Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

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Undergrad Diversity Health & Medicine

Tuition & Fees

$41,567

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
31%
300-399
8%
30-36
6%
24-29
24%
18-23
46%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

8%

male

92%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 837
Declined 538
Total Received 1,375
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Private

1,216

undergraduate students

310

graduate students

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Location

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 1,526
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lehigh Valley International

Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown
18104-6196

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Board
  • Student Government Association
  • Commuter Awareness Board
  • Student Nurse Association
  • Forensic Student Science organization

Top Events

  • Fall Festival
  • Midnight Breakfast
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • crime prevention programs

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
31%
300-399
8%
30-36
6%
24-29
24%
18-23
46%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.4

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 837
Declined 538
Total Received 1,375

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $40,967
Room & board $12,322
Additional fees $600
Books & supplies $3,000
Other fees $850
Total $57,739
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Financial Facts

Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Criminology
Dance, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Genetics, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Wellness, General
History, General
Human Nutrition
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Neuroscience
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Nursing Science
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

1,526

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

1,216
students

Female
92%
1,116

Male
8%
100

20%

310
students

Female
84%
260

Male
16%
50

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

872
students

Female
93%
809

Male
7%
63

29%

344
students

Female
90%
307

Male
10%
37

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 41%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

29

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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