Cedar Crest College

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Cedar Crest College can be found in Allentown, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Cedar Crest College has an enrollment of nearly a thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 963 (25th percentile) - 1180 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into Cedar Crest College. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Cedar Crest College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. Cedar Crest College accepts roughly 60 percent of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, around 24 percent of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at cedarcrest.edu.

Overall Cedar Crest College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Cedar Crest College was reported as 60.9% in Fall 2020 with over 1,380 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Cedar Crest College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Cedar Crest College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cedar Crest College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.5%
  • 2017-2018: 63.3%
  • 2018-2019: 57.2%
  • 2019-2020: 60.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 56.7%

How Does Cedar Crest College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cedar Crest College is seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Muhlenberg College66.2%
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary75.2%
DeSales University78.8%
Lafayette College31.5%
Albright College85.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cedar Crest College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading493 - 600
Math470 - 580
Total Score963 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 24
Math16 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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