Case Western Reserve University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) has a history that dates back to 1826 when it was founded as the Western Reserve College. This college was established by the citizens of Cleveland, Ohio to provide education in the “arts and sciences” and was affiliated with the Congregational Church. Over time, the college grew and expanded, becoming Case Institute of Technology in 1947 after merging with Case School of Applied Science. This merger enabled CWRU to become one of the leading research universities in the country, focusing on technology and science. In 1967, Case Institute of Technology merged once again with nearby Western Reserve University to form what is now known as Case Western Reserve University. Today, CWRU is a leader in research and innovation with an emphasis on health care, science and technology, business and law. The university is home to more than 10,000 students from around the world who come to study at one of its 12 schools and colleges.

Throughout its nearly 200-year history, CWRU has been committed to providing students with an education that combines theory with practice. The university offers more than 200 academic programs across a wide range of disciplines including law, business administration, engineering, nursing and health sciences among others. Furthermore, CWRU has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability initiatives that have earned it numerous awards such as being named one of only two universities in Ohio designated as an “environmental leader” by The Princeton Review in 2020. As part of this commitment to sustainability initiatives on campus, CWRU has also launched a number of green projects such as energy-efficient buildings and electric car charging stations for faculty and staff members.

Case Western Reserve University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Case Western Reserve University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Case Western Reserve University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Case Western Reserve University is a highly selective university with an acceptance rate of around 20%. The average SAT score of admitted students is 1420 and the average ACT score is 32. The school has a strong emphasis on academic excellence, evidenced by its high admission standards. Students admitted to the university tend to have above-average grades and test scores. Additionally, the university looks for students who demonstrate leadership, creativity, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

In terms of gender demographics, Case Western Reserve University is relatively balanced with 47% male students and 53% female students. The racial/ethnic breakdown of admitted students is 54% White/Non-Hispanic, 4% African American/Non-Hispanic, 5% Hispanic/Latino, and 36% Asian/Pacific Islander. International students make up 8% of the student body at CWRU.

The university also considers applicants’ financial backgrounds when making admissions decisions. About 45% of incoming freshmen receive some form of financial aid from CWRU each year. This includes need-based grants as well as merit-based scholarships for high achievers. In addition to this financial aid package, CWRU offers numerous other resources to help make college more affordable such as work study programs and tuition payment plans.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 67%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 81%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 62%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 9,472
Female applicants 4,090
Male applicants 5,382
Applicants accepted 6,318
Female applicants accepted 2,707
Male applicants accepted 3,611
Freshman enrollment 1,021
Female freshman enrollment 415
Male freshman enrollment 606
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 2,336
Early action applicants accepted 1,901
Early action applicants enrolled 391
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 38%

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 925
Students accepting place on wait list 307
Students accepted from wait list 2

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 54%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 68%
SAT Critical Reading average score 652
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 600-700
SAT Math average score 693
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 650-750
SAT Writing average score 642
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 590-700
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 62%
Average ACT Composite score 30
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 28-32
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 28-34
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 27-34