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Chances of getting into Case Western Reserve University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
30%
Admission Difficulty for Case Western Reserve University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into Case Western and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Case Western is 30%.  It ranks #3 in Ohio and #85 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Case Western is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 8,804 out of 29,084 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 7 percent (SAT 1340/1520 ACT 31/34). Case Western Reserve University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.75. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Case Western application fee is $70 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Case Western Reserve University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 58% of students submitted SAT scores and 59% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Case Western SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1340-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT 
58%
SAT Scores for Case Western Reserve University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1340
SAT Scores for Case Western Reserve University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1520
Average SAT Score 1430

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Case Western Reserve University?

Case Western Reserve University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1250. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. Case Western ranks #1 in Ohio and #41 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Case Western Reserve University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1520 and Above Good >45%
1430 to 1520 Avg + 30%-45%
1340 to 1430 Avg - 18%-30%
1250 to 1340 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1250 Low <11%
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Case Western ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
31-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
59%
ACT Scores for Case Western Reserve University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 31
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Case Western Reserve University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Case Western?

Admission data indicates that Case Western regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Ohio and #52 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Case Western Reserve University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Case Western Reserve University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
34 and Above Good >50%
32 to 34 Avg + 30%-50%
31 to 32 Avg - 22%-30%
30 to 31 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 30 Low <15%
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Case Western GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.75
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Case Western Reserve University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Case Western. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Case Western Reserve University was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Ohio for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Case Western will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School GPA's for admitted Case Western Reserve University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 53.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 29.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 8.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

70% of Case Western Reserve University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Case Western Reserve University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 70%
Top 25% of class 90%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Case Western Reserve University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,694 15,390 29,084
Accepted 4,242 4,562 8,804
Acceptance Rate 31% 30% 30%
Enrolled 598 707 1,305
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 15% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
108

Applicants have 108 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Case Western Reserve University is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Case Western Reserve University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Case Western Reserve University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Case Western Reserve University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201645 IPEDS survey data for Case Western Reserve University.

FAQs

Does Case Western Reserve University prefer SAT or ACT?

58% of students submit their SAT scores to Case Western. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Case Western Reserve University?

30% of those who apply are granted admission to Case Western. Admission competition is high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Case Western Reserve University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1340 and 1520. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Case Western Reserve University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 31 and 34. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.