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Case Western Reserve University understands the concerns about standardized testing and other application requirements that may be difficult—or impossible—to complete in this environment. In response, the university has moved to a "test-optional" approach for undergraduate prospective students applying to enter through fall 2023. Learn more about the undergraduate admission test-optional policy. Many of our graduate and professional programs also have made adjustments or exceptions to their admissions processes and policies, especially for programs beginning in Fall 2020; please visit the website of your school/program of interest for additional information.


Interested in attending Case Western Reserve University? With hundreds of programs, top-notch research opportunities and the chance to learn from—and get to know—distinguished faculty, you'll find just what you're looking for on our urban campus in Cleveland, Ohio. Want to take a look around? Start your virtual tour.

Undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University


Undergraduate students apply to Case Western Reserve University as a whole and are welcome—and encouraged—to take courses across the board, from biomedical engineering to dance, psychology to physics. Find out more about how you can become a part of our next class of outstanding students.

Learn more—and apply now.

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Graduate/Professional Students

Graduate or professional, postdoc or research associate—three out of every five Case Western Reserve students are working toward advanced degrees from top-ranked programs in engineering, medicine, law, dentistry, social work, business, arts and sciences.

Some programs—including master's degrees and doctorates from biomedical sciences, Case School of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, as well as doctorates in nursing, social welfare and management—call for applications through the central School of Graduate Studies.

Other students should apply for degrees from:


No program in mind? Students can take graduate courses as non-degree seekers. Already have a terminal degree? The School of Graduate Studies offers opportunities for postdoctoral training.

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International Students

We are proud that a growing number of students from around the world are choosing Case Western Reserve. In fact, in the 2014-15 academic year, 10 percent of all undergraduate students and 19 percent of students overall are from outside the U.S.

Learn more about attending CWRU as an undergraduate international student.

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Online Learners

Looking for a way to gain knowledge and expertise from faculty at Case Western Reserve, from somewhere beyond our campus in Cleveland? Our faculty lead online programs in a variety of areas and levels—from certificate courses to advanced degree offerings. Some of our options include:

  • Social Work Master's Degree
  • Engineering Master's Degrees
  • Master of Science in Medical Physiology
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Financing Your Degree

    And remember: Whatever your degree, Case Western Reserve offers financial aid to make your world-class education affordable. Visit for more information.