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Case Western Reserve University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Ranked #186 (QS World University Rankings 2019), the Case Western Reserve University is one of the most after university in the US for pursuing Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, and Nursing. To know about other courses click here.

With an average acceptance rate of 33.2%, Case Western has been moderately selective in offering admission to students. However, for the academic session of 2022, the numbers have been quite surprising as out of 26,646 applications only 1390 applications were accepted, i.e., only 5.2% of the applications have been selected.

This clearly suggests that gaining admission into Case Western has become relatively hard over the years. Applicants may enhance their probability of getting into the university by scoring 1350+ in SAT or 30+ in the ACT test.


Application PortalUG: Common application & Coalition application
PG: Corresponding Course page
Application FeeUG: 70 USD
PG: 50 USD
Acceptance Rate33%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Case Western Reserve University SAT Requirements1425
Case Western Reserve University SAT Requirements31
International Application DeadlinesApril 1 (a majority of the courses); May 31 for a few courses
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, Summer
Interview RequirementsDepends on course requirements, highly recommended for MD and MBA
Work ExperienceEssential for MBA aspirants (at least 2 years)
Financial AidAvailable for International Students

Case Western Reserve University Application Deadline

Application TypeLast date to applyLast date for document submission
Undergraduate Students
Early ActionNovember 1November 15
Early Decision INovember 1November 15
Pre-professionalDecember 1December 15
Early Decision IIJanuary 15January 15
Regular DecisionJanuary 15February 1
Spring SemesterOctober 1October 15
Graduate Students
SpringFebruary 8April 5
SummerJune 7July 5
FallOctober 4December 6

Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Admissions

Application Portal: The applications for undergraduate programs are accepted via the Common Application or Coalition Application.

Application Fee: 70 USD

Academic Requirements:

ACT Scores
Average ACT Score32
25th Percentile ACT Score30
75th Percentile ACT Score34
SAT Scores
Average Score1425 (Math: 730; Reading: 695)
25th Percentile SAT Score1340 (Math: 690; Reading: 650)
75th Percentile SAT Score1520 (Math: 780; Reading: 740)

Supporting Documents: In addition to the academic scores, applicants are required to submit an application essay. Applicants are encouraged to appear for an interview to express themselves, however, it is not mandatory.

Case Western Reserve University Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: Application for all the graduate programs are accepted via Case School of Graduate Studies Application Portal.

Application Fee: 50 USD

Academic Requirements: Submitting GRE score is mandatory, however, there is no standard score set to determine eligibility.

It is optional to submit GRE scores for MS and Ph.D. in Chemistry, however, needed for Chemistry Entrepreneurship.

Programs not requiring GRE score are: Art Education, Astronomy, Biochemistry, BSTP doctorate courses, Clinical Translational Science, Designing Sustainable Systems, Molecular Medicine, Nutrition, Physics or Theater.

There are programs that require MCAT/GMAT/USMLE/LSAT in lieu of GRE score.

Supporting Documents: CV/Resume, personal statement, writing a sample, and PPOS form for BS or MS and IGS CWRU UG students only.

Case Western MD Admission Requirements

Application Portal: Online applications are accepted through AMCAS.

Application Deadline: The last date to apply for MD program is November 1.

Academic Requirements:

Cumulative GPA2.91–4.00
Science GPA2.85–4.00

Case Western Reserve University MBA Admission

Application Portal: Applications are accepted through 'Weatherhead School of Management Application Portal'.

Application Fee: 100 USD

Application Deadline:

Round 1November 15December 13
Round 2January 15February 22
Round 3March 15April 12
Round 4May 15June 12

Academic Requirements: Applicants need to submit an unofficial academic transcript, GMAT/GRE score, and English language certificate for international students. There is no minimum test requirement.

Supporting Documents: Current resume and two letters of recommendation.

Case Western Reserve University LLM Admission

Application Portal: Online application is accepted through LSAC.

Application Fee: 85 USD

Application Deadline: The deadline for Fall season intake is April 1; the deadline for Soring season intake is November 1.

Academic Requirements: All applicants need to submit GRE test scores.

Supporting Documents: Personal statement, official academic transcript, two letters of recommendation.

Case Western Reserve University MSc in Biomedical Engineering Admission

Application Portal: Completed applications can be submitted at the 'Graduate Admission Page'.

Application Fee: 50 USD

Application Deadline: MSc admissions are done on a rolling basis, however, students are advised to apply one month prior to the course start date.

Academic Requirements: All the applicants need to submit GRE scores, fulfill minimum GPA requirements and must have completed prerequisite courses in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Engineering.

Supporting Documents: CV/Resume, personal statement, writing a sample, and PPOS form.

Case Western Reserve University International Student Requirements

There are certain requirements that are unique to international students, which they are required to fulfill in addition to the academic requirements.

International students must note that they need to submit applications 1 year prior to the preferable enrollment date. Also, academic transcripts must be translated into English.

English Language Requirement

International students must demonstrate proficiency in English language by performing satisfactorily on tests like TOEFL and IELTS. Applicants may send score of either of the tests mentioned below:

English Language TestMinimum Scores
Internet-based TOEFL90
Paper-based TOEFL577

Financial Evidence

It is essential that international students provide proof of sufficient funds to afford their education and travel expenses.

Students enrolled in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing must note that there is no financial aid available for them and must arrange their own source of finance.

Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure

Before making an application for Clinical courses, students must ensure that they are eligible for obtaining a ‘Registered Nurse license’. The license can be obtained either by:

  1. Obtain a license in any state other apart from Ohio and make an application for reciprocity in Ohio.

  2. Or else, students may appear for Licensure test (NCLEX-RN) organized in Ohio.

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