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Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

About Cedarville University

Cedarville University Overview

Cedarville University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Cedarville, Ohio. Cedarville University was founded in 1887 and enrolls around 4,643 students per year year, including 4,191 undergraduate students. Cedarville University provides housing for up to 2,974 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Cedarville University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Cedarville University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Cedarville University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Cedarville University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Cedarville University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Cedarville University on the Student Life page.

2022 Cedarville University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Tuition $34,498
Percent of Need Met 22.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $25,806

Is Cedarville University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Cedarville University offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

Cedarville University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Cedarville University. Cedarville University admitted 62% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 5,223 students applied to Cedarville University and 3,251 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cedarville University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 86% of students who start at Cedarville University return for their second year of college. Around 73% of students who started at Cedarville University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Cedarville University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Cedarville University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 83% of graduates from Cedarville University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Cedarville University grads is $48,155 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Cedarville University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Cedarville University's endowment was valued at $46.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $9,145 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Cedarville University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Cedarville University meets 22.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,806 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $20,797 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Cedarville University.

Based on this information, how does Cedarville University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Cedarville University a good school for you?

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Where is Cedarville University?

Cedarville University is located in the small town setting of Cedarville, Ohio, in the suburbs of Columbus and Dayton.

If you want to see Cedarville University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Cedarville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dayton International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Cedarville University and Cedarville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

251 North Main Street Cedarville, OH 45314

Campus Setting: Small Town

Cedarville University Application Deadline

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Cedarville University is like? There are approximately 4,643 students enrolled at Cedarville University, including 4,191 undergraduate students and 452 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from OH and 58% percent of students are from other states.


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