Case Western Reserve University (also known as Case Western, Case, and CWRU “crew”) is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The university was created in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology (founded in 1881 by philanthropist Leonard Case Jr.) and Western Reserve University (founded in 1826 in the area that was once the Connecticut Western Reserve). TIME magazine described the merger as the creation of “Cleveland’s Big-Leaguer” university.
As of 2008–2009, the university had 4,356 undergraduates and 5,458 graduate and professional students. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 rankings, Case Western Reserve’s undergraduate program ranked 41st among national universities. The University is associated with 16 Nobel Laureates. Case Western is particularly well known for its medical school, its law school, its dental school, and its biomedical teaching and research capabilities. Case Western is a member of the Association of American Universities.
The university is approximately five miles (8 km) east of downtown Cleveland in University Circle, a 550-acre (220 ha) area containing numerous educational, medical and cultural institutions. Case Western Reserve has a number of programs taught in conjunction with nearby institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, the University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Play House.
Case Western Reserve was the site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, conducted in 1887 by A. A. Michelson of Case School of Applied Science and E. W. Morley of Western Reserve University. This experiment proved the non-existence of the luminiferous ether and gave circumstantial evidence to substantiate Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Michelson became the first American to win a Nobel Prize in science.
|SCHOOL||Full-Time Hours||Full-Time Tuition||Part-Time Hours||Part-Time Tuition*|
Graduate – M.S. Anesthesia
|Management 1||12-20 hours||MBA: $39,960
|MSASS 2||12-16 hours||$34,320||1-11 hours||$1,144|
|Nursing||12+ hours||$36,520||1-11 hours||$1,522|
|Master of Science Engineering Management||$37,515||$1,496|
|Summer 2011 Undergraduate||$777|
* Part-time tuition is per credit hour.
+ Defined as students who entered for Fall 2006 and later.
# Students pay rate of entry year
o Defined as students who started to Summer 2010 for part time MBA New Cohort Program.
** Continuing student rate.
++ First and second year students
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences houses educational and research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematics. Organized into 22 departments, the college offers 60 undergraduate programs. Curriculum is enhanced by affiliations with local institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Case School of Engineering
CWRU’s engineering curriculum starts with top-notch academics and goes beyond the classroom into labs and workplaces to enhance technical skills with practical ones. The Case School of Engineering is organized into seven academic departments offering 14 undergraduate degree programs. In addition, the school boasts several world-class centers and institutes.
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education. The defining qualities of FPB include excellence in research and scholarship, small class sizes, distinguished faculty and a focus global initiatives. In fact, FPB is home to one of only 11 World Health Organization Collaborating Centers in the U.S.
Weatherhead School of Management
Weatherhead has developed an interdisciplinary approach to management education with the goal of creating 21st century managers – graduates who will add immediate value to their organizations. As a leader in innovation, we offer MBA and sustainable MBA programming that incorporate our core themes,Manage by Designing and Sustainable Enterprise into the curriculum.