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Published on September 28, 2007

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Slide1:  GET TO KNOW CASE WESTERN RESERVE About Case: A mid-sized, private, comprehensive university :  About Case: A mid-sized, private, comprehensive university Mid-sized 3,600 undergraduate students; 5,500 graduate and professional Research Intensive 12th among independent universities in federal research funding Comprehensive Four undergraduate colleges, plus graduate programs and professional schools of dental medicine, law, medicine, nursing, management, and social work History Founded in 1826 (Western Reserve College); Case School of Applied Sciences (Case Institute of Technology) in 1881; WRC moved to University Circle in 1883; Federation in 1967 Single-Door Admission:  Single-Door Admission - College of Arts & Sciences (59%) • arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences - Case School of Engineering (38%) • 13 different disciplines - Weatherhead School of Management (11%) • accounting, management, and economics - Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (8%) Small Classes, Access to Top Faculty:  “When I get to interact with a student for four years, I get to know them both as my students and as my friends, and it is great to see them go on to do bigger and better things in graduate school and beyond.” --Chris Mihos, Associate Professor, Astronomy Small Classes, Access to Top Faculty Student to Faculty Ratio is 7:1, among the best in the nation 74% of courses enroll fewer than 30 students 56% of courses enroll fewer than 20 students 94% of credit hours are taught by faculty members 75% of students participate in research or independent study Slide5:  “My greatest success has been in making as many connections with students as I have, in bringing my real world experience into the classroom.” -- Scott Fine, Professor, Management Real World Expertise, On and Off Campus “I am involved with the Weatherhead Mentoring Program, which makes annual trips to New York to visit the New York Stock Exchange.” -- Tera Davis, Student, Management Experiential Learning:  Experiential Learning • Internships (summer and during school year) • Cooperative Education and Practicum • Undergraduate Research and Independent Study • Service Learning • Junior Year Abroad and Global Engineering Exchange “I plan on working for NASA, hopefully in mission control. The co-op program has been a big step in getting me close to that goal.” --Marlon Cox, Student, Aerospace Engineering Co-op: NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX University Circle: A Cultural Oasis:  University Circle: A Cultural Oasis Powerful Learning Environment:  Powerful Learning Environment Joint programs with the Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland Institute of Music Art history courses taught in the Cleveland Museum of Art Archaeology concentration in anthropology offered with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Nursing students begin clinical work in University Hospitals as freshmen Cleveland Rocks!:  Cleveland Rocks! The City as a Classroom:  The City as a Classroom • Spanish conversation class at west side community center • Contemporary music class at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame • Project on African American oral history at community center • Volunteering at Cleveland Children’s Museum • Office of Student Community Service Technology in action:  Technology in action Case ranks #1 among independent universities, and 4th overall in the Intel Unwired Campus rankings - Switched gigabit ethernet to the desktop, one of the fastest college networks - Desktop videoconferencing - Common introductory courses videotaped and cross-indexed for easy review of materials SAGES (the Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship) :  SAGES (the Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship) An innovative undergraduate experience Emphasis on communication skills, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning Cornerstone experience for ALL majors Small class sizes (15 - 20 students) Faculty from professional schools and greater Cleveland community Interaction with University Circle Slide13:  “In each course I teach, I challenge students to think outside the box, to justify their reasoning, to find or create as many connections as they can, and apply things for themselves in their own unique contexts.” Robert Dunn Associate Professor, Director of Music Education SAGES: Building Foundations; Making Connections Student Organizations:  Student Organizations More than 100 student-run organizations ranging from academic to fraternities and sororities to the performing arts African-American Society Ballroom Dance Society Caribbean Students Association Cheese Club Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Dance Dance Revolution Club (DDR) Habitat for Humanity Jewish Student Activity Board Knitting Club La Alianza Mather Dance Collective Model UN National Society of Black Engineers The Observer student newspaper Pre-law Society Spectrum Gay-Straight Alliance Athletics:  Athletics Case is an NCAA Division III school and a member of the University Athletics Association (UAA) conference: Brandeis University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Emory University New York University University of Chicago University of Rochester Washington University The Arts:  The Arts Case undergraduates participate in a wide variety of arts activities: Dance Music Theater Visual art Film University Circle events Housing and Residence Life:  Housing and Residence Life 90 percent of undergraduates live on campus First-year students live in one of four residential colleges Upperclass students can live in singles, doubles, suites, Greek housing, or new on-campus apartments 30% of students involved in 25 fraternities and sororities Off-campus housing is available after two years Life after Case:  Life after Case “Top 50 Feeder School for Elite Graduate Programs” (Wall Street Journal) Professional school admission rates well exceed national averages Average salaries for nursing majors exceed national averages by $10,000 National recognition, including Fulbright Scholars and USA Today Academic All-Americans Slide19:  “This past summer I received an Experiential Learning Fellowship and was able to travel to India and conduct a study of how culture influences the HIV epidemic there.” --Veena Goud, Student, Dean’s Approved Major in Public Health Studies and Life Science Putting it all together “Case has helped me by fostering my passions and providing the means and place for my ideas to grow. I have a huge support network in both the Spanish and theater departments.” --Meg Wuerdeman, Student, Theater and Spanish Admission and Financial Aid:  Admission and Financial Aid Applying for Admission: Choose Your Plan:  Applying for Admission: Choose Your Plan Early Action Non-binding, early notification of admission Apply by November 1; hear by January 1 Pre Professional Scholars Program Combined admission to undergrad and dental, law, medical, or applied social sciences Apply by December 1; hear by March 1 (admission and candidacy); April 15 (offer) Regular Decision Apply by January 15; hear by April 1 Apply online (free) through Case or Common App; or on paper ($35 fee) Profile: Class of 2009:  Profile: Class of 2009 Applications 7,176 Admitted 4,885 Enrolled 1,150 SAT V (Mid 50%) 580 - 700 SAT M (Mid 50%) 620 - 720 ACT (Mid 50%) 27-31 High School Rank (Top 20%) 80% Individual Consideration:  Individual Consideration Strong record of academic performance Enthusiasm for learning Willingness to contribute to school and community Academic promise in part by standardized testing Distinctive achievements or talents Knowledge of self and appreciation for individual differences Demonstrated interest in Case Typical Budget, 2005-2006 :  Typical Budget, 2005-2006 Tuition $28,400 Room & board 8,636 Required fees 1,078 Total $38,114 Financial Aid:  Financial Aid Freshmen Receiving Aid: 93% Total Aid Awarded to Freshmen: $17 Million Average Financial Aid Award: $25,426 Average Family Income of Need-Based Aid Applicants: $99,505 Percent receiving merit scholarships: 45% Dates to Remember:  Dates to Remember Nov 1: Early Action Deadline (notification by Jan 1) Dec 1: PPSP Deadline Jan 15: Regular Admission Deadline Feb 1: Financial Aid Deadline (recommended) By April 1: Admission letters sent May 1: Candidate’s reply date Next step: Visit our Campus:  Next step: Visit our Campus Fall Open Houses Saturday, October 29 and Saturday, November 12 Weekend Welcomes Select Saturdays or Sundays Individual Visits Monday through Friday Schedule online or by phone Individual Visit Options:  Individual Visit Options Interview on campus or off with an alumni representative Meet one-on-one with a professor Visit with a coach Spend a day with a student ambassador Stay overnight with a student host

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