Case Western Reserve University

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Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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Case Western Reserve University is a private, 4-year school located in Cleveland, OH. The school was created in 1967 by combining the Case Institute of Technology (founded in 1881) and Western Reserve University (founded in 1826) to form a single University. The 155 acre campus is situated in “University Circle” which is about 5 miles from downtown Cleveland and is home to many other educational institutions. Campus buildings run the architectural gammut from traditional collegiate Gothic to Modern and Contemporary – including the Peter B Lewis building featuring a very interesting design. The Kent H Smith Quadrangle (aka “Main Quad”) is home to all the Engineering department buildings. The Flora Stone Mather Quadrangle (“Mather Quad”) is home to many other academic buildings; the campus has been featured in several films, TV shows and novels. Among many notable alumni are Congressman Dennis Kucinich and former NFL coach Don Shula.

Academic Programs

Case Western Reserve University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and offers Bachelor’s Degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s Degrees and Doctorates in many fields of study. Noted for many healthcare related fields, as well as Education and Music, the largest programs on campus are in Engineering and Biology/BioMedical fields. The University is comprised of 8 colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Case School of Engineering, School of Law, Weatherhead School of Management, School of Medicine, Bolton School of Nursing, Mandel School of Applied Sciences and School of Graduate Studies. Per the Mission Statement, “Case Western Reserve University improves and enriches people’s lives through research that capitalizes on the power of collaboration, and education that dramatically engages our students. We realize this goal through: Scholarship and creative endeavor that draws on all forms of inquiry. Learning that is active, creative and continuous. Promotion of an inclusive culture of global citizenship.”

Student Life

There are over 5,000 undergraduate students enrolled in Case Western Reserve University, many of whom live on campus in one of two main areas of residential housing including traditional dormitories, suites and apartments. There is also a significant Greek presence on campus. The university sponsors many clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the blue, gray and black Spartans field teams in 10 sports and participate in NCAA Division III competition. Students also look forward to the end of the Spring semester when the annual Hudson Relays and Springfest are scheduled. Students understand the Vision of CWRU: Support thriving disciplines and new areas of interdisciplinary excellence. Help students become leaders in a world of rapid change and increasing interdependence. Nurture a community of cooperation in an atmosphere of support, mentorship and inclusion. Build relationships with other institutions in University Circle and across greater Cleveland. In conjunction with this vision, the school’s Values are well-known: Academic Excellence and Impact: Research, Scholarship, Creativity and Innovation; Inclusiveness and Diversity: Civility, Civic Engagement and Appreciation the distinct perspectives; Integrity and Transparency: Academic freedom and responsibility, Ethics and Shared governance; Effective Stewardship: Financial Planning and Sustainability

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