About the University

Case Western Reserve University has been educating students and serving society since Western Reserve College opened its doors in Hudson, Ohio, in 1826. The university took its present form in 1967, when Western Reserve University federated with Case Institute of Technology (established in 1880). Its schools and colleges are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Case School of Engineering
  • Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Law
  • Weatherhead School of Management
  • School of Medicine
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • School of Graduate Studies

This unprecedented union between an institute of technology and a liberal arts university provided a singular opportunity for interaction between two of the dominant themes in American culture. Case Western Reserve University's mission is to serve society as a leading center for undergraduate, graduate and professional education, for research that adds to society's store of knowledge and addresses its priorities, and for active, responsible world and community citizenship.

The students, faculty, staff, volunteers, alumni and others who constitute the university community pursue and represent this mission through their teaching, research, professional activities and public service, all marked by a commitment to continuous learning. Today, the university boasts a thriving undergraduate program offering majors in more than 60 fields, a graduate school administering advanced degree programs in 75 fields and distinguished professional schools in applied social sciences, dentistry, engineering, law, management, medicine and nursing. Our campus includes 107 buildings in Cleveland's University Circle and a 450-acre farm in Hunting Valley. Our living alumni number 110,000.

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Media Relations Contact

For questions or comments regarding media relations, please contact Bill Lubinger in Media Relations at 216.368.4443 or william.lubinger@case.edu.