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Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College Overview

Cedar Crest College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Cedar Crest College was founded in 1867 and now enrolls around 1,440 students per year year, including 1,053 undergraduates. Cedar Crest College offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Cedar Crest College by September 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Cedar Crest College!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Cedar Crest College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Cedar Crest College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Cedar Crest College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Cedar Crest College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Cedar Crest College on the Student Life page.

2022 Cedar Crest College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 92%
Tuition $40,967
Percent of Need Met 76.12%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $31,933

Is Cedar Crest College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better look at what Cedar Crest College offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 69% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,233 applications received in 2022, 848 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cedar Crest College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 75% of students who start at Cedar Crest College come back the next year. Around 74% of students who started at Cedar Crest College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Cedar Crest College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Cedar Crest College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Cedar Crest College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Cedar Crest College meets 76.12% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,933 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $49,363 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Cedar Crest College.

Based on this information, how does Cedar Crest College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Cedar Crest College a good school for you?

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Where is Cedar Crest College?

Cedar Crest College is located in the suburban setting of Allentown, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

If you would like to see Cedar Crest College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 78 to Allentown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lehigh Valley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Cedar Crest College and Allentown are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 College Drive Allentown, PA 18104-6196

Campus Setting: Suburban

Cedar Crest College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cedar Crest College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Cedar Crest College is Continuous processing.

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Cedar Crest College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Cedar Crest College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Cedar Crest College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Cedar Crest College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1170


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Cedar Crest College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Cedar Crest College is like? There are approximately 1,440 students enrolled at Cedar Crest College, including 1,053 undergraduate students and 387 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from PA and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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