If you are thinking about applying to Case Western Reserve, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee is $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Case Western Reserve by March 27.
Case Western Reserve University offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Case Western Reserve will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 19.
The early decision acceptance rate at Case Western Reserve is 56%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 30%. In 2021, Case Western Reserve admitted 169 of the 303 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Case Western Reserve is very difficult. Case Western Reserve evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Case Western Reserve **accepted 30% of students, around 8,804 of the 29,084 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Case Western Reserve, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, Case Western Reserve waitlisted 9,760 students. Of those, 4921 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Case Western Reserve must submit the following items. Double check with Case Western Reserve's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||school report, including a counselor recommendation|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Case Western Reserve have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 23% submitted a class rank. At Case Western Reserve 70% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 90% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Case Western Reserve University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||53%|
|3.50 and 3.74||29%|
|3.25 and 3.49||8%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Case Western Reserve does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Case Western Reserve is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 69% of Case Western Reserve's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Case Western Reserve applicants, you should strive to earn between 1350 and 1490 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Case Western Reserve 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1490 and 25% of scored lower than 1350, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Case Western Reserve students scored 790 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Case Western Reserve students scored 730 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Case Western Reserve, you should strive to earn between 31 and 34 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Case Western Reserve's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.
A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Case Western Reserve students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Case Western Reserve.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is May 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Case Western Reserve during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Case Western Reserve?
Students who are admitted to Case Western Reserve must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Case Western Reserve accept transfer credits?
Case Western Reserve accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Case Western Reserve accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Case Western Reserve accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Case Western Reserve?
No, Case Western Reserve is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Case Western Reserve? Case Western Reserve is a very selective institution. The Case Western Reserve acceptance rate is 30%. This means that the institution accepts 30 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Case Western Reserve, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.75. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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