Graduation rate: 81%
When you’re on the campus of Case Western, you know you’re in Ohio but something about the feel of the campus is more like Boston, Massachusetts. The surrounding area is dense with trendy restaurants, a world class symphony hall, and unrivaled medical research facilities. The city of Cleveland gets a bad rap, but, after having lived in the city, I recognize that it is one of the most underrated cities in the country. So goes Cleveland . . . so goes Case to some degree. For college-bound applicants, Case sometimes is overlooked for the gem that it is. However . . . all 50 states are represented on their campus so its reputation is reaching all corners!
According to US News & World Report rankings, Case has been ranked as the “Best college in Ohio” and best value. (Way to go, Case!)
Enrollment: 4,200 undergrads; 5,600 grads
Academics: Case has several combined undergraduate/graduate programs, such as:
- 6 year Dental program
- Joint BA/Masters in Accounting
These may be a worth checking out for the student who knows well that they are interested in a particular field.
Social: Located in University Circle in Cleveland, there are plenty of dining, cultural, athletic, social activities within walking distance of Case.
Financial: Tuition and fees are $55,000 with about 75% of students receive scholarships. Starting with seniors who graduate in the Class of 2013, families must submit the CSS/Financial Profile to be considered for financial aid.
I must warn families that their housing policy is somewhat “open-minded.” Be sure you read about the varied option and certainly ask about housing when you visit the campus. If the student is uncomfortable with the housing situation, then it may not be a good fit. Certainly though, Case is worth a visit if everything else about it is a fit. Your on-campus impression will differ from your website visit.
Check out these campus photos of our visit to Case:
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