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 nine thousand students are enrolled at Case.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1890 (25th percentile) - 2190 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 29 (25th percentile) - 33 (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 3.68 to 3.89 for accepted students. Case has an acceptance rate of 42 percent with 16 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Case acceptance rate 2015 will be around 52%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Case Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Case Western Reserve University was reported as 41.9% in Fall 2013 with over 18,400 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 SAT Scores: 1890 - 2190
  • Case ACT Scores: 29 - 33
  • Case Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Case Western Reserve University 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Case Western Reserve University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.0%
  • 2010-2011: 66.7%
  • 2011-2012: 51.3%
  • 2012-2013: 54.3%
  • 2013-2014: 41.9%
  • Projected Case Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 51.8%

How Does Case Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Case Western Reserve University is thirty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cleveland State University62.9%
Ashland University74.4%
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania87.4%
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania67.0%
Robert Morris University80.5%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Case (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 720
Math670 - 760
Writing620 - 710
Total Score1890 - 2190
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 34
Math28 - 34
Composite Score29 - 33
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