Our Campus

Truly one of a kind

Case Western Reserve University offers an historic, beautiful and bustling campus in one of the most culturally-rich neighborhoods in the nation. If you’re pursuing a degree in engineering or the sciences, there’s a corner of it reserved just for you.

Case Quad, the oldest section of the CWRU campus, is the main home of science and engineering. Here you’ll find classroom buildings imbued with history and equipped with state-of-the-art research labs and often specialized equipment, like centrifuges, wind tunnels and futuristic batteries.

 On fine days, students relax at picnic tables near the Michelson–Morley Fountain, a tribute to the professors whose famous experiment helped to win America’s first Nobel Prize for science. That spirit of innovation still flourishes at Case. It’s especially evident at Sears think[box], a seven-story maker center just south of the Quad. Hailed as the largest public innovation space on an American college campus, think[box] is where students and alumni alike become inventors and often company founders. The research labs of University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic and the Veterans Administration Hospital, minutes away, fortify one of the nation’s top bioengineering programs.

Known for academics and research, Case offers a world of healthy distractions. North of Case Quad, across Euclid Avenue, mirror-like Wade Lagoon stretches toward the Cleveland Museum of Art and the cultural riches of University Circle. The University Circle neighborhood—the densest concentration of cultural attractions and performing arts venues in the nation--is also home to the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Natural History Museum and elegant Severance Hall, home to the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra.

The campus is bordered on the south by Little Italy, a charming old-world neighborhood sprinkled with trattorias and art galleries. But you’ll likely spend more time in Uptown, the shiny new collection of restaurants, markets and cafes up Euclid Avenue.

 It’s the kind of campus you can explore for days or a lifetime. We hope you get chance to come and see for yourself.