ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled Saved to Favorites.
Colleges / Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve Admissions

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.

Considering Applying Early to Case Western Reserve?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Case Western Reserve?

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.

What's Most Important to Get In to Case Western Reserve?

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.

Admissions Factors at Case Western Reserve

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Important

Case Western Reserve 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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
Interview
Other Requirements school report, including a counselor recommendation
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Case Western Reserve?

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
4.0 GPA 23%
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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Case Western Reserve?

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.

Want to increase your SAT Score?

Preparing for the SAT can help raise your score, but it doesn't have to take up a lot of time.

Learn how to increase your SAT score 200 points or more in just 10 minutes a day.

What's a Good ACT Score for Case Western Reserve?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Case Western Reserve University

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

Case Western Reserve Admissions FAQs

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..

See what others say about Case Western Reserve in the College Confidential forums

Explore other colleges in Ohio or use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting into some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S.

Case Western Reserve Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

30%

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.

--

51ADAC6F-FB50-4135-9BDD-40564E6412F7

Wondering what your chances are of getting into Case Western Reserve University?

Complete your profile to get your personalized, AI-calculated prediction score.

Calculate Chances

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

ic_reflect

ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above

Good

31 to 34

Avg

31 and Less

Low

Stand out on your college application

  • • Qualify for scholarships
  • • Most students who retest improve their score
Sponsored by ACT
Take the Next ACT Test

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

ic_reflect

Composite SAT Range

1350 - 1490

ic_reflect

Math SAT Range

700 - 790

ic_reflect

Reading SAT Range

640 - 730

Boost your SAT score in just 10 minutes a day!

  • • No more cram sessions or flashcard memorization
  • • 10-minute gamified, bite-sized lessons
  • • Personalized plan to keep you on track
  • • Get results or your money back
Sponsored by CollegeGo
Try it Now

Case Western Reserve GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.75

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,465

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

30%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$52,948

Out-of-State

$52,948

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
9331376C-347F-48E1-9EA3-63CB6BA2D682
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
F43DB07C-E631-43A5-9C99-000231808F35
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
ECE68226-946A-49FB-9EBE-25C918B98643
Need Advice or Have a Question About Case Western Reserve?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation