Students Say

Cedarville University, a Baptist school in western Ohio, is “a Christ-centered university” seeking to “provide students with a top-notch education grounded in a Biblical worldview while equipping them for a lifetime of success and service” through “classes, chapel, bible studies, ministries, and campus life.” Academics are rigorous here with “an enormous stress on personal success,” with the result that graduates “are equipped to go into the world as engineers, pastors, artists, etc., to make a difference for Christ.”

Overview

Applicants
3,003
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.65

GPA Breakdown

50%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 650
SAT Math
540 - 650
SAT Writing
510 - 630
ACT Composite
23 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

Cedarville University, a Baptist school in western Ohio, is “a Christ-centered university” seeking to “provide students with a top-notch education grounded in a Biblical worldview while equipping them for a lifetime of success and service” through “classes, chapel, bible studies, ministries, and campus life.” Academics are rigorous here with “an enormous stress on personal success,” with the result that graduates “are equipped to go into the world as engineers, pastors, artists, etc., to make a difference for Christ.” Cedarville “doesn't compromise its standards,” meaning all classes are taught in accordance with belief in the inerrancy of Scripture and Creationism, and all students must complete a Bible minor (which some here tell us “is often a waste of a lot of time for Christians who understand the basics of the faith”) and attend daily chapel. With a community “so close-knit…that sometimes we refer to it as the ‘Cedarville bubble,’” Cedarville undergrads enjoy profs who “make themselves very available to students and are willing to help in whatever way can,” and whose “care for students is obvious as is their desire to see each one fulfill his or her potential,” as well as an administration that is “very engaged with the student body.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
345
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Journalism
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Political Communication
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Technical and Scientific Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pre-Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Divinity/Ministry (BD, Mdiv.)
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Joseph Stowell III
President of Cornerstone University, Former President of Moody Bible Inst.

David Jeremiah
Former President of Christian Heritage College, Speaker, Author

Lt. General Loren Reno
Numerous military accomplishments

Donna Payne VanLiere
Author of New York Times bestseller, The Christmas Shoes

Peter Lillback
President of Westminster Theological Seminary

Jeff Montie
Retired President of Kellogg North America

David Lyons
International VP of The Navigators

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
72
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,490

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,241

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,021

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,390

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,988

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,006
Required Fees
$200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$600

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

“The typical student [at Cedarville] is a committed Christian—that's why they choose to come to Cedarville.” They are also “friendly and willing to engage in significant conversation about a variety of topics” and “very school-spirited! Many students show up for sporting events, and it is not uncommon to see people dressed up or with painted faces at basketball games.” The majority of students are white, middle class, and “profess conservative political beliefs.” Those who don't fit this prototype warn that they are sometimes “treated terribly by the majority of the student body, especially since the conservative majority views it as their religious duty to ‘correct’ the liberal.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,303
Out of State
62%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

2.12%
Asian
1.71%
African-American
2.49%
Hispanic
88.90%
Caucasian
1.93%
Unknown
1.52%
International

52% female
48% male
62% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“For the most part you have to make your own fun” at Cedarville, as “the school is pretty far out of town, so unless you have a car you hang around campus.” No wonder many students tell us that “Life at Cedarville is unexciting.” For many, “Ministry is what defines life at Cedarville University. Almost everyone is involved in a ministry that fits their personality and interests, whether it be volunteering at a school or hospital or being on a music or athletic team. There are so many ministries to be involved in it's absolutely amazing. Chapel is another thing that defines Cedarville. Every day our whole student body gathers together for an hour to worship and listen to a speaker.” Otherwise, “for fun,” undergrads “hang out with each other in the dorms, and on the weekends we go to restaurants and movies, play putt-putt, paintball, go to football games at Central State, and hike at the Gorge.” On campus “There are pretty frequent school-sponsored activities…such as performances by students in the cafe, costume parties, outdoor games, dorm wars, etc.” When all else fails “There are two larger towns relatively close and even Dayton about 45 minutes away” and “all provide entertainment through shopping, hanging out, eating, or just sight-seeing.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
83%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
78
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
95

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
75
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

45% participate in intramural sports
11% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: Peace Project (Racial reconciliation); Career Services (minority student placement services) UCIS - Union of Cedarville International Students. Mu Kappa - fellowship organization serving missionary kids and international students ISS - International Student Services Office

Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Some of the program is offered at Cedarville University, and the rest is at Central State University.
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Some of the program is offered at Cedarville University, and the rest is at Wright State University.

Sustainability

Green Rating
65

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
40

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP, Dell, and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sarah Allen
Associate Director of Guest Services

Address
Office of Admissions
251 N.Main Street
Cedarville, OH 45314

Phone
1-800-233-2784

Email
seallen@cedarville.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fitness and Recreation Center
The Hive/Rinnova - snack shop and coffee bar
Dixon Ministry Center - daily chapel and concerts
Chucks - student cafeteria (popular hangout)
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies lobby

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Regal Cinemas
John Bryan State Park
Stoney Creek Roasters - coffee shop
The Greene - local mall
Young's Dairy

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1-800-233-2784

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Daily, Monday - Friday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
guestservices@cedarville.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The best way to get around is in your own vehicle. The University does provide transportation to the airports and bus depots.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Coming from the North, take I-75 south to I-70 east; travel approximately 24 miles to the Springfield/Cedarville exit (Rt. 72); travel south 11 miles on Rt. 72 to the campus. Coming from the South, take I-75 north to Cincinnati; merge with I-71; take I-71 north to Sabina/Jamestown exit (Rt. 72); follow Rt. 72 north to Cedarville. Proceed through Cedarville three blocks to the campus. Coming from the East, take I-70 to the Springfield/Cedarville exit (Rt. 72); travel south 11 miles on Rt. 72 to the campus. Coming from the West, take I-70 east to the Springfield/Cedarville exit (Rt. 72); travel south 11 miles on Rt. 72 to the campus.
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Key Stats

3,003
Applicants
3,303
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1190
SAT Scores

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