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Why Cedarville

Cedarville University is equipping 3,963 Christian undergraduate, graduate, and online students for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement. Offering more than 130 programs of study, all from a distinctly biblical worldview, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.

Cedarville Distinctives

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Biblical Worldview

With a Bible minor built into all undergraduate programs and biblical integration in every course, Cedarville is driven by an unwavering commitment to the inerrancy and authority of Scripture. You’ll learn the Gospel and be challenged to live and share it.

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Comprehensive Academics

Few Christian universities can match the breadth and quality of Cedarville’s program mix. Choose from the liberal arts or the professions, undergraduate or graduate, residential or online — more than 130 sought-after programs available.

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Worship and Community

Truly like nowhere else, our daily chapel is the heartbeat of our campus community. Students, faculty, and staff gather each weekday for dynamic worship and great preaching. Chapel is what makes Cedarville feel like family and is the top-rated experience on campus!

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Return on Investment

You’ll emerge from Cedarville prepared to succeed in a highly competitive professional environment — our 97% placement rate affirms that success! More importantly, you’ll be equipped to make a Gospel impact through your vocation wherever God calls.

This Is Cedarville

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History of Cedarville

In 1887, Cedarville College was established by five godly men who envisioned a college that would provide Christian higher education. Throughout its history, God has blessed Cedarville with incredible growth, from state-of-the-art facilities to professional programs, but one thing has remained the same: For 130 years, we have stood “For the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.”

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What We Believe

Cedarville University emphasizes faithfulness to a biblical-theological position in regard to doctrine.

Faculty and staff members yearly affirm their belief in our doctrinal statement.

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Our Campus

Cedarville University is located on 400 acres at the north edge of the village of Cedarville, a quiet town in southwest Ohio. Cedarville’s academic facilities and labs boast technology and resources you’d expect to find only at major research universities. Approximately 80 percent of our undergraduate students live in on-campus housing, where lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories are made.

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Outcomes

Cedarville University’s 97% career outcomes rates — including graduates who are working in their fields of study — consistently outperform national benchmarks. Fortune 500 companies, top government agencies, and educational institutions recruit our graduates because of their career preparation, high-level integrity, and incredible work ethic.

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Accreditation

Cedarville University is a four-year and graduate degree granting institution chartered by the state of Ohio and certified by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Mission and Objectives

Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth.

The University achieves its mission by accomplishing five key objectives, which reflect characteristics of a Cedarville University graduate.