Cedarville University

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251 N. Main Street

Cedarville, OH 45314

Phone: (937) 766-2211
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#5 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Cedarville University is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,220, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cedarville University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 5. Its tuition and fees are $26,420 (2013-14).

Cedarville University is a Baptist institution located in southwest Ohio. Students at Cedarville can choose from more than 100 areas of study and must earn a Bible minor. Cedarville's emphasis on faith is also part of student life outside the classroom, with daily chapel services, mission trips and even a student-run Christian rock station, Resound Radio. The university is also home to HeartSong gospel groups and more than 60 ministry teams that serve at places like churches, schools and social agencies.

Cedarville students can also get involved by joining one of several student organizations, attending events such as the Foreign Film Series and playing on one of the nearly 20 varsity sports teams. The Cedarville Yellow Jackets compete in the NCAA Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Notable alumni include David Jeremiah, an author, speaker and senior pastor of a California evangelical megachurch.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Home to 3,000 Christian students, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional, and graduate programs located in southwest Ohio. Since its founding in 1887, Cedarville has maintained its commitment to biblical truth and academic excellence to equip students for academic success, professional leadership, and spiritual influence. This intentional focus has earned Cedarville a national reputation as a leader in the liberal arts, health sciences, and preofessional programs, including pharmacy, as well as graduate offerings in education and nursing.
Cedarville's undergraduate curriculum is built upon a liberal arts core including biblical education, communications, global studies, humanities, physical education science and mathematics, and the social sciences. The University's 77 major fields of study build upon this core and provide concentrated study leading to one of the six baccalaureate degrees. Master's and doctoral programs, built upon the University's strong undergraduate reputation, are also available.

Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth.
The University achieves its mission by accomplishing the following objectives or "portrait statements" which reflect characteristics of a Cedarville University graduate:

1. Glorify God
The Cedarville graduate exemplifies devotion to the triune God, Christlike characer, and faithfulness to the teachings of the Scriptures.

2. Think Broadly and Deeply
The Cedarville graduate evaluates ideas, practices, and theories across disciplines within the framework of God's revelation.

3. Communicate Effectively
The Cedarville graduate listens well, and produces and delivers clear, compelling, accurate, and truthful messages in a relevant, respectful manner.

4. Develop Accademically and Professionally
The Cedarville graduate demonstrates competence and integrity in academic and professional endeavors.

5. Engage for Christ
The Cedarville graduate lives to further them ission of Christ in the world as an active influence in spiritual, moral, professional, and social spheres.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1887
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $19,792,475


When applying to Cedarville University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Cedarville University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Cedarville University is 13:1, and the school has 64.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Cedarville University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Early Childhood Education and Teaching; Mechanical Engineering; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 61%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 13%
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 6%
Mechanical Engineering 6%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5%
Psychology, General 4%

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Student Life

Cedarville University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,220, with a gender distribution of 47 percent male students and 53 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus. Cedarville University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,380
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Cedarville University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Cedarville University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Cedarville University, 58 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Cedarville University.

Students who have cars on campus 58%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Cedarville University, 67.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,078.

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Tuition and fees $26,420 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,750 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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