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About Case Western Reserve

Case Western Reserve Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Case Western Reserve will release their Early Decision results on Saturday, December 11th at 12 pm EST. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Case Western Reserve Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Case Western Reserve University Overview

Case Western Reserve University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Cleveland, Ohio. Case Western Reserve was founded in 1826 and now enrolls around 11,465 students a year, including 5,430 undergrads. Case Western Reserve provides on-campus housing for up to 4,400 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus .

There are many ways for students to get involved at Case Western Reserve! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Case Western Reserve's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Case Western Reserve students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Case Western Reserve has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Case Western Reserve has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Case Western Reserve on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Case Western Reserve on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by March 27.

2021 Case Western Reserve Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 30%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 69%
Tuition $52,448

Is Case Western Reserve a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a better idea of what Case Western Reserve offers and if it sounds like a good fit for you.

Case Western Reserve Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Case Western Reserve. The acceptance rate at Case Western Reserve is 30%. Out of 29,084 applications received in 2021, 8,804 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Case Western Reserve

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 93% of students who start at Case Western Reserve come back the next year. Case Western Reserve's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 85%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Case Western Reserve Graduates

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

Recent Case Western Reserve grads have an average starting salary of $67,500 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Case Western Reserve's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Case Western Reserve's endowment was valued at $1.9 billion in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Case Western Reserve meets 97% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $48,862 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $31,201 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve. Based on this information, how does Case Western Reserve sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Case Western Reserve a good school for you?

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Where is Case Western Reserve University Located?

Case Western Reserve is located in the urban setting of Cleveland, Ohio.

If you want to see Case Western Reserve for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Cleveland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Cleveland Hopkins International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Case Western Reserve and Cleveland are like without leaving home.

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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


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Case Western Reserve ACT Scores


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31 - 34

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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 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Case Western Reserve SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1350 - 1490


Math SAT Range

700 - 790


Reading SAT Range

640 - 730

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Case Western Reserve Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Case Western Reserve is like? There are approximately 11,465 students enrolled at Case Western Reserve, including 5,430 undergraduate students and 6,035 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from OH and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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