Western Reserve College was founded in 1826 in Hudson, Ohio, about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. The college—the first in northern Ohio—took its name from the surrounding region (known at that time as the Western Reserve of Connecticut) and emphasized standards, such as the classics, in its curriculum.
The university in its present form consists of eight schools:
The university also supports over a hundred 'Centers' in various fields.
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. We are driven to expand knowledge, deepen understanding and contribute to the well-being of individuals, organizations and society at large.
As a student, faculty or staff member at Case Western Reserve, 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 faculty and staff contribute to the success of the university while building their careers in a diverse environment. With over 6,500 employees, Case Western Reserve ranks 11th among Forbes' Best Midsize Employers in America.
Case Western Reserve University’s Division of Student Affairs is here to help you find what you need as a student, from coursework assistance to crisis support. But we also want to ensure you flourish during your time here, through service opportunities in our community, leadership opportunities, resources for health, wellness and personal identity, and so much more.
The Office of University Housing oversees 12 first year buildings, 8 second year buildings, 9 upperclass buildings, and 18 Greek Life Houses. Our Office also collaborates with the Triangle Towers and the Office of Real Estate to provide living opportunities in local apartment buildings. These spaces have different room layouts, floor plans, and amenities depending on the location and class experience. Whether you are an incoming freshman looking for your first room or a senior exploring your apartment options we hope these facilities pages are helpful in finding the right space for you.
As one of the nation’s top research universities, Case Western Reserve is committed to investigating new areas, questioning long-held beliefs and finding answers. Our network of libraries helps our students, faculty and staff conduct cutting-edge research—whether it’s using state-of-the-art technology or an expansive collection of books.
University Health Service provides a range of services including primary care, women's health, allergy injections, travel care and nutrition. If you are a student enrolled in at least one credit hour, there is no cost to see a provider, regardless of what health insurance you have.
At Case Western Reserve University, you're part of a community—of students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, friends and an entire city. From varsity athletics to world-class museums, student organizations to prestigious events, life at one of America's best colleges fosters an uncomparable level of learning, exploration and discovery.
With 17 NCAA Division III varsity athletics teams and an even greater number of intramural and club sports, there's a way for almost everyone to get in on the action. Not the competitive type? We also have three gyms on campus to help keep you healthy and well.
What's life like at CWRU? Exciting. With hundreds of student organizations, 10,000 students and multiple building projects in progress on our campus, there's something happening around every corner, every day. And you can be part of it.
Case Western Reserve University has been accredited since 1913 by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. In 2015 CWRU was reaccredited by the Commission for ten years, the maximum period possible. The university's next site visit by a Commission team will be in 2025.
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