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  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
Cedar Crest is a private college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 929 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cedar Crest acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 46% of students, Cedar Crest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial States Athletic Conference

Cedar Crest College Rankings

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Cedar Crest Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1170
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,136/ 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
$27,426/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
929Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
394
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Studious
    32%
  • Driven
    28%
  • Carefree
    16%
  • Either sweet or Arrogant
    12%
  • Immature
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
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
46%
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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I do love my school! I am a sophomore this incoming semester. I feel as though my faculty in the Education Department is there for me. They always have my back! I would love if Cedar Crest renovated their dorms rooms and bathrooms in the buildings that haven’t been done. I would also love if they changed their food services because it’s absolutely disgusting. I ended up lowering my meal plan to the very lowest so I can cook instead next semester. Also as a black student I wish their was a little more diversity on campus because their is only a limited amount of us.
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The nursing program is a joke. The nursing department has many tools, yet they are very disorganized with them. I was stressed while in the program, not because of academics, but because I had no idea what was going on 80% of the time. They make students participate in a “nursing boot camp” before starting the semester, yet they didn’t teach us anything about the various recording/simulation resources. They offer ONE optional seminar per resource. If we miss that, we have to make an appointment with Fructl who is VERY busy. Why didn’t they teach us these things in boot camp??
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!