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Highest Ranked Private College in Ohio

by Benjamin Deeter, Student Public Relations Writer

U.S. News and World Report and The Wall Street Journal have ranked Cedarville University among the best colleges and universities in Ohio. Now, College Consensus ranked Cedarville sixth among Midwest universities, and the highest ranked private college in Ohio.

Regionally, Augustana University in Sioux City, Iowa, is top ranked. Ohio universities following Cedarville include Ohio Northern University, University of Mount Union, Marietta College, Defiance College and Wilmington College.

College Consensus combines The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report rankings, plus thousands of student reviews from sites like Cappex and Student Review, to provide the most accurate and comprehensive ranking of a school’s reputation.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 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 high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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