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Study at 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 Course Topics. The campus is spread across an area of 84 acres. The Student Enrolment 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).

Profile of Cedar Crest College

The campus of Cedar Crest is in Allentown, PA, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Cedar Crest include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Cedar Crest is known for its programs in science, art studies, drama and performing arts, nursing and emergency medicine, and therapy and Counselling.

Cedar Crest Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 580.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Cedar Crest has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 888 students enrolled (1, 341 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Cedar Crest are female.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Cedar Crest values student athletics, and belongs to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Cedar Crest mission statement The mission of Cedar Crest, an independent women's college, is to provide 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. Committed to experiential and lifelong learning, the Colleges 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. A Cedar Crest education prepares students for careers as well as professional and graduate studies. A Cedar Crest graduate will: Demonstrate the ability to engage in critical analysis and qualitative reasoning. Demonstrate the ability to engage in scientific and quantitative reasoning. Demonstrate technological competency and information literacy, including the ability to evaluate technological and informational resources and use them appropriately. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and through the written word. Demonstrate the ability to participate in and appreciate artistic and creative endeavors. Demonstrate the ability to understand and articulate the foundations of her own ethics and values, as well as understand the value systems of others. Demonstrate the ability to understand and respond to issues of local, national, and global significance. "

Cedar Crest Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine106registered nursing, various nursing
Education and Teaching57education courses, teacher ed, teacher aide, early childhood education, early childhood special ed, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, . . .
Science49chemistry, genetics, biochemistry, biology, environmental biology, biopsychology, conservation biology, physical science courses
Business and Management42business management, accounting, accounting and related services, human resources, human resources management, business and related services, marketing studies, business administration
Therapy and Counselling41psychology, organizational psychology
Liberal Arts27English, political science, history, Hispanic-American studies, liberal arts and sciences, women's studies, sociology
Family and Social Work24social work, food and nutrition, social work courses
Art Studies7art studies
Media6communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts5dance, drama
Medicine5neuroscience, pre-dentistry, gerontology, pre-veterinary, pre-med
Computer Science and Engineering4information science, computer and info science courses, computer science, computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology4nuclear medical tech, clinical lab tech
Medical administration1health services administration, health care administration
Law0legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement0forensic science, criminal justice and police
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Engineering0biomedical engineering
Fine Arts0fine arts studies

Contact: Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive

Allentown, PA 18104-6196


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