Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, founded in 1887 and changed from college to university status on September 1, 2000, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 400-acre campus is located in Cedarville, 20 miles from Dayton.

Website: www.cedarville.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,535
Undergraduate
Students
(53.4%) 1,886 Women
(46.6%) 1,649 Men
351
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 4,039 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
610 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,272
Tuition and Fees
$30,270
Room and Board
$7,360
Average Percent of Need Met
22%
Average Freshman Award
$22,070
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,582
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
182
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Cedarville Population
4,032 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus, Dayton
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Yellowjackets
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
1.2% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.2% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.4%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
251 North Main Street
City, State, Zip
Cedarville, OH 45314
Phone
(937) 766-7700
Fax
(937) 766-7575
E-mail
admissions@cedarville.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
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 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 4,039 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 2,442 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 1,597 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
968 (34%) of 2,886 admitted students enrolled
Women
537 (32%) of 1,690 admitted students enrolled
Men
431 (36%) of 1,196 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.69
3.75 and Above
56%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
610 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
630 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
19%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
19%
Score of 24 - 29
55%
Score of 18 - 23
26%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 33%
Top quarter: 62%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
3%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$41,272
Tuition and Fees
$30,270
Room and Board
$7,360
Books and Supplies
$1,248
Other Expenses
$2,394
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003025
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
807 (92.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
670 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
670 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
232 (34.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
22%
Average Award
$22,070
Need-Based Gift
Received by 479 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,141
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 576 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,662
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 659 (98.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
181 (20.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,752

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,521 (81.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,165 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,161 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
708 (32.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
31%
Average Award
$21,864
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,651 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,707
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,882 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,536
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,050 (94.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
572 (18.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,806

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,582
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,766
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Music
Number of Awards
124
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
560
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
426
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,291
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Theology and religious vocations, Engineering, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
182
Part-Time Faculty
203
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
35%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
338,026
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • International Health
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • International Health
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Location and Setting


Cedarville Population
4,032 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus, Dayton
Campus Size
441 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.9 average low in January, 81.6 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Hamilton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
14%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Yellowjackets
School Colors
Blue and yellow

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student nurses association, tau delta kappa, mu kappa, ayo, miso (multicultural international student org)
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,535
Women
1,886 (53.4%)
Men
1,649 (46.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,109
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
1.2% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.2% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 39 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
351

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Average Starting Salary
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.4%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 0.2%
Law 0.2%
Theology 3%
Dentistry 0.2%
Arts and Sciences 2%
Medicine 0.2%
Education 0.2%
Other 2%

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