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About

Who We Are

At Case Western Reserve University, we're a community of innovators, knowledge-seekers and groundbreakers. As a leading national research university located in the nation's #1 arts district and within walking distance of three major hospitals, we offer ample opportunities for you to excel.

With programs spanning the arts and sciences, engineering, health sciences, law, management, and social work, our research and educational opportunities allow our students, faculty, staff and alumni to tackle today’s toughest problems—and transform the future.

CWRU by the Numbers

5,
undergraduate students
6,
graduate/professional students
3,
full-time faculty members
3,
staff members
,000+
alumni worldwide
countries represented among our student body
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Research Powerhouse
From work on insulin, the polio vaccine and the MRI, our people are driven to discover. Today our campus is among the nation’s top 20 private universities in federal research spending.
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Educational Excellence

Learn from renowned faculty across Case Western Reserve’s more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, about 160 graduate and professional options, and over 145 dual-degree programs. Plus, we have more than 100 interdisciplinary academic and research centers and institutes where you can explore just about any area of interest.

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An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

At Case Western Reserve, we help dreamers become doers. Whether you’re a student with a bright idea or a professor with a breakthrough, we have the programs, people and resources you need to bring it to others. The Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], for example, is a 50,000-square-foot innovation center where you can plan, prototype and even 3D-print your product. Plus, it’s home to the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship—where you'll find the advisors and assistance you need to help you move your concept to market.

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Exceptional Alumni

When you enroll at Case Western Reserve, you join a network of more than 121,000 graduates across the globe who have gone on to incredible success. Our alumni launch companies, win Nobel Prizes, reform politics, fight for social justice, transform the ways we watch movies, pound pavement and protect computers, and so much more.

Meet Some of Our Grads