Cedar Crest College
The foundation of the Cedar Crest College education is a grounding in the liberal arts and a dedication to academic excellence. As a college primarily for women, Cedar Crest integrates women’s leadership into all aspects of academic and student life. These efforts go beyond an emphasis on leadership positions to include academic coursework, independent and collaborative thinking, alumnae and peer mentoring, student activities and events, and experiential opportunities.
Located approximately 90 miles west and 60 miles north of the business and cultural centers of New York and Philadelphia, the Cedar Crest campus is set on an 84-acre, nationally registered arboretum in Allentown, Pennsylvania. While only minutes from the center of Allentown, the campus is one of the safest and most beautiful places in the Lehigh Valley.
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Students instead learn through experience in every major. From internships to service projects, Cedar Crest students graduate with skills that employers find valuable as well as the wherewithal to contribute immediately to their career fields and communities. In 2017, the college launched the Student Employment Center, which guarantees on-campus employment for all interested students. Whenever possible, the position aligns with the student’s intended major and career goals.
Cedar Crest makes it a priority to provide each and every student with a high-impact global experience. In the spring of 2018, Cedar Crest officially launched the Sophomore Expedition—a program takes the entire sophomore class to an off-campus destination for service and learning. The cost of transportation and lodging will be covered by the College, making sure to prevent finances from inhibiting such an amazing experience. The inaugural trip took the Class of 2020 to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and next year, students will travel to Athens, Greece.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 9%
White, non-Hispanic: 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 5%
It’s said that success is “all about who you know,” but Cedar Crest College knows that it’s far more than that. Highly credentialed faculty members develop close-knit relationships with their students as they help to build a solid platform for a successful career. Students are also connected to professionals through their professors’ networks, getting to know industry experts on first-name bases. Not only are they acquainted with experts, but they are friends and colleagues with them. This ultimately provides in-depth exposure to opportunities that perfectly communicate the value of a Cedar Crest education.
Students can save both time and money through one of Cedar Crest’s dual degree programs. Usually requiring only one extra year of coursework, these programs allow students to pursue both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. Undergraduate accounting, art, business administration, chemistry, performing arts, psychology, and writing students are able to obtain a Master of Business Administration or Master of Education quickly so that they may get a kick-start to their careers without years and years of study.
Leaders innovate, inspire, and—most of all—take action! And in the Cedar Crest community, students do just that. With growth opportunities around every corner, they develop critical thinking skills, communication abilities, and confidence. Whether they organize a fundraiser, start their own club, or drive their own research projects, Cedar Crest students develop the skills necessary to excel upon entering the workforce.
First-Year Fridays are a unique feature of Cedar Crest’s first-year experience program. In addition to taking small, close-knit seminars together, freshmen have the opportunity to bond outside of the classroom with weekly events catered specifically to them. Every Friday, the College hosts an event that gives these students the opportunity to stay social and integrate into their community with such activities as guest speakers, film screenings, and excursions off campus.
Cedar Crest College currently offers nine NCAA Division III sponsored sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. In 2020, outdoor track will be added. The Cedar Crest College mascot is Franki the Falcon.
Cedar Crest provides all the resources students need to develop the essential skills for living balanced and healthy lifestyles. No matter what major students choose, they can always incorporate their passions into hands-on experiences. Whether through athletics, dance, theatre, or even a second major, Cedar Crest offers a range of academic experiences, each customized to individual student. Not only does the College provide students with an outstanding education grounded in the liberal arts, but it also ensures that they graduate in four years through its Four-Year Guarantee program.
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