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Ranking Places Cedarville Fourth in Ohio

by Clem Boyd, Communications Content Manager

If you gathered all university rankings and student satisfaction scores from across the internet, and somehow combined that information into a meaningful big-picture comparison, what would you find? You’d discover Cedarville University among the top universities in Ohio.

According to College Consensus, Cedarville University ranks fourth among Ohio colleges and universities. Only Oberlin University, Kenyon College and Denison University ranked higher than Cedarville. Universities in the top 10 include Xavier University (fifth), Ohio State University (sixth), Case Western Reserve University (ninth) and the University of Dayton (10th).

College Consensus ( pulls all rankings from sources such as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and many others and averages those numbers, then receives scores from student review sites like Cappex and Student Review to create an overall value. Cedarville scored a 59 in the publisher scale and an 82.5 among student sites for a composite score of 70.8.

“I think this ranking is particularly compelling for us at Cedarville University,” commented Dr. Thomas Mach, vice president for academics. “We seek to serve our students well, and the fact that the student voice is heard in this ranking is very important to us. We look forward to continuing to serve our students well as we seek to equip them for what God is calling them to do.”

“Our commitment to the truth found in Scripture drives us to serve our students well and prepare them with excellence to follow the call that God has placed upon them,” Mach continued. “In so doing, we believe we will offer the best possible education to our students and create a community on campus that facilitates their preparation for a life of service.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 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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