Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18104-6196
Tel: (610)606-4666
Private not-for-profit | 1,567 students
Cedar Crest provides students with an excellent education that is grounded in the liberal arts and informed by humanistic values. The curriculum is designed to enhance the development of critical thinking and leadership skills, creative abilities, social awareness and technological literacy.

School Overview:

Cedar Crest College
CountyLehigh County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
109 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,567 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
739 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
828 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,359 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
208 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted61%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)430-550450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-560460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)420-550440-570
ACT English (25-75%)18-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2318-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)2-126-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)20-2320-25

School Notes:

  • Committed to experiential and lifelong learning, the College’s curricular and co-curricular programs empower students to be ethical, engaged, and responsible members of their communities, to appreciate global diversity, and to provide stewardship for the environment.
  • We offer more than 30 degree and certificate programs throughout the year with flexible scheduling that fits your busy lifestyle. Take courses at your own pace: accelerated, weekend, daytime, online, or enroll in courses that meet one night a week; the choice is yours. The Center for Lifelong Learning offers a variety of Information Sessions for prospective adult students. Each of the programs listed will highlight faculty members who will provide students with information about their area of interest and the career possibilities associated with them.
  • Cedar Crest College is located at one hour from Philadelphia; less than two hours from New York City; three hours from Washington, D.C. More than 24,000 college students at eight private and public colleges and universities within 30 minutes of campus.Campus is in 84-acres; nationally registered arboretum with more than 130 species of trees.
  • For the 18th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cedar Crest College among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges in its annual survey of “America’s Best Colleges.” The publication has also named Cedar Crest as the number six “Best Value” in regional rankings, a jump up from number eight last year.
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