A student walks past Haydn Hall at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

#74, overall score 53/100

Fun Fact:

Gmail, Craigslist and Norton AntiVirus were all developed by Case Western alumni.

ACADEMICS Score: 20/30

  • Score: 20/30
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Jewish studies major: Minor
  • Israel studies major: No

FINANCES

  • Tuition: $46,006
  • Room & board costs: $14,298
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $29,620

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Cleveland
  • Region: Midwest
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,121
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 630
  • Jewish population share: 12%
  • Student origin: 32% in-state / 68% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Spartans
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Fighting Gobies

ISRAEL Score: 11.67/20

  • Score: 11.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 26
  • Israel-related clubs: Israel’s CWRU
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 18/40

  • Score: 18/40
  • Hillel: Hillel at Case Western Reserve University
  • Chabad: Chabad at CWRU
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ZBT
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: Yes
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 35
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 14 (7 Orthodox, 3 Conservative, 4 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Craig Newmark
  • Where do Jewish students come from?: All over the country.
  • Kosher food details: There is a kosher meal plan available and the kosher restaurant in the Hillel building is working on getting approved for the meal swipe program. Students also have the ability to buy kosher food in several locations in Cleveland — about 10 to 20 minutes drive from campus.
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