International Facts and Figures

Where do CWRU students study abroad—and where are our international students from? Find out the facts.

CWRU Students Abroad (Academic Year 14–15)

In 2014-15:

  • 404 (44.8 percent) CWRU undergraduates studied abroad, compared to 9 percent nationally*
  • 3.49 was the average GPA of study abroad students
  • An additional 35 undergraduates participated in non-academic non-credit programs
  • Faculty directed 33 study abroad programs
  • The Office of Education Abroad collaborated with 88 study abroad partners

*National data from the Institute of International Education (2013).

Top Semester/Academic Year Destinations

  • United Kingdom 30
  • Denmark 13
  • China 12
  • Singapore 8
  • Ireland 8

Top 10 Majors Studying Abroad*

  • Biomedical Engineering 43
  • Nursing 33
  • Psychology 32
  • Biology 28
  • Chemical Engineering 22
  • Anthropology 21
  • International Studies 20
  • Mechanical Engineering 19
  • Finance 16
  • Economics 13

*Of the total students abroad, 35 were undeclared and 54 claimed pre-health.

Percentage of Undergraduates with Academic Abroad Experiences

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Year Total Faculty-Directed Semester/Year Summer
2010–11 19
2011–12 26
2012–13 31 18 8 5
2013–14 43 25 10 9
2014–15 45 24 14 7

To learn more about CWRU students studying abroad, download our study abroad facts and figures.

CWRU International Students (2015)

New International Student Enrollment

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Year Total % Change
2009 370
2010 459 24.1
2011 475 3.5
2012 468 -1.5
2013 506 8.1
2014 792 56.5
2015 819 3.4

Top Places of Origin of International Students

Case Western Reserve students represent 86 countries. Here are the top 10 home countries, along with the number of students enrolled in 2015 from each location.

  • China: 1,572 students
  • India: 229
  • South Korea: 112
  • Canada: 69
  • Saudi Arabia: 59
  • Taiwan: 40
  • Iran: 36
  • Thailand: 31
  • Turkey: 25
  • Kuwait: 17

Top Areas of Study*

  • Engineering & Engineering-Related Technologies: 800 students
  • Business Management and Administrative Services: 582
  • Biological Sciences/Life Sciences: 201
  • Health Professions and Related Sciences: 198
  • Law and Legal Studies: 191
  • Physical Sciences: 114
  • Mathematics: 79
  • Computer and Information Sciences: 72
  • Public Administration and Services: 41
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies: 36

*In 2015, 73 students were undeclared majors.

For more information on international students at Case Western Reserve, download the Fast Facts sheet.