Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is a private research university established in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology. The university enrolls over 9,000 students in undergraduate and post graduate programs that are taught in 9 different colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Case School of Engineering
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Law
  • Weatherhead School of Management
  • School of Medicine
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Case Western Reserve University ranks among the top national universities according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 rankings. The college's athletics teams' official colors are case blue, white and case grey and the mascot is the Spartan.

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Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland , OH 44106
General Phone: (216) 368-2000

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Case Western Reserve Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management437operations management, non-profit management, electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, banking, labor relations, ...
Engineering382engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Science272biology, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics courses, cell biology, anatomy, virology, genetics, physiology, pathology, ...
Medicine258neuroscience, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, medicine, medical scientist, public health, public health courses
Law257law, foreign lawyers
Nursing and Emergency Medicine252nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, neonatal nursing, community nurse, surgical nurse, various nursing
Family and Social Work203human nutrition, food and related services, social work
Liberal Arts147French studies, Japanese studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English language and literature, ...
Therapy and Counseling116cognitive science, psychology, communication disorders services, genetic counseling, medical ethids
Computer Science and Engineering71computer science, computer support, computer engineering
Mathematics25mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Education and Teaching19education, art education, music teaching
Drama and Performing Arts19dance, drama
Fine Arts17art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Medical Administration1environmental health
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1nutrition sciences
Architecture and Planning0architectural services
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Case Western Reserve in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree79359
Master's degree95175
Doctor's degree29638
First-professional degree4223
Postbaccalaureate certificate301

Case Western Reserve Student Body

In 2007-2008, Case Western Reserve had a total enrollment of 9,844 students (7,122 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 41%
Graduate 44%
First Professional 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 11%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 18%
20-21 18%
22-24 20%
25-29 23%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York4%
(International Students)3%
New Jersey3%

Case Western Reserve Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %
Part-Time 100 %

Case Western Reserve Room and Board (2007)

Case Western Reserve offers campus housing for 3,484 of its 7,122 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Cleveland, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Case Western Reserve Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal590690
SAT Math620720
SAT Writing580680
ACT Verbal2533
ACT Math2733
ACT Composite2632

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT65%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Case Western Reserve Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 35,202
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 35,202
Room and board $ 10,450
Room charge $ 6,080
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,370
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Case Western Reserve participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 302400)

Case Western Reserve Faculty

Case Western Reserve has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$139,54110$140,502
Associate professorcalendar year17$98,38211$113,449
Assistant professorcalendar year19$82,75714$75,862
Instructorcalendar year9$70,2209$67,906
No academic rankcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year57$94,81544$98,322

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year189$124,76645$110,722
Associate professoracademic year72$84,32152$79,179
Assistant professoracademic year52$80,22057$70,201
Instructoracademic year20$47,75342$51,143
No academic rankacademic year24$78,78110$61,775
All faculty totalacademic year357$102,715206$77,024

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Case Western Reserve Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football University Athletic Association
Basketball University Athletic Association
Baseball University Athletic Association
Track University Athletic Association

Case Western Reserve Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education, General
Music Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Human Nutrition
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Law (LLB, JD)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
French Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Japanese Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Medical Administration
Environmental Health

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing, Other
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Cognitive Science
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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