Students admitted to Case Western Reserve are admitted to the university as a whole, not to a major, department or school, allowing them the freedom to pursue all their interests across our 100+ programs of study. At CWRU, there is no applying to another school or needing to meet certain prerequisites if you want to change or add a major or minor. (The sole exception is the music major, which requires an audition.)
CWRU students are surrounded by a team of professionals who champion them on their journeys and ensure they have the resources to maximize their CWRU experience. Leading this team is a professional navigator who stays with students throughout their CWRU years and connects them with experiences, research, student organizations and more, making sure they can take full advantage of opportunities that help them explore their interests and reach their goals.
99% of Case Western Reserve University students take part in experiential learning opportunities, including research, creative endeavors, study abroad, internships and co-ops.
Case Western Reserve University is home to some of the nation’s most eye-catching and technologically advanced learning facilities. Among the stand-outs are a recently debuted wing of the iconic Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, which is one of the best performance spaced at any research university in the country; Sears think[box], the largest open-access innovation center and makerspace in the United States; The Peter B. Lewis Building, a Frank Gehry-designed masterpiece that is home to CWRU’s business programs; and the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, which includes a 477,000-square-foot building where our nursing students access state-of-the-art simulation technology and learn alongside medical, nursing, dental and physician assistant students.
Case Western Reserve is known around the world as an innovative research university: #16 among private universities for federally funded research (National Science Foundation survey); 13th in the U.S. for commercialization of research (Brookings Institution Report); 18th in the world for contribution to innovation (Nature Index Innovation)
Faculty, not graduate students or teaching assistants, teach 95% of all CWRU credit hours in small-class settings. their Among faculty teaching undergraduate courses are a MacArthur Genius Award winner, best-selling authors, Guggenheim fellows, Academy of American Nursing fellows, National Academy of Inventors fellows, National Humanities Center fellows and more.