Cedar Crest College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College is a private liberal arts college, where undergraduate women can choose from 30 academic disciplines of study with Nursing being the most popular. Cedar Crest’s 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio and mean class size of 20 provides the opportunity for lots of personalized learning. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Cedar Crest Falcons play in the NCAA Division III Colonial States Athletic Conference. Popular sports include basketball, soccer softball, lacrosse, and Track & Field.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,596 (1,323 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 11% Male/89% Female
  • 70% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,374
  • Books: $2,000
  • Room and Board: $11,891
  • Other Expenses: $850
  • Total Cost: $55,115

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,430
    • Loans: $8,312

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Degree options: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Social Work; and Health Communication

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Cedar Crest College Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Cedar Crest College Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 480/600
    • SAT Math: 460/570
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/26
    • ACT English: 19/24
    • ACT Math: 17/25
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Cedar Crest College, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Cedar Crest College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Cedar Crest College, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, La Salle University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Cedar Crest College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University 

Applying to Cedar Crest College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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