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Cedar Crest College Admission Requirements

Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Cedar Crest College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
52%
Admission Difficulty for Cedar Crest College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Cedar Crest College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Cedar Crest College is 52%.  It ranks #14 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Cedar Crest College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 971 out of 1,851 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent (SAT 970/1170 ACT 18/24). Cedar Crest College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Cedar Crest College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Mar 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Cedar Crest College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Cedar Crest College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
970-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
83%
SAT Scores for Cedar Crest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
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 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 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. Cedar Crest College ranks #41 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >67%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 52%-67%
970 to 1070 Avg - 36%-52%
870 to 970 Reach 23%-36%
Less than 870 Low <23%
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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 23
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 #42 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cedar Crest College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >67%
21 to 24 Avg + 52%-67%
18 to 21 Avg - 36%-52%
15 to 18 Reach 23%-36%
Less than 15 Low <23%
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Cedar Crest College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.4
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 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #63 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 52% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

83% of Cedar Crest College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Cedar Crest College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 83%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Cedar Crest College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,361 490 1,851
Accepted 952 19 971
Acceptance Rate 70% 4% 52%
Enrolled 178 5 183
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 26% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
104

Applicants have 104 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 15, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Cedar Crest College Application 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?

52% 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 970 and 1170. 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.