponsive in office hours and working with students on problems. It seems like, with online teaching, the flaws in the education system have come to light where teachers might not always care about what students actually learn.
    I am living on campus, so I have a hybrid experience. All teachers are super accommodating. I was quarantined for the first two weeks I got here, so that was rough. Yet, my profs were still super nice and checked in with me all the time. I come from a small school and was worried that profs were going to be distant but they are not at all. If you are picking your sages and like civics go with Dr. Busch or Dr. Goldman both great profs!