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What’s the best thing about life at CWRU?

The chance to do research—starting in your first semester. The dedicated faculty who help you find your passion. The location, with more than 40 arts, cultural, medical and education institutions within 1 mile. And, of course, the friends you’ll make along the way.

But don’t take our word for it. See what our students have to say.

Our Campus

Just minutes from downtown Cleveland—recently named “America’s hottest city”—our campus is an ideal place to study, research and have fun.

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Activities & Recreation

Whether you’re into soccer or swing dance, community service or Quidditch, odds are there’s someone (and probably groups of someones) on our campus with the same passion. With 19 varsity sports teams—and dozens of club options—plus 200+ student organizations, there’s something for everyone.

Find your niche

Arts & Culture

Our prime location in the city’s arts and cultural district puts you just steps away from top-ranked museums, a world-class orchestra and beautiful gardens, not to mention our own performing arts center and an arts film house. And in minutes, you can be downtown enjoying the nation’s largest theater district outside Broadway.

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Research & Entrepreneurship

CWRU is an ideal place for discovery, whether you’re unearthing new clues to solve an old problem through our hands-on research programs or using our 50,000-square-foot makerspace to create the next big thing. Our students conduct research in everything from art history to world literature, and their work has real-life impact.

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Housing & Dining

Our campus will become your home away from home. Living options range from residential communities to suites to apartments—creating a unique residential community in which 80 percent of students live in campus housing. Plus, you can visit our dining commons to enjoy our top-quality food, much of which is grown on the University Farm just 10 miles away.

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Campus Safety

Keeping our campus safe is our top priority. That’s why we have an on-campus police and security team that works closely with neighboring departments. You will have peace of mind thanks to services such as after-hours shuttles, walking escorts, self-defense classes and our own smartphone app that helps you report emergencies quickly and easily.

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