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  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Other Program Rankings
  • Research Rankings
  • University Rankings

Undergraduate Programs (Fall 2012)

  • 37th among 281 national universities

  • 36th in "Best Values" ranking

  • Program Rankings:
    - Biomedical Engineering (8th)
    - Management (31st)
    - Engineering (44th)

Graduate and Professional Programs (various dates)

  • Engineering: 51st among 199 graduate PhD-granting
    programs (2013)
    - Biomedical Engineering (14th)

  • Law: 68th among 194 accredited law schools (2013)
    - Health Law (5th)

    - International Law (13th)

  • Management: 52nd among 448 full-time MBA programs (2013)
    - 30th among part-time MBA programs (2013)

  • Medicine: 25th among 149 accredited medical schools (2013)
    - Family Medicine (12th)
    - Pediatrics (14th)

  • Nursing: 15th among more than 300 accredited master's programs (2011)
    - Gerontological Nursing (5th)
    - Nurse Midwifery (17th)
    - Nurse Anesthesia (7th)

  • Social Work: 9th among more than 200 accredited master's program (2012)


The Financial Times ranked Case’s program in organizational behavior third in the world in 2008. The MBA program ranked 48th  in the U.S. and 80th in the world in 2010 FT rankings.

The Weatherhead School of Management ranked among the top 100 in the world (48th in the U.S.) inThe Economist magazine’s rankings of the best MBA programs in the world (published in 2012).  Weatherhead was 9th in the breadth of its alumni network.

  • 16th among private institutions (29th among all) in federal expenditures for research and development (NSF/FY 2010)

  • 17th among U.S. medical schools in awards from NIH (FY 2009)
    - Nutrition (1st)
    - Other Basic Sciences (1st) - (includes Department of Molecular Medicine and Center for RNA Molecular Biology)
    - Pediatrics (3rd)
    - Orthopaedics (6th)
    - Dermatology (6th)
    - Biomedical Engineering (7th)
    - Family Medicine (12th)

Case Western Reserve ranks among the top 25 research universities nationally, according to The Center for Measuring University Performance (University of Arizona). The center ranks universities on nine indicators, including research support, significant awards to faculty, endowment assets, annual private contributions, doctorates awarded, and average SAT scores. Among private universities, Case ranks among the top 25 on three of the nine indicators, and in the top 26-50 on five indicators. (The Top American Research Universities, December 2011)

Times Higher Education ranked Case104th in the world (49th in the U.S.) in its 2012 world university rankings. Factors in the rankings include peer assessments and citations per faculty member.

Case ranked 7th in the 2012 edition of The Washington Monthly College Guide, which ranks national universities using measures related to social mobility, research, and commitment to community service.

Case Western Reserve is among the top institutions in the nation in the percentage of baccalaureate graduates who earn doctoral degrees in the sciences and engineering. The National Science Foundation compared the baccalaureate institutions of 1997-2006 science and engineering doctorate recipients with the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in all fields nine years earlier. CWRU ranked 23rd, with 7.5 doctorate recipients per hundred bachelor’s degrees awarded. Only 10 research universities, all private, had higher percentages (NSF InfoBrief 08-311, July 2008).

Case Western Reserve University was named a top 10 “best neighbor” university by “Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best Neighbor College and University Civic Partnerships.” Survey results, published in fall 2009, recognized universities for their positive impact on their urban communities. Factors such as revitalization efforts, cultural renewal, economics, and community service and development were considered in the rankings.