Case Western Reserve University (also known as either Case Western, Case, or CWRU) is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States. In total, the university boasts over 4,300 undergraduates and 5,500 graduate and professional students. Case Western is particularly well known for its medical school, its dental school, and its biomedical teaching and research capabilities.
The university is approximately five miles (8 km) east of downtown Cleveland in University Circle, a 550-acre (220 ha) area containing numerous educational, medical and cultural institutions. Case Western Reserve has a number of programs taught in conjunction with nearby institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, The University Hospitals of Cleveland, The Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Play House.
Cleveland is a wonderful place to study law—a major international legal center that is centrally located for easy travel and is rich in culture and world-famous institutions (such as the Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Orchestra). It is a welcoming and a very affordable city to live in.