Skip to main content

Cedarville University: Narrative Description


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:


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.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Cedarville University: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . 19 Feb. 2019 <>.

"Cedarville University: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . (February 19, 2019).

"Cedarville University: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . Retrieved February 19, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.