Cedar Crest College

575 reviews
  1. Allentown, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Cedar Crest College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Address
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
888-1120
ACT Range
20-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$17,981/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,935/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,022/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,651/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,752/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,225/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
719Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Studious
    32%
  • Carefree
    21%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Either sweet or Arrogant
    16%
  • Immature
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    40%
  • Empowering
    24%
  • Small
    16%
  • Hierarchical
    8%
  • Intellectual
    8%
  • Boring
    4%

After Cedar Crest College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

575 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    192
  • Average
    209
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    35
Professors at Cedar Crest are always more than willing to help you if you put forth effort. This school is for those who are serious about their education and future. The science and nursing programs are the best in the region. And for that reason, only the best teachers will do! Class sizes range from small nightly classes to 50-70 students for a class everyone needs to take. Just spends on your major.
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago
Our career services office will help with career choices, application, resume and interview skills. They also help with internships or graduate school. They offer practice GRE or MCAT tests. If you need professional attire for an interview or job, they also hold clothes drives on campus and give it to students in need. All of the services are available to any student or alumni. Internships can be found through career services or departmental chairs of your chosen major. As a neuroscience major, we are required to take a capstone course that prepares us for a job or graduate school. We need to make a resume and cover letter, research proposal or practice thesis, mock interview, job and/or internship choices, etc. The school and each department holds career fairs and speakers from different colleges. Cedar Crest alum also come to speak about their personal experiences and give helpful advice.
  • College Senior
  • 12 months ago
- The most popular majors at CCC are nursing and forensic science, which are both great programs.

- There are a lot of ways to pursue interests on campus through clubs.

- The experience is what you make it: you can be a leader on campus and make connections.

- A degree from CCC is valued, and you get the best recommendations because you have the opportunity to really know your professors.

- The downside is opportunities can be very localized. It may be difficult to find things out of the area or state because the college isn't as well-known. But good news: it's getting there!
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago