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
The Fall season is my favorite season and makes the campus a beautiful pot of gold and amber. The school is an arboretum and the grounds are taken excellent care of. I love taking time to sit in the gazebo in the colder weather and read a book with the sunshine shooting rays upon me. Friends and I take photography shots of the beautiful leaves.

The Winter season has the campus relatively peaceful. Students LOVE sledding down Moore Hill on cafeteria trays- it's a tradition! Students build snowmen at the dorms and hold snowball fights on the quad. It's wonderful. Parking gets iffy when it comes to snow storms, but especially if you live on campus, getting to class is no problem!

In the spring, glorious flowers bloom. The grounds keeping staff continually plants new flowers as the season approaches summer. The campus is never without beauty. We can get lots of rain and it may be a bummer if you have to walk to class and you're not near it, but it isn't a bad experience.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 6 2014
Although our sports teams are not "Division" worthy, we have very talented athletes! We have many opportunities to join a team or club and have a blast while doing it. Even if the players are not the best, they have awesome team performance with each other; not everyone is meant to be a professional, but everyone who is involved, has the passion. The fan base at CCC is phenomenal; whether the team is great or not so great, we support to the fullest! The stands always have family, friends and fellow students representing "Black and Yellow" colors. Go Falcons!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 19 2013
Living on campus is wonderful. Cedar Crest is a beautiful arboretum. Moore Hall is a great place to live and freshman are so lucky. Moore Hall gives students a beautiful overlook of Cedar Beach park and exercise trail in the back. This hill is perfect for sledding in winter- make sure to grab a cafeteria tray! Workers don't mind. Sledding on trays is a CCC tradition :) The atmosphere is pretty great. People like to hang out and simply have fun. There is the opportunity to party if you should like. The cost of the dorms is high but you have to take in to account all that is provided- electricity, heat, air conditioning, water, desk, bed, etc.I recommend any person to live on campus, even if you live 10 minutes away like I do. Living on campus has provided me with opportunities that I would never have access to if I did not dorm here.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 2 2013