Case Western Reserve University - [CWRU], Ohio, Cleveland - Admission

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    Case Western Reserve University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Case Western Reserve University is located in Cleveland, Ohio state in the United States of America. Founded in the year 1967 case Western Reserve University is one of the very famous private research universities in the United States of America. With 81% of graduation rates, this is one of the renowned nonprofit universities in Ohio state. Case Western Reserve University is ranked 40th in the United States of America. Under the guidance of president Barbara, around 6000 undergraduate students have already enrolled in this university. Around 7000 professional and graduate students have completed their programs. Case Western Reserve University has almost 4000 full-time faculties from 81 countries across the world. 

    Case Western Reserve University provides a distinct number of programs and offers various courses under the field of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Applied Social Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Law, Medicine, and Management. 

    • Case Western Reserve University opens applications for Fall, Summer, and Spring sessions
    • Applicants are required to upload the supporting documents on the website portal while filling out the online application
    • However, students applying for UG courses are recommended to complete the application by December 1.
    • Every year, a majority of the graduate students avail financial aid of 29,000 USD
    • Required Transcripts and Official Scores must be sealed and then mailed from the issuing university only.
    • Given the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives including the education system in India and abroad, Case Western Reserve University has decided to bring a few additions to the existing guidelines for studying abroad.
    • Modified Calendar for Fall 2020 Semester can be found on their official website
    • Temporary acceptance of Duolingo
    • Interviews, orientations, etc being conducted online due to COVID
    • SEVIS fee-related notice (will not be refunded due to COVID)


    Application Portal The Common Application or the Coalition Application
    Application Fee (non-refundable) USD 70
    Acceptance Rate 27%
    TOEFL Score for Non-Native Speakers 90 IBT; 223 CBT; 577 PB
    Average SAT Scores 600 or higher on the older one
    33 or higher on the newer one
    Average ACT Scores 26 or higher
    Mode of Payment Master-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Seasons Fall/Spring
    Work Experience Not required

    Case Western Reserve University Admission Deadlines

    Students are requested to submit their applications before the deadlines for them to be considered for admission. The college does not entertain late applications. Here are the Important Dates and Deadlines for the enrollment seasons:

    Case Western Reserve University Dates & Deadlines:

    Application Deadline Financial Aid Documents Deadline Notification Date (on or about)
    Early Action November 1 November 15
    Early Decision I November 1 November 15
    Pre-Professional Scholars Program December 1 December 15
    Early Decision II January 15 January 15
    Regular Decision January 15 February 1
    Spring Semester 1st December Within two weeks of application completion

    Case Western Reserve University International Student Admissions

    Case Western Reserve University accepts international applicants, given that they have completed secondary education with college preparatory curriculum, fulfilled the minimum grade point equivalency, given required official academic records, have served the appropriate deadlines, and got their financial support verified for completion of their admission.

    The admission process for international and domestic applicants is alike. Nonetheless, international applicants are required to meet some additional requirements.

    Application Portal: Common Application or the Coalition Application. 

    Application Fee: 70 USD

    Admission Requirements: 

    International applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for Case Western Reserve University Admissions:

    • A completed online application
    • A 250 words personal essay describing the reasons why one wishes to seek a college education
    • Official transcripts from high school and any other institute attended
    • Transcripts evaluated by an authorized agency, which are: Official Transcript Translations and Credential Evaluation
    • One letter of recommendation by a teacher or guidance counselor
    • ACT, SAT, IELTS, and/or TOEFL score report sent directly to the admissions department.
    • Certificate of Finance (must show USD 64,540 in the current account)
    • Bank statement verifying the above-claimed amount is on deposit in a current account

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International applicants are required to present TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to demonstrate 

    English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are:

    Test Minimum score required
    International English Language Testing System 7
    TOEFL 90 IBT, 223 CBT, 577 PB
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE Academic 61

    Visa Process for International Students

    Immigration documents required by Enrolled International Student are:

    1. Passport: The expiration date of your passport should always be valid at least 6 months in the future. To extend your passport, please contact your country’s local consulate/embassy in the U.S.
    2. Visa: International applicants can apply for a student visa for USA right after an application letter is issued. Students whose applications have been approved will be issued the I-20 Form.

    For any issues regarding the same, students may contact the Office of International Student Services through


    10900 Euclid Ave.

    Cleveland, OH 44106-7218

    Phone: 216.368.2517

    Aspirants will be required to submit the following documents while applying for a visa:

    1. Valid Passport
    2. Visa
    3. Proof of Health Insurance
    4. I-94
    5. Current United States Address and Phone Number
    6. Original I-20

    All international applicants also need to provide evidence of sufficient financial funds to cover all expenses for at least one calendar year before a visa will be issued. 

    On obtaining the completed I-20 form and the payment receipt of the SEVIS fee, applicants have to schedule an interview with the nearest US embassy.

    Note: F-1 visa students are required by the U.S. Immigration regulations to maintain full-time status while studying in the U.S. At Case Western Reserve University, full-time attendance means the student must enroll in and complete at least 12 units of course work which is a degree applicable each Fall and Spring semester.

    Students can also apply for a J-1 (work/study-based exchange visitor program) visa, or an H-4 (dependent on their family members H1) Visa.

    Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Admissions

    Case Western Reserve University provides a distinct number of undergraduate programs under the field of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Applied Social Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Law, Medicine, and Management. 

    Aspirants are required to submit transcripts, which should be in an unopened envelope from sending the institution, printed within the last 6 months to be considered official.

    Where to Apply: Case Western Reserve University’s, The Common Application or the Coalition Application

    Application Fee: 70 USD

    Admission Requirements: 

    Applicants must submit the following documents at the time of admission:

    • Official High School Transcripts
    • Official Transcripts for any College Level Courses
    • 1 Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher

    Case Western Reserve University Graduate Programs

    Case Western Reserve University offers graduate degrees in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Management, and Applied Social Sciences to students from all over the country and all around the world. Students applying must have a general GPA of 2.73 GPA.

    Requirements MS in Biology MS in Computer Engineering Master of Public Health PhD in Accountancy
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required
    GMAT/GRE GMAT required GRE required GMAT required GRE/GMAT required
    TOEFL/IELTS Required Required Required Required
    Work Experience 2+ years Not required 2+ years Not required
    Professional CV/Resume Required Required Required Required
    Recommendations Required (2 letters) Required (1 letter) Required (2 letters) Required (2 letters)
    Admission Interview By invitation only By invitation only By invitation only By invitation only

    Graduate applicants are requested to send their transcripts to 

    (for electronic official transcripts)


    Case Western Reserve University

    School of Graduate Studies - Tomlinson 203

    10900 Euclid Avenue

    Cleveland, Ohio 44106

    Most of the courses at Case Western Reserve University are offered through the online mode. Applicants are recommended to make the applications 3 months before the course start date. It may take up to 4-5 weeks for the successful processing of the application and arrival of the decision. Students are notified about the admission decision via post. The admission letter guides the student about further procedures and requirements for admission and residence. Upon acceptance, international students need to apply for an I-20 form. The I-20 form will be sent to them via FedEx. 

    Case Western Reserve University Summer employment opportunities are also provided to full-time undergraduate students by the office of University housing. Students can also opt for administrative assistants, customer service assistants, and others which are on-campus jobs. A student who has been graduated from the Case Western Reserve University has an average annual salary of about 75000 USD. 


    Ques. What is the Case Western Reserve University’s Ranking? 

    Ans. List of World University Rankings in 2020 - 119th Position

    U.S. University Ranking in 2020 - 52nd Position

    Most Innovative school by US News - 57th Position

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of Case Western Reserve University? 

    Ans. The acceptance rate of Case Western Reserve University is 92%

    Ques. What is the name of the admission portal used by Case Western Reserve University? 

    Ans. International students, undergraduate students, and graduate students, who wish to enroll in Case Western Reserve University can complete their online application and submit it through their online portal that the Common Application or the Coalition Application. 

    Ques. What are the minimum scores required for the SAT during the administrative process of Case Western Reserve University?

    Ans. 600 or higher on the older one

    33 or higher on the newer one

    Ques. What is the address of Case Western Reserve University?

    Ans. Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave., 

    Cleveland, Ohio 44106 

    Phone: +1 216-368-2000

    Ques. Who are the notable alumni of Case Western Reserve University?


    Name Position
    Dan Clancy (LAW ‘62) FBI, USA
    Nancy Fink (WRC ’73) Part of a campus protest during the Vietnam War
    Fred Gray, JD (LAW '54, HON ‘92) Civil Rights Lawyer

    Ques. Can I apply to more than one program at Case Western Reserve University?

    Ans.  Absolutely! You can apply to as many programs as you wish, however, you will need to fill out each application and pay a $50 fee for each one (if applicable). You will receive a separate admission decision letter for each program you apply to.

    Ques. What is the minimum Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score? How long is the score valid?

    Ans.  There are no minimum scores on this well-known graduate admission test. The departments will review each applicant’s qualifications individually. The GRE scores are valid for 5 years from the date of the exam.

    Ques. What is the minimum grade point average (GPA)?

    Ans.  Applicants must have a B-average or rank in the upper third of their graduating class at an institution where status and programs are readily assessed.

    Ques. Where do I send my documents at Case Western Reserve University?

    Ans.  Within the application, you can upload all documents such as CV/Resume, Personal Statement, unofficial test score results, and unofficial transcripts. Not that you do not have to submit official test scores unless you are accepted and plan to attend CWRU. Test scores can be submitted to CWRU by using the school code 1105.

    Ques. Do I have to send official transcripts with my applicationat Case Western Reserve University?

    Ans. No, official transcripts are not necessary during the application process. Within the application, you can upload unofficial copies of your transcripts on the Academic History page. These are not considered official transcripts but will be used by the programs to perform the application review.

    Only if you are officially admitted to the University and plan to attend, will you be required to send official transcripts with degree certification (if applicable) from each school listed on the application to the School of Graduate Studies. These official copies will then become the property of the School of Graduate Studies.

    Ques. How are my references notifiedat Case Western Reserve University?

    Ans. Those who have agreed to give you a recommendation are notified by email if they will be providing the recommendation through the online recommendation system. If the recommendation will be submitted by mail or email, you still need to list each provider and have those documents sent directly to the program to which you are applying.

    Ques. Is CWRU an accredited university?

    Ans. Yes, CWRU receives its institutional level accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Ques. How are application test scores being affected by COVID-19? What is your new test-optional policy for incoming applicants?

    Ans. In response to standardized test cancellations amid the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide support to our impacted prospective students, the university has adopted a test-optional admissions policy for students entering in fall 2020 effective immediately. This applied to applicants affected by the cancellation of the GRE, MCAT, or DAT exams during the 2020 recruitment season. the university invites applicants to submit their application without the test scores if the exams were canceled, and encourage those with exam scores to submit them as part of the application.

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