Case Western Reserve University is a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The university was created in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University. TIME magazine described the merger as the creation of "Cleveland's Big-Leaguer" university.
The university is approximately five miles (8 km) east of downtown Cleveland in University Circle. It is contained within a 550-acre (220 ha) area containing numerous educational, medical and cultural institutions. Case Western Reserve has a number of programs taught in conjunction with nearby institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, the University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum Of Natural History, and the Cleveland Play House.