2023-24 Undergraduate Viewbook


So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. PSALM 90:12

One of the roughly 1000 Days™ you’ll spend alongside Christian friends and godly, mentoring professors. Each of those days matters in a significant way … and not just as a countdown to graduation. YOUR CEDARVILLE JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE DAY. CLICK TO WATCH our president describe 1,000 Days at Cedarville

You’ll grow in your walk with Christ and accept the challenge of rigorous academics while making lifelong friendships and having the time of your life. By day 1,000, you’ll walk across the stage and collect your diploma. You will be prepared to step boldly into a job or grad school, fully equipped to make the most of the days to come. YOUR COLLEGE DAYS WILL BE TRANSFORMATIONAL. 2


CLICK TO WATCH Getting Started 2022 highlights

When you arrive on campus, filled with excitement and big dreams. You begin your Cedarville journey and officially become a Yellow Jacket. Hundreds of cheering students will celebrate your arrival, unload your car faster than you (or your parents) can imagine, and welcome you to your new home. DAY 000 5

53 countries home tomore than 5,000 students 6

more than 1,000 new students each year 50 states

When you attend your first chapel and begin developing a deep sense of community with your new Cedarville family. DAY 0004

VISIT OUR CHAPEL ARCHIVE to watch past chapel messages. 9

Jason Elam Former NFL Placekicker, Author Jennifer Marshall Senior Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation Kevin Jones Dean, School of Education Nathan Lino Senior Pastor, Northeast Houston Baptist Church Dannah Gresh Founder, Pure Freedom Albert Mohler President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Shai Linne Christian Recording Artist, Church Planter Andrew Peterson Musician, Songwriter, Author Thomas White President, Cedarville University 10

Every Cedarville student has one experience in common: weekday chapel at 10 a.m. It is the heartbeat of Cedarville’s campus. YOU’LL NEVER LOOK AT 10 A.M. THE SAME WAY. World-renowned guest speakers, along with our President and faculty, inspire students to follow after Jesus. Add incredible student-led worship and a powerful sense of community, and it’s no wonder students rate daily chapels as one of their favorite Cedarville experiences. We’re confident you’ll feel the same way!

CLICK TO WATCH a course video from one of our Bible minor classes

When your first Bible minor class transforms forever how you read and study the Bible for yourself. DAY 0034 Regardless of your major, you will take five practical Bible courses, leading to a minor. You will be stretched to think about yourself, your world, and your future through a bold, biblical perspective. ƒ The Bible and the Gospel ƒ Old Testament Literature ƒ NewTestament Literature ƒ Theology 1 ƒ Theology 2 13

When you call Cedarville home for the first time ... and mean it. DAY 0055 15

more than 100 student orgs “ If you’re looking for not only a good education but a way to really deepen your faith, you should consider Cedarville. Talia Felton ’25 MAKE NEW FRIENDSHIPS AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES. CLICK TO WATCH Student Perspectives 16

120 discipleship groups 25 intramural sports Late-night conversations in the residence hall, a service project with your campus organization, or an evening sharing the Gospel at a nearby college — your 1,000 days will be filled with intentional, meaningful experiences shared with lifelong friends. 17

When you pull your first all-night study session. DAY 0 2

When you see the grade that made it worth every caffeinated minute. DAY 0 4 19

Choose from the liberal arts or the professions —more than 150 sought-after programs are available. Major Courses Liberal Arts Core Bible Minor A Comprehensive Approach to Your Program of Study Gain the information, resources, and professional skills you need to enter your career or start grad school. Build the skills employers want most — communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Learn to apply Scripture to all aspects of life. FEW CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES CAN MATCH THE BREADTH AND QUALITY OF CEDARVILLE’S PROGRAM MIX. You will graduate well-rounded and well-equipped to honor God with your vocation, wherever He may lead.

The curriculum here is challenging, but it has prepared me well for the next phase of my life. Colton Lewis ’22 “ 21


FIRST-RATE ACADEMIC SPACES Your 1,000 days will be marked by authentic, hands-on learning experiences in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. You will study, conduct research, and hone your new skills using the latest technology and equipment. 23

When you meet a professor for coffee at Rinnova and make a friend for life. DAY 030


YOU WILL BE MENTORED BY FACULTY MEMBERS WHO ARE AT THE TOP OF THEIR FIELD. You will find award-winning composers, government officials, business executives, accomplished authors, and ministers of the Gospel. In every class, these humble and highly credentialed professors coach, encourage, and challenge you to perform at the highest level for a God-honoring purpose. 26

“ Everything about this place points me back to God. I have amazing professors who love and care about me and pour into me and want me to do well. Isaak Ramsey ’22

DAY 0502 When you board the plane for your first Global Outreach trip, ready to share the Gospel, excited for what lies ahead. 28

When you return home and recognize God’s work in your own life was just as profound as the impact you and your team had among those you went to serve. DAY 05 6 29

4 HeartSong touring teams 27 local ministries CLICK TO WATCH recent #CUGO videos. 30

30+ Global Outreach teams Cedarville will challenge you to reach your world with the Gospel and provide all kinds of opportunities to make it happen. SERVE OTHERS AND SHARE YOUR FAITH. 25+ countries served

Yellow Jackets play hard and go for the win. While celebrating championships and pursuing outstanding play, Cedarville teams serve each other and their competitors, honoring Christ as their ultimate goal. When you pray with your opponent after a hard-fought championship win. DAY 06 0 16 VARSITY SPORTS ƒ Baseball (men) ƒ Basketball ƒ Cross Country ƒ Golf (men) ƒ Indoor Track & Field ƒ Outdoor Track & Field ƒ Soccer ƒ Softball (women) ƒ Tennis ƒ Volleyball (women) 32

CLICK TO WATCH Nothing like Cedarville University Athletics “ We’re Christians first who happen to be athletes, not athletes who happen to be Christians. We try to put Christ first, and we try to remember that all competitions and all our gifts are nothing if we are not Christians first. Carsyn (Koch) Johnson ’18 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier, 800 Meters 33

When you nail your interview at the career fair and expect an offer soon! DAY 0850 34

CLICK TO WATCH Employer Perspectives 35

CLICK TO WATCH Alumni Outcomes 99% of Cedarville graduates employed or in grad school within 6 months of completing their degree. 36

WHO’S HIRING CEDARVILLE GRADS? ƒ Amazon ƒ Boeing ƒ Ernst & Young ƒ The FBI ƒ Honda ƒ The Mayo Clinic ƒ Microsoft ƒ NASA ƒ Northrup Grumman ƒ Procter & Gamble ƒ Rolls-Royce ƒ Samaritan Purse GRAD SCHOOL DOORS ARE WIDE OPEN: ƒ CaseWestern ƒ Cornell ƒ Georgetown ƒ Harvard ƒ Michigan ƒ Northwestern ƒ Ohio State ƒ Princeton ƒ Purdue ƒ University of Chicago ƒ University of Virginia ƒ Washington and Lee 37

When you walk across the stage at commencement, fully prepared for what God has called you to do. DAY 000

CLICK TO WATCH Commencement Highlights 39

1,000 DAYS Stronger 1,000 DAYS Closer to Christ 1,000 DAYS More Intentional 1,000 DAYS More Grateful AT THE END OF YOUR YOU WILL BE ... 40

1,000 DAYS Wiser 1,000 DAYS Transformed 1,000 DAYS More Confident 1,000 DAYS Excited for the Future 1,000 DAYS More Mature 1,000 DAYS More Prepared TIME AT CEDARVILLE,

Cedarville University is one of the best investments you will ever make! Competitive costs and generous scholarships make our top-ranked education affordable. Spiritual growth, career success, and Gospel impact will be the priceless benefits of your time on our campus. INVESTING IN YOU We place a high priority on making the Cedarville experience affordable, and our budget reflects that commitment! 100% of freshmen students receive scholarships A GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR ,000DAYS TOP 5 WAYS TO GET THE MOST FINANCIAL AID 1. Complete the FAFSA starting January 1. 2. Make sure your FAFSA is as accurate as possible so there are no delays in processing your aid package. 3. Ask your high school guidance counselor about local scholarships. 4. Search online and apply for private scholarships during the fall. 5. Consider taking the ACT, SAT, or CLT, or take it again to potentially improve your score. Although standardized test scores are currently optional, a high score may increase your academic merit scholarship. 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 2021-22 2022-23 53% increase million million million million million $37.8 $43.0 $48.7 $57.9 $51.2 42

$22,700 average gift aid RESOURCES FOR YOUR PARENTS When you apply, your parents will begin receiving our helpful ParentPrep resources. We will send information about the college search process, including topics like financial aid, the admission decision, local church options, and spiritual growth in college. cedarville.edu/parentprep ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS The University offers the President’s Scholar Award to recognize students’ academic achievements. These renewable scholarships range from $11,000 to $22,000 per year based on a student’s academic credentials. Qualifying GPA or standardized test scores (not required*) must be submitted by July 31. NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS The University offers need-based scholarships to help cover students’ unmet financial need. Completion of the FAFSA is required. (fafsa.gov) ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES ƒ ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS cedarville.edu/athleticaid Coaches recommend recruited athletes for scholarships based on skill level and team need. ƒ PRESIDENT’S MINISTRY IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP cedarville.edu/ministryimpact Celebrating Cedarville’s strong support for the local church and those who invest their lives in full-time ministry, this scholarship is awarded to selected students whose parent is in full-time ministry and who demonstrate excellent Christian character and leadership abilities. An application is required. ƒ DR. DEFORIA LANE SCHOLARSHIP cedarville.edu/lanescholarship Awarded annually to select undergraduate students based on an application and financial need, the Dr. Deforia Lane Scholarship encourages a campus community that reflects the beautiful diversity of the body of Christ that is made possible only through the transforming power of the Gospel. ƒ PROGRAM-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS cedarville.edu/programscholarships Faculty members recommend awards based on audition or interview. ƒ Forensics Team ƒ Music ƒ Pharmacy ƒ Theatre ƒ Worship ƒ CHURCH MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP cedarville.edu/churchmatching Cedarville University will match a scholarship provided by a student’s local church, up to $500 annually. ƒ STUDENT EMPLOYMENT cedarville.edu/studentemployment Approximately 1,800 students benefit from student employment opportunities. SCHOLARSHIPS BRIDGE THE GAP For fall 2023, all new freshmen students received scholarships and were considered for other forms of financial aid based on completion of the FAFSA or other aid applications. Their average aid package included $22,700 in scholarships and grants from all sources (Cedarville, federal, state, and outside entities). In addition to the Cedarville aid programs outlined in the chart below, many students offset their college costs using federal and state grants, student loans, outside scholarships, and campus employment. Visit cedarville.edu/scholarships for complete information about Cedarville aid programs.

This is an exciting time to be a Yellow Jacket! Due to the success of our ongoing One Thousand Days Transformed $175 million fundraising campaign, the campus you will call home for 1,000 days is being transformed with new academic facilities, expanded dining options, additional residence halls, and new indoor and outdoor student spaces. LOOK WHAT’S NEW! 44

SPEND TWO WEEKS AT CEDARVILLE IN JUNE AS A SUMMER SCHOLAR! Open to rising juniors and seniors. cedarville.edu/summerscholars Join more than 900 fellow high school students and earn college credit through Cedarville’s dual enrollment program before you graduate! Dual enrollment courses — available online or on-campus — are taught from a biblical worldview, meet general education requirements, and are affordable for families. Dual enrollment tuition is discounted by more than 80% and may be free for Ohio students through College Credit Plus! By taking college courses in high school, you can reduce your time in college by a semester, a year, or even more — saving you as much as $30,000 in total costs! TYPICAL COURSE OFFERINGS: ƒ Fundamentals of Speech ƒ Introduction to Humanities ƒ Personal Finance* ƒ Politics and American Culture ƒ Precalculus ƒ Principles of Biology ƒ U.S. History ƒ Western Literature cedarville.edu/dualenrollment TAKE DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES FROM CEDARVILLE * Required for high school graduation in some states GET A HEAD START ON YOUR 1,000 DAYS 45

APPLY FOR ADMISSION. Our easy online application takes about 20 minutes to complete. cedarville.edu/apply VISIT CAMPUS. See Cedarville University in action. Attend one of our six exciting CU Friday events, or set up a personalized visit with appointments and experiences designed especially for you. cedarville.edu/visit ACCESS SCHOLARSHIPS. Apply for financial aid using the FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov) starting December 1. Include Cedarville’s federal school code: 003025. cedarville.edu/scholarships DON’T WAIT EVEN ONE DAY LONGER! TAKE YOUR FIRST BOLD STEP ON YOUR 1,000-DAY JOURNEY. 46

TOUR CEDARVILLE FROM HOME! Check out Cedarville’s Virtual Tour from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You’ll enjoy an interactive, informative campus experience that will make you think you’re standing right on our beautiful campus. Start exploring at cedarville.edu/tour now. 47

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Accounting Allied Health Athletic Training (Sport Medicine + M.A.T.) Biblical Studies – Biblical Counseling – Biblical Languages – Biblical Literature – Historical Theology – Missions – Philosophy – Teaching Ministry – Theology – Women’s Ministry – Worship – Youth and Family Ministry Biology Broadcasting, Digital Media, and Journalism – Digital Film and Video – Digital Radio and Audio – Integrated Digital Media – Journalism Chemistry Civil Engineering – Environmental Engineering – General Civil Engineering – International Infrastructure Engineering – Structural Engineering – Water Resources Engineering Communication Computer Engineering Computer Science – Cyber Operations – Graphic Design – Hardware – Video Game Engineering Criminal Justice Cyber Operations Economics Education – Chemistry – Language Arts – Life Science – Mathematics – Middle Childhood – Music – Physical Science – Physics – Primary (P–5) – Science Comprehensive – Social Studies – Spanish – Special Education – Intervention Specialist Electrical Engineering English Environmental Science Exercise Science Finance Forensic Science Geology – Geosciences – Physical Geology Global Business History Industrial and Innovative Design Information Technology Management International Studies Keyboard Pedagogy Liberal Arts Linguistics Management Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Molecular Biology Music Music Composition Music Performance Nursing Pharmaceutical Sciences Physics Political Science Preagriculture Predental Premedical Prephysician Assistant Preoptometric Preveterinary Prelaw Professional Writing and Information Design Psychology – Addictions and Chemical Dependency – Child and Family Studies – Comprehensive Counseling – Cross-Cultural Psychology – Health Psychology and Public Health – Interdisciplinary Studies – Neuropsychology – Occupational Therapy – Psychological Research Social Work Spanish Sport Business Management Sport Medicine Studio Art Theatre – Design – Performance Visual Communication Design – Graphic Design – Interactive Web Design Worship +M.B.A. +M.Div. +M.A.T.* +Pharm.D. Add value to your undergrad degree as you save time andmoney with one of our accelerated bachelor’s-to-graduate degree completion pathways. cedarville.edu/gradpathways 3-year option Graduate in less time, savemoney, and start earning a salary sooner with one of our accelerated completion options, available for some of our most popular undergraduate programs. cedarville.edu/3yearoption HOW TO ACCELERATE YOUR PROGRAM 48

Undergraduate students may take up to two graduate courses at no additional charge. Accelerated pathways are also available to the MDiv, Master of Athletic Training, MBA, and pharmacy degrees. Learn more: cedarville.edu/GradPathways SPECIAL PROGRAMS Bible, One-Year Certificate Engineering Co-Op Program Engineering Honors Program Honors Program Medical Spanish Certificate ROTC, Air Force ROTC, Army Study Abroad Programs TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) FAST FACTS Enrollment...................................5,082 Female students. ...................... 55% Male students...............................45% New freshmen............................1,139 New transfers................................ 109 Dual enrolled................................ 936 States represented.....................50 Countries represented............. 53 Average ACT....................................26 Average SAT................................1249 Average GPA. .................................3.9 Student-to-faculty ratio. ......... 15:1 Freshmen applicants.......... 5,435 Acceptance rate.........................64% Freshman-to-sophomore retention................................ 85.4% GRADUATE PROGRAMS Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) (Pharm.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree also available) Master of Arts in Biblical Leadership (MABL) Master of Arts in Innovation (MA) Master of Arts in Worship and Theology (MAWT) Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Master of Business Administration (MBA) Master of Divinity (MDiv) Master of Medical Science in PA Studies (MMSc-PA) Master of Ministry (MMin) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Online Program Online graduate certificates are also available in business, leadership, nursing, public health, and worship.

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