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Chances of getting into Cedarville University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.8%
Admission Difficulty for Cedarville University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Cedarville University and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #50 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,050 out of 3,869 applicants were admitted making Cedarville University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Cedarville University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Cedarville University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cedarville University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for Cedarville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1120
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 1240

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 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >86%
1235 to 1350 Avg + 79%-86%
1120 to 1235 Avg - 69%-79%
1005 to 1120 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 1005 Low <57%
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Cedarville University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
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 29
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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cedarville University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >86%
26 to 29 Avg + 79%-86%
23 to 26 Avg - 69%-79%
20 to 23 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 20 Low <57%
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Cedarville University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.64
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Cedarville University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Cedarville University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cedarville University was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.64 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Cedarville University accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cedarville University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 48% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

63% 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 33%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Cedarville University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,291 1,578 3,869
Accepted 1,769 1,281 3,050
Acceptance Rate 77% 81% 79%
Enrolled 536 459 995
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 36% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 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?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Cedarville University. Admission competition is 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 1120 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 29. 75% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.