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Cedar Crest College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Cedar Crest College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Cedar Crest College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cedar Crest College was awarded 24 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Cedar Crest as #902 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Cedar Crest held the #1,389 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 117 colleges in Pennsylvania, Cedar Crest is ranked at #64.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cedar Crest?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Cedar Crest College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 52%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to Cedar Crest submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 480 to 570 )
Cedar Crest received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 18 to 24 )

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Cedar Crest College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Cedar Crest it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cedar Crest College is 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cedar Crest College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Cedar Crest College has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Cedar Crest have a four-year graduation rate of 37%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Cedar Crest College.

Cedar Crest College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,088 undergraduates at Cedar Crest with 815 being full-time and 273 being part-time.

How Much Does Cedar Crest College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cedar Crest is $21,706. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cedar Crest

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,652 $21,135 $20,750 $22,450 $24,804

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cedar Crest, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cedar Crest, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $9,455 a year. That adds up to $37,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cedar Crest is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cedar Crest Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cedar Crest make about $52,679 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Cedar Crest graduates since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Cedar Crest College make the most money.

Location of Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Cedar Crest are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18104-6196
Phone: 610-606-4666

Cedar Crest College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Cedar Crest College. Of these students, 241 received undergraduate degrees and 79 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 60 $64,377
Business Administration & Management 24 NA
General Psychology 17 NA
General Biology 15 NA
Criminology 14 NA
Social Work 13 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 10 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 NA
Chemistry 9 NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Cedar Crest College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cedar Crest

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 815 students took at least one online class at Cedar Crest College. This is an increase from the 694 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 815 205
2018-2019 694 188
2017-2018 729 172
2016-2017 502 88
2015-2016 523 101

Learn more about online learning at Cedar Crest College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.