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Academics

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve University is a mid-sized school that boasts “fantastic research opportunities,” “an awesome environment,” and “amazing financial aid.” CWRU is “known as an outstanding engineering school” and “companies in the engineering field are aware of CWRU’s excellence and rigor and are very eager to hire CWRU grads.” “Our academics and academic reputation is phenomenal,” one happy student boasts. The “well qualified and passionate” professors are “very involved in their fields” and “usually accessible and reasonable about their workload.” “They all have connections within the research community or the private work sector.” “Supplementary Instructors (past students who passed with an A) are also a great resource and host a variety of study sessions every week to go over material,” one student brags. “We even get free tutoring (up to five hours a week). [The] academic load can be challenging, but if you take advantage of all the available resources around, it’s definitely manageable!” “It is possible to do well in class and be involved in clubs and sports.” If there’s an area that academics could improve, it’s the liberal arts, as students in these majors report feeling their departments are sometimes overlooked. “Administration and advising could still use some work,” one student says. “It is not always clear what path you should be taking in order to graduate, but if you ask enough people, you can figure it out.” Overall, CWRU “is very good at producing students prepared to excel in their career, especially within engineering, medicine, and business.” In addition, a new university initiative works to pair up students with experts who can help them take full advantage of the campus resources that will help them reach their goals. The university “offers great scholarships and has fantastic research opportunities.” A finance major reports she decided to attend because “it was affordable, prestigious, in an awesome environment, and the people here were all so genuine when I came to visit.” All in all, students really feel that CWRU is a university on the rise. As a cognitive science and psychology student puts it, “If universities were stocks, I’d put all my money into Case Western.”

Student Body

“Case definitely has a ‘nerd school’ reputation” but students want everyone to know that “we are not a group of loners that spend all their time in a lab or playing D&D.” “You can find all sorts of people” here and overall the student body is “a quirky mish-mosh of quirky students all engaging with one another and doing their best to advance society in one form or another.” “The typical student at Case Western is focused, hard-working, clever, quirky, and probably a little bit nerdy, but in the best way,” one student explains. Students are high achievers; a typical student “works hard [and] studies a lot” yet always makes sure to find “time to socialize and invest their time in numerous groups, activities, and other endeavors.” The “best way to fit in” is to get active by “joining student organizations, doing community service, jamming out to music in the residence halls, or doing a group study session.”

Campus Life

One student sums up the university as “nerdy but a lot of fun.” Activities at Case reflect this “nerdy” nature. “One of our biggest campus events (which I help run) is a 10 day long game of tag known as Humans vs. Zombies,” a sociology and theatre major says. On campus, “Case offers literally everything in the way of clubs, jobs, research, and things to do.” Even though many students are “geeky,” Greek life is also strong: “A lot of people are in fraternities or sororities (one-third of campus and rising).” Students do seem to feel that one area of campus life needs improvement: “school spirit.” “Few students could tell you the football team’s record or who the basketball team is facing this weekend,” one student says, elaborating that it isn’t a surprise since the school is “academically focused.” Off campus, there’s always the entire city of Cleveland. Students love the “beautiful” campus as well as its “fantastic” “location in uptown Cleveland” near that city’s “cultural center.” The area close to campus “offers great museums and downtown has lots of attractions to check out.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Undergraduate Admission

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admission
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 441067055

Phone
2163684450

Email
visit@case.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kelvin Smith Library
Thwing Center
Jolly Scholar
Starbucks
Biomedical Research Building Dining Commons
Wyant Athletic Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Uptown at University Circle
East 4th Street (Downtown Cleveland)
West 6th Street (Downtown Cleveland)
West Side Market
Little Italy
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is also noted as a high-ranking attraction among CWRU students. In terms of neighborhoods, Coventry and Little Italy are favorites of CWRU students.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and selected Saturdays
8:30am-5pm
2163684450

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 10-12:15, 2-4:15pm; Select Sat 9-11:15am, 10am-12:15pm; Select Sun 1:00-3:15pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri, academic year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@case.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available when classes are in session

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Cleveland Hopkins Airport is the closest to the university. To get to the campus, take the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Rapid Transit from the airport terminal to University Circle; the ride takes approximately 40 minutes and is very cheap. Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited provides service to Cleveland via Toledo, Erie, and Buffalo, connecting from those cities to many other locations throughout the country. Greyhound buses also provide service to Cleveland. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offers extensive and economical bus and rail service throughout the metropolitan area.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the south via Interstate 71 or Interstate 77: Proceed north until I-71 (or I-77) merges with Interstate 90. Take I-90 east, then exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Proceed south for about a mile to the East 105th Street traffic light; cross East 105th and turn left onto East Boulevard. Take a slight left onto Ford Drive and then turn left onto Bellflower Road. Wolstein Hall is on the right. From the east, via Interstate 90: Exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Proceed south for about a mile to the East 105th traffic light; cross East 105th and turn left onto East Boulevard. Take a slight left onto Ford Drive and then left onto Bellflower Road. Wolstein Hall is on the right. From the east, via Interstate 80 (Ohio Turnpike - From Eastern Ohio and Pennsylvania): Take exit 187 and proceed north on Interstate 480, which merges with Interstate 271. Exit I-271 at Cedar Road and follow it westbound toward Cleveland. Where Cedar Road starts down a steep hill and lane-switching lights hang overhead, look for a sign identifying Case Western Reserve University at the corner of Murray Hill Road (the first light near the bottom of the hill). Turn right onto Murray Hill, then bear left at the traffic light and turn left onto Adelbert Road at the three-way stop on the other side of the bridge. Turn right onto Euclid Avenue, left onto Ford Drive and then right onto Bellflower Road. Wolstein Hall is on the right. Alternate route through downtown Cleveland: Any of the above directions can be altered if desired by taking route 90 into downtown Cleveland and exiting on Chester Avenue. Head east on Chester Avenue and turn left onto East 105th Street. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and then left onto East Boulevard. Turn slight left onto Ford Drive then left onto Bellflower Road. Wolstein Hall is on the right.

Local Accommodations
A particular favorite is Glidden House (1901 Ford Dr.; 216-231-8900; www.gliddenhouse.com), a large, Gothic-style bed and breakfast within walking distance of campus. Prices are moderate, and a special rate is available for Case Western Reserve visitors. Also in the neighborhood is the Washington Place Bistro & Inn (2203 Cornell Rd.; 216-791-6500; www.washingtonplacelittleitaly.com). Somewhat smaller than Glidden House, this converted mansion is within walking distance of the school. Other options for visitors to the university include the Courtyard Cleveland University Circle (2021 Cornell Rd.; 216-791-5678; www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/clece-courtyard-cleveland-university-circle), the Doubletree by Hilton - Tudor Arms (10660 Carnegie Ave.; 216-455-1260; doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/the-tudor-arms-hotel-cleveland-a-doubletree-by-hilton-CLEUCDT/index.html), the InterContinental Suites Hotel (8800 Euclid Ave.; 216-707-4100; www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/cleveland/clehb/hoteldetail), and the Holiday Inn (8650 Euclid Ave.; 216-707-4200 https://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/cleveland/cleea/hoteldetail) all near the campus. Special rates for Case Western Reserve visitors are available. To get to campus, you can walk or take the convenient loop bus across the street from the hotel. Hotel parking charges vary.

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Applicants: 28,786
Acceptance Rate: 27%






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