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Campus & Student Life at Case Western Reserve University

Home to about 5,430 undergraduates in 2020, Case Western is a large, private university located in Cleveland, Ohio. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Case Western offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Case Western can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Case Western Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Case Western Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 19.0% of the student population at Case Western. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Case Western Disability Services.

Case Western for the Military

While not a "service academy", Case Western does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Case Western Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Case Western for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Case Western Reserve University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western has a comparatively large, student body. There were 5,430 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 5,286 (97.3%). Part-time attendance was 144 (2.7%).


Case Western Reserve University is Ranked #35 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Case Western receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Case Western #35 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Case Western Reserve University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Case Western by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Case Western Diversity Guide.

Case Western Reserve University Competes in the NCAA

Case Western has a total of 568 student athletes, 361 men and 207 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,445,563
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,445,563

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Case Western Reserve University Athletics

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