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Cedar Crest College Data & Information Overview

Great Price Value for Your Money
69% Acceptance Rate
2% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Cedar Crest College Ranked?

#1,046 Best Colleges in Nation
#63 Best Colleges in PA
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major

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Overall Quality

Cedar Crest is ranked #1,046 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Cedar Crest is also ranked #63 out of 109 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cedar Crest?

69% Acceptance Rate
98% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Cedar Crest College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 33% 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 530 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 490 to 590 )
Cedar Crest received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 20 to 29 )

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Cedar Crest College Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
41% Full Time Teachers

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 9 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

75% Freshmen Retention
40% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% 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  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Cedar Crest for first-time, full-time students is 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

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Cedar Crest College Undergraduate Student Diversity

815 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
94.1% Percent Women

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?

$21,706 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
$36,380 Total Student Loans
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 +

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 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,095 a year. That adds up to $36,380 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?

$52,679 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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.


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Location of Cedar Crest College

Pennsylvania State
815 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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

Cedar Crest College Majors

38 Majors With Completions
256 Undergraduate Degrees
79 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Cedar Crest College. Of these students, 256 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management24NA
Allied Health Professions17NA
General Psychology17NA
General Biology15NA
Social Work13NA
Public Relations & Advertising10NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions9NA

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

55% Take At Least One Class Online
12% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 791 students took at least one online class at Cedar Crest College. This is a decrease from the 815 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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.


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