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Case Western Reserve University is a private institution that was founded in 1826. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,386, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 178 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Case Western Reserve University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 37. Its tuition and fees are $41,800 (2013-14).
Case Western Reserve University is known for its world class research, but with more than 150 student organizations, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved outside the classroom, too. The Case Western Spartans varsity teams compete in the Division III University Athletic Association. The Greek system, which stresses a commitment to on-campus and community service, involves about one third of students. The campus is located about 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, where students have free access to a handful of downtown museums like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center. On campus, freshmen live in one of four themed residential communities, which are called Cedar, Juniper, Magnolia and Mistletoe. All students are invited to the annual SpringFest, a collection of music, carnival games and activities that is the largest student-run event on campus.
Case Western Reserve University boasts a broad range of top-rated specialty graduate programs, like its health law curriculum at the School of Law. The university also has renowned offerings in biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering and nonprofit management at the Weatherhead School of Management. In addition to its suburban campus, the school owns University Farm, a 389-acre plot of land about 10 miles from campus where students research and take courses in biology, ecology and art. Notable alumni include former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich and Craig Newmark, creator and namesake of Web site Craigslist.
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At Case Western Reserve University, we'll help you create experiences that last a lifetime: experiences that connect you to peers, teachers, and professionals, that satisfy your curiosity, and that prepare you for success in both career and life. You'll learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and in real-world workplaces, with faculty who go out of their way to help you excel. You can co-op at Fortune 500 firms, intern in highly rated medical facilities, and perform with renowned artists and musicians. Case is driven by a spirit of collaboration. Through our partnerships in Cleveland, University Circle, and beyond, you have unlimited possibilities.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Case Western Reserve University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.3 percent and an early acceptance rate of 88.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||54.3%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Case Western Reserve University is 10:1, and the school has 61.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Case Western Reserve University include: Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Psychology, General; Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||63%|
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Case Western Reserve University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,386, with a gender distribution of 55.7 percent male students and 44.3 percent female students. At this school, 77 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus. Case Western Reserve University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Case Western Reserve University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Case Western Reserve University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Case Western Reserve University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Case Western Reserve University, 64.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $27,174.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$41,800 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$12,898 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data