Cedar Crest College
Allentown, PA 18104-6196

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Cedar Crest College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,193 applications and 793 students were granted admission. Cedar Crest College is at the #64 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 16% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 91% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 181 enrollees 30 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 15 24
Math 17 22
Composite 19 24

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 181 enrollees 166 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 440 550
Math 440 540
Combined (Math + Reading) 880 1090

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Cedar Crest College uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Cedar Crest College, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 5 1,188 1,193
Admitted students 3 790 793
Enrolled students 0 181 181
Acceptance rate 60% 66.5% 66.5% 64%
Yield 0% 22.9% 22.8% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Cedar Crest College.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

March 15

  • Fall application

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer

June 15

  • Transfer application (priority)

July 1

  • Housing deposit

August 24

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

September 15

  • Applicants notification date
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

Campus Location

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