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Wall Street Journal Recognizes Cedarville for Student Engagement

October 16, 2017

Students working on assignmentsA recent Wall Street Journal ranking confirmed what we already knew — Cedarville University does an outstanding job of helping students engage with their education. The Journal listed Cedarville as No. 4 out of all U.S. colleges and universities for making students feel engaged, or involved, with the education process.

According to the report, colleges that rank high in engagement offer an education that can have more depth and meaning. The level of engagement students feel determines how actively they are grappling with concepts and trying to apply them to the real world. If the curriculum is too challenging, or the community too distant, students may disengage. If classes are too easy or life a little too comfortable, they may float passively through school, absorbing little. It’s a difficult balance, and Cedarville is getting it right!

At Cedarville, our students engage with each other through chapel and ministries, our faculty members bring an eternal perspective to their lectures, and our student life programs are intentionally educating the whole person. Cedarville’s life-transforming educational approach can place a small Christian college in Ohio above all the Ivy League institutions because we are engaging students with a Gospel purpose.

We are grateful both for this opportunity to be a Light for the Gospel and for the affirmation of the quality experience Cedarville provides. This is the kind of education your student can expect on our campus as well.


Encourage students to apply by November 1, and we’ll waive the $30 application fee. Contact our admissions team at 1-800-233-2784 if you have any questions. We are here to serve you!

Posted in Academics Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Career Fairs Help Graduates Move into Career Positions

October 13, 2017

Career FairCedarville University is committed to equipping your student with challenging academics integrated with a biblical worldview. But we don’t stop there. Our Career Services department works hard to create opportunities for students to move into career positions immediately after graduation.

Last week, Career Services held its first career fair of the year, with 95 companies attending, including well-known organizations like Honda, Boeing, Procter & Gamble, and General Electric. Students gained valuable experience communicating with potential employers while expanding their network of contacts.

Each year, students land internships and permanent career positions as a result of these career fairs. Career Services has several more career fairs planned for this year, giving students additional opportunities to search for jobs and hone their interviewing skills.

Posted in Careers

How Do You Know if Your High School Student Is College-Ready? - 4 Key Traits to Look For

October 11, 2017

College Now LogoDual enrollment for high school students — like the opportunity available through Cedarville's College Now program — is a great way for your student to get a head start on college courses, and potentially save money on total college costs.

But how do you know if your student is ready for college-level work? If the question posed in the title of this post were not daunting enough, consider that the state of Ohio's College Credit Plus program now allows a seventh grader to participate in a dual credit course — as long as the admitting college or university deems the student "college-ready."

So how do you know if your student is "college-ready?" Today's post offers four key traits to look for when deciding if your high school (or middle school) student is ready for a dual enrollment program.

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Posted in Academics Admissions College Now

Tonight's Webinar: Expert Tips for Completing the FAFSA

October 10, 2017

webinarThere's still time to register for tonight's FREE webinar: Expert Tips for Completing the FAFSA.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to access all need-based scholarships at Cedarville as well as state and federal grants. But if you're like most parents — especially if this is your first child heading to college — the FAFSA can seem overwhelming. Let us help you!

Our financial aid team will explain the FAFSA so you can successfully complete it and avoid unnecessary errors or processing delays.

Register for this informative, FREE webinar and plan to join us tonight, October 10, at 8 p.m. EDT.

Posted in Financial Aid Webinar