Case Western Reserve University
“This is a very rich, diverse community. Students come from a diversity of backgrounds and we have a very large international community. We have great facilities. Our curriculum is research-focused and based in theory. The access to resources enriches our study. This is a great environment in which to learn.” – Miriam Ampeire, Class of 2009
Nestled between the suburbs and mid-town Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University is a nationally recognized, independent university. Established in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology (founded in 1880) and Western Reserve University (founded in 1826), the University is composed of a College of Arts and Sciences, School of Graduate Studies, and professional schools of applied social sciences, dentistry, engineering, law, management, medicine, and nursing.
The university attracts a diverse student body. Approximately 9,500 students are enrolled at CWRU, 5,900 of whom are seeking graduate or professional degrees. Nearly 1,200 international students representing over 80 different countries provide a contemporary, international perspective.
Offering more than 60 academic and research fields and increasing numbers of interdisciplinary combinations, the University stresses quality in its students, faculty, and programs. Twelve of Case Western Reserve’s faculty, former faculty, and alumni have been awarded Nobel prizes, and many others are nationally recognized for their work.
Since 1990, the University has invested nearly $250 million in capital improvements as part of a comprehensive campus master plan. Newly constructed facilities include the Richard F. Celeste Biomedical Research Building, Kent Hale Smith Engineering and Science Building, The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Geo. S. Dively Executive Education Center, Kelvin Smith Library, and Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center (under construction). Renovations and additions have modernized such structures as Adelbert Hall, the School of Law, and the Rockefeller Physics Building.