Think beyond the possible
At Case Western Reserve University, we think big.
But we don't just think, we do.
On campus and around the world, we explore and discover, engage and invent.
Most of all, we make a difference—especially when it appears impossible.
CWRU 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 in areas as diverse as Contemporary Dance and Physics or Political Science and Biomedical Engineering.
All undergraduates benefit from working with a navigator, a professional who stays with a student all four years to help them explore and access opportunities for personal and professional growth on and off campus.
Beginning as early as their first semester, more than 80% of CWRU students take part in research or creative endeavors in any major. 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 students are active members of the campus community. They enjoy more than 200 undergraduate student organizations, including athletics, student government, performing arts, community service, religious and cultural groups, and more.
Case Western Reserve is the centerpiece of Cleveland’s University Circle—the most culturally robust community in the nation. The area is home to more than 50 prominent artistic, cultural, educational, health, and human service institutions. Partnerships with these neighbors—including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Cleveland Institute of Art—offer students unparalleled access to invaluable educational resources.
Less than five miles away, downtown Cleveland is the headquarters of KeyBank, Eaton, and Sherwin-Williams as well as the location of celebrated and world-renowned health care institutions, an exciting culinary scene, four professional sports teams, and more. Students can easily access the city’s cultural and recreational attractions via public transportation, to which undergraduates are granted unlimited access.