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 America. 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 home to the College of Arts and Sciences and the Case School of 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.

The centerpiece of the Quad, the Michelson–Morley Fountain, flows in tribute to the professors whose famous experiment helped to win America her first Nobel Prize in science. That spirit of innovation lives on, especially at Sears think[box], a seven-story maker center hailed as the largest public innovation space on an American college campus. Think[box] is where students and alumni alike become tinkerers, inventors and often company founders. Meanwhile, the research labs of University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic and the Veterans Administration Hospital are minutes away. They fortify one of the nation’s top ranked biomedical engineering programs. 

Known for its academics and its research, Case offers a world of healthy distractions, too. 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 densest concentration of cultural attractions and performing arts venues in the nation. The neighborhood is 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 Quad is bordered on the south by Little Italy, a charming old-world neighborhood sprinkled with cafes, tea houses, trattorias and art galleries. But you’ll likely spend more time in Uptown, the shiny new collection of restaurants and clubs up Euclid Avenue.

 As many visitors observe, 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.