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Colleges / Cedarville University

Cedarville University

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

Cedarville University Admissions

If you want to apply to Cedarville University, the application fee costs $30.

Cedarville University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Cedarville University's admissions stats.

Cedarville University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 28%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist Yes

Cedarville University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Cedarville University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Cedarville University?

Cedarville University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Cedarville University Admissions

Transferring to Cedarville University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Cedarville University

Cedarville University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Cedarville University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Cedarville University

What does Cedarville University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Class Rank Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Cedarville University for more information on admission factors.

Cedarville University Application Requirements

To apply to Cedarville University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Cedarville University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and evidence of a consistent Christian lifestyle, minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1020, minimum 3.0 unweighted, cumulative GPA in college prep course work
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cedarville University?

Students admitted to Cedarville University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9. Cedarville University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 44% submitted a class rank. At Cedarville University 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Cedarville University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 8.9%
3.75 and 3.99 63.5%
3.50 and 3.74 15.1%
3.25 and 3.49 6.7%
3.00 and 3.24 3.8%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Cedarville University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Cedarville University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Cedarville University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Cedarville University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Cedarville University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Cedarville University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Cedarville University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cedarville University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cedarville University.

Does Cedarville University accept transfer credits?

✅ Cedarville University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cedarville University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Cedarville University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Cedarville University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Cedarville University?

✅ Cedarville University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Cedarville University's acceptance rate?

✅ Cedarville University has an acceptance rate of 62%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cedarville University?

❌ Cedarville University does not offer early decision.

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Cedarville University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Cedarville University? Cedarville University is a somewhat selective institution. The Cedarville University acceptance rate is 62%. This means that the institution accepts 62 out of every 100 applicants.


Cedarville University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cedarville University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Cedarville University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Cedarville University ACT Scores


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Cedarville University SAT Scores


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Cedarville University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Cedarville University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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