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Cedar Crest College Overview

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

What Is Cedar Crest College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$42,070 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Cedar Crest since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Cedar Crest is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Cedar Crest is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Cedar Crest makes roughly $55,062 a year. This is 35% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Cedar Crest to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into Cedar Crest?

You can apply to Cedar Crest online at:

Admission Requirements for Cedar Crest

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cedar Crest?

69% Acceptance Rate
98% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Cedar Crest is 69%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 2% of accepted students are men and 98% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

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 English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Cedar Crest College  ( 20 to 29 )

Can I Afford Cedar Crest College?

$42,070 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cedar Crest is $42,070. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 1.5%. 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.

Cedar Crest College Undergraduate Student Diversity

792 Full-Time Undergraduates
95% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,053 undergraduate students at Cedar Crest, with 792 being full-time and 261 being part-time.


There are also 387 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 792 full-time undergraduates at Cedar Crest, 5% are male and 95% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cedar Crest College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 36
Black or African American 56
Hispanic or Latino 112
White 463
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 83

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Cedar Crest College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 7 countries are represented at Cedar Crest. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Sweden.

Online Learning at Cedar Crest College

169 Took All Classes Online
791 Took At Least One Class Online
25.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 791 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cedar Crest has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 33rd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Cedar Crest

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Cedar Crest College was 25.2%. This is the #963 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cedar Crest regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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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