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Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%

Cedar Crest College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Cedar Crest College. The acceptance rate at Cedar Crest College is 69%. Last year, 1,233 students applied to Cedar Crest College and 848 were admitted.

Reach out to Cedar Crest College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who apply to Cedar Crest College for the fall semester should hear back from Cedar Crest College by September 15.

Cedar Crest College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Cedar Crest College's admissions stats.

Cedar Crest College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 92%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 14%
Waitlist No

Cedar Crest College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Cedar Crest College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Cedar Crest College?

Cedar Crest College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Cedar Crest College directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Cedar Crest College Admissions

Transferring to Cedar Crest College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Cedar Crest College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Cedar Crest College

Wondering what factors are considered by Cedar Crest College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Cedar Crest College for more information on admission factors.

Cedar Crest College Application Requirements

To apply to Cedar Crest College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Cedar Crest College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cedar Crest College?

Students admitted to Cedar Crest College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 58% submitted a class rank. At Cedar Crest College 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Cedar Crest College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10%
3.75 and 3.99 17%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 21%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Cedar Crest College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Cedar Crest College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 92% of Cedar Crest College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Cedar Crest College?

To be competitive with other Cedar Crest College applicants, you should strive to score between 900 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Cedar Crest College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 900, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Cedar Crest College students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Cedar Crest College students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at Cedar Crest College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Cedar Crest College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Cedar Crest College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Cedar Crest College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Cedar Crest College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Cedar Crest College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Cedar Crest College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cedar Crest College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Cedar Crest College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Cedar Crest College accept transfer credits?

✅ Cedar Crest College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cedar Crest College accepts:

• Life Long Learning Credit

Does Cedar Crest College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Cedar Crest College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Cedar Crest College?

✅ Cedar Crest College is not test optional.

What is Cedar Crest College's acceptance rate?

✅ Cedar Crest College has an acceptance rate of 69%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cedar Crest College?

🟨 Cedar Crest College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Cedar Crest College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Cedar Crest College? Cedar Crest College is a somewhat selective institution. The Cedar Crest College acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.


Cedar Crest College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Cedar Crest College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1170


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Cedar Crest College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Cedar Crest College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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