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 2019-2020

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  • 164 CWRU undergraduates studied abroad (15%) compared to 11% percent nationally*
  • 10% of those who studied abroad were international students

*This number is lower than in past years as programs were cancelled because of the pandemic. The national data was released by the Institute of International Education in 2020 and is the most recent data available. 

Top Study Abroad Destinations

  • United Kingdom: 36
  • Spain: 28
  • France: 21
  • Costa Rica: 20
  • Netherlands: 13

Top 10 Majors Studying Abroad

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • International Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Political Science

Case Western Reserve International Students 2020

three international students
  • CWRU has 1,963 international students*
  • International students make up 17.1% of CWRU's student population
  • A total of 82 countries are represented by CWRU's international students

*An additional 564 international students are on OPT

Top Places of Origin

  • China: 1,266
  • India: 128
  • Saudi Arabia: 89
  • Vietnam: 83
  • South Korea: 48
  • Canada: 38
  • Taiwan: 23
  • Turkey: 20
  • Iran: 17
  • Nigeria: 17

Top Areas of Study

  • Finance: 204
  • Law: 172
  • Computing & Information Science: 102
  • Biomedical Engineering: 98
  • Computer Science: 86
  • Mechanical Engineering: 73
  • Electrical Engineering: 70
  • Biochemistry: 47
  • Biology: 45
  • Business Analytics: 37
  • Chemistry: 37