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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  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
About Cedar Crest College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
From Cedar Crest College

Since its founding in 1867, Cedar Crest College has taken a bold approach to education - creating a college and a curriculum designed primarily for women who want to achieve at the highest levels! Recognizing the multi-dimensional nature of students, Cedar Crest College is dedicated to the education of the next generation of leaders by preparing the whole student for life in the global community.

Cedar Crest College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
940-1170
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,174/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,334/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
931Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
502
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Studious
    29%
  • Driven
    25%
  • Carefree
    14%
  • Either sweet or Arrogant
    11%
  • Immature
    11%
  • Stressed
    7%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
56%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    32%
  • Empowering
    24%
  • Small
    15%
  • Deceitful
    6%
  • Hierarchical
    6%
  • Intellectual
    6%
  • Boring
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $46,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    50%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    National
    83%
    83%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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    What I like about Cedar Crest College is their commitment to diversity and the population of the school. It is a small school, around 1,600 at last check; rather than feeling like a number, the smaller class sizes have helped me to develop personal and student relationships with the professors. The campus is very diverse, with international students and students coming from all over the United States. I have been a part of the literary club, the improv group FADED, America Reads as a student tutor, and am secretary for Disciple Makers Christian Fellowship at Cedar Crest College, a weekly Bible study. I also love the variety of clubs the school offers for all majors and interests. I am proud to be a Cedar Crest falcon!
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    The campus is gorgeous when all the trees and flowers are fully bloomed, so many colors and the smell of it all when you walk by the trees is amazing. All the professors are really friendly and very helpful, they all want to see you graduate. The students are really friendly and always have smiles on their faces. Everyone has goals to be successful in their career and graduating. The performing arts department is amazing, the shows they put on are always astonishing the dancers and actors work really hard to really make it happen. The celebrations on campus are really fun. The clubs are great to be in and are very involved with the community. It's a great school to go to and it's an all girl school which represents leadership. I wouldn't know where I would be without Cedar Crest!
    I am currently in my first year at Cedar Crest College and I have enjoyed it. I have met so many wonderful new people and made quite a few new friends. I enjoy the hospitality of the campus and how I always feel like I am at home. They always have lots of campus events going on as well, so there's never a time to be bored! They have something for everyone. The college truly does care for their students as a whole. I believe I made the right choice of coming to this school for my nursing degree and look forward to the next 3 years!