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    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Cedar Crest is a private college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 884 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cedar Crest acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 56% of students, Cedar Crest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
About Cedar Crest College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
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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

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,231/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,581/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,247/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,930/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,992/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,853/ year
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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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
884Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Driven
    26%
  • Studious
    26%
  • Carefree
    15%
  • Either sweet or Arrogant
    11%
  • Immature
    11%
  • Stressed
    7%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
55%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    33%
  • Empowering
    24%
  • Small
    15%
  • Hierarchical
    6%
  • Intellectual
    6%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Deceitful
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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!
Cedar Crest is a fantastic school! Initially I was apprehensive about the size but it is not a problem, in fact it helps getting to know your teachers and classmates to promote academic success. I was able to easily get an on-campus job my first semester, and joined three different clubs including a sports team. The faculty is very willing to work with students and the food isn't bad either.