Case Western Reserve University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Case Western Reserve University

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Case Western Reserve University is a private research university with an acceptance rate of 29%. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve is frequently ranked among the top 50 universities in the country. CWRU offers over 95 undergraduate degree programs with engineering, business, and biological/life sciences among the most popular. The university boasts an impressive 11-to-1 student/faculty ratio with fewer than 20 students per class in more than half of all undergraduate classes.

Considering applying to Case Western Reserve University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Case Western Reserve University had an acceptance rate of 29%. For every 100 students who applied, 29 students were admitted, making Case Western Reserve's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 26,642
Percent Admitted 29%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 18%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Case Western Reserve University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 58% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 650 730
Math 700 790
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Case Western Reserve's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Case Western Reserve University scored between 650 and 730, while 25% scored below 650 and 25% scored above 730. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 700 and 790, while 25% scored below 700 and 25% scored above 790. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1520 or greater will have particularly competitive chances at Case Western Reserve.

Requirements

The writing section of the SAT is optional at Case Western Reserve University. Note that Case Western Reserve participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. SAT Subject test scores are not required at CWRU.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Case Western Reserve requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 59% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 31 35
Math 29 34
Composite 30 34

This admissions data tells us that most of Case Western Reserve's admitted students fall within the top 7% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Case Western Reserve received a composite ACT score between 30 and 34, while 25% scored above 34 and 25% scored below 30.

Requirements

The ACT writing section is optional at Case Western Reserve. Unlike many universities, Case Western Reserve University superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

Case Western Reserve University does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Case Western Reserve University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Case Western Reserve University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Case Western Reserve University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Case Western Reserve University has a competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high average SAT/ACT scores. However, Case Western Reserve has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. You can also strengthen your application by participating in an optional interview. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside Case Western Reserve's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades in the "A" range, combined SAT scores of 1250 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 26 or better. Your chances of receiving an acceptance letter will be much higher if your grades and test scores are above these lower ranges.