Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Case Western Reserve University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Case Western Reserve University Ranked?

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2022 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 338 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other foods, nutrition, and related services.

Overall Quality

Case Western is ranked #159 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Case Western is also ranked #2 out of 108 schools in Ohio.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Case Western?

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 )

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Case Western Reserve University Faculty

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

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

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Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Case Western is $35,428. 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 +
$18,708 $19,034 $22,236 $29,607 $41,895

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 1.4%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Case Western with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $74,600 in their early years. That's great news for Case Western students since it is 87% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of Case Western Reserve University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from Case Western Reserve University. Of these students, 1,415 received undergraduate degrees and 2,469 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 129 $82,440
Mechanical Engineering 91 $68,778
Biomedical Engineering 82 $67,473
General Psychology 73 $21,703
General Biology 67 $20,140
Economics 63 $58,673
Finance & Financial Management 63 $61,218
Nursing 58 $58,447
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 55 $20,140
Cognitive Science 52 $29,685

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

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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