Diversity

Location
Allentown, PA
Undergrads
700
Tuition
$31,596
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Anyone from everywhere goes here

4 College Freshman

Diversity: It's my second semester at Cedar Crest and I'm still meeting people with different beliefs, ethnic backgrounds, and religious affiliations!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation-wise there is much diversity

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity on campus is extremely accepting and being a female college brings everyone close together.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jess Bolluyt
Hometown
Easton, PA
Major
English
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With the school being a women's college, one might think that Cedar Crest isn't a particularly diverse community. But the College community is made up of women from many different geographic, racial, and social backgrounds. One of the great things about Cedar Crest is that no one feels pressured to fit in because there isn't one characteristic that describes students at the College.

There are liberal students, conservative students, and students who fall somewhere in the middle. Some students are of Hispanic descent, some are African American, and others are international students traveling to Cedar Crest from countries all over the world. Some students are straight, some are lesbian, and some are bisexual. There are students who love soccer, Harry Potter, biochemistry, or English literature. Cedar Crest encourages diversity throughout the student body, and the one thing that all students agree on is that Cedar Crest is a very accepting place. Cedar Crest also encourages diversity in terms of age. The College strongly supports its nontraditional students, and the presence of women beyond the stereotypical college age is a reminder that college is a place where students can learn just as much from each other as they can from their professors.

Facts & Statistics

African American
8%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
9%
International
0%
Native American
0%
White
67%
Unknown
13%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
26%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 18%
20-21: 39%
22-24: 24%
25+: 18%
Female Faculty
66%
Male Faculty
34%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 0%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 95%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The College community is very accepting of students of different sexual orientations. Out There is a student organization that promotes the acceptance of the LGBT community on campus and hosts various events throughout the year for members of the LGBT community and their straight allies.
Political Activity
As with many college campuses, Cedar Crest's student body tends to lean toward the liberal side. However, there are students on both ends of the political spectrum, and when politics is a point of discussion, students are accepting of each other's views and are more than willing to discuss political issues with intelligence and understanding.
Economic Status
Students come from a variety of economic classes, and there is no visible division among students based on their financial situation.
Most Common Religions
Some students are religious and some are not. There are a variety of religious groups that celebrate faiths like Judaism, Roman Catholicism, and even Wicca.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Students have formed a variety of clubs on campus that address the needs and celebrate the accomplishments of minority groups like Latin Americans and international students. These groups are visible on campus and work to increase the cultural understanding and atmosphere of acceptance that is characteristic of the Cedar Crest community.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 36% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 36% Moderate
  • 21% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% Libertarian
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 7% Moderate
  • 29% Not sure
  • 43% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 14 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 14 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 15 responses

  • 7% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 27% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 67% Very accepting.
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