Cedar Crest College Admission RequirementsAllentown, Pennsylvania
Chances of getting into Cedar Crest College
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
Applicants Submitting SAT83%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|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.
|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%|
Cedar Crest College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT17%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.26
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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||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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||50%||27%|
What are the requirements for admission to Cedar Crest College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.