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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Cedarville is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Cedarville, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,109 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cedarville acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 72% of students, Cedarville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
About Cedarville University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
251 N. Main Street
Cedarville, OH 45314

Cedarville University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1130-1350
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$23,520/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,636/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,817/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,179/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,731/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,502/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,109Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Friendly, ministry minded, talented
    48%
  • Friendly, talented, generally accepting.
    12%
  • God focused, awkward, accepting, warm, intelligent
    12%
  • Judgemental
    10%
  • Friendly/Kind, Opinionated/Overconfident/Rude
    9%
  • Loving accepting and supportive
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
65%
of students say they don't have Greek life.89 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Christ centered
    68%
  • Excellence in everything
    18%
  • Controlling & Overbearing
    7%
  • Community
    4%
  • Bold in Everything... Including Rules
    2%
  • Character
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
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Cedarville is an incredible university to study at. The professors are beyond caring towards the students and make every effort to help the students learn; they even make gen eds interesting and enjoyable! The academics are not easy, but that is what shows its quality. If you put time and effort into the classes at Cedarville, you will get a lot out of the semester and come out with more knowledge than ever.

Student life is lively and very encouraging! Students all around you, whether in the classroom or in the dorms, are always uplifting one another and encouraging each other to strive for academic and moral excellence.
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Cedarville far outweighed my expectations! I would chose CU again in a heartbeat. Great professors who teach well and truly care. Clean, safe, modern equipment. Friendly campus. Although not in a big city, gives you a chance to get to know people. Fantastic food choices. Excellent financial aid & scholarship help. Thankful for the MK/TCK community that connected me to other foreign students & made sure I was doing well. Daily chapel and small groups kept my spiritual life real and growing strong. Felt I was learning with a purpose.
I absolutely love Cedarville! It's been an amazing experience so far and I can't wait to spend the next three years here! The professors are incredible and care about the students more than they care about their academic journals and whatever else professors do. They will work with you, help you, and do absolutely everything in their power to make sure you succeed.
The quality of education is also amazing. I've learned so much and I am actually enjoying it. Many Christian schools tend to sacrifice quality of education for making everything "christian", Cedarville does not do this. At Cedarville they take education seriously and teach at a high academic level.
Over all, Cedarville is an excellent school and a great choice.