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.

Website: www.cedarcrest.edu/

Private
1,433
Undergraduate
Students
(87.7%) 1,257 Women
(12.3%) 176 Men
231
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,208 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.44
SAT Math
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
480-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,610
Tuition and Fees
$39,216
Room and Board
$11,544
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$30,533
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$44,032
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
77
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Allentown Population
119,141
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.2% Asian
9.2% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
15.1% White
59.2% Unknown
International Students
0.3%
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
38.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History 3  
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 College Drive
City, State, Zip
Allentown, PA 18104-6196
Phone
(610) 740-3780
Fax
(610) 606-4647
E-mail
admissions@cedarcrest.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,208 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 1,199 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 9 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
372 (49%) of 765 admitted students enrolled
Women
351 (46%) of 761 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.44
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
460-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
SAT EBRW
480-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
34%
Score of 12 - 17
20%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 44%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$53,610
Tuition and Fees
$39,216
Room and Board
$11,544
Books and Supplies
$2,000
Other Expenses
$850
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning September 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003243
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
209 (98.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
200 (95.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
200 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
32 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$30,533
Need-Based Gift
Received by 200 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,547
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 163 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,663
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 26 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
10 (4.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,997

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
693 (97.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
662 (95.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
661 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
88 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$29,602
Need-Based Gift
Received by 661 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,512
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 564 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,793
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 68 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4 (.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,374

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$44,032
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Junior Miss, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • 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
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing Science
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
77
Part-Time Faculty
144
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
25%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Therapy
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Allentown Population
119,141
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
84 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Allentown
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
crime prevention programs

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
White, yellow, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, track and field
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student activities board, student government association, commuter awareness board, student nurse association, forensic student science organization
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
1,433
Women
1,257 (87.7%)
Men
176 (12.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
931
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.2% Asian
9.2% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
15.1% White
59.2% Unknown
International Students.
0.3%
Average Age
26
All Graduate Students
231

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
38.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
46.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
50.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 1%
Dentistry 0.3%
Arts and Sciences 18%
Medicine 4%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 6%

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