Cedarville University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
Cedarville is difficult for me to review since it is a highly religious institution and I have since become less religious. It did not meet my needs and expectations academically; however, this wouldn't be the case for everyone. The academics are fair, and, for some people, that's just what they need, particularly those who are fervidly religious.
Throughout my degree, the professors did everything they could to help you succeed. They bring in professionals in order to give you tools and people to further your education if desired. They not only care about helping you educationally but professionally in your field. With smaller classes, you are able to really have interactions and get to know your professors.
Cedarville was, by far, the best decision I have ever made. I attended Cedarville from 2008 - 2013, which If you can do math means I was one of those 5 year people. I started my freshman year as an electrical engineering major, It took me half-way through my junior year (and taking Calculus II three times) to finally get the hint that I couldn't do engineering. (I took Calc II with three different professors so I can't really blame their teaching skills) I switched to Information Systems and I can't tell you just how amazing the program was. The top-notch education I received at Cedarville was only because of the amazing professors. After attending Cedarville I believe that the number one factor in determining the quality of a university is based on how much professors care about their students. This is why I gave Cedarville 5 stars, the professors really do care. Next point: Cedarville is EXPENSIVE! I left Cedarville with $140,000 in student debt. (This number is so high primarily because I was there for 5 years). I do not recommend Cedarville for the student who is just looking for a degree. I paid over one hundred thousand dollars for the Cedarville experience, I just happened to get a degree in the process. Obviously this sounds a little extreme but, at it's core, it really is true. If I simply wanted a degree I had dozens of alternatives that would've costed a fraction of what Cedarville costs. But as an 18 year old, I can't say how much Cedarville changed my life. Growing up in a Christian home still didn't prepare me for life on my own. I could make my own decisions and determine my own future. Without the fellowship of other students and the daily chapels I am confident that I would be in a much worse place in life right now than simply in debt. I also recommend attending Cedarville if your major can provide the income for the debt you will receive. Unless you have a support system that can alleviate or prevent the debt, such as living at home after graduation or having parents that can pay your way though school. My degree started me at $45,000 a year which was sufficient for my monthly payments. Conclusion: Cedarville is an amazing college, 'nuff said
High quality Christian education in an excellent environment. Students, faculty and staff all make it a great place to attend and a worthwhile investment.
Cedarville is a great liberal arts Christian college. The campus is constantly being updated, the dorms are comfortable, and nothing is too far away from anything else. Chapel is a great experience with interesting speakers and motivating messages. The professors are fantastic, very supportive and tend to treat you like family. The cafeteria is pretty good, with lots of options and opportunities to make your own food if desired. There are a number of majors and classes to suit a wide variety of students, and class sizes are on the smaller size. The Bible classes are particularly interesting and inspiring. There's a decent gym on campus that's free to students, and it includes a climbing wall (but no pool). There are lots of opportunities to get involved with ministries and activities off campus. There are several sports - including soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
Cedarville is an excellent university. Small enough to feel like family but big enough for you to continually meet new people. It has rigorous academics, thoughtful professors and a beautiful campus. Yeah, the "town" of Cedarville might only have two stop lights and seven hundred corn fields, but the university has great student activities programs and I never felt like I was missing out on any excitement. Cedarville University feels like home <3
One of the greatest experiences for life and learning.