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Case Western Reserve University

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Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio. Case Western Reserve was established in 1967 after Western Reserve University—which was founded in 1826 and named for its location in the Connecticut Western Reserve—and Case Institute of Technology—which was founded in 1880 through the endowment of Leonard Case Jr.—formally federated.

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Case Western Reserve University
Former names
Western Reserve College (1826–1882)
Western Reserve University (1882–1967)
Case School of Applied Science (1880–1947)
Case Institute of Technology (1947–1967)
Christo et Ecclesiae (1827–1885)
Lux (1885–1932)[1]
Motto in English
"For Christ and the Church" (1827–1885)
"Light" (1885–1932)
TypePrivate research university
Established1826; 197 years ago (1826)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$2.1 billion (2022)[2]
PresidentEric Kaler
ProvostBen Vinson III
Academic staff
3,657 full-time[3]
Administrative staff
Location, ,
United States

41.504°N 81.608°W / 41.504; -81.608
CampusLarge city[4], 267 acres (1.08 km2)[5]
NewspaperThe Case Western Reserve Observer
ColorsCWRU Blue, white, and gray[6]
Sporting affiliations

Case Western Reserve University comprises eight schools that offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and about 160 graduate and professional options.[9] In 2022, the university enrolled 12,201 students (Undergraduate: 6,017; Graduate and Professional: 6,184) from all 50 states and 102 countries and employed more than 1,110 full-time faculty members.[3] The university's athletic teams, Case Western Reserve Spartans, play in NCAA Division III as a founding and current member of the University Athletic Association. The Spartans compete in 19 varsity sports — 10 men's sports and 9 women's sports.

Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[10] According to the National Science Foundation, in 2019 the university had research and development (R&D) expenditures of $439 million, ranking it 20th among private institutions and 58th in the nation.[11]

Seventeen Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Case Western Reserve's faculty and alumni or one of its two predecessors.[12] The famous Michelson–Morley experiment was conducted at Case Western in 1887, and Albert A. Michelson became the first American to win the Nobel Prize in a science.