Cedarville University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Cedarville University was founded in 1887 by the United Brethren Church. Initially, the university was established to provide a Christian education for students in the area. The first classes were held in a rented house on Main Street, and just two years later, the campus moved to its current location on North Main Street. Throughout its history, Cedarville University has continued to remain true to its mission of providing a Christ-centered education.

The school’s first president was Reverend Isaac Errett, who served from 1887-1890. During his tenure as president, he worked tirelessly to build up the school’s academic reputation and grow enrollment by attracting students from outside of Ohio. He also saw the value in providing an education that included both practical skills and religious instruction for students.

In 1896, Cedarville College officially became a four-year college and began offering Bachelor of Arts degrees at graduation. As the college grew in size and scope, it began offering more academic programs such as engineering and business administration. In 1920, Cedarville College officially became Cedarville University after receiving approval from the state of Ohio to grant graduate degrees.

Throughout its history, Cedarville University has continued to invest in new buildings and facilities while maintaining its commitment to providing an excellent Christian education that prepares students for lives of service and leadership. Today, Cedarville is home to over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world. The university offers over 150 undergraduate programs as well as several masters programs such as counseling psychology and healthcare administration.

Cedarville University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Cedarville University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Cedarville University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Cedarville University is a private Christian university located in Cedarville, Ohio. It is affiliated with the Baptist General Conference and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The university has an enrollment of 4,175 students (3,579 undergraduate and 596 graduate). Of this number, 2,721 are full-time students and 1,454 are part-time students. Additionally, Cedarville University has a student to faculty ratio of 12:1. The most popular major at Cedarville University is Business Management & Administration with 804 enrolled students. Other popular majors include Psychology (398), Nursing (369), Elementary Education (323), Biblical Studies (302) and Biology ( 296). In terms of acceptance rate, Cedarville University has an admission rate of 73%. This means that out of every 100 applicants who apply to the university only 73 will be accepted. In addition to this, the average GPA for admitted students is 3.4 and the average SAT score is 1160. The university also considers other factors such as extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation when making admissions decisions.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 75%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 75%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,991
Female applicants 1,678
Male applicants 1,313
Applicants accepted 2,241
Female applicants accepted 1,264
Male applicants accepted 977
Freshman enrollment 860
Female freshman enrollment 462
Male freshman enrollment 398
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 64%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-3.9

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 56%
SAT Critical Reading average score 600
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-650
SAT Math average score 590
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 530-650
SAT Writing average score 570
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 520-640
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 85%
Average ACT Composite score 26
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 24-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 24-30
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 23-28