#11 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Cedarville University

Cedarville, Ohio

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Cedarville University overview
Location Cedarville, Ohio
Online cedarville.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Cedarville University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Cedarville University is a private Baptist university located in Cedarville, Ohio, which is a rural village situated about 30 minutes from Dayton. Established in 1887, the university maintains a picturesque campus characterized by well-maintained green spaces and contemporary buildings that reflect a cohesive architectural style blending modern and traditional elements. Cedarville University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with particularly notable programs in the fields of Nursing, Engineering, and Pharmacy. The university upholds a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus living is an integral part of the Cedarville experience, with a variety of residence halls and housing options designed to accommodate its predominantly undergraduate student body. Cedarville does not particularly emphasize athletics, but it does compete in NCAA Division II as the Yellow Jackets, providing a range of sports programs for student-athletes.

In the most recent statistical year 5,435 prospective students applied, and 3,526 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,139 enrolled in the school.  4,030 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 930 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,498 plus fees of $200. Cedarville University is ranked 312 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Cedarville University is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Cedarville University overview
SAT 1130/1380
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.9

Applications Accepted

Cedarville University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Cedarville University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$200
Room and Board $8,400
Budget for Other Expenses$2,694
Total One Year Cost$47,192

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cedarville University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Health Professions 13%
Education 12%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 11%
Engineering 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201654 IPEDS survey data for Cedarville University.

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