Case Western Reserve University ranked #1 in Ohio

Case Western is ranked No. 44 overall nationally, narrowly edging out Ohio State University by five spots.

OHIO, USA – Case Western Reserve University has always been a proud mainstay of Cleveland. Today it was voted the best college in the state of Ohio.

US News released their report on the best colleges in America and Ohio was well represented throughout their list.

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Case Western is ranked No. 44 overall nationally, narrowly edging out Ohio State University by five spots.

US News had this to say about Case Western and what contributed to the high ranking:

“Case Western Reserve University is known for its world-class research, but with more than 200 student organizations, there are also many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. Case Western Spartans university teams participate in the Division III University Athletic Association.The Greek system, which emphasizes a commitment to campus and community service, involves approximately one-third of students.The campus is located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, where students have free access to a handful of downtown museums like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center.On campus, freshmen live in one of four themed residential communities , which are called Cedar, Juniper, Magnolia and Mistletoe.All students are invited to the annual SpringFest, a collection of music, carnival games and activities that is the most large student-run event on campus.

Case Western Reserve University offers a wide range of top-notch specialized graduate programs, such as its health law program at the law school. The university also offers renowned offerings in biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering and nonprofit management at the Weatherhead School of Management. In addition to its suburban campus, the school owns University Farm, a 400-acre piece of land about 10 miles from campus where students research and take courses in biology, ecology, and art. Notable alumni include former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich and Craig Newmark, creator and namesake of the Craigslist website.”

Other colleges in Ohio that were on US News’ list include:

  • The Ohio State University – #49
  • University of Miami Oxford – #105
  • University of Dayton – #127
  • University of Cincinnati – #151
  • Xavier University – #166
  • Ohio University – #182
  • Kent State University – #212
  • Bowling Green University – #263
  • University of Toledo – #285
  • University of Findlay – #317
  • Walsh University – #317

US News used factors such as graduation/retention rates, graduate debt, faculty resources, financial resources, alumni contributions, and social mobility, among others, to determine the comprehensive list of national universities .

You can check out their full list here.

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