Student Facts and Figures

Where do Case Western Reserve University students study abroad and where are our international students from? Here are the latest facts.

Case Western Reserve Students Abroad 2018-2019

A CWRU student standing outside on a balcony while studying abroad in Cuba
  • 354 CWRU undergraduates studied abroad (31%), compared to 16% percent nationally*
  • 18% of those who studied abroad were international students
  • 3.59 was the average GPA of study abroad students
  • Faculty members led 28 study abroad programs

*National data is from the Institute of International Education 2019

Top Study Abroad Destinations

  • United Kingdom: 32
  • Spain: 12
  • South Korea: 11
  • Denmark: 9
  • Australia: 8
  • China: 8

Top 10 Majors Studying Abroad

  • Economics: 30
  • Biomedical Engineering: 25
  • Mechanical Engineering: 23
  • Computer Science (BS + BA): 21
  • Biology: 20
  • Psychology: 19
  • Anthropology: 17
  • Chemical Engineering: 17

Of the total students abroad, 19 had not declared majors

Case Western Reserve International Students 2019

a group of international students pose for a picture inside the West Side Market
  • CWRU has 2,209 international students*
  • International students make up 19.8% of CWRU's student population
  • A total of 87 countries are represented by CWRU's international students

*An additional 514 international students are on OPT

Top Places of Origin

  • China: 1,831
  • India: 227
  • Saudi Arabia: 81
  • Vietnam: 81
  • South Korea: 69
  • Canada: 52
  • Taiwan: 41
  • Iran: 26
  • Turkey: 25
  • Brazil: 20

Top Areas of Study

  • Engineering & Engineering Technologies: 716
  • Mathematics & Statistics: 373
  • Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services: 330
  • Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services: 286
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences: 253
  • Legal Professions & Studies: 250
  • Physical Sciences: 133
  • Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences: 130
  • Social Sciences: 56
  • Public Administration & Social Service Professions: 37
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies: 27

New International Student Enrollment

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
2016 797 -2.7
2017 777 -2.5
2018 750 -3.5
2019 779 3.9%

*New international student enrollment - students enrolling for the first time at CWRU in Summer and Fall of 2018 increased more than 3 percent compared to 2018.