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Cedar Crest College Admission Requirements

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Cedar Crest College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.2%
Admission Difficulty for Cedar Crest College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Cedar Crest College and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 768 out of 1,343 applicants were admitted making Cedar Crest College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Cedar Crest College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Cedar Crest College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Cedar Crest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Cedar Crest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cedar Crest College?

Cedar Crest College typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #71 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cedar Crest College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >69%
1055 to 1170 Avg + 57%-69%
940 to 1055 Avg - 44%-57%
825 to 940 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 825 Low <31%
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Cedar Crest College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for Cedar Crest College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Cedar Crest College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cedar Crest College?

Admission data indicates that Cedar Crest College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #53 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cedar Crest College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cedar Crest College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >69%
22 to 26 Avg + 57%-69%
18 to 22 Avg - 44%-57%
14 to 18 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 14 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Cedar Crest College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cedar Crest College was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #67 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Cedar Crest College accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cedar Crest College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 24% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

High School Class Rank for admitted Cedar Crest College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 48%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

Cedar Crest College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,339 4 1,343
Accepted 766 2 768
Acceptance Rate 57% 50% 57%
Enrolled 206 1 207
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 50% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cedar Crest College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Cedar Crest College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Cedar Crest College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211468 IPEDS survey data for Cedar Crest College.

Frequently Asked Questions

83% of students submit their SAT scores to Cedar Crest College. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Cedar Crest College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1170. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 26. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.