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Proof Positive: Announcing New Placement Rates

Thursday, February 15, 2024

98.7% of the class of 2023 was employed or in grad school within six months of graduation.

You’ve heard us talk a lot about the quality of a Cedarville education. We're excited to share new information that affirms the results of our efforts and the caliber of our students and alumni.

Learn more in today's post.


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Answering 5 Important Questions About College Affordability

Friday, February 9, 2024

College CostsWe understand that choosing a college for your son or daughter is a big decision. As you help your student work through the process, you probably have a lot of questions. In today's post, we provide thoughtful answers to five of the most common questions we hear from parents about college costs and affordability. As always, you may contact our Admissions office at 1-800-CEDARVILLE. We are here to serve you in any way we can!


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Posted in Admissions Affordability Financial Aid Why Christ Centered Higher Education


Growing Spiritually in College

Thursday, February 8, 2024

man standing on hill in front of sunrise with feet turning to roots in the groundAs a parent, you want your student to receive a high-quality education and be prepared to succeed in his or her chosen vocation. But as a Christian parent, you also want your student to grow in his or her faith and be transformed to live a life that honors God in everything they do. At Cedarville University, you can be assured of both.

In today’s post, guest writer Aaron Cook, Director of Discipleship Ministries at Cedarville University, shares how his experience as a student at Cedarville changed his life, and how Cedarville is still intentionally changing students’ lives today.


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Posted in Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education


Don't Let College Undermine Your Student's Faith

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Don't Let College Undermine Your Student's FaithYour student’s college years are critical to forming their worldview, and where they go matters. Will they choose a secular university with a humanistic worldview, a university that is Christian in name only, or a genuinely Christian university that will build upon the biblical worldview you have taught in your home? In a newly released video, Dr. Thomas White, President of Cedarville University, discusses how to prepare your student for this critical college decision. He shares questions to consider to make sure your student’s faith stays strong during the important college years. The video is long but well worth your time.


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Posted in Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education


When Will Students Receive a Financial Aid Offer?

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

FAFSA formCedarville University plans to begin sending award notifications to fall 2024 new students as soon as possible after the Department of Education begins sending FAFSA results to institutions (we hope to begin receiving information in late January or early February). Having your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed is the best way to ensure that we are able to award your student as much financial aid as possible.

The FAFSA opened on December 31, 2023, and has finished a "soft launch" rollout. If you have not yet completed it, we encourage you to do so soon. Remember, the FAFSA is required to access all need-based scholarships at Cedarville as well as state and federal grants and low-interest federal loans.


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Posted in Admissions Affordability Financial Aid


4 Reasons Why Teaching Creation at a Christian College Is Important

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Creation: In the BeginningWhen it comes to their science departments, most Christian universities and colleges either ignore the issue of creation and Genesis altogether, or they promote theistic evolution or some other harmonization of Genesis. There are only a handful of schools that believe that Genesis is historically accurate and forms a foundation for science, the Bible, and Christian education. In today's post, Dr. John Whitmore, Senior Professor of Geology at Cedarville University, shares four reasons why Cedarville holds true to a biblical, literal six-day Creation, and why we always will.


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Posted in Academics Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education


It's Time to Complete the FAFSA!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

FAFSA logo

The completely redesigned FAFSA form for 2024-25 opened December 31, 2023, in a "soft launch" rollout that is allowing the Department of Education to monitor the new form's functionality over the next few weeks. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required to access all need-based scholarships at Cedarville as well as state and federal grants and subsidized student loans. Completing the FAFSA is the best way to ensure that your student receives the most financial aid possible.

Learn more about the FAFSA in today's Parent Prep.


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Posted in Admissions Affordability Financial Aid


Celebrating Highlights From the Past Year

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Dr. Thomas White video screenshot.

As we begin a new calendar year, it's a great time to reflect on God's goodness to Cedarville University in 2023. Whether your student has already made a final decision to enroll at Cedarville next year or is still working through the decision, we'd like to share our president's 2023 Highlights of the Year video and report with you.

Please take time to read this report in today's Parent Prep, and be encouraged about the truly life-transforming education your son or daughter will experience at Cedarville University.


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Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education


8 Great Ways to Make the Most of Christmas Break

Friday, December 15, 2023

Christmas giftChristmas break is a great time for students to sleep in, spend time with friends, and — most importantly — celebrate Christ's birth.

But it's also a good opportunity to take care of important college-related details. Encourage your student to get a head start on 2024 and move that much closer to his or her Cedarville career.

Read today's post for 8 great ideas to make the most of your student's Christmas break.

But above all, celebrate our Savior's birth! He is the reason Cedarville exists and the focus of everything we seek to accomplish in the lives of students!

Merry Christmas from your friends at Cedarville University!


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Posted in Admissions


Accelerated Degrees Save Students Money and Time

Monday, December 11, 2023

smiling graduatesCedarville is always looking for ways to help make our distinctly Christian education more affordable and accessible for families. Two of the ways we do that is by offering three-year completion plans for many of our popular undergraduate degrees and by offering accelerated pathways to graduate degrees for students who value or need that additional level of education.

Read today's post to learn more about these popular cost-saving opportunities at Cedarville.


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Posted in Academics Admissions Affordability


How Important Is a University's Doctrinal Statement?

Monday, December 4, 2023

Bible text close upLike your local church, Christian colleges all have a statement of beliefs. As you research and visit different institutions with your student, how important is it to consider each college's doctrinal statement?

First, know that a doctrinal statement provides the general framework within which the university will be offering its education. It is a good idea to review the statements (most are posted online) to assure you are comfortable with the direction. If you have questions about what you read, this is a great opportunity to involve your pastor to provide insights.

Second, ask Christian universities if their faculty sign the doctrinal statement as a condition of employment. Not all do. Knowing that faculty will be teaching in line with the institution's stated beliefs provides a point of accountability to you as a parent. Are you comfortable that the faculty at the university will uphold the beliefs that are most important to your family?

 

In today's post, you'll read about the importance of Cedarville's Doctrinal Statement and how it informs Cedarville's approach to Christ-centered higher education.


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Posted in Admissions Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education


Livestream Our Annual Christmas Concert

Monday, November 27, 2023

Christmas community celebration concertEach holiday season, Cedarville University presents a special Christmas celebration concert as our gift to the local community and our campus family. We’d like to extend this gift to you, wherever you are.

With hundreds of our students involved, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Cedarville’s choral and instrumental ensembles, which are led by our esteemed music faculty. You’ll also get a taste of the talent God has blessed Cedarville with and the many musical opportunities available to our students (and not just music majors!).

But more importantly, you’ll experience our heart — Jesus! It’s a musical celebration of our Savior’s birth, and it’s our gift to you this Christmas.


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Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education


Christmas Ideas for Your Future Yellow Jacket (and a Discount Code for YOU!)

Monday, November 20, 2023

Campus Store logoIf you're looking for Christmas ideas for your future Yellow Jacket, check out the online University Bookstore! You'll find a wide variety of gift ideas, from Cedarville-branded apparel to room decor, insulated mugs, and ornaments. It's a great way to celebrate your future Yellow Jacket and show your Cedarville spirit this Christmas season. We think you'll find something for the whole family!


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Posted in Student Life


Announcing Increased Scholarships for Fall 2024 Freshmen!

Friday, November 10, 2023

Large group of college students posing outside for pictureAt Cedarville University, we are doing everything we can to make our academically excellent, Christ-focused education affordable for families. We recently announced increased scholarships for incoming freshmen for fall 2024, and we wanted to be sure you were among the first to hear the news!

A Cedarville education is one of the best investments your student will ever make, and we are serious about making it affordable for your family.


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Posted in Affordability Financial Aid


Healthcare Education at Cedarville

Friday, November 3, 2023

Careers in healthcare are among the fastest growing in the nation. Cedarville has a long history of preparing exceptional healthcare professionals for in-demand jobs. And, with biblical integration in every program, our students are equipped to serve with Christlike compassion as they treat the whole patient.

Read today's post to watch a video to learn more about healthcare-related programs at Cedarville.


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Posted in Allied Health Kinesiology-and-Allied-Health


Cedarville Offers Discounted Graduate Programs for Parents

Friday, October 27, 2023

The Graduate School

Did you know that as a parent of a Cedarville undergraduate student, you would automatically qualify for a 10% tuition discount on all online graduate programs at Cedarville? You'll experience the same high academic quality and biblical worldview that your student will experience on campus when you enroll in one of our convenient online programs.


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Posted in Admissions


Athletics at Cedarville

Friday, October 20, 2023

Yellow Jacket in front of trackAt Cedarville, we do athletics very differently from other universities. Yes, our student-athletes train and compete hard to win on the court, field, or track. But that's not the most important thing. Read today's post to discover what makes Cedarville Athletics like no other.

This is what your future Cedarville student will experience as an athlete or fan!


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Your Student Can Get a Head Start Through Dual Enrollment Classes at Cedarville

Friday, October 13, 2023

Students working on assignments

Did you know that your student can get a head start on college by taking online dual enrollment courses at Cedarville? And, Ohio students may be able to take courses for free through College Credit Plus.

Read today's post to find out how. You won't want to miss this great opportunity for your student to get a head start on college!


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Cedarville Is Homeschool-Friendly

Friday, October 6, 2023

If you’re a homeschooling parent, you probably have specific concerns when considering where to send your son or daughter to college. Our president, Dr. Thomas White, understands. He's a homeschooling dad.

Read today's post  to watch a video of Dr. White highlighting what makes Cedarville University homeschool-friendly.


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Posted in Academics Admissions Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education


A Bold, Biblical Approach to Geology

Friday, September 29, 2023

Dr. John Whitmore teaching students at the Grand Canyon.

At Cedarville, we approach the study of geology differently from most universities – even ones that are identified as "Christian." As with every program we offer, our geology program boldly acknowledges the Bible as the ultimate framework for research and study, without sacrificing academic excellence. We are unashamed to adhere to a literal, six-day account of creation and recognize God as the Creator of all life. We are honored to be an Answers in Genesis’ preferred partner and invited exhibitor at its annual college expo.

Read today's post to learn more and watch a video of students' trip to the Grand Canyon.


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Posted in Academics Why Christ Centered Higher Education