Case Western Reserve University (Case)

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Case Western Reserve University can be found in Cleveland, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around twelve thousand students are enrolled at Case.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1340 (25th percentile) - 1510 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 30 (25th percentile) - 34 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into Case. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Case average GPA ranges from 3.75 to 3.96 for accepted students. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 30 percent of students who applied are granted admission to the school. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Case acceptance rate 2021 will be around 28%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Case Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Case Western Reserve University was reported as 27.4% in Fall 2020 with over 28,800 college applications submitted to Case. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Case ACT Scores: 30 - 34
  • Case Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into Case Western Reserve University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Case is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Case has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 35.4%
  • 2017-2018: 33.1%
  • 2018-2019: 29.3%
  • 2019-2020: 27.4%
  • Projected Case Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 27.9%

How Does Case Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Case Western Reserve University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cleveland State University94.0%
University of Akron Main Campus73.0%
Ashland University71.2%
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania70.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Case (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading640 - 720
Math700 - 790
Total Score1340 - 1510
ACT®Score Range
English31 - 35
Math29 - 34
Composite Score30 - 34
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