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Cedarville University Data & Information Overview

99 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
62% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how Cedarville University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Cedarville University Ranked?

#697 Best Colleges in Nation
#26 Best Colleges in OH
Nursing Education Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Cedarville University was awarded 99 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing education.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Cedarville is ranked #697 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 96 colleges in Ohio, Cedarville is ranked at #26.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cedarville?

62% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Cedarville University is a competitive 62%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 33% 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 540 and 670.

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

SAT Math Scores for Cedarville University  ( 540 to 670 )
Cedarville received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Cedarville University  ( 22 to 29 )

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Cedarville University Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
69% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Cedarville University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cedarville University is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cedarville University

86% Freshmen Retention
62% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Cedarville University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Cedarville the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 62%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  62 out of 100

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Cedarville University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,540 Full-Time Undergraduates
8.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,024 undergraduates at Cedarville with 3,540 being full-time and 484 being part-time.

How Much Does Cedarville University Cost?

$22,817 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
$31,440 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Cedarville is $22,817. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cedarville

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cedarville, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cedarville, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $7,860 a year. That adds up to $31,440 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cedarville is 1.7%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Cedarville Graduates Make?

$49,074 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cedarville make about $49,074 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Cedarville students since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Cedarville University

Ohio State
3,540 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Cedarville University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cedarville, Ohio. The surrounding location of Cedarville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Cedarville are given below.

Contact Details
Address:251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314-0601

Cedarville University Majors

56 Majors With Completions
886 Undergraduate Degrees
180 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 56 majors graduated from Cedarville University. Of these students, 886 received undergraduate degrees and 180 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts123NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific53$34,784
Design & Applied Arts49$33,682
Mechanical Engineering47$62,392
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences24NA
General Psychology21NA
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences21NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Cedarville University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cedarville

39% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 1,793 students took at least one online class at Cedarville University. This is a decrease from the 1,837 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and 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.


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