Universities in Cleveland, USA
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8 out of 9
  • Universities in Cleveland
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
31
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Cleveland
  • (24 institution and 7 subject rankings)
21
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Cleveland
  • Among TOP 200

Cleveland, Ohio is a major city mostly known for its water sports on Lake Erie, its international food and craft beer scene, and their Cleveland Indians baseball team.

Between the Playhouse Square, the museum of art, the history center, and their Botanical Garden, Cleveland has the opportunity to show sides of itself that you can’t see from outside.

PROS

  • Cleveland’s overall cost of living is well below the national average, which allows residents to spend their hard-earned cash on things they enjoy, or just save it for a rainy day.

  • Cleveland has limited activities to take part in, but what it does offer it does very well. Major attractions in Cleveland are the Playhouse Square, the art museum, the museum of natural history, and a great foodie culture.

  • Public universities in Cleveland spend almost $20,000 for every student, which is much more than the average in the rest of the United States. Big public spending increases the number of staff that are able to attend students in Cleveland universities.

CONS

  • Cleveland’s public transport is considered by many to be quite unreliable. The main issues are that important trains and buses are not running on the schedules that many users need, and also that when they are running they pass by with too little frequency.

  • A significant number of residents in Cleveland express that the city could benefit from more activities to enjoy within the city itself, however this is showing signs of improvement.

  • Cleveland’s job market is challenging for many, and new positions are not often advertised, and there is considerable competition for those jobs that do appear. It’s recommended to focus on the areas of health, automotive, and finance in order to improve your chances at getting your foot in the door.

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Cleveland, USA

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Cleveland
  • 20 Apr, 2022: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Architecture & Built Environment). Case Western Reserve University with highest ranking among universities in Cleveland ranked #51.
  • 04 Apr, 2022: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Case Western Reserve University with highest ranking among universities in Cleveland ranked #150.
  • 28 Mar, 2022: US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Law) updated with Case Western Reserve University ranked highest among 8 listed universities in Cleveland.
  • 04 Mar, 2022: RUR World University Rankings updated with Case Western Reserve University in position 22.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Cleveland

Nursing US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
#11 
Case Western Reserve University
Computer Science Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#27 
Case Western Reserve University
Engineering US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
#45 
Case Western Reserve University
Law US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
#78 
Case Western Reserve University
Biological Sciences ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
#101 
Case Western Reserve University
Social Sciences NTU by Subject
#124 
Case Western Reserve University
Art Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#160 
Cleveland Institute of Art
Education US News: Best Grad Schools (US)
#175 
Cleveland State University
Mathematics NTU by Subject
#451 
Case Western Reserve University

Rankings of universities in Cleveland, USA 2022

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (121 reviews)
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  • #51 
  • #51 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #134 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #41 
  • #176 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]


#2

Cleveland State University

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (1293 reviews)
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  • #396 
  • #401 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #181 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #283 
  • #512 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#3

John Carroll University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (54 reviews)
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  • #326 
  • #327 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #247 
  • #253 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #341 
  • #346 
Forbes: America's Top Colleges
[Published 30 August, 2022]


#4

Delta State University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (372 reviews)
  • #438 
  • #572 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #1307 
  • #1366 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1353 
  • #1424 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


#5

Cleveland Institute of Art

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (66 reviews)
  • #915 
  • #955 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1040 
  • #1091 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1149 
  • #7053 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#6

Cleveland Institute of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (360 reviews)
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  • #1446 
  • #8375 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#7

Truett-McConnell College

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
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  • #1636 
  • #10340 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#8

Lee University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (75 reviews)
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  • #670 
  • #600 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #1292 
  • #1351 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1264 
  • #1326 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]

#9

Notre Dame College

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (938 reviews)

Student Opinions About Studying in Cleveland

“Moving from Chicago to Cleveland really allowed us to get a bigger home for the same kind of money as we were paying back home. The neighbourhoods are friendly for the most part and very well laid out.”

“We like to walk and try out new places to eat, go see a show Downtown. We’ve also got three major sporting teams all within a 15 block radius of each other.”

“I love that most of the neighbourhoods here are walkable, because it makes neighbours talk to each other more and you get to know the community a little bit, and that makes a big difference with how you feel about where you live.”

Cleveland Key Facts for International Students

Population: 397000

Elevation: 199 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -5

District/province: Ohio, Cuyahoga County

Living costs for students in Cleveland:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 85* (15% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 64* (36% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 72* (28% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.74 US$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Case Western Reserve University ranks #1 in Cleveland in our meta ranking composed of 134 university rankings.

Among all universities in Cleveland Case Western Reserve University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 40 rankings where Case Western Reserve University is listed.

Case Western Reserve University is ranked best in Cleveland for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve University is ranked best in Cleveland for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve University is ranked best in Cleveland for Engineering (Engineering). See all rankings for the Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve University is ranked best in Cleveland for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve University is ranked best in Cleveland for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve University is ranked best in Cleveland for Social Studies & Humanities (Social Sciences). See all rankings for the Case Western Reserve University.

Cleveland Institute of Art is ranked best in Cleveland for Arts Visual & Performing (Art). See all rankings for the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Cleveland State University is ranked best in Cleveland for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Cleveland State University.

Case Western Reserve University is ranked best in Cleveland for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Case Western Reserve University.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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Forbes

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Kiplinger

Criteria used in ranking -Kiplinger's Best College Values:
Quality Criteria 55%
Cost Criteria 45%

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MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges in America, ranked by value:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU North America:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):
Ranking is based on ROI

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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The Princeton Review

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:
Outcomes 40% (employability)
Resources 30%
Engagement 20% (teaching)
Environment 10% (diversity)

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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