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Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

Cedar Crest, founded in 1867, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college for women. Its 84-acre campus, a designated arboretum, is located in a residential area of Allentown, 55 miles from Philadelphia.

Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalNo, women only
Undergraduate Students1,428
   Women1,240 (86.8%)
   Men188 (13.2%)
Graduate Students241


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate66% of 1,193 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.38
SAT Math490 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading496 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing448 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite22 average
18-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$50,108
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met78%
Average Freshman Award$30,222
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes


Allentown Population119,141
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 73% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities20% of women participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
15.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.1% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students10.3% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning79.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.56 3.57 510 555 22
Low 3.35 3.30 450 520 18
High 3.70 3.70 570 610 26
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