Our Campus

Five miles east of downtown Cleveland, University Circle is one of the city’s most energetic and culturally robust communities. It’s anchored by Case Western Reserve University and enhances the urban campus experience with some of the nation’s best arts, music, historical and medical institutions.

University Circle boasts 550 park-like acres nestled in a vibrant urban environment. It’s a short walk from the center of campus to the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens, or Natural History Museum.

Students cross-register at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music, whose buildings mingle with the university’s north campus.

Continually ranked among America’s best colleges, Case Western Reserve University has a habit of breaking new ground. Our faculty, staff, students and alumni innovate. They inspire. They test the limits of what’s possible. It’s who we are.

Case Western Reserve was originally founded in 1826 and our history is as long and storied as our name. What began as two separate institutions—Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve College—federated in 1967 to form Case Western Reserve University, which immediately became one of the country’s leading research institutions.

With an endowment of more than $1.4 billion, Case Western Reserve supports about 100 designated academic and research centers, and receives nearly $400 million in external research awards each year. Our eight schools and colleges offer close to 200 top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that range from arts, law and humanities to engineering and medicine.

Virtually all 3,100+ faculty members hold doctorate or appropriate terminal degrees. They are researchers. They are teachers. They are leaders in their fields. In fact, Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates (including the first American scientist to receive the prize) among our current and former faculty and alumni.

About 10,000 students—40 percent undergraduate—are enrolled at the university, representing all 50 states and more than 90 countries. But our students are more than just numbers. Case Western Reserve students are the best and the brightest in the nation, featuring Fulbright, Goldwater and National Science Foundation scholars (to name a few) who seek challenges within and beyond the classroom.

Outside our state-of-the-art classrooms, our unique urban campus bustles across 155 acres in University Circle, a vibrant cultural district just five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

A cornerstone institution, Case Western Reserve generates a $1 billion impact on the region’s economy with innovative technologies, social services, and cutting-edge research. The home of the Weatherhead School of Management is the Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Building. The building reflects the spirit of Weatherhead’s innovative approach and clearly places Weatherhead in the vanguard of business education. It redefines the way a business school should look, just as Weatherhead redefines the way management education should be taught.