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4 College Junior

Facilities: It's a beautiful area and the buildings are nice.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Cedar Crest is an arboretum and that maintenance staff takes great care of our campus scenery. We are located next to Cedar Beach Park with its walking path, river, and playground down the road.

Cedar Crest is an all-women's campus and greatly promotes female leadership and takes pride in its students.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: It is nothing out of the ordinary, usually pretty quiet and the events are quaint to say the least. The library system is very efficient.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is nothing truly unique about the school except for their variety of majors and that they will design a program for you to pursue according to your interests.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: There are many events on campus, including weekends that if you want to go to them you can. However, life is nice and quiet usually.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 517th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 808th
    Best Library
  • 915th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1164th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1205th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jess Bolluyt
Easton, PA
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The campus is impeccably maintained. All of the buildings, new and old, are kept in great condition. Classrooms, hallways, and other campus spaces are always clean and look like new. Maintenance and repairs are always completed promptly.

Outdoor spaces are beautifully landscaped. As soon as the weather starts to get warm in the spring, the grounds staff is out planting flowers, clipping shrubs, or cleaning fallen flower petals from the sidewalk. The campus is really beautiful, and the maintenance staff takes pride in keeping it that way.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
84 acres
Student Centers
Tompkins College Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Cressman Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Falcon's Nest
  • Residence hall lounges
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Cyber Café in the Tompkins College Center is the campus coffee shop and the best place to grab some caffeine!
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
Cedar Crest has a sustainability initiative that involves implementing energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions in maintenance and groundskeeping. Every space on campus is continually getting "greener."
School Slang
The TCC: The Tompkins College Center is the location of the dining hall, the Falcon's Nest, Samuels Theatre, and the offices of various services on campus.
  • All College Picnic: This event kicks off the academic year, when all students convene for a picnic in the fall.
  • Big Sis, Lil Sis : A program where each incoming student is matched to a "Big Sis" who mentors her in the adjustment to college life and the Cedar Crest community.
  • Fall Family Weekend: This is an annual weekend of activities on campus for students and their families.
  • Hall Olympics: The residence halls compete against each other in a series of fun athletic events.
  • Open Door Ceremony: A ceremony that welcomes new students to campus. Incoming students introduce themselves to the College on the steps of Blaney Hall and are welcomed into the community.
  • Ring Ceremony: Juniors receive the College ring in a ceremony that celebrates their past accomplishments and all of their future successes. The design of the ring has been kept the same for many years, and decades of alumnae all have identical rings.
  • Strawberry Festival: This festival is a fall celebration held on the president's lawn, where the entire campus enjoys strawberries, whipped cream, and strawberry lemonade.
Favorite Things To Do
Students enjoy hanging out in between and after classes. Most students actively participate in student organizations or clubs, and make friendships in their residence halls or in the commuter community that gathers in the Commuter Lounge.
Student Newspaper
The Crestiad
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Cedar Crest has more than 50 student clubs and organizations, ranging from recreational groups to chapters of professional organizations. Many students join a club their first semester. Once you find an organization you like, you can stick with it and work your way up to leadership positions on campus. Students are also encouraged to take the initiative to start their own organizations. You have the opportunity to affect life not only on campus but in the community around you.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
Cedar Crest's performing arts department hosts a wide variety of events in Samuels Theatre, from dance performances to plays, musicals, and performances by the many musical ensembles on campus.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 15 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 17 responses

  • 12% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 53% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 18% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 18% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 16 responses

  • 12% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 0% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 38% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.


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