Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College, established in 1967, is a private, four-year, liberal arts college situated in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. The College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The campus is spread across an area of 84 acres. The student body has an impressive number of international students.

Cedar Crest College has an active student life. The athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports including equestrian, basketball, cross country running, softball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball. The sports teams are nicknamed as the Falcons. They participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC).

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Contacting Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown , PA 18104-6196

Cedar Crest Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine90registered nursing, various nursing
Science49biology, biochemistry, genetics, environmental biology, conservation biology, biopsychology, chemistry, physical science courses
Therapy and Counseling41psychology, organizational psychology
Business and Management40business management, business administration, accounting, accounting and related services, human resources, human resources management, marketing studies, business and related services
Education and Teaching32education, special ed, early childhood special ed, special education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, teacher aide, ...
Liberal Arts31Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history
Family and Social Work23food and nutrition, social work, social work courses
Media9communication studies
Medical Support and Technology7nuclear medical tech, clinical lab tech
Art Studies7art studies
Security and Law Enforcement7forensic science, criminal justice and police
Drama and Performing Arts6dance, drama
Medicine5gerontology, neuroscience, pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, computer and info science courses, information science, computer science
Medical Administration1health care administration, health services administration
Fine Arts1fine arts studies
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Engineering0biomedical engineering
Law0legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Cedar Crest in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree32752
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years27
Postbaccalaureate certificate13
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12
Master's degree282

Cedar Crest Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cedar Crest had a total enrollment of 1,888 students (1,592 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 6%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 11%
25-29 14%
30-34 6%
35-39 9%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey16%
New York8%
(International Students)1%
New Hampshire1%

Cedar Crest Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 29 %

Cedar Crest Room and Board (2007)

Cedar Crest offers campus housing for 548 of its 1,592 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Allentown, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Cedar Crest Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480590
SAT Math480580
SAT Writing470570
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT18%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Cedar Crest Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,968
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,968
Room and board $ 9,009
Room charge $ 4,769
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,240
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Cedar Crest participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 324300)

Cedar Crest Faculty

Cedar Crest has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$83,8244$77,060

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$84,0358$79,755
Associate professoracademic year6$66,39710$62,323
Assistant professoracademic year17$54,67223$54,188
Instructoracademic year0*8$47,500
All faculty totalacademic year32$65,12949$58,931

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cedar Crest Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania Athletic Conference

Cedar Crest Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work
Social Work, Other

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Environmental Biology
Genetics, General
Physical Sciences, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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Cedar Crest Highlights

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What Sets Cedar Crest Apart:

Number of students
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%Cedar Crest % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Cedar Crest % of degrees in science
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Cedar Crest Salaries of full-time faculty
Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Cedar Crest Female % of student body
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 14%Cedar Crest Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Cedar Crest % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 17%Cedar Crest Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Cedar Crest % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Cedar Crest % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Cedar Crest % of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 20%Cedar Crest Number of degree programs

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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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