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Case Western Reserve University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1826
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,080
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,598,566,108
Admissions Address

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Elizabeth Woyczynski
Admissions office telephone: (216) 368-4450
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://admission.case.edu/admissions/application/default.asp Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 82%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 62%
Total applicants: 7,508
Total acceptances: 5,002
Total freshman enrollment: 1,015
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 37%
Male applicants: 4,382
Male acceptances: 2,857
Male freshman enrollment: 574
Female applicants: 3,126
Female acceptances: 2,145
Female freshman enrollment: 441
Out-of-state freshmen: 54%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 956
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 186

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 68%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 93%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 86%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 600 – 700
Math: 630 – 730
Combined: 1230 – 1430

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 25.3% 44.2%
600-699 50.4% 41.1%
500-599 19.6% 11.4%
400-499 3.9% 3.3%
300-399 0.8% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 61%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 26 – 32
Math: 26 – 33
Composite: 26 – 31

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 43.2% 40.5% 48.6%
24-29 47.1% 45.2% 42.6%
18-23 9.3% 12.5% 7.2%
12-17 0.3% 1.4% 1.4%
6-11 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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