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Case Western Reserve University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
4,125
Total Undergrads
Including 142 Part-time
1,021
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

University Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $82,094)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $67,982)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 13 14 - Yes
Football 85 - - -
Soccer 29 29 - Yes
Softball - 15 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 31 23 - Yes
Tennis 8 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 48 31 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 48 31 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 27 19 - Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Wrestling 13 - - -
All Track Combined - - - Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Golf - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rowing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.0%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 13.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.4%
Two or more races 0.4%
White/non-Hispanic 55.9%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 35
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • The dorms aren't the nicest in the world, but they offer a great opportunity to bond with your floor mates and create a decent enough social experience.…

  • Mar-19-2012 Read More
  • Tuopu from Cleveland, OH
  • 2
  • There are common bathrooms on each floor, with approximately 20 same-sex students sharing one on each side. This can become problematic as there are only two showers, two urinals, and…

  • Dec-23-2012 Read More
  • Sophomore from WI
  • 3
  • You are required to live on campus the first two years. Freshman dorms are pretty old and it all depends on the noise level of the people on your floor.…

  • May-13-2012 Read More
  • Ryan from Boardman, OH
  • 3
  • Freshman dorm life is not good. Small rooms, long way form class, and no air conditioning. Upper class man dorms are excellent though.…

  • Aug-02-2012 Read More
  • Laurel from North East, PA
  • 4
  • Dorms are decent quality, and I lucked out with the people I was with. I'm staying with them again next year! They're of average cost, I think. The village is…

  • Jul-01-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • A Pretty Satisfied Freshman
  • Mar-08-2016 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food can get pretty boring and repetitive, especially if you are health conscious, but I would say it is definitely better compared to other schools. Fortunately, there are now more movable meals swipes per week that you can use at on campus locations such as the Jolly Scholar, the places in Tink (a mini food court), and the Den (our little version of Denny's) . More establishments that are off campus (such as Panera, Chipotle, Valentino's Pizza, and Kenko's) are starting to utilize case cash and are making an appearance on tapingo (an app where you can order food), and many of them are in Uptown/Little Italy and quite a few of them also deliver. The Den is the only place on campus that stays open late though and the food is pretty greasy. All in all, things are definitely improving.

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  • 4
  • Chris from Orlando, FL
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good. They have a home table that switches the menu every meal and they have different soups every day as well as stir-fry, tacos, burgers and a whole other assortment of foods. It does get old after a while but what doesn't? It's pretty good compared to other schools.

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  • 3
  • Maria from Cleveland, OH
  • Jul-27-2015 I am a current student here

    If you visited, don't be fooled by the food you were served on prospective student day. Bon Appetit claims they don't serve better food when we have prospies, but anyone who has ate at the dining halls more than once will tell you that is absolutely a lie. The food is extremely... mediocre. Not terrible, but certainly nothing to write home about. If you have dietary restrictions, you'll get even less of your money's worth. When I was on the meal plan my freshman year, I lived off of the vegetarian chili and the pasta bar in Leutner; those are actually usually pretty good! Waffles and fresh fruit at breakfast go quickly, but are worth it if you're able to get there before class.

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  • 3
  • Erin from Lockport, IL
  • Apr-05-2014 I am a current student here

    There are two main dining halls on campus, one on each side of campus. There are also various other options for using meal swipes such as grab it and bag it which are two stations where you can get food on the go. Overall, the food is what you would expect of a college dining hall. It is not outstanding, but it is not horrible either. There are a large variety of options as well as options for people with dietary restrictions.

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  • 4
  • Jasmine from Cleveland, OH
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of options, but the dining halls can get old after a while. It only makes it worse if you complain with your friends about it, because you focus on all of the negative. The cost of the meal swipes (~$15) is almost never worth it, especially at lunch places like Bag it and Grab it, but at least you have quick, accessible food during the day.

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  • 3
  • T
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls aren't awful. Some days I really enjoy the food, and some days i don't. Overall, it's alright - and I'm pretty picky.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • A Pretty Satisfied Freshman
  • Mar-08-2016 I am a current student here

    I definitely recommend Greek Life. I think that it makes up for the social scene that kind of lacks here. It is great with helping you get more involved on campus and meeting some pretty cool people.

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  • 0
  • Chris from Orlando, FL
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life at CWRU is one of the best in the nation, as noted by College Niche, and I can see why. Greek life here do so much community service and really try to live by their values and ritual. At CWRU, you won't find the same Greek life atmosphere as you would with some state universities. Here, chapters try to live by the codes of honors and morals their original organizations were founded upon. Parties are a thing here and they can be fun but they are nowhere near as crazy as something you would see on 'Animal House.' About 40 percent of the student body is Greek but Greeks and non-Greeks get along just fine. There isn't any animosity between the two or even a split divide as to where you can tell who is Greek and who isn't.

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  • 0
  • Maria from Cleveland, OH
  • Jul-27-2015 I am a current student here

    CWRU was recently rated as one of the top ten Greek experiences in the nation. I've never heard of or encountered a serious case of hazing in my time here; it's taken very seriously and even minor offenses like forcing new members to wear their pins everyday often are reported. An astounding 40% of the undergraduate population is Greek, if that gives you any indication of how great it is here. Not only is greek life here an amazing social opportunity, but it's also a great way to learn how to grow academically and personally, as just about every sorority and fraternity has a mandatory scholarship plan and membership development plan. Go to Greek Carnival! If you want to join a fraternity, don't be afraid to go to a few recruitment events. For sororities, go to formal recruitment and go to informal recruitment events for the sororities that have them. Even if you decide it's not for you, no one will hold it against you if you decide not to join, and by attending the events you will have made a few new friends and connections.

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  • 0
  • Erin from Lockport, IL
  • Apr-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Although a lot of students do participate in greek life it is by no means necessary in order to have a social life. There is no division on campus between greek and non-greek students. Moreover, even those students in greek life have friends in other fraternities and sororities.

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  • 0
  • Jasmine from Cleveland, OH
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Currently, about 35% of campus is Greek. This is partially because the community within Greek life is very strong. Although there are parties and everything, Greek life is not about that, whatsoever. Here, it's about the values we hold, what we can give to the community, and how we can grow every single one of our members. There are many things catered toward Greek students on this campus, since there are so many, including Greek InterVarsity and an AWESOME Greek Week!

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  • 0
  • T
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a great way to meet people, make connections, and have fun.

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  • 0
  • Andrew from Wooster, OH
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Case is service based. Good networking opportunities and great social settings are available through Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Student from Portland, OR
  • Dec-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at CWRU is pretty prominent through seeing their fundraising efforts and events across campus. Students in Greek really focus on their philanthropy and helping others and hope to raise a lot of money and awareness for various causes. Greek life at CWRU don't really face any problems. They know how to have fun and also focus on their goals.

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