Cedarville University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Cedarville University Admissions Overview:

Students with good grades and test scores have a decent chance of being admitted. To apply, prospective students need to fill out an online application. In addition, students should submit scores from the SAT or ACT--both are accepted, with neither preferred over the other. There is a small application fee to pay, and those applying also need to submit high school transcripts and a reference from a religious leader that knows them well. Be sure to check out the school's website for more information, and to contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Cedarville University Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Cedarville University Description:

Located on a 400-acre campus in southwestern Ohio, Cedarville University is a private university affiliated with the Baptist church. Programs in nursing, mechanical engineering and early childhood education are the most popular among undergraduates. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students come from 48 states. Cedarville defines itself as a Christ-centered university that is committed to the development of the "whole person." All students must complete a Bible minor regardless of their major, and many student activities and groups are church-related. Students can join a range of extracurricular activities, from academic groups, to performing arts groups, to recreational sports. In athletics, the Cedarville Yellow Jackets compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) within the Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, softball, and track and field. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,714 (3,380 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,110
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,880
  • Other Expenses: $1,700
  • Total Cost: $37,890

Cedarville University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,634
    • Loans: $7,427

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Communication Studies, Early Childhood Education, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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