About Cedarville University

Founded in 1887, Cedarville University. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,380 full time undergraduate students, and 334 full time graduate students.

The Cedarville University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 230 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Cedarville University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range1080-1310
ACT Range23-29

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,75% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

89% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 65% were in the top quarter, and 33% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Cedarville University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
44%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
10%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
90%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
62%
“We bought the gear”
26%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
54%
“They”re always available”
73%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
96%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
4%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
96%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
4%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
44%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
10%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
90%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
62%
“We bought the gear”
26%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
54%
“They”re always available”
73%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
96%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
4%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
96%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
4%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Cedarville University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    154 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    122 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    154 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    154 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    154 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    153 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    154 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    154 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Cedarville University?

60 Students rated Cedarville University

Emily - 03/25/2022

There are a lot of good academic programs. The students are mostly friendly and great to talk to and work with. If you are hoping to make friends who want to about spiritual things with you, you can find them here. There are really great professors in my department (science and math). They have chapel every day, and there is often an encouraging or challenging message from the Bible. The campus is pretty, and I enjoy walking around there. I think, for the most part, it has all the things it really needs to have, and the cons generally are the high cost and problems like that which you find at just about any college.

Angela - 03/16/2021

Personally, I hold Cedarville close to my heart. I may be biased because my dad is a professor at the university, but I believe my claim holds strong when I say it is one of the best in the region- even in all of Ohio. In all of the time I've spent visiting there, (and I've visited a lot), Cedarville has always been welcoming and full of exciting potential. I'm enrolled as a student there this coming fall, and I'm brimming over with excitement! There are so many programs, the faculty and the alumni are so kind and encouraging, and everyone there is full of positivity! Cedarville's goal is to get you to learn the right way, and to grow as a person through it. Everything they do is full of purpose and teaching built on the Bible. That to me is worth more than anything else I could study. And that's not to even mention the community around the college! It's in a small town, where everyone knows everybody and the stores sell good, homemade food. The facilities inside Cedarville are modern, up-to-date, and nothing is lacking. The best part: they even have their own Chick-fil-A!

Elizabeth - 01/06/2021

I absolutely love everything about Cedarville. The community is amazing and the professors are so encouraging both inside and outside the classroom. They take time to talk with you not just about academics but also life. They genuinely care for you and are always doing their best to help however they can.

Grace - 12/07/2020

Cedarville University is an excellent place to learn and grow, both as a person and as a Christian. The faculty and staff are amazing. They care deeply for the students and go out of their way to serve them. The academics are also excellent--the students are expected to pursue excellence in all that they do. The students also have a wonderful community, with lots of fun extra-curricular and campus events. All in all, it is a wonderful school with a wonderful community.

Cedarville University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Cedarville University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Cedarville University is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell them to start early and take their time. There are so many wonderful colleges and universities to attend. Take the time to go and visit these schools, to learn about the programs they offer. No one school is perfect, nor is any one school the same as another; each one offers something a little different than another one. So, take the time to get to know and understand what it is you like and dislike about each school. If you move to fast, you may wind up choosing a school that does not suit your needs or wants in an education and may very well regret your decision (plus losing all of the money that went into finalizing that decision). College is a great experience. Take the time to choose the one that suits you best.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are friendly and caring and are always looking for ways to pray for me and help me with whatever I am struggling with.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    not enough racial diversity. they try, but haven't really grown enough yet.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that the school had such a rigorous program. It has been very benefitial to learn new things at Cedarville, and they make a huge effort to help you find where you fit when it comes to majors.

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    the location (hard to get to places without a car, and it's cold and windy).

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing is that it is a Christ-centered campus; the majority of my fellow students have one goal: to glorify God in everything we do! Also, there is always something fun to get involved in on campus such as, being in a discipleship group, volunteering for different organizations, playing intramural sports, dorm wars, friday night movies, etc. Cedarville is an amazing university with encouraging professors who want each of their students to be successful not only in their professions, but also in their walk with God.

    Read all  26 answers
  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Good, friendly environment.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I was attracted by the small class sizes and the personal relationships that one can build in such enviorment. Also, it is a Christ-Centered institution that emphasizes the importance of building a strong faith in Jesus Christ. No other universities I looked at offered that the way Cedarville did.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is not able to accept authority or who does not want to live for Christ.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Cedarville is a Christ-centered university that embraces each student as a member of a big family that cares about you individually; on an academic and personal level, providing you with a broad range of opportunities both social and academically to assist you in preparing for your future career and making friends for life!

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Cedarville University is certainly not for everyone, however, people looking for a small (around 3,000 students), faith based, person-oriented, and challenging academic environment will find it at Cedarville. Academic coaching is avaliable and spiritual growth is emphasized. There are also plenty of opportunities to serve the surrounding community and build upon personal character. Students who want a holistic educational experience will find Cedarville an ideal campus. Professors are well qualified for their positions and academics are challenging. Students are encouraged to develop as a whole person: spiritually, mentally, and physically. Anyone looking for this will enjoy Cedarville.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Solid academics, and balanced rules with an emphasis on Bible classes.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Rigorous - this is no "party school". Professors are fair, personable and approachable; they genuinely care about their students on a personal and professional level.

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    These kids know how to have fun - genuine and personable. Great Student Life division plans so many activities students have to choose and balance their social lives with academic requirements. Basketball games regularly turn out two-thirds of the student body.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Well educated, extraordinary employees

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Cedarville is a great school and provides a very positive experience for the vast majority of its students. Possibly too conservative for some, Cedarville discerns truth through a biblical lens. Daily chapel and a Bible minor are distinctive of the Cedarville Experience.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

3,380

Total Undergrad Enrollment

334

Total Grad Students

62%

Out-Of-State

37%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

77

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

76%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
85%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Cedarville University receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,110

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$6,880

Room and Board

36,190

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,668
$30 - $48K
$15,906
$48 - $75K
$18,107
$75 - $110K
$20,918
$110K & UP
$25,414

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