Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University students are serious about success
Case Western Reserve University offers more than 100 academic programs, including majors and advising in Nursing and Biomedical Engineering as well as Pre-medical and Pre-dental Medicine tracks. What’s more, Case Western Reserve students are admitted to the University as a whole—rather than individual schools or majors—giving them flexibility to study across the spectrum of academic programs.
Nursing students spend more than 1,400 hours in clinical placements—almost double the national average. Biomedical Engineering majors design working prototypes, making the hypothetical real. And pre-professional students bring their classroom learning to life by working in research labs and clinical settings. The CWRU Nursing School is a direct-admit program, meaning as soon as students arrive on campus, they begin their Nursing courses—and just three weeks later, they begin clinical placements at our local hospital affiliates.
The research opportunities available to undergraduates at Case Western Reserve—in terms of lab equipment and brainpower—are unparalleled. More than 80% of CWRU undergraduates take part in research or creative endeavors, like conducting experiments on campus, at the medical school, and at neighboring facilities. Hard work is rewarded at CWRU—you could become a published author with research results reported in some of the country’s most prized academic journals, even as an undergraduate.
CWRU Health Science students find ample opportunities to help society and better their education. Volunteer activities around campus abound for Case Western Reserve undergraduates who are interested in health care careers both on campus and at Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center—each of which is within one mile of campus.
The highly selective Pre-professional Scholars Program offers conditional admission to Case Western Reserve’s School of Dental Medicine or School of Medicine—a top 25 medical research school—along with undergraduate admission. Applications for the eight-year Medicine and seven-year Dental Medicine programs are due December 1.
Ranked the #10 in Nursing | U.S. News & World Report
Ranked #12 among "Biomedical Engineering Programs" | U.S. News & World Report
Case Western Reserve University students are serious about success—and every facet of the CWRU experience is geared toward equipping them with the knowledge and skills that’ll allow them to become 21st-century leaders in their fields. Ninety-nine percent of CWRU students participate in experiential learning during their undergraduate careers. Among Science and Engineering majors, learning outside the classroom commonly takes place throughout Cleveland and around the world through internships, co-ops, research endeavors, and service learning. That dedication pays off, as within three months of graduation, 95% of students are accepted to graduate or professional school, employed full-time, or pursuing other personal or educational interests such as community service or travel.
• Nursing students complete more than 1,400 clinical hours, nearly double the national average
• Within one mile of three major hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic—consistently ranked among the top five hospitals in the nation
“I knew I wanted to be a nurse, so being able to have time with patients, getting that real human interaction, for four years straight was huge for me.”
“At Case Western Reserve, it’s not about being smart because you want to be smarter than everyone else; it’s more about being smart because you want to get to the level where you can work with all these other people.”
“The culture at Case Western Reserve is very collaborative, and it’s somewhere you can really grow. The people you meet here and the school culture definitely help you as a student—and person—to grow and develop.”
“I wanted a school where I didn’t have to just focus on one thing. I wanted to look at different things and look at the way they intersected, so I loved the interdisciplinary nature of Case Western Reserve.”