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Diversity Profile

At Cedar Crest College, students learn to become leaders for life. For over 150 years, Cedar Crest has taken a bold approach to education by creating a college and a curriculum for women of all backgrounds who want to achieve at the highest levels.

 At Cedar Crest, we’re proud of our diverse student body. We believe that exposure to other cultures and backgrounds will enhance the college experience and help our students become more globally minded.


Center for Diversity and Global Engagement
International and cultural engagement lead to real-world competencies, which are in high demand by graduate schools and employers. To promote the development of these skills, Cedar Crest will open the brand-new Center for Diversity and Global Engagement in January 2018. The Center will be utilized by international students, English-language learners, students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and students interested in learning more about the world. The purpose of the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement is to provide cultural, social, and academic support, in addition to programming, for students of diverse backgrounds. The Center will be a welcoming space where all students can connect and share experiences and ideas.  


Office of International Student Services
In addition to the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement, Cedar Crest’s Office of International Student Services also aims to enhance the student experience and encourage intercultural exchange on campus. International students may take advantage of student advisors, ESL/cultural support, international student orientation, and many social and cultural events.


National recognition
In its 2018 “Best College” rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Cedar Crest College for its ethnic diversity and for having one of the largest proportions of international undergrads in the northern region. Of the more than 1,600 students on campus, 37% come from diverse backgrounds, while 10% are international students, representing 29 countries around the globe.




Academic Majors

Bachelor of Arts

• Art

• Art Therapy

• Communication—Media Studies

• Communication—New Media

• Dance

• English

• Environmental Conservation

• Global Studies

• History

• Integrated Biology

• Political Science

• Psychology

• Social Work

• Spanish

• Theatre

• Writing


Bachelor of Science

• Accounting

• Biochemistry

• Biology

• Business Administration

• Chemistry

• Criminal Justice

• Education—Early Childhood

• Education—Secondary

• Education Studies

• Environmental Conservation

• Exercise Science

• Forensic Science

• Genetic Engineering

• Genetics and Counseling Psychology

• Health Professions Program
- Pre-dentistry
- Pre-law
- Pre-medicine
- Pre-veterinary

• Health Promotion and Wellness

• Health Science

• Mathematics 

• Neuroscience

• Nuclear Medicine Technology

• Nursing

• Nutrition

• Public Health

• RN to BSN


Graduate Programs

• Dietetic Internship+

• Doctor of Nursing Practice

• Master of Arts in Art Therapy*

• Master of Business Administration*

• Master of Education: Art of Teaching*+

• Master of Education: Early Childhood Certification*+

• Master of Education: Secondary Certification*+

• Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

• Master of Science in Forensic Science

• Master of Science in Health Science: Nutrition*+

• Master of Science in Nursing*+


* Indicates evening availability

+ Indicates online availability