Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a private research university in
Cleveland, Ohio. Case Western reserve university was created in 1967 through the federation of two
longstanding contiguous institutions: Case Western Reserve University, founded in 1826 and named
for its location in the Connecticut Western Reserve, and Case Institute of Technology, founded in
1880 through the endowment of Leonard Case, Jr. Time magazine described the merger as the creation
of "Cleveland's Big-Leaguer" university.
The case western reserve university campus is approximately 5 miles (8 km) east of Downtown
Cleveland in the neighbourhood known as University Circle, an area encompassing 550 acres (220 ha)
containing a concentration of educational, medical, and cultural institutions. Case Western Reserve
university has a number of programs taught in conjunction with University Circle institutions,
including the Cleveland Clinic, the University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Louis Stokes Cleveland
Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Centre, Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Hearing
& Speech Centre, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum
of Natural History, and the Cleveland Play House. Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra,
is on the Case Western Reserve campus.
Case Western Reserve University includes the medical school, business school, dental school, law
school, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Department of Biomedical Engineering and its
biomedical teaching and research capabilities. Case Western Reserve is a member of the Association
of American Universities. Case is noted (among other fields) for research in electrochemistry and
The Michelson–Morley interferometer experiment was conducted in 1887 in the basement of a campus of
case Western reserve university dormitory by Albert A. Michelson of Case School of Applied Science
and Edward W. Morley of Case Western Reserve University. Michelson became the first American to win
a Nobel Prize in science. Since then, seventeen Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Case
Western Reserve university or one of its two predecessors.
Case Western Reserve University was created in 1967, when Western Reserve University (formerly
Western Reserve College) and Case Institute of Technology (formerly Case School of Applied
Science), institutions that had been neighbours for 81 years, formally federated.
Case Western Reserve University the college of the Connecticut Western Reserve, was founded in 1826
in Hudson, Ohio, as the Western Reserve College and Preparatory School. Case Western Reserve
College, or "Reserve" as it was popularly called, was the first college in northern Ohio. The
school was called "Yale of the West"; its campus, now that of the case Western Reserve Academy,
imitated that of Yale. Case western reserve university the same motto, "Lux et Veritas" (Light and
Truth), the same entrance standards, and almost the same curriculum.
The vision its founders had of case Western Reserve College was that it would instill in students
an "evangelical ethos", and produce ministers to remedy the acute shortage of them in Ohio. Liberal
arts and sciences were important, but secondary. The college was located in Hudson because the town
made the largest financial offer (to help in its construction).
Hudson was a quiet antislavery centre from the beginning: its founder, David Hudson, was against
slavery, and founding trustee Owen Brown was a noted abolitionist who secured the location for the
college. The abolitionist John Brown, who would lead the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, grew up in
Hudson and was the son of co-founder Owen Brown. Hudson was a major stop on the Underground
Along with Presbyterian influences of its found in case Western reserve university origins were
strongly associated with the pre-Civil War Abolitionist movement, primarily due to the influence of
President Charles Backus Storrs, Elizur Wright, and David Hudson. In fact, Western Reserve was the
first college west of the Appalachian Mountains to enroll (1832) and graduate (1836) an
African-American student, John Sykes Fayette The abolitionist views were so strong, Frederick
Douglass gave the commencement speech in 1854.
In 1967, Case Institute of Technology, a school with its emphasis on engineering and science, and
case Western Reserve University, a school with professional programs and liberal arts, came
together to form Case Western Reserve University In 1968, the Department of Biomedical Engineering
launched as a newly unified collaboration between the School of Engineering and School of Medicine
as the first in the nation and as one of the first Biomedical Engineering programs in the world.
The following year in 1969, the first Biomedical Engineering MD/PhD program in the world began at
Case Western Reserve University.
The first computer engineering degree program in the United States was established in 1971 at Case
Western Reserve University.
On September 29, the first 2020 United States presidential debate occurred at the Samson Pavilion
of the Health Education Campus (HEC), shared by the Cleveland Clinic.
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There’s a reason we’re ranked as one of the nation’s leading research universities to case Western
reserve university programs spanning the arts and sciences, engineering, health sciences, law,
management, and social work, our ground-breaking research and enriching education allow our
students, faculty, staff and alumni to think beyond the possible.
Among our research highlights
- No. 19 private university in federal expenditures for research
and development (National Science Foundation, 2020)
- No. 13 university for translating research into commercial
success (Brookings Institution, 2017)
- $331.7 million in sponsored research in FY2019
- 1,287 research projects awarded funding in FY2019
- Along with teaching, research is at the heart of our work at Case Western Reserve University.
From medicine to management, music to mathematics, our faculty, staff and students inquire,
explore, study and discover. Case Western Reserve University are driven to expand knowledge,
deepen understanding and contribute to the well-being of individuals, organizations and society
- As a student, faculty or staff member at Case Western Reserve university you can conduct
research at an institution with a strong history of innovation, a current commitment to breaking
new ground and an exciting future in which we will translate ideas to reality.
- Case Western Reserve University ranking is 42 in National Universities. Schools are ranked
according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
- Its tuition and fees are $52,948.
- Case Western Reserve University ranking is known because of its world class research, but with
more than 200 student organizations, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved outside
the classroom, too. The Case Western Spartans varsity teams compete in the Division III
University Athletic Association. The Greek system, which stresses a commitment to on-campus and
community service, involves about one third of students. The campus is located about 20 minutes
from downtown Cleveland, where students have free access to a handful of downtown museums like
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Centre. On campus, freshmen live in
one of four themed residential communities, which are called Cedar, Juniper, Magnolia and
Mistletoe. All students are invited to the annual Spring Fest, a collection of music, carnival
games and activities that is the largest student-run event on campus.
- Case Western Reserve University boasts a broad range of top-rated specialty graduate programs,
like its health law curriculum at the School of Law. The university also has renowned offerings
in biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering and non-profit management at the Weather
head School of Management. In addition to its suburban campus, the school owns University Farm,
a 400-acre plot of land about 10 miles from campus where students research and take courses in
biology, ecology and art. Notable alumni include former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich and
Craig Newmark, creator and namesake of Web site Craigslist.
Case western reserve university alumni
- Notable alumni include Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, Hollywood movie directors, Paul Buchheit,
creator and lead developer of Gmail; Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist; Peter Tippet,
developer of the anti-virus software Vaccine, which Symantec purchased and turned into the
popular Norton Antivirus.
- Founders of Fortune 500 companies include Herbert Henry Dow, founder of Dow Chemical, Art
Parker, founder of Parker Hannifin, and Edward Williams, co-founder of Sherwin-Williams.
- Other notable alumni include Pete Koomen, co-founder and CTO of Optimizely; Larry Hurtado, one
of the leading New Testament scholars in the world; Harvey Hilbert, a zen master, psychologist
and expert on post-Vietnam stress syndrome; Peter Sterling, neuroscientist and co-founder of the
concept of allostasis; and Donald Knuth, a leading expert on computer algorithms and creator of
the Tex typesetting system.
- The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University is proud to recognize outstanding,
notable and accomplished alumni and friends of Case Western Reserve University.
Newton D. Baker Distinguished Service Award
- The award honours the legacy of Cleveland's Newton D. Baker, who urged everyone to volunteer
their time, talent and service to those in need. Baker was the 37th mayor of Cleveland, served
as Secretary of War under President Woodrow Wilson and was a major supporter of Cleveland
College. In 1916, he and two partners founded Baker Hostetler, one of the nation's top 100 law
firms with more than 700 attorneys serving clients around the world.
- This award recognizes significant service to the university by any alumnus or alumna, staff
member, faculty or friend of the university who has given their time, expertise or leadership
generously, thereby ensuring the prolonged welfare of the institution for generations to come.
- The 2020 recipient is Norma Geller (SAS ‘91), a CWRU alumna and community volunteer dedicated
to civil service and social justice throughout Northeast Ohio. For many years, Geller
volunteered at University Hospitals (UH) and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Along with
her late husband, she made the lead gift for Albert and Norma Geller Hillel Student Center, a
community destination open to the public that includes classrooms, lounges and a popular
restaurant. Geller also created cancer patient transportation funds at UH and Cleveland Clinic,
serves as a board advocate with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, created the Geller
Designated Professorship in Ovarian Cancer Research at CWRU School of Medicine, established The
Norma C. and Albert I. Geller Fund to provide an annual award at graduation to a student who has
done significant work in child abuse prevention and the Social Justice Fund at B’nai Jeshurun
Congregation to work with those experiencing homelessness and refugees and advocate for racial
and environmental justice, and continues to work with current students of her undergraduate alma
mater John Carroll University to provide food and friendship to the homeless in Cleveland
through the Labra Project.
Daniel T. Clancy Alumni Service Award
- The Daniel T. Clancy Alumni Service Award is named in honour of the contributions of Dan Clancy
(LAW ‘62) to the alumni of Case Western Reserve University. This award recognizes an outstanding
alumnus or alumna who has been active in alumni relations for at least 10 years and has made
significant contributions to the alumni association(s) of Case Western Reserve University and
- The 2020 recipient is Ka-Pi Hoh (CIT ’84; GRS ’87, 89, macromolecular science), business
process leader for process mining and director of organizational change management. Since
starting at The Lubrizol Corporation in 1988 as a research chemist, Hoh has established the
company’s technical presence in China, been actively involved in Lubrizol’s diversity
initiatives and is currently focused on overseeing programs to improve business efficiencies and
applying organizational change management to support global initiatives. She is specifically
focused on helping women in STEM at Lubrizol and through Case Western Reserve. Additionally, Hoh
served on the Alumni Task Force to establish The Alumni Association and was a founding member of
its board of directors. She served on the advisory board for the Flora Stone Mather Center for
Women and was an alumni representative for the CWRU Strategic Planning and Branding Committee
(2007-08). She is currently the chair of the industrial advisory board for the university’s
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering and serves on two visiting committees for
Case western reserve university tuition fees
- A Case Western Reserve University education is an investment in you—and your future. We provide
a variety of merit scholarships and need-based aid. As of fall 2017, we meet 100% of
demonstrated need for all admitted students. And, based on the success of our alumni, we are
confident a CWRU education pays off.
- The average cost of case Western reserve university is around 60226 USD including most of the
- Case Western Reserve University reserves the right to adjust the cost of attendance because of
unexpected campus closures and/or adjustments to the academic calendar. These circumstances
could include, but not be limited to, a sudden natural disaster or health crisis. In these
situations financial aid eligibility is adjusted accordingly.
- Case Western Reserve University will add a transportation allowance of up to $2,000 based on
the student’s state of residence.
- Case Western Reserve University is primarily a residential university, and we believe
undergraduate students benefit from living on campus. Students' financial aid eligibility is
determined by subtracting the family contribution from the cost of attendance (tuition, fees,
living expenses, books and personal expenses). For those returning students who choose to
commute from home, live off campus (not with family) or in Greek housing, the university will
adjust the housing and meal plan portion of your cost of attendance and any need-based grant
will be adjusted accordingly.
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