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$33,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Academics: Academics are good. Our professors really know the fields they teach. The small class size means teachers get to know the students and vice versa. The science programs have been expanding and the arts programs have been shrinking, though.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Well, I am in the process of declaring my major. I am currently undecided and ill be declaring as a theater major with a concentration in Education. CCC offers an array of courses and internship opportunities that allows students to be able to major in theater but take classes in philosophy or religion.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The CPA certificate curriculum is aligned to the classes you will need to be successful in an accounting career; as well as, aligned to the CPA exam. There are no nonessential courses in this program. Many of your courses use a program called Connect for your homework. This program allows you to do your homework and check to see if you have it right before submitting it. if you are stuck on a question there are hints to help you. Another feature of this program is the Learn Smart which is a series of questions for each chapter for you to use to review for the tests and quizzes. The head of the Accounting Department is very kind and helpful. she will help you decide which path you wish to take with your degree since there are hundreds of options. She will also help you to get an internship as long as you try your best in school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Cedar Crest College is an excellent school. There are many student activities and study a broad options. The registration process is easy and the counselors are very helpful.

4 College Junior

Academics: The nursing program has to be one of the hardest programs at Cedar Crest, loads of course work but iyou can definetly make it into the program if you apply yourself and work hard enough.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 131st
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 289th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 293rd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 655th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 715th
    Most Caring Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jess Bolluyt
Hometown
Easton, PA
Major
English
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Cedar Crest is a liberal arts college that offers majors and minors from art to biochemistry to psychology. In addition to traditional areas of study, some of the departments also offer majors that aren't available anywhere else in the area, including neuroscience, art therapy, and genetic engineering. Every student also completes the liberal arts curriculum, but unlike the general education requirements of other colleges, Cedar Crest's liberal arts requirements don't take up the entire first two years. Many students double major or even triple major simply because they don't have to take an exhaustive list of classes unrelated to their majors. Almost everything you need in terms of academics is online. You can register for classes, look up degree requirements, and check your grades. The College email system is the primary method of communication between professors and students outside of class.

Professors generally enjoy working with each other and with students. The College is small, and professors come to Cedar Crest simply to teach. The vast majority of Cedar Crest professors is very invested in the campus community and can even be seen eating lunch in the dining hall. Most professors enjoy talking to students outside of class and are more than willing to offer their time. Each student is assigned an adviser who is a professor in the department of a given major. Your adviser knows which classes are offered when and what requirements you need to fulfill to graduate. And because you will probably have your adviser as a professor, you will be comfortable talking to him or her about your career plans and the goals that you set for yourself throughout your college career. Cedar Crest is very strong academically, and if you can bring dedication and passion to your classwork, then you are more than set to succeed.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
10:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
83
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
78
Total FT Faculty
83
Faculty with Terminal Degree
72%
Average Faculty Salary
$62,462
Full-Time Retention Rate
70%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Transfer-Out Rate
14%
Graduation Rate
61%
Programs/Majors Offered
75
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 68%
  • 20 to 49 students: 29%
  • 50 or more students: 3%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Dietetics/Dietitian: 2%
  • Foundations of Education: 4%
  • Psychology: 5%
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other: 13%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
  • Washington semester
Online Courses
Until recently, online courses were only offered through continuing education for nontraditional students. Now, Cedar Crest allows all students to take online classes. Even in classes that aren't completely online, professors can use a platform called CedarCrestOnline to deliver class resources and allow students to complete work online.
Best Places to Study
  • Commuter Lounge
  • Cressman Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Ask for help. From helping you locate an office to giving you advice on how to succeed in your classes, everyone on campus is more than willing to answer your questions.
  • Cross-register through LVAIC, the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges. You can take classes at any of the other private colleges in the area. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the academic (and social!) environments of any of the other schools.
  • Don't touch the trees! Cedar Crest's campus is a registered arboretum, and you can be fined for touching or climbing the trees. As one student warns, "Don't touch the trees; don't look at the trees; don't even think about the trees, and you should be safe!"
  • Find friends to study with. There are a lot of great places to relax on campus, so choose your favorite spot and grab some friends to go over your notes. It's a lot more fun than studying alone in your room!
  • Leave campus every so often. Whether you explore historic Bethlehem or go to New York on one of the College-sponsored road trips, a change of scenery once in a while will do you good. No matter how much you love the College, it's a good idea to widen your perspective.
  • Take a moment to look through the College newspaper and read your emails. You'll avoid missing out on great events-everything from musicals to workshops on resume writing offered by Career Services.
Did You Know?
Cedar Crest students can take classes at other colleges in the area. Through LVAIC (the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges), students can take classes at a number of other private colleges in the area without paying extra tuition. Talk about a great opportunity to take any class you could ever dream of!

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 17 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 15 responses

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Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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