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Case Western Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Case Western Reserve University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Case Western Reserve University
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Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Case Western and can I get accepted? The school has a 33% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,405 out of 25,380 applicants were admitted making Case Western a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Case Western SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Case Western Reserve University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 720
SAT Composite 25th 1400
SAT Scores for Case Western Reserve University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1470

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

Case Western Reserve University typically requires applicants to be in the top 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1400 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 1330. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1470 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Case Western Reserve University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1540 and Above Good >46%
1470 to 1540 Avg + 33%-46%
1400 to 1470 Avg - 22%-33%
1330 to 1400 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 1330 Low <15%
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Case Western ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Case Western Reserve University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 29
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Case Western Reserve University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 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 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 69 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Case Western Reserve University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Case Western Reserve University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >50%
31 to 33 Avg + 33%-50%
30 to 31 Avg - 26%-33%
29 to 30 Reach 20%-26%
Less than 29 Low <20%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Case Western Reserve University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

74% 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 74%
Top 25% of class 94%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Case Western Reserve University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,663 13,717 25,380
Accepted 4,086 4,319 8,405
Acceptance Rate 35% 31% 33%
Enrolled 569 740 1,309
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 17% 16%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Case Western Reserve University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Case Western Reserve University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Do not know

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.