Cedarville University (CU)

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Cedarville University can be found in Cedarville, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. CU has an enrollment of around 4,500 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at CU. A score between 1120 - 1350 on the SAT exam, or 23 - 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Cedarville University (CU) average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 79% with 33% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .cedarville.edu.

Overall Cedarville University (CU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Cedarville University was reported as 78.8% in Fall 2020 with over 3,870 college applications submitted to CU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CU ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • CU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Cedarville University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Cedarville University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cedarville University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.1%
  • 2017-2018: 71.5%
  • 2018-2019: 79.4%
  • 2019-2020: 78.8%
  • Projected CU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 71.0%

How Does Cedarville University (CU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for CU is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Central State University56.8%
Wilberforce University41.4%
Wittenberg University91.3%
Kettering College22.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cedarville University (CU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 680
Math540 - 670
Total Score1120 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 33
Math22 - 28
Composite Score23 - 29
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