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Student Satisfaction Rates Top National Average

by Ryan Bower, Assistant Director of Public Relations

According to data from a recent Ruffalo Noel Levitz survey, Cedarville University consistently meets or surpasses the needs and expectations of its students.

The survey, which elicited responses from nearly 1,200 students, showed that Cedarville’s student satisfaction rankings surpass the national average for private, four-year institutions by a rather wide margin.

The survey included questions in regards to perceptions about the overall quality of Cedarville’s academics, campus environment and opportunities for spiritual growth.

According to the data, 88 percent of respondents said Cedarville met or exceeded their expectations for their college experience. The national average is just 80 percent, according to Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Of the students responding to the survey, 86 percent said they would enroll again at Cedarville University. In comparison, approximately 68 percent in the national survey indicated they would attend the college they’re currently attending.

Overall, Cedarville students believe their professors are knowledgeable and helpful, and felt their academic experience allowed them to grow intellectually and prepare them for their career. They also stated Cedarville provided an environment that increased their understanding of God, while providing excellent ministry opportunities and high-quality daily chapel services—and their education is worth the financial investment.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 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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