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Cedarville University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

71.5%
Admission Difficulty for Cedarville University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Cedarville University? The school has a 71% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,886 out of 4,039 applicants were admitted making Cedarville University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent. Cedarville University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1200-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for Cedarville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Cedarville University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Estimated Average SAT 1310
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cedarville University?

Cedarville University typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cedarville University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >81%
1305 to 1410 Avg + 71%-81%
1200 to 1305 Avg - 59%-71%
1095 to 1200 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 1095 Low <46%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Cedarville University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Cedarville University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cedarville University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cedarville University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >81%
26 to 29 Avg + 71%-81%
23 to 26 Avg - 59%-71%
20 to 23 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 20 Low <46%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

You will need 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Cedarville University accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cedarville University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Cedarville University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,442 1,597 4,039
Accepted 1,690 1,196 2,886
Acceptance Rate 69% 75% 71%
Enrolled 488 384 872
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 32% 30%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cedarville University and what considerations affect 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.