Top 10 Reasons to Join the Mandel School

Located in the heart of University Circle—ranked the No. 1 arts district in the country by USA Today—the Mandel School is a few blocks from the second-best art museum in the U.S., the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as Severance Hall (home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra), the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 

Cleveland also has three major professional sports teams—the Browns (football), the Cavaliers (basketball) and the Guardians (baseball). 

In 2016, Time Out named Cleveland the 15th best place to live in the U.S. based on affordability, cultural offerings, safety and green space.

Learn more about the city we call home.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Mandel School
Best Grad Schools U.S. News and World Report Social Work 2023

Ranked #9 in the U.S. and #1 in Ohio
A reflection of our strengths, values in action, and local, national and
international impact

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Ranked #9 in the U.S. and #1 in Ohio
A reflection of our strengths, values in action, and local, national and
international impact

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World-class faculty
With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, you can learn alongside professionals
who are shaping the profession of social work and nonprofit organizations

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8 concentrations, 6 dual degrees and certificates
A wide degree of choices to support your educational and career goals

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We foster Change Leaders
Our graduates are leaders in clinical practice, community mobilization, system change, policy and nonprofit management

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3 program formats: On-Campus, Intensive Weekend and Online
Allowing you to pursue your careers goals while supporting life and family

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9 short-term study abroad classes
Broaden your perspective of the world and gain new insight into how different countries and cultures approach social welfare issues, policies and practices

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$5 million+ in scholarships
Including seven full-tuition Leadership Fellowships and other generous student aid to make your career goals possible

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$4,000 practicum stipends
For all in-person, on campus, full-time students—a Mandel School exclusive!

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1,000 practicum options
Students select all of their own placements in field organizations located across Northeast Ohio and throughout the United States