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Case Western Reserve University


Adelbert Hall

Adelbert Hall

(Courtesy of CWRU)
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

(Courtesy of CWRU)
Peter B. Lewis Bldg.

Peter B Lewis Bldg

(Courtesy of CWRU)

Case Western Reserve University, located in Cleveland's culturally rich, University Circle neighborhood, was formed in 1967 by combining the venerable Western Reserve University (founded 1826) with the Case Institute of Technology (founded 1880). Today, the school offers bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in a variety of disciplines and is consistently ranked as one of the leading colleges in the state as well as the entire United States.


The 155-acre Case Western Reserve University campus is a tree-studded mixture of historic buildings and startling, cutting-edge architecture. From Victorian stone buildings with stone facades, such as Adelbert Hall to the ultra modern, Frank Gehry-designed Peter Lewis Building, the 94 CWRU campus buildings offer a variety of interesting architecture.

Courses and Colleges:

Case Western Reserve University encompasses the College of Arts and Sciences, the college of Dental Medicine, the Weatherhead School of Management, the Case School of Engineering, Case Law School, a Nursing school, and the College of Social Sciences. Many interdisciplinary programs and degrees are also offered.

The CWRU Student Body:

The Case student body consists of approximately 4,200 undergraduate students and over 5700 graduate and professional students. Case students represent all 50 states and over 82 countries, giving the campus a diverse and international flavor.

Notable Alumni:

Case Western Reserve (and Case Institute and Western Reserve University before it) has graduated over 100,000 students. Alumni include sixteen Nobel Prize winners as well as former Cleveland members of Congress Dennis Kucinich and Stephanie Tubbs Jones, former Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes, and former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula.

CWRU in the Community:

CWRU is largest independent research university in Ohio and the fourteenth largest in the United States. In addition, Case has educational and degree programs in conjunction with several Cleveland cultural institutions, including the Cleveland Playhouse, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Visiting Case Western Reserve University:

Prospective Case students are invited to attend one of the several events throughout the year held to educate prospective students about the university. In addition, personalized visits can be arranged by calling 216 268-4550 for an appointment.

Visitors to the campus can pick up a map and learn more about the school at the Visitors Center on Euclid Avenue across from Severance Hall.

Contact Information:

Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
216 368-2000

Hotels Near CWRU:

The Intercontinental Hotel (check rates), at the Cleveland Clinic, is less than a mile away from the university and offers elegant accommodations as well as a full range of services. Smaller and more intimate is the Glidden House (check rates), just around the corner. It's a charming bed and breakfast inn, created out of an historic mansion. 

(Last updated on 11-3-13)

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