Case Western Reserve UniversityThe Office of Undergraduate Admission is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and many weekends throughout the spring to meet with admitted students and their families. After all, the best way to decide if Case Western Reserve University is right for you is by visiting our campus in University Circle. We think you'll like what you discover.

Purchasing Computers, Phones and Services

As one of the nation's most progressive research institutions, CWRU has created an environment where students can enjoy a positive computing experience as soon as they arrive on campus. CWRU's strategic partnerships with many premier technology manufacturers allow the university to offer all students cutting edge technology products and services at significant educational discounts.

What kind of computer should I buy?

Most students coming to CWRU prefer laptops as powerful, reliable, and affordable computing and communication devices. With ubiquitous wireless coverage around campus, laptops offer tremendous flexibility, convenience, and mobility for the active student. CWRU has partnered with both Dell™ and Apple® to offer attractive discounts to all students. For best value on pre-configured premier systems built for high performance, reliability, and ease of connectivity at CWRU, purchase your new Dell™ or Apple® systems through the CWRU eStore at

Are you a Mac® or a PC?

For Windows® users, CWRU recommends a Dell™ Latitude™ laptop for optimal fit with CWRU's computing environment. If you buy a Dell™ computer through the CWRU eStore, it will come pre-loaded with valuable programs (Microsoft® Office™, Symantec™ Endpoint Protection, Adobe Acrobat Professional™, Cisco™ VPN) at no additional cost. In addition, it offers you a 3 year, no-fault warranty with on-site repair at one of our ITS CARE Centers.

For Apple® users, CWRU recommends a range of MacBook® and MacBook Pro® laptops to fit every need and price point. If you buy a recommended Apple® computer through the CWRU eStore, it will come preloaded with iLife® Suite at no additional cost. In addition, our Software Center has a full range of Apple®-compatible software including Microsoft® Office™, Adobe® Creative Suite and antivirus software.

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