Cedar Crest College

100 College Dr, Allentown, United States
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Overview of Cedar Crest College

About this school

Cedar Crest, founded in 1867, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college for women. Its 84-acre campus, a designated arboretum, is located in a residential area of Allentown, 55 miles from Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,433
    • Men:176 (12.3%)
    • Women:1,257 (87.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Cedar Crest College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 College Drive
City, State, Zip
Allentown, PA  18104-6196
Phone
(610) 740-3780
Fax
(610) 606-4647
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,208 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 1,199 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 9 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
372 (49%) of 765 admitted students enrolled
Women
351 (46%) of 761 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
1%
Sat Critical Reading
480-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
34%
• Score 12 - 17
20%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,216 (73.15053161723559%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,544 (21.53329602686066%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,000 (3.730647267300877%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $850 (1.5855250886028727%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Cedar Crest College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning September 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003243
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
209 (98.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
200 (95.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
200 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
32 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$30,533
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 200 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,547
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 163 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,663
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 26 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
10 (4.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,997

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
693 (97.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
662 (95.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
661 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
88 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$29,602
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 661 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,512
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 564 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,793
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 68 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4 (.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,374

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$44,032
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Junior Miss, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


77

Part-Time Faculty


144

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


25%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 35% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Cedar Crest College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


46.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.4%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • Accounting
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Genetics, General
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing Science
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Art Therapy
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


119,141

Nearest Metropolitan Area


84 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Allentown
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Allentown
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
White, yellow, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Cedar Crest College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student activities board, student government association, commuter awareness board, student nurse association, forensic student science organization

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


931

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,433
Women
1,257
Men
176

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.2% Asian
  • 9.2% Black/African-American
  • 2.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 15.1% White
  • 59.2% Unknown

International Students


0.3%

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


231

Student Resources

Study resources