Case Western Reserve University now stands among the top 10 universities in the country, according to Washington Monthly magazine, which ranked the university No. 7. This is a 10-spot jump from last year, and marks the highest position the university has earned on the magazine’s list.
The rankings are based on three equally weighted criteria: social mobility (enrolling low-income students and helping them earn degrees); research production and success at sending undergraduates onto doctoral programs; and commitment to community service.
“Case Western Reserve is a well-known Ohio research university that shows up at a respectable number forty-one on the U.S. News rankings,” the editors of Washington Monthly wrote. “It vaults all the way to number seven on our list due to an unusual commitment to service: Case Western [Reserve] students go into the Peace Corps in high numbers, the university spends a significant amount of work-study money on service, and it reports high levels of service participation by students and faculty.”
The top 10 universities are:
- University of California–San Diego
- University of California–Los Angeles
- University of California–Berkeley
- Stanford University
- University of California–Riverside
- Harvard University
- Case Western Reserve University
- University of California–Davis
- Jackson State University
- University of Michigan
Washington Monthly is a bimonthly nonprofit magazine covering U.S. politics and government.
Read the full list or learn more about the rankings in the September/October issue.