115 College Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Western Reserve Academy has been consistently ranked high among the nation's top boarding and day schools.
100 percent of our graduates go on to attend 4-year colleges or universities, many at the most selective schools in the world.
Architectural Digest named WRA the most beautiful private school in Ohio.
While we are proud of these accolades, we are more interested in your dreams and aspirations.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 441 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,800
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $42,600
  • Acceptance rate: 39%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 11 / rolling

Top Rankings

Western Reserve Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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Attribute
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Western Reserve Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1826
1907
Campus Size
190 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
441 students
300 students
% Students of Color
27%
25%
% International Students
19%
20%
% Students Boarding
66%
70%
Average SAT Score
1357
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
29
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Reserve Green Monday and Friday, School Dress Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Jacket and Tie/Skirt or Dress))
Casual
Average Class Size
14 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
86%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$114 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$65,800
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,600
$32,995
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$40,500
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 11 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
39%
58%
Director of Admissions
Jenni Biehn

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College Matriculation

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School Notes

  • Founded in 1826, Western Reserve Academy is an independent, coed, boarding and day school for grades 9-12. Located in Hudson, Ohio, WRA provides students with a transformative, top-ranked, college preparatory education. WRA students are immersed in a supportive community where they gain a global perspective with classmates and teachers from all over the world, and have opportunities and encouragement for growth outside of the classroom. Click here to get to know Western Reserve Academy. 
    • Western Reserve Academy accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
    Profile last updated: 03/01/2022
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    Quick Stats (2022)

    • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
    • Students: 441 students
    • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,800
    • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $42,600
    • Acceptance rate: 39%
    • Average class size: 14 students
    • Application Deadline: Feb. 11 / rolling

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