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Cedar Crest College Admission Requirements

Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Cedar Crest College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60.9%
Admission Difficulty for Cedar Crest College
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Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Cedar Crest College and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 837 out of 1,375 applicants were admitted making Cedar Crest College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Cedar Crest College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Cedar Crest College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cedar Crest College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
963-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Cedar Crest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 493
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 963
SAT Scores for Cedar Crest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1070

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 963 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #47 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cedar Crest College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >73%
1071 to 1180 Avg + 61%-73%
963 to 1071 Avg - 48%-61%
855 to 963 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 855 Low <35%
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Cedar Crest College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for Cedar Crest College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Cedar Crest College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cedar Crest College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cedar Crest College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >73%
21 to 24 Avg + 61%-73%
18 to 21 Avg - 48%-61%
15 to 18 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 15 Low <35%
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Cedar Crest College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Cedar Crest College?

Applicants require 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 61% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Cedar Crest College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,362 13 1,375
Accepted 837 0 837
Acceptance Rate 61% 0% 61%
Enrolled 205 0 205
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% ? 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Cedar Crest College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cedar Crest College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Cedar Crest College prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Cedar Crest College?

61% of those who apply are granted admission to Cedar Crest College. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Cedar Crest College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 963 and 1180. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Cedar Crest College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.