Case Western Reserve University

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Case Western Reserve University
motto Think beyond the possible
founding WRU: 1826
CIT: 1880
CWRU: 1967
Sponsorship Private
place Cleveland , Ohio , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
President Barbara R. Snyder
Students 9,963
Foundation assets $ 1.619 billion (2011)
University sports Spartans ( UAA )
Networks Association of American Universities
Adelbert Hall
Peter B. Lewis building by Frank Gehry
Amasa Stone Chapel

The Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a private research university in Cleveland in the US state of Ohio . At the University had 2011 9,963 students enrolled. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities , an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900.


The university was founded in 1967 from a network of the Case Institute of Technology, founded in 1880, and the Western Reserve University, founded in 1826 .


president from to
Robert W. Morse 1967 1970
Louis A. Toepfer 1970 1980
David V. Ragone 1980 1987
Agnar Pytte 1987 1999
David H. Auston 1999 2001
James W. Wagner 2001 2002
Edward M. Hundred 2002 2006
Gregory L. Eastwood 2006 2007
Barbara R. Snyder 2007 today


  • Case School of Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)
  • College of Arts and Sciences (Philosophical Faculty)
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (Faculty of Nursing Sciences)
  • Mandel School of Applied Social Science (Faculty of Social Work)
  • School of Dental Medicine (Dental Faculty)
  • School of Graduate Studies (graduate college)
  • School of Law (Faculty of Law)
  • School of Medicine (Medical Faculty)


The 9,963 students enrolled in 2011 came from a total of 93 countries and all 50 US states. About 42.5% of undergraduate students were from Ohio . 56% of the students were male and 44% were female.


The sports teams are the Spartans. The college is a member of the University Athletic Association and the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Sights on campus

The Case Western Reserve University campus, located five miles east of downtown Cleveland , is a major cultural hub for the city. In addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History , the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art , the Museum of Local History and Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society , the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Play House theater are located here.


On October 5, 2004, the debate between the two vice-presidential candidates Dick Cheney and John Edwards was held at Case Western Reserve University .

The first debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden is scheduled for September 29, 2020 . The event was relocated here after the University of Notre Dame , which was originally intended to be the venue, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States .


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Science / technology medicine


Web links

Commons : Case Western Reserve University  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

supporting documents

  1. a b c Office of the University Registrar Fall 2011 Enrollment Statistics  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  2. 2010-2011 Annual Report: Financial and Statistical Highlights
  3. Paul LeBlanc, Notre Dame withdraws from hosting first presidential debate due to coronavirus , CNN, July 27, 2020.

Coordinates: 41 ° 30'15 "  N , 81 ° 36'30.4"  W.