Case Western Reserve University Admission 2023 USA

Case Western Reserve University
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Ranking # 161
(QS Top Universities)
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University Ranking

  • It is ranked at 176 in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. 
  • It is also ranked at 134 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023. 
  • U.S. News also ranks it at 144 in its 2022 list of Best Global Universities. 

Acceptance rate

Case Western Reserve College's confirmations are often precise, with a 30% acceptance rate making them highly selective as compared to the national average.

Undergraduate acceptance 

Same as the general acceptance rate of 30%

Post Graduate acceptance rate

Same as the general acceptance rate of 30%

Admission eligibility criteria

  • Approximately 50% of the applicants have a SAT score between 1410 and 1530 or a Demonstration score between 32 and 35 the same is expected from fresh applicants.
  • A GPA of 3.99 or higher is recommended for seamless admission.
  • Students need to complete their previous academic degrees from high school for a bachelor's course, and possess a bachelor's degree to apply for a master's program.
  • Payment of application fees of $70 USD (non-refundable). 

Documents required

  • Official high school transcript.
  • CWRU is test-optional for students entering through fall 2024.
  • Application fee receipt
  • Counsellor recommendation.
  • High School Report.
  • Two teacher recommendations.
  • Personal Essay

Test required/ Average score

  • SAT Total: 1420-1510.
  • ACT Composite: 32-35.
  • Unweighted GPA: 3.6–4.0.
  • (TOEFL) paper-based: 577 or above
  • (TOEFL) internet-based: 90 or above (80 if applying to a Course Focused Engineering program).
  • IELTS – Band score of 7 or higher.

Popular courses

  • Biology/biological sciences
  • Registered nursing/registered nurse
  • Bioengineering and biomedical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Organizational behavior
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • social work
  • Nursing

How the university evaluates applicants

The university mainly focuses on the SAT test scores, the GPA and the overall historical performance of students in previous academic endeavors. The standards of eligibility are high, with only a 30% acceptance rate. The minimum scores stipulated by the university are to be met. Moreover, for international students, English test scores such as TOEFL or IELTS are an important criterion as well.

Tips for applying to the university

  • Choose your student "type" to get started, or begin the application process using the Coalition with Scoir or the Common Application, accessible on the official university website.
  • Fill in all details and submit all required documentation (ID and score transcripts). 
  • Check and submit the Application. 
  • Pay the application fees and keep the receipt with you for further processing later if selected.
  • The college will contact you once you are selected. 

Application deadline

The early Action deadline is November 1st, while the deadline for the Pre-Professional Scholars Program is December 1st. The spring semester final deadline is on November 15th. Applications received after the December 1 deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.



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