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Cedarville ranked #4 for student engagement by The Wall Street Journal

CU Ranks No. 4 in Nation for Student Engagement

by Michaela Carpenter, Public Relations Writer

According to a ranking published by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, Cedarville University is one of the best universities in the nation for engaging its students. Cedarville is ranked No. 4 in the United States.

Dordt College (Iowa), Brigham Young University, and Texas Christian University ranked ahead of Cedarville University and Baylor University ranked fifth, while Miami University (Oxford) and Bowling Green University tied for sixth in the national poll. 

The WSJ/THE ranking is based on surveys of 100,000 current college and university students regarding their institution’s performance in quality of academics, student and faculty interaction, number of degree programs offered and students’ overall satisfaction with their experience. A minimum of 50 students were polled at each ranked institution. 

Cedarville University’s ranking resulted from its high level of interaction between faculty and students, the growing number of subjects being offered as degree programs and challenging classes that promote critical thinking and prompt students to make connections to the real world.

One key factor that contributed to Cedarville students’ high levels of engagement is the intensity of instruction they experience on a daily basis. With a focus on biblical themes, both students and professors have a greater sense of mission. This common purpose affects life both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, 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. For more information about the University, visit

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