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Case Western Reserve University Data & Information Overview

407 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
30% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Case Western Reserve University Ranked?

#85 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in OH
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Case Western Reserve University was awarded 407 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is geriatric nurse/nursing.

Overall Quality

Case Western is ranked #85 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Case Western held the #159 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 96 colleges in Ohio, Case Western is ranked at #1.

See all of the rankings for Case Western Reserve University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Case Western?

30% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Case Western Reserve University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 30%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Case Western submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 730. Math scores were between 700 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Case Western Reserve University  ( 640 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Case Western Reserve University  ( 700 to 790 )
Case Western received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Case Western Reserve University  ( 31 to 34 )

Learn more about Case Western Reserve University admissions.

Case Western Reserve University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
77% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Case Western is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Case Western Reserve University is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Case Western Reserve University

93% Freshmen Retention
65% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Case Western Reserve University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Case Western the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 65%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,286 Full-Time Undergraduates
43.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
45.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,430 undergraduates at Case Western with 5,286 being full-time and 144 being part-time.

How Much Does Case Western Reserve University Cost?

$34,214 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
$25,500 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Case Western is $34,214. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Case Western

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,063 $15,570 $19,864 $29,971 $43,692

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Case Western, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Case Western, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $6,375 a year. That adds up to $25,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Case Western is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Case Western Graduates Make?

$78,330 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Case Western make around $78,330 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Case Western students since it is 84% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Case Western Reserve University make the most money.

Location of Case Western Reserve University

Ohio State
5,286 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Case Western Reserve University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Cleveland, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Case Western are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-368-2000

Case Western Reserve University Majors

92 Majors With Completions
1,541 Undergraduate Degrees
2,272 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from Case Western Reserve University. Of these students, 1,541 received undergraduate degrees and 2,272 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Science 139 $74,006
Biomedical Engineering 101 $60,434
Mechanical Engineering 99 $67,335
General Biology 97 $20,114
Nursing 89 $60,278
General Psychology 63 $25,024
Electrical Engineering 58 $74,953
Economics 58 $58,938
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 56 $17,226
Finance & Financial Management 55 $60,446

Learn more about the majors offered at Case Western Reserve University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Case Western

9% Take At Least One Class Online
4% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 1,081 students took at least one online class at Case Western Reserve University. This is an increase from the 931 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,081 452
2018-2019 931 431
2017-2018 985 449
2016-2017 881 458
2015-2016 789 378

Learn more about online learning at Case Western Reserve University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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