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Want the scoop on Cedarville University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Cedarville offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Cedarville University Ranked?

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2021 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 18 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Cedarville as #323 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, Cedarville is ranked at #16.

See all of the rankings for Cedarville University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cedarville?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Cedarville University is 71%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Cedarville is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 50% 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 550 and 670.

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

SAT Math Scores for Cedarville University  ( 550 to 670 )
Cedarville received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Cedarville University  ( 23 to 29 )

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Cedarville University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Cedarville University is about average at 14 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 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cedarville University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Cedarville University has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Cedarville for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Cedarville University.

Good Overall Diversity at Cedarville

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,879 undergraduates at Cedarville with 3,438 being full-time and 441 being part-time.

Cedarville Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Cedarville is 80.84 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.84 out of 100
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How Much Does Cedarville University Cost?

The overall average net price of Cedarville is $21,390. 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 +
$16,108 $16,592 $19,326 $22,671 $26,115

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 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,577 a year. That adds up to $30,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cedarville is 2.1%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cedarville make about $41,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Cedarville University make the most money.

Location of Cedarville University

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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Location of Cedarville University

Contact details for Cedarville are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314-0601
Phone: 937-766-7700

Cedarville University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 54 majors graduated from Cedarville University. Of these students, 759 received undergraduate degrees and 108 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 Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 95 $54,400
Mechanical Engineering 54 $59,300
Design & Applied Arts 47 $30,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29 $30,200
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 27 NA
Social Work 26 NA
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 23 NA
Marketing 22 NA
Computer Science 21 NA
Accounting 21 NA

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

Online Learning at Cedarville

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 2017-2018, 1,470 students took at least one online class at Cedarville University. This is an increase from the 1,349 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,470 578
2016-2017 1,349 522
2015-2016 1,231 394
2014-2015 1,162 357
2013-2014 965 304

Learn more about online learning at Cedarville University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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