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Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH 4-Year Private

About Case Western Reserve

Case Western Reserve University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Cleveland, OH

Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve currently enrolls around 11,465 students a year, including 5,430 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $1,851,000,000.

2021 Admissions Facts About Case Western Reserve

Acceptance rate: 30%

Average GPA: 3.75

Mean ACT score: 32

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 27

Case Western Reserve Acceptance Rate

Case Western Reserve is a very difficult school to get accepted to. Case Western Reserve accepts around 30 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Case Western Reserve is 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 32.

In 2021, 9,760 applicants were waitlisted and 1,076 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Case Western Reserve a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 93 percent of students who start at Case Western Reserve come back for their second year of college. Out of the 1,282 students who started at Case Western Reserve as first-time freshman, 824 graduate within four years.

Case Western Reserve's six-year graduation for undergrads is 85 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 54 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $67,500 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,201 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Case Western Reserve sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Case Western Reserve a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will be notified by March 27.

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College Info

10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106

Campus Setting: Urban

Case Western Reserve Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Case Western Reserve is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Case Western Reserve is May 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Case Western Reserve ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


30 to 34


30 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Case Western Reserve is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Case Western Reserve. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Case Western Reserve SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

700 - 790


Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

Case Western Reserve Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Case Western Reserve is like? There are approximately 11,874 students enrolled at Case Western Reserve, including 5,383 undergraduate students and 6,491 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from OH and 72% percent of students are from other states.


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