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Cedar Crest College was founded in 1867, with ties to the United Christ Church (UCC), in Allentown, PA. It is academically independent of the UCC. It is one of only two four year Allentown colleges along with neighboring Muhlenberg College. The school is a women's college, though it lets male students take evening courses. There are 1,000 full time students and about 800 part-time students. US News and World Reports ranks it 16th among Northeastern Regional Colleges. Tuition and fees for 2012-2013 were over $31,000.

Cedar Crest College offers approximately 50 majors. Students can obtain a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science program. In addition to a full array of undergraduate courses; Cedar Crest College offers pre-professional programs in law, dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine. Students can also get master's degrees in nursing, forensic science and education. The Center for Lifelong Learning lets adult students take undergraduate and graduate courses. Masters programs are offered in art therapy, teaching, early childhood certification, secondary education, nursing, forensic science, and creative writing. There's also a graduate program for dietetic internship.

The undergraduate enrollment is 1,400. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. About ¾ of the freshman who enter stay for their second year. 95% of the students are female. 30 percent of the students live on campus while 70% live off-campus. Cedar Crest College participates in NCAA Division III athletics. There are school organizations for almost any interest from the arts and sciences and the Black Awareness Student Union to the Cedar Crest Christian Fellowship, outdoor clubs and health associations.

Education at Cedar Crest aims to help students become inspiring leaders who are aware of global issues. Students are taught to see connections across disciplines and to understand their individual ability to change the world. There are 83 full-time professors. 73% have a doctorate or an equivalent terminal degree. In addition to academic experience, Cedar Crest faculty have real-world experience.

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