Cedarville University: Narrative Description

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251 North Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314-0601
Tel: (937)766-2211
Admissions: (937)766-7700
Fax: (937)766-7575
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cedarville.edu/


Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 400-acre rural campus with easy access to Columbus and Dayton. Endowment: $11.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5695 per student. Total enrollment: 3,070. Faculty: 258 (208 full-time, 50 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,926 applied, 85% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 13 National Merit Scholars, 61 valedictorians, 195 student government officers. Full-time: 2,909 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 161 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 16 other countries, 64% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 83% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Au Sable Institute. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $21,042 includes full-time tuition ($16,032) and college room and board ($5010). College room only: $2684. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $501 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 52 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, College Republicans, ASME, Chi Theta Pi, MENC. Major annual events: homecoming, Junior/Senior Banquet, ELLIV. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,523 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Centennial Library with 162,195 books, 21,392 microform titles, 5,250 serials, 15,788 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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