by Public Relations

Cedarville University has received a record number of reservation deposits for fall 2010 and anticipates welcoming its largest freshman class, nearly 900, since its founding in 1887.

Over 2,900 freshman applications have been received by Cedarville for fall 2010. Increased interest along with robust retention has prompted University officials to implement a waiting list for students seeking on-campus accommodations.

"Students are drawn to Cedarville because they believe high academic standards and transforming Christian faith are equally worthy and important pursuits," shares President William Brown, Ph.D. "We are thankful to God for the strong recruitment and retention results we are experiencing. I personally appreciate the intentional efforts of our entire campus family to make Cedarville the university of choice for students and families seeking a high-quality, Christ-centered academic experience."

It has been a decade since Cedarville last utilized a waiting list in 2000 when 1,952 applications were received.

Students choosing to live off-campus are not affected by the waiting list. Students who find themselves on the waiting list, will be notified as space becomes available and given the opportunity to move into residence halls.

"We have a strong desire to keep the Cedarville experience positive from day one for every new student," describes Mark D. Weinstein, director of admissions.

The University credits the implementation of a new financial aid and pricing program as a key element in opening the door to more students.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.