Cedar Crest College

573 reviews
  1. Allentown, PA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  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

Cedar Crest College Rankings

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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
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 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 12 responses
Report
  • Studious
    33%
  • Carefree
    25%
  • Either sweet or Arrogant
    25%
  • Immature
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
63%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    44%
  • Small
    22%
  • Empowering
    11%
  • Hierarchical
    11%
  • Boring
    6%
  • Intellectual
    6%

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%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

573 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    191
  • Average
    209
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    35
The school I am in is an amazing school. The professors know what they are talking about and they genuinely care about our success as a student. They are great to work one on on with and they understand that we are not experts like they are. They are much better than my high school. I look forward to going to classes knowing that if I have a question, they are someone I can rely on.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
I think that the teachers are amazing, but the higher-ups like the dean, the office of student financial aid and the such make it a less enjoyable experience. I will be a senior next year and the only reason i haven't chosen to transfer to another cheaper school, is because i know how much it actually matters to my professors that i get good grades and find a good job in my field. I know that they will keep caring about me even after i graduate and it's so amazing to have supportive people like that rooting for you and pushing you to do your best.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago
Cedar Crest is phenomenal! If I could go back in time and redo the college selection process, I would choose Cedar Crest College all over again. Professors go out of their way to help the students succeed. You are really not just a number.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago