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Ohio’s Big 5 Christian Colleges: Cedarville University

By September 29, 2016April 6th, 2017Ohio's Christian Colleges


Cedarville University is an independent Baptist school known for its adherence to the Christian tradition and its belief that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God (literal Biblical interpretation). At CU all academic disciplines and student life are influenced by a 14 point doctrinal statement (signed by all students, staff, and faculty). Daily chapel is mandatory and positively regarded by students. All students are required to complete a minor in Bible.

Students who are aligned with the biblical perspective at CU, will also discover a broad range of academic offerings and plenty of co-curricular activities. Professional programs abound (e.g. pharmacy, engineering, nursing, education, and others). Around 60% of of the 3,000 students at CU major in a professional area and the 6 month placement upon graduation is over 90%.

Co-curriculars also embody Christian Principles, with many students involved in mission, service, and outreach work. Additionally, varsity and intramural sports as well as many student organizational opportunities keep students busy.

Cedarville, in our estimation, is the most conservative of Ohio’s passionately Christian colleges.

About the Author: After touring 60 of the best colleges in Ohio, Dr. Jay, a prior faculty member and dean, founded College Bound Advantage (CBA); a Columbus Ohio college consulting firm. CBA specializes in helping families optimize college selection around 15 “fit factors.” College Bound Advantage serves all of Ohio including Cleveland, Akron, and Cincinnati metro areas.

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