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Why Cedarville?

Take a closer look at Cedarville University, and you’ll discover a school that stands apart, even amongst other Christian institutions. With more than 150 programs of study, all taught from a distinctly biblical worldview, and a vibrant campus community of more than 4,000 students, Cedarville is fulfilling our mission to transform students’ lives.

What Matters Most to Us

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The Bible Matters

At Cedarville University, we unashamedly believe in the authority and inerrancy of Scriptures. God’s Word is the foundation for everything we do.

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Excellent Education Matters

At Cedarville University, we are committed to providing students with a high-quality education that prepares them to succeed wherever God leads them.

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Christian Community Matters

At Cedarville, we believe that our mission to transform lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship is best accomplished in a vibrant, residential Christian community.

This Is Cedarville

The Cedarville Experience

What makes Cedarville unique? Listen to what students have to say about their academically excellent, truly Christian Cedarville experience.

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Mission and Objectives

Cedarville University transforms lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.

The University achieves its mission by accomplishing five key objectives, which reflect characteristics of a Cedarville University graduate.

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Accreditation

Cedarville University is a four-year and graduate degree granting institution chartered by the state of Ohio and certified by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The University is accredited by the  Higher Learning Commission.

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Outcomes

Cedarville University’s 98.5% career outcomes rates — including graduates who are working in their fields of study — consistently outperform national benchmarks. Fortune 500 companies, top government agencies, and educational institutions recruit our graduates because of their career preparation, high-level integrity, and incredible work ethic.

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Our Campus

Cedarville University is located on 780 acres at the north edge of the village of Cedarville, a quiet town in southwest Ohio. Cedarville’s academic facilities and labs boast technology and resources you’d expect to find only at major research universities. Approximately 80 percent of our undergraduate students live in on-campus housing, where lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories are made.

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What We Believe

Cedarville University emphasizes faithfulness to a biblical-theological position in regard to doctrine.

Faculty and staff members yearly affirm their belief in our  doctrinal statement.

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History of Cedarville

In 1887, Cedarville College was established by five godly men who envisioned a college that would provide Christian higher education. Throughout its history, God has blessed Cedarville with incredible growth, from state-of-the-art facilities to professional programs, but one thing has remained the same: For 130 years, we have stood “For the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.”