579 reviews
  1. Allentown, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Cedar Crest College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Address
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Scores Range
888-1120
ACT Scores Range
20-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Cedar Crest College

Cost

Net Price
$17,981/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,935/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,022/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,651/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,752/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,225/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
719Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Studious
    32%
  • Carefree
    21%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Either sweet or Arrogant
    16%
  • Immature
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    40%
  • Empowering
    24%
  • Small
    16%
  • Hierarchical
    8%
  • Intellectual
    8%
  • Boring
    4%

After Cedar Crest College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Cedar Crest College Reviews

579 reviews
All Categories
I love Cedar Crest. The only complaint I have is that I wish there were more financial support for SAGE, students of adult and graduate education. Traditional students have many financial cuts coming in from other schools, transfer students. I feel adult students have more responsibilities than traditional students by the way of families, jobs, paying bills for homes etc. Many traditional students live on campus or with parents who pay their tuition. I have to pay for all my tuition as an adult student other than a $2000 transfer scholarship for having a 3.9 GPA when I transferred. Tuition for me is over $15,000 a semester. Professors are great and very approachable. Beautiful campus and if is a women's college.
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Overall, Cedar Crest is a great school. The opportunities are great. I had a few problems there with racism and discrimination from a few of the science department professors. There are some great professors in many of the other departments that truly care and show you that they care about the future of their students. The tutors on campus are great, when they feel like doing their jobs. There are many opportunities for the traditional students, but not many for those who are over 21. The school is a bit expensive, but that is to be expected with private colleges.
Professors at Cedar Crest are always more than willing to help you if you put forth effort. This school is for those who are serious about their education and future. The science and nursing programs are the best in the region. And for that reason, only the best teachers will do! Class sizes range from small nightly classes to 50-70 students for a class everyone needs to take. Just spends on your major.