Cedarville University

Graduates: 160
Undergraduates: 3241
Graduates: 160
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $26,220.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $26,220.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1745 / 26 / 3.64
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 46:54
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Baptist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 75%

Cedarville University is a private, co-educational university located in Cedarville, Ohio, United States. At its founding, the school was affiliated with the conservative General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America. Today, Cedarville is an Independent Baptist school known for its adherence to the Christian tradition. Across all academic disciplines, student life is influenced by codes of personal conduct, community service, and theological study.

Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. The University achieves its mission by accomplishing the following objectives or �portrait statements� which reflect characteristics of a Cedarville University graduate: Glorify God The Cedarville graduate exemplifies devotion to the triune God, Christlike character, and faithfulness to the teachings of the Scriptures. Think Broadly and Deeply The Cedarville graduate evaluates ideas, practices, and theories across disciplines within the framework of God�s revelation. Communicate Effectively The Cedarville graduate listens well, and produces and delivers clear, compelling, accurate, and truthful messages in a relevant, respectful manner. Develop Academically and Professionally The Cedarville graduate demonstrates competence and integrity in academic and professional endeavors. Engage for Christ The Cedarville graduate lives to further the mission of Christ in the world as an active influence in spiritual, moral, professional, and social spheres.

Cedarville College was chartered in 1887 by the New Light Reformed Presbyterian Church; at the time, the surrounding township was largely Presbyterian. The first classes were held in 1892, though the college did not officially open until 1894. David McKinney was the college's first president. Elements of the school's heritage remain on today's campus in the form of two original buildings: Founder's Hall (Old Main) and Collins Hall (Science Building). In 1953, the Baptist Bible Institute of Cleveland relocated and transitioned into management of Cedarville College through a merger arrangement with the college's Presbyterian board of trustees, who each resigned in turn. The Baptists were affiliated with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, a fundamentalist group which later dissociated itself from the college. The university's seal has remained essentially unchanged from the Presbyterians' original design and still contains the Latin phrase 'Pro Corona et Foedere Christi,' which is translated, 'For the crown and covenant of Christ.' The original seal is surrounded with a slogan adopted by the former Baptist Bible Institute, 'For the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.' The current president, Dr. Thomas White, assumed the office in 2013, succeeding Dr. William Brown. The institution's first Baptist president, Dr. James T. Jeremiah, retired in 1978. David Jeremiah his son, is a noted alumnus and a Cedarville trustee, as of May 2013. The university experienced many changes during 2012�14. A theology professor was placed on leave in August 2012 and later dismissed, and President Brown announced his resignation in October 2012. On January 1, 2013, Thomas White took office as president. Shortly afterward, Inside Higher Ed characterized the university as being in the midst of an "ongoing, tangled doctrinal controversy." Vice President for Student Life Carl Ruby resigned in January 2013 amid ongoing speculation that the board of trustees would soon eliminate the university's philosophy program. The Board of Trustees eliminated the philosophy major shortly thereafter. In December, twenty-year Cedarville professor Joy Fagan resigned, saying she did not fit the changing policies, including the new restriction of only female students allowed in the classes of female professors. White said that his policies were in line with past values, and were "not a new shift." In early 2014, White said that university was preparing to codify their complementarian stance concerning gender roles, with woman subordinate and complementary to man. He also said he was eliminating layers of leadership such that the presidential cabinet would have direct authority over the university.

Rural, 400 Acres

Chief_administrator: Dr. Thomas White (President)
Phone: 9377662211
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
Website: www.cedarville.edu
Net price calculator web address: www.cedarville.edu/Offices/Financial-Aid/Cost-Information/Block-Pricing.aspx
Undergraduate application fee: $30.00
Graduate application fee: $30.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No