#42 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Cedar Crest College overview
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania
Online cedarcrest.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Cedar Crest College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Cedar Crest College, located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a private liberal arts women's college founded in 1867. With a suburban campus offering a blend of gothic revival architecture and modern aesthetics, Cedar Crest provides a serene learning environment situated about 60 miles north of Philadelphia. The college embraces a broadly selective admissions process and is noted for its academic programs in the health sciences, including nursing and genetic engineering, as well as its strong performing arts curriculum. Residential life is a cornerstone of the Cedar Crest experience, with housing options available for students. While Cedar Crest emphasizes academics, it also offers participation in NCAA Division III athletics, with a variety of sports teams known as the Falcons.

In the most recent statistical year 946 prospective students applied, and 797 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 133 enrolled in the school.  859 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 465 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $43,043 plus fees of $600. Cedar Crest College is ranked 530 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Cedar Crest College is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 980/1230
GPA 3.42

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Cedar Crest College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$3,000
Other Fees$600
Room and Board $12,722
Budget for Other Expenses$850
Total One Year Cost$60,215

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cedar Crest College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 31%
Psychology 15%
Business 12%
Biology 9%
Education 8%

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