Washington Monthly ranks Case Western Reserve seventh in the nation

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:

  1. University of California–San Diego
  2. University of California–Los Angeles
  3. University of California–Berkeley
  4. Stanford University
  5. University of California–Riverside
  6. Harvard University
  7. Case Western Reserve University
  8. University of California–Davis
  9. Jackson State University
  10. 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.