Case Western Reserve University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Admissions at Case Western Reserve University are quite selective. Only 35 percent of those who apply are admitted each year. Students are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, and those with scores well above average have a better chance of being admitted. Interested applicants should submit a Common Application, high school transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation. Case Western's website has more information, as well as contact info for the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

  • SAT Critical Reading: 600 / 720
  • SAT Math: 680 / 770
  • SAT Writing: - / -
  • ACT Composite: 30 / 34
  • ACT English: 30 / 35
  • ACT Math: 29 / 34
  • ACT Writing: - / -

Case Western Reserve Description

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve University is frequently ranked among the top 50 universities in the country, both for engineering and for comprehensive national universities. The university is made up of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University.

Combined, Case Western boasts of a curriculum that combines arts and humanities with science and technology. Indeed, Case Western combines highly-ranked programs in business, medicine, nursing, and biomedical engineering with programs drawing on nearby museums and the Cleveland Institutes of Art and Music. The case is a member of the AAU. It should come as little surprise that Case Western made the lists of top Ohio colleges and top midwest colleges.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 11,664 (5,152 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,006
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,298
  • Other Expenses: $1,900
  • Total Cost: $63,404

Case Western Reserve Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,253
    • Loans: $8,050

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Football, Track and Field, Wrestling, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Track, and Field, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Softball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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