Photo of the Class of 2027 and orientation leaders on DiSanto Field forming the letters CWRU with an underline

By the numbers: Meet the CWRU Class of 2027

One day to move into their new residence halls. Seven days jam-packed with nearly 100 events, meetings, activities and resource sessions from which to choose. Thousands of memories made by the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2027 during the university’s Discover Week.

After move-in and the university welcome were complete, students (sans parents and families) took on the rest of Discover Week, from Monday’s barbecue and “tradition” at DiSanto Field to Friday’s CWRUinCLE: Serve and Explore day and Spartan-Fest evening event, with academic sessions and getting-to-know-you activities throughout. Watch a quick recap of their week:

Now, as members of the Class of 2027 start their first days as Case Western Reserve University students, we’re taking a look at the statistics behind our newest undergraduates:

Who they are

  • 1,550 first-year students selected from…
  • 39,000 applications—a record-breaking number for CWRU
  • 13% are first-generation college students
  • 9% had a relative attend Case Western Reserve

Where they’re from

  • 1,067 high schools
  • 74 countries of citizenship
  • 25% from Middle Atlantic states
  • 18% from outside the U.S.
  • 13% from the West
  • 13% from Ohio
  • 11% from the Midwest
  • 8% from the South
  • 7% from New England
  • 5% from the Southwest

What they do

  • 77% volunteered in their communities
  • 65% played a sport
  • 52% were involved in the arts
  • 51% worked part-time jobs or cared for family members at home
  • 28% led their classmates as members of student government

Want to know more about the Class of 2027 as individuals? Stay tuned to The Daily and CWRU’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X, formerly known as Twitter) throughout the year as we meet some of the students. Or simply say hello and welcome them to the Case Western Reserve community!