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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Do We Require a Bible Minor for All Students?

Thursday, September 14, 2023

BibleAt Cedarville University, we take our mission statement very seriously: "Cedarville University transforms lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.” Not only is there biblical integration in every course, but all students complete a Bible minor as a part of their academic program. Always among our students’ favorites, Bible classes stretch them to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways.

In today's post, you'll learn about the different courses that make up Cedarville's Bible minor and hear from our president about the difference it can make in your student's life.


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Cedarville Stories From New Students and Parents

Friday, September 8, 2023

Bethesda Students in NewsroomWhat would make nine students from a single high school graduating class all choose Cedarville University? Why are parents excited to have their students here? And what makes Cedarville so special, anyway?

As you continue to work through college decisions with your high school senior, we think you'll enjoy this recent Cedarville Stories podcast featuring three current freshmen plus two of their parents.


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President's Chapel Series

Friday, August 25, 2023

Chapel 2023-24: Justified, Forgiven, Alive in Christ

For 70 years (1953-2023), daily chapel has been the heartbeat of Cedarville University  — the time when students, faculty, and staff gather each weekday for dynamic worship and powerful preaching. Chapel is just one way we help our students grow in their walk with Christ, and most students consider chapel a highlight of their Cedarville education! If you really want to understand Cedarville culture and what makes us "tick," you need to experience chapel.

This year in his chapel series titled "Justified, Forgiven, Alive in Christ," our president, Dr. Thomas White, is preaching through the book of Romans, looking at how Christ's death has set us free from the penalty of sin. 


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Welcome to Parent Prep – Discover Top 4 Ways Parents Support the College Search

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

ParentPrepWelcome to Cedarville University's Parent Prep resource blog! We are excited to provide you with information and resources to assist as you walk with your student through the college search and decision process.

Every week you will receive a new post about an important topic, such as financial aid tips and information, ways students can graduate from college with a strong faith, making the most of a campus visit, and so much more!

Read today's post for our Top 4 recommendations on how you can best help your student through the college search process this year. Although parents usually do not make the final college choice for their student, they do contribute to narrowing down the choices, even before the college search begins. We want to help as you start this all-important journey with your student.


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New Magazine From Cedarville University

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Cedarville Magazine issue titled Called to Communicate.

We recently released our spring issue of Cedarville Magazine, and we'd like to share it with you. Published three times a year, Cedarville Magazine tells the story of Cedarville University and the people and programs that make us unique. In the current issue, “Called to Communicate,” you’ll learn about the people and the programs that make Cedarville’s Department of Communication so special. We’re preparing graduates with the tools to communicate effectively and boldly for Christ.

Get to know Cedarville in the pages of Cedarville Magazine. More than anything, we hope you'll see on every page that Cedarville stands firmly for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus. 

 


There is still time to secure your student's spot in the incoming fall class by paying the reservation deposit. The deposit is due May 1.

 


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ABCs of Spiritual Growth at Cedarville

Thursday, March 2, 2023

If you want to learn how students grow spiritually at Cedarville, there's probably no better way than to hear directly from one of our recent graduates. Angela Farlow '21 shares the ABCs of spiritual growth on campus (and she even added a "D").

From daily chapel to discipleship groups, you'll see how everything we do at Cedarville intentionally points our students toward Jesus.


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How a College's Graduation Rate Can Save You Money

Thursday, February 23, 2023

grad cap on pile of moneyWe all know students who started their four-year college journey… six years ago. Whether they are struggling to pass classes, basking in the learning experience, or simply switching their major too many times, their college education can quickly acquire an even larger price tag when eight semesters turn into 12.

One of the best ways a university can save you money is to help your student graduate on time. Consider the additional costs if students take five or more years to finish. Consider the cost if they never complete their educational goals!

At Cedarville, we make it a priority to help students graduate on time, saving them money but more importantly, allowing them to begin using their career to make an impact for Christ sooner. Today's post provides helpful information about graduation rates and what to consider as you compare college options.


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5 Questions to Ask About College Dorm Life

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Dorm LifeChoosing a major, figuring out a financial plan, and researching the spiritual climate are all important steps in choosing a Christian college. However, there is another vital piece that your student must consider — dorm life!

As you and your student are looking at different colleges, you’ll quickly discover that not all dorm life is created equal. In today's post, we offer 5 questions that you should ask about dorm life at each of the colleges that your student may be considering. And, you'll discover what makes Cedarville's residence life truly unique!


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Summer Academic Camps

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Girls working on mannequin at nursing campYour student’s college experience is just around the corner. It's time for them to explore their options and prepare for the future … all while having an unforgettable summer experience, full of new friends and great memories! That's exactly what Cedarville’s summer Academic Camps will let them do! 

While your student explores a career field, camp faculty will challenge them to make their career their calling. They will be challenged to consider how their gifts, skills, and interests can make a difference in this world for Christ. We've packed the schedule with fun activities, too, so students return home with new friends and great memories!

Read today's post to find out how your student can apply and register to become a part of Cedarville University's summer experience today!


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Explore Cedarville's Bible Minor Project

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Dr. Chris Miller teaching in online videoOne of the value-added distinctives of a Cedarville education is the Bible minor that is built into every undergraduate program. Made up of five courses — The Bible and the Gospel, Old Testament Literature, New Testament Literature, Theology I, and Theology II — the Bible minor stretches students to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways and encourages them to apply Scripture to all areas of their lives.

Read today's post to see how you can experience this outstanding Bible teaching at home for FREE through our online Bible Minor Project.


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