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Cedarville University Overview

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is a private not-for-profit institution. Cedarville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Cedarville University Known For?

760 Undergraduate Awards
$29,133 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Cedarville is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Cedarville.
  • In 2017-2018, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Cedarville to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Cedarville University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cedarville.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Religious Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Cedarville has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#51 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#63 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is Cedarville University?

Location of Cedarville University

Contact details for Cedarville are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314-0601
Phone: 937-766-7700
Website: https://www.cedarville.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cedarville
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cedarville

How Do I Get Into Cedarville?

You can apply to Cedarville online at: https://connect.cedarville.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Cedarville

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cedarville?

71% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
50% Submit SAT Scores
Cedarville has an acceptance rate of 71%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 50% of students accepted to Cedarville submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 680. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cedarville University  ( 580 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Cedarville University  ( 550 to 670 )
200
800
Cedarville received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Cedarville University  ( 24 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Cedarville University  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Cedarville University  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Cedarville University?

$29,133 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cedarville is $29,133. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cedarville, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,577 a year. That adds up to $30,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cedarville is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Cedarville University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,438 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,879 undergraduate students at Cedarville, with 3,438 being full-time and 441 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cedarville

There are also 423 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,438 full-time undergraduates at Cedarville, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cedarville

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cedarville University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cedarville Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 89
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 3,033
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 154

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Cedarville University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at Cedarville. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Canada, and China.

Online Learning at Cedarville University

578 Took All Classes Online
1,470 Took At Least One Class Online
17.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,470 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cedarville has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 61st most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Cedarville

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Cedarville University was 17.8%. This is the #977 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cedarville regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cedarville majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biblical Studies 35%
Education 1%
General Education 75%
Nursing 12%
Theology & Religious Vocations 40%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cedarville ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cedarville.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biblical Studies #35
General Education #46
Teacher Education Subject Specific #61
Theology & Religious Vocations #79
Educational Administration #86
Nursing #187
Education #232
Business Administration & Management #281
Health Professions #315
Business, Management & Marketing #357

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Cedarville University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 95 2 30 0 127
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 23 0 0 34 57
Mechanical Engineering 0 54 0 0 0 54
Design & Applied Arts 0 47 0 0 0 47
Business Administration & Management 0 19 0 14 0 33
Biblical Studies 1 20 0 10 0 31
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 29 0 0 0 29
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 27 0 0 0 27
Social Work 0 26 0 0 0 26
Marketing 0 22 0 0 0 22
Accounting 0 21 0 0 0 21
Computer Science 0 21 0 0 0 21
General Psychology 0 21 0 0 0 21
General Education 0 0 0 20 0 20
Health & Physical Education 0 20 0 0 0 20
General Biology 0 19 0 0 0 19
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 19 0 0 0 19
Religious Education 0 19 0 0 0 19
Finance & Financial Management 0 16 0 0 0 16
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 15 0 0 0 15
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 15 0 0 0 15
Computer Engineering 0 14 0 0 0 14
Management Information Systems 0 13 0 0 0 13
Communication & Media Studies 0 13 0 0 0 13
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 13 0 0 0 13
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 13 0 0 0 13
Electrical Engineering 0 12 0 0 0 12
Allied Health Professions 0 12 0 0 0 12
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 12 0 0 0 12
Music 0 12 0 0 0 12
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 11 0 0 0 11
International Business 0 8 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 0 8 0 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 7 0 0 0 7
History 0 6 0 0 0 6
International Studies 0 6 0 0 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 6 0 0 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 0 6 0 0 0 6
Business/Managerial Economics 0 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 5 0 0 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 0 0 0 5
Special Education 0 4 0 0 0 4
Writing Studies 0 4 0 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 3 0 0 0 3
Missionary Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Journalism 0 2 0 0 0 2
General English Literature 0 2 0 0 0 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 0 0 2
Educational Administration 0 0 1 0 0 1
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Physics 0 1 0 0 0 1
Public Administration 0 1 0 0 0 1
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 759 3 74 34 871

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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