The Best & Worst

Location
Allentown, PA
Undergrads
700
Tuition
$31,596
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Beautiful campus landscape and architecture
  2. 2
    Friendly and accepting student body
  3. 3
    Excellent, intelligent, helpful, and all-around great professors
  4. 4
    Wide variety of academic programs, courses, and student activities
  5. 5
    Small size and intimate nature of the campus community
  6. 6
    Extensive opportunities for women's leadership
  7. 7
    Allentown experiences all four seasons.
  8. 8
    Parking isn't a huge hassle.
  9. 9
    There isn't a drug scene on campus.
  10. 10
    Cedar Crest is a part of the LVAIC (Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges).

Facts & Statistics

Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Easy Financial Aid Process
70% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
80% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
82% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
57% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
70% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
62% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
58% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
50% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 68% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    All students on campus are girls (a good thing and a bad thing).
  2. 2
    Though the food is-for the most part-good, some of it still needs improvement.
  3. 3
    Campus computers are often slow.
  4. 4
    Limited choices for on-campus housing
  5. 5
    Some programs are disorganized or not taught well.
  6. 6
    Not as many choices of campus activities as might be available at bigger or coed schools
  7. 7
    There's not a lot to do in the Allentown area.
  8. 8
    The campus doesn't have a shuttle, so you have to walk or have your own vehicle to get around.
  9. 9
    Off-campus housing in downtown Allentown is kind of sketchy.
  10. 10
    The campus is pretty strict about touching the trees or anything involving the trees.

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $31,596, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Life is NOT a Party
80% of students surveyed said it's almost impossible to find a good party.
Unbalanced Student Population
It might be hard for some students to find a date with a male-to-female ratio of 1/99.
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