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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 1,428
   Women 1,240 (86.8%)
   Men 188 (13.2%)
Graduate Students 241
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 66% of 1,193 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.38
SAT Math 490 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 496 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
18-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $50,108
  Tuition and Fees $36,825
  Room and Board $10,933
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $30,222
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 76
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 119,141
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 73% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 20% 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 Students 10.3% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning 79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 39.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported