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How Well Is Cedar Crest College Ranked?

2021 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 4 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Cedar Crest as #873 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Cedar Crest also holds the #83 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Cedar Crest College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cedar Crest?

Acceptance Rate

Cedar Crest College has an acceptance rate of 63%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Cedar Crest.

Average Test Scores

About 94% 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 480 and 600. Math scores were between 460 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 480 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 460 to 570 )
Cedar Crest received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 19 to 26 )

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Cedar Crest College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Cedar Crest, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cedar Crest College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Cedar Crest College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Cedar Crest the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 43%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

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

Cedar Crest College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,323 undergraduates at Cedar Crest with 929 being full-time and 394 being part-time.

Cedar Crest Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 19.76 out of 100, Cedar Crest is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  19.76 out of 100
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How Much Does Cedar Crest College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cedar Crest is $21,239. 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 +
$16,907 $18,183 $19,727 $24,211 $27,192

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cedar Crest, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $9,101 a year. That adds up to $36,404 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cedar Crest is 5.3%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Cedar Crest with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,700 in their early years. This is good news for future Cedar Crest graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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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Location of Cedar Crest College

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 42 majors graduated from Cedar Crest College. Of these students, 294 received undergraduate degrees and 78 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 58 $62,700
Business Administration & Management 43 NA
General Psychology 26 $28,600
Social Work 21 $31,100
Criminology 15 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 14 NA
General Biology 13 NA
Accounting 9 NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 8 NA
General English Literature 7 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 729 students took at least one online class at Cedar Crest College. This is an increase from the 502 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 729 172
2016-2017 502 88
2015-2016 523 101
2014-2015 548 79
2013-2014 446 63

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.

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