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Cedarville University Admission Requirements

Cedarville, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Cedarville University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.3%
Admission Difficulty for Cedarville University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Cedarville University and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,971 out of 5,008 applicants were admitted making Cedarville University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Cedarville University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Cedarville University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 50% of students submitted SAT scores and 75% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Cedarville University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for Cedarville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Cedarville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cedarville University?

Cedarville University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cedarville University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >71%
1230 to 1350 Avg + 59%-71%
1110 to 1230 Avg - 46%-59%
990 to 1110 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 990 Low <33%
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Cedarville University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
75%
ACT Scores for Cedarville University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Cedarville University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cedarville University?

Admission data indicates that Cedarville University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 75 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cedarville University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cedarville University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >73%
26 to 30 Avg + 59%-73%
23 to 26 Avg - 48%-59%
20 to 23 Reach 37%-48%
Less than 20 Low <37%
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Cedarville University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.9
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Cedarville University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Cedarville University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cedarville University was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Cedarville University accepts 59% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cedarville University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 9.8% Good
3.75 to 3.99 63.6% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 13.5% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.1% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

62% of Cedarville University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Cedarville University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 34%
Top 25% of class 62%
Top 50% of class 87%
Lower 50% of class 13%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Cedarville University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,209 1,799 5,008
Accepted 1,779 1,192 2,971
Acceptance Rate 55% 66% 59%
Enrolled 514 404 918
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 34% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Cedarville University is $30.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cedarville University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Cedarville University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Cedarville University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Cedarville University prefer SAT or ACT?

50% of students submit their SAT scores to Cedarville University. 75% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Cedarville University?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to Cedarville University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Cedarville University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1350. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Cedarville University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 30. 75% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.