Focused, inquisitive, gutsy, genuine, boundless—we are CWRU
Case Western Reserve University offers 22 undergraduate academic programs in the natural sciences and mathematics and 14 Engineering majors. Each of these programs weaves intense classroom theory with hands-on application in a host of real-world settings. Engineering students design working prototypes, making the hypothetical real. And students in the natural sciences put their textbook knowledge to work, creating and testing hypotheses on their own, in groups, and alongside faculty members. What’s more, Case Western Reserve students are admitted to the University as a whole—rather than individual schools or majors—giving them the flexibility to study across the spectrum of academic programs.
The research opportunities available to undergraduates at Case Western Reserve are unparalleled, with more than 80% of students taking part in research or creative endeavors. CWRU undergraduates perfect prototypes using 3D printers, laser cutters, and other advanced machinery in the Sears think[box] makerspace, the largest open-access invention center at any university in the nation. Students also train in research centers dedicated to biorobotics, video game design, and fuel cells, and they conduct experiments on campus, at the medical school, and at neighboring facilities like the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.
Students interested in the health sciences benefit from the Health Education campus, a joint project between the University and Cleveland Clinic that’s home to students from the Dental, Nursing, and Medical Schools. The high-tech campus is designed to encourage teamwork among health care disciplines, which regularly leads to enhanced patient outcomes, research shows. More than half of CWRU Engineering majors complete an internship or co-op, allowing them to hone their skills while tackling real-life engineering challenges—and they average more than $20,000 for a seven-month co-op position.