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Allentown, Pennsylvania

Cedar Crest College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Cedar Crest College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.3%
Admission Difficulty for Cedar Crest College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Cedar Crest College and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 765 out of 1,208 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Cedar Crest College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% 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
1020-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
SAT Scores for Cedar Crest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Cedar Crest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #66 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cedar Crest College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >74%
1130 to 1240 Avg + 63%-74%
1020 to 1130 Avg - 50%-63%
910 to 1020 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 910 Low <37%
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Cedar Crest College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
23%
ACT Scores for Cedar Crest College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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. 23 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 >76%
22 to 26 Avg + 63%-76%
19 to 22 Avg - 52%-63%
16 to 19 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 16 Low <41%
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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 #53 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 63% 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 Admission Chances
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 1,199 9 1,208
Accepted 761 4 765
Acceptance Rate 63% 44% 63%
Enrolled 212 1 213
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 25% 28%

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.