Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$41,567

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
490
75th
570
25th
480
75th
23
25th
16
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

10%

male

90%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 971
Declined 880
Total Received 1,851
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Private

1,405

undergraduate students

424

graduate students

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School Facts

Cedar Crest College, founded in 1867, is a liberal arts college for women. Its 84-acre campus, a designated arboretum, is located on a park-like campus in a residential area of Allentown, a small city located one hour from Philadelphia, less than two hours from New York City, and three hours from Washington, DC.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,829
Established in 1867
Coeducational Women Only

84-acre campus in Allentown (population: 121,283), 65 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Philadelphia. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA
18104-6196

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
490
75th
570
25th
480
75th
23
25th
16
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 971
Declined 880
Total Received 1,851

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,664

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,967
Housing $5,750
Food $6,572
Additional fees $600
Books & supplies $3,000
Total $56,889
Average Financial Aid - $20,664
Total with Avg. Aid $36,225

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,555,245
State $1,108,533
Institutional $14,515,675
Other external $292,912
Total $17,472,365

Non-need-based

Federal
State $4,544
Institutional $2,160,802
Other external $54,177
Total $2,219,523

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 360-1222
F: 610 606-4653
finaid@cedarcrest.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball yes
Field hockey yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes
Track and field outdoor yes
Track and field x country yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Women's

soccer, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Conservation Biology. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminalistics and Criminal Science. yes
Criminology. yes
Dance, General. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, General. yes yes
Education, Other. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Biology. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes yes
Health Communication. yes
History, General. yes
Human Nutrition. yes
Human/Medical Genetics. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Molecular Genetics. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Physical Sciences, Other. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work, Other. yes
Social Work. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Writing, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,829

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

1,405
students

Female
90%
1,264

Male
10%
141

23%

424
students

Female
85%
360

Male
15%
64

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

937
students

Female
91%
850

Male
9%
87

33%

468
students

Female
88%
414

Male
12%
54

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

12%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

120

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Haiti
India
Jamaica
Liberia
Saudi Arabia
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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