Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA, USA
3.77 Average Rating

Cedar Crest College is an all-female, private liberal arts college based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is an independent college, but historically associated with the United Church of Christ. The school hosts an annual Media Literacy Week headed by a communications professor who points out the success and the downfalls of popular media. Nursing, social work and youth services, and business administration and management are among the most popular majors.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Women’s College

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
69%
Out-Of-State Students
15%
23%
Submitting ACT
94%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1069
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,664
Total Number of Undergrads
1,433
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
77%
20-39 Students
19%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,060
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$39,216
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,216
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,544
Books and Supplies
$2000

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
43%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,334
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,005
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,268

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
87%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,152
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
12%
88%
Student Organizations
72
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
32%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Falcon
School Colors
Yellow/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Allentown
Philadelphia
New York
Reading
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
I visited Cedar Crest with my school and it was aw-sum of was small but very homey. I like how everything just felt right about the college. The food wasn't bad either, great college to attend in the fall for me.
Imani from Philadelphia, PA
Cedar Crest College inspires young women to excel in academic, extracurricular, and personal ventures. Any school can teach a woman to become a professional, but only Cedar Crest can teach women how to become a leader. I would recommend Cedar Crest wholeheartedly.
Laurian from Pasadena, MD
Cedar Crest College is a leader in educating its nursing students. They teach students a global perspective to successfully prepare them for their career. They excel academic expectations.
Tasha from Bethlehem, PA
Cedar Crest College introduces young women to the role of becoming a leader. Being a part of the Cedar Crest College community has allowed me to take more responsibility and become an active citizen within the community. Students will receive a great education and many resources that will allow them to succeed in life.
De Janet from Silver Spring, MD