Washington Monthly ranks Case Western Reserve University in the top six percent of U.S. national universities in its 2009 College Rankings edition.
Out of 258 schools rated, Case Western Reserve is listed at number 15, the top Ohio school represented in the national rankings.
"In the information age, we all depend on colleges and universities to produce groundbreaking research and new inventions, to serve as engines of social mobility for first-generation college students, and to mold the minds of future leaders," the editors wrote.
The list was compiled by gathering data based on three criteria: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students); research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.'s); and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).
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