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Case Western Reserve University Overview

Case Western Reserve University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Cleveland, Ohio. The location of Case Western is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Case Western Reserve University Known For?

1,372 Undergraduate Awards
$45,963 Avg Cost After Aid
33% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Case Western is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Case Western.
  • In 2017-2018, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Case Western bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $74,600 a year. That's about 83% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Case Western student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Case Western Reserve University Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Case Western is ranked #323 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Case Western also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Case Western has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#76 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Case Western.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Polymer & Plastics Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Food, Nutrition & Related Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Management Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Human Resource Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Case Western has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#34 Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management College Factual
#41 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#41 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#45 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#51 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#104 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Case Western Reserve University?

Location of Case Western Reserve University

Contact details for Case Western are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-368-2000
Website: www.case.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/casewesternreserve
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cwru

How Do I Get Into Case Western?

You can apply to Case Western online at: admission.case.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Case Western

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Case Western?

33% Acceptance Rate
49% Of Accepted Are Women
51% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of Case Western Reserve University is 33%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 51% of accepted students are men and 49% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 31%, and the acceptance rate for women is 35%.

Average Test Scores

About 51% of students accepted to Case Western submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 740. Math scores were between 690 and 780.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Case Western Reserve University  ( 650 to 740 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Case Western Reserve University  ( 690 to 780 )
200
800
Case Western received ACT scores from 69% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 30 and 35. Math scores were between 29 and 34. Composite scores were between 30 and 33.

ACT English Scores for Case Western Reserve University  ( 30 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Case Western Reserve University  ( 29 to 34 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Case Western Reserve University  ( 30 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford Case Western Reserve University?

$45,963 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Case Western is $45,963. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Case Western, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $6,063 a year. That adds up to $24,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Case Western is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,237 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,383 undergraduate students at Case Western, with 5,237 being full-time and 146 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Case Western

There are also 6,491 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,237 full-time undergraduates at Case Western, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Case Western

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Case Western Reserve University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Case Western Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,124
Black or African American 235
Hispanic or Latino 465
White 2,325
International Students 740
Other Races/Ethnicities 348

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Case Western Reserve University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 84 countries are represented at Case Western. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Case Western Reserve University

449 Took All Classes Online
985 Took At Least One Class Online
47.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 985 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Case Western has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 24th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Case Western

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Case Western Reserve University was 47.6%. This is the #516 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Case Western regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Case Western majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Engineering 80%
Mechanical Engineering 9%
Systems Engineering 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Case Western ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Case Western.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Physiology & Pathology Sciences #1
Biomedical Engineering #2
General Engineering #2
Civil Engineering #3
Systems Engineering #3
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #4
Mechanical Engineering #4
Social Work #9
Engineering #10
Public Administration & Social Service #26

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 60 15 129 48 252
Social Work 0 0 240 7 247
Business Administration & Management 36 5 191 11 243
Medicine 0 0 0 204 204
Finance & Financial Management 41 0 147 0 188
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 138 15 153
Law 0 0 0 146 146
Mechanical Engineering 115 0 25 5 145
Computer Science 115 0 13 1 129
Accounting 51 0 69 0 120
Biomedical Engineering 79 0 26 7 112
Legal Research 0 0 100 12 112
General Biology 82 0 16 8 106
Chemical Engineering 61 0 22 6 89
Dentistry 0 0 0 77 77
Electrical Engineering 54 0 17 2 73
General Psychology 57 0 7 7 71
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 16 6 45 0 67
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 66 0 66
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 50 0 5 9 64
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 60 0 60
Physics 33 0 4 11 48
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 43 0 4 0 47
Cognitive Science 41 0 3 0 44
Operations Research 0 0 43 0 43
Chemistry 28 0 5 7 40
Economics 40 0 0 0 40
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 12 0 15 10 37
Human Resource Management 0 0 33 3 36
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 34 0 34
General English Literature 22 0 5 6 33
Mathematics 26 0 4 2 32
Civil Engineering 19 0 8 3 30
Materials Engineering 14 0 10 5 29
Anthropology 16 0 4 6 26
Public Health 0 0 25 0 25
Sociology 21 0 2 1 24
Statistics 19 0 4 0 23
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1 0 9 11 21
Marketing 21 0 0 0 21
Computer Engineering 11 0 6 4 21
Medical Science 0 0 18 3 21
General Engineering 1 0 19 0 20
Allied Health Professions 0 0 20 0 20
Political Science & Government 20 0 0 0 20
Applied Mathematics 13 0 5 1 19
Communication Sciences 7 0 10 0 17
Nutrition Science 17 0 0 0 17
Music 13 0 0 3 16
International Studies 15 0 0 0 15
Systems Engineering 4 0 6 4 14
Romance Languages 14 0 0 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 5 0 8 1 14
History 12 0 0 1 13
Management Information Systems 0 0 12 0 12
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 11 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 9 0 2 0 11
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 9 0 9
Geological & Earth Sciences 7 0 1 1 9
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 4 0 4 0 8
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 8 0 8
Engineering Physics 8 0 0 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 8 0 8
Natural Resources Conservation 8 0 0 0 8
Philosophy 6 0 2 0 8
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 7 7
Astronomy & Astrophysics 7 0 0 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 0 4 1 6
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 5 5
Dance 4 0 1 0 5
Genetics 0 0 0 3 3
Molecular Medicine 0 0 1 2 3
General Education 3 0 0 0 3
Area Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 3 0 0 3
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 3 0 3
Religious Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Architecture (Other) 1 0 0 0 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 1 1
Germanic Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 1 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,372 30 1,687 667 3,756

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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