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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A+
Cedarville is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Cedarville, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,278 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cedarville acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 75% of students, Cedarville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
251 N. Main Street
Cedarville, OH 45314
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference

Cedarville University Rankings

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

Cedarville Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
July 16
SAT Range
1120-1350
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$23,827/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,562/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    66%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,278Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
471
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
  • Friendly, ministry minded, talented
    48%
  • Friendly, talented, generally accepting.
    15%
  • God focused, awkward, accepting, warm, intelligent
    12%
  • Judgemental
    10%
  • Friendly/Kind, Opinionated/Overconfident/Rude
    7%
  • Loving accepting and supportive
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
64%
of students say they don't have Greek life.98 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
  • Christ centered
    67%
  • Excellence in everything
    17%
  • Controlling & Overbearing
    8%
  • Community
    5%
  • Bold in Everything... Including Rules
    2%
  • Character
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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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I love the sense of community at CU! There is such a strong emphasis on doing life together. The professors are amazing and care deeply about their students. It is very easy to get in contact with your professor if you need clarification or to ask for advice. There is a strong emphasis on academic excellence and integrity as well. No alcohol or drugs on campus, which eliminates a lot of potential problems. There is almost always something to do on or around campus, such as movie nights and free student-run shows and events. Campus feels very safe, even after dark.
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I have loved my first year at Cedarville so far. I've already met some great friends who I think will be in my life for a long time, I've met a great guy, I've grown in my faith in only 3 months of attending this school, and I've had so many new experiences. It's a great environment full of community, fun, it's a safe campus, and the professors are awesome people. The only complaint I might have is that the cafeteria food is not my favorite. But we have Chick-Fil-A to make up for that!
I love the community, all the people in my dorms are friendly and most of the professors are great. A few of the professors I've taken know me by name, one of the classes I was in had 120 students and the professor took his time to memorize all the students and was able to say their name when they asked a question without being reminded. I believe most, if not all, the professors try their hardest to employ good classroom technique and they succeed at doing so!