Allentown, PA
Cedar Crest College


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Recent Reviews

Tamara
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Think about what suits you (the student). What type of setting would you feel most comfortable in? What do you ultimatley wan...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Think about what suits you (the student). What type of setting would you feel most comfortable in? What do you ultimatley want out of your education and of the institute of higher learning that you attend? Visit the schools that you apply to attend. It is hard to decide where you want spend the next part of your education with out setting foot on campus before move in day! I would suggest that you also mostly rely on the gut instict (or "vibes") that you get from the campus and the people that you encounter. Also, on a more pratical note, look into the different programs that are offered at the school. Are you split between two majors? Does that college offer both? Can I minor in one of the subjects that I'm thinking about? Also, consider how much financial aid you are getting from each school that accepted you. Sometimes how much you have to pay for the education you want makes a big difference when deciding which college to attend. And finally, when you get to the college of your dreams... GET UP! GET OUT! GET INVOLEVED! It makes a world of difference for your college experience!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Cedar Crest College is how much you miss being on campus during vacations. At Cedar Crest College the students bond quickly and tightly, as well as with the faculty and staff (including security). So when we are all forced to leave for any period of time, we desperately ache to return. At Cedar Crest College we are family.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Narrow minded individuals, those who prefer a larger student body, anti social individuals, those who are wild and reckless, heavy drinkers, those who don't enjoy the company of others or meeting new people. Cedar Crest College is well suited for most people.

Carolyn
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely liberal, while I am very conservative. That's something that I struggle with sometimes, but the...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely liberal, while I am very conservative. That's something that I struggle with sometimes, but they're friendly and fun to talk to. I've made some good friends who i will hopefully remain close to for many years to come. My classmates are intelligent, and they really want to succeed and do well. They are good leaders who are self-confident and want to make a difference in the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell fellow students to research their options and weigh out the pros and cons to each choice. I would tell them to take a tour of the schools they are interested in because campus layout plays a major role in the whole college experience. Money and financing is also one aspect that should be looked at very carefully because the prices are just skyrocketing. Parents need to be there for their children, supporting their decision, but still offering advice and guidance. Let's face it, students, we really don't always know everything, as much as we would like to say that we do:) Students should also attempt, if possible, to speak with people who attend the colleges/universities they are considering, to get the real inside and firsthand scoop on the school. I recommend once in college, to put academics first and make sure enough time is spent on studies, since that's why you're spending all of that hard-earned money. However, you also must take time for yourself to simply have fun and relax, enjoying the whole experience and making it one that will last a lifetime.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is how incredibly liberal most people are. I am not liberal at all, and that makes various classes and situations sometimes difficult to handle. It's a good way of teaching me how to stand up for what I believe in and not be afraid of what other people will say or think.

Danielle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut, and what you can financially afford (both now and in the future).

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut, and what you can financially afford (both now and in the future).

What's unique about your campus?

The homliness of it.

Rita
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The students need to make sure that they like the campus and the environment around it. Try to stay on campus in one of the ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The students need to make sure that they like the campus and the environment around it. Try to stay on campus in one of the dorms for a night or two to see if you like it and go to some of the classes to see what that is like. Make sure the college offers more than one opportunity for you to pick a major in case you realized the first year that you do not enjoy the one you picked. Talk to teachers if you do not understand something from class. Go to all the review sessions and get a toutor if you need help. Make as many friends as you can, they will probably be life long friends. Do not stress over the small things and just relax if you do. Try to take some study breaks and enjoy a nice walk with friends or go shopping or the movies. Never feel pressured about anything, if you do not like it you do not need to do it. You only get to go through this once and if you do not make any memories how are you going to remember all the good times with friends. Always smile.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A closed minded person, one who does not understand gays and lesbians.

Deirdre
Describe the students at your school.

They are very serious about they classes

Describe the students at your school.

They are very serious about they classes

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Every school is selling their school, that no school will be perfect. The student must feel that he/she belongs at the campus; it is a feeling that is hard to describe but you know it when it happens.

What's unique about your campus?

The campus is the best part becuase it is beautiful, there are parks all around.

Sarah
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

small friendly setting. professors really care, often going out of their way to make things easier and more understandable an...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

small friendly setting. professors really care, often going out of their way to make things easier and more understandable and interesting for their students. professors make a point to get to know their students and help them. friendly environment between studnets, especially between new students and the older students

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit the school, stay overnight with a current student and find a place that feels like home. when you get there, get involved, its the only way to feel like you are a part

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who doesn't want to go to class, teachers get to know you and will know if you aren't in class and your grades will reflect it. someone who needs to be at a school that is big on partying.

Sarah
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Too many women, but excellent academics.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Too many women, but excellent academics.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being an all-womens college and the forensics program

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take tours, read about the school you're interested in and make sure it's right for you!

Charley
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are great! They vary in ages (we have a large population of Life Long Learning) and so there is always a new p...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are great! They vary in ages (we have a large population of Life Long Learning) and so there is always a new perspective to discuss!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is to take everything into consideration. Don't just go to a school for a major, or because it's close/far from home. Choose a school that will suit your individual needs and will make you feel comfortable. Choose a school that will be all that you want and will give you room to explore yourself. Definitely explore yourself and your wants/needs/desires for your future. College is expensive and so you need to make it worthwhile. Don't choose a major based on pay, but on what you want out of it personally and emotionally. Have fun!!! Don't let it be all work and no play, but definitely work hard!!! Travel whenever you can and see everything! Volunteer through your college and help other students! Join clubs and sports if you can; make friends with everyone! Know your professors and treat them with respect! Don't bring too much junkfood and eat your vegetables - you will get sick if you don't ( I Know!) Take every chance you can and never regret any choice! Free your mind and don't drink...too much! Tests suck when you have a hangover. MAKE IT MEMORABLE!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is that because it is associated with Allentown (a city in decline) our school is recieving less positive publicity and we have gone from a school that was educating the most intelligent and to-be successful women in their fields to anyone and everyone from allentown who can scrape up enough money to pay tuition - the atmosphere is changing and I hope our new president will take a look at this and make positive changes! I'm sorry if this sounds uppity, but I chose this school for a reason - and easily accessible isn't it!

Veronica
Describe the students at your school.

They are an intellectual bunch of people, for the most part. Freshmen at this school get weeded out if they can't handle the ...

Describe the students at your school.

They are an intellectual bunch of people, for the most part. Freshmen at this school get weeded out if they can't handle the heat. While it's not an impossible school to get into, the classes and workload do become difficult--and quickly. If a student is not prepared, then they do not succeed at this college. Other than that, my classmates are generally an intellectual group of individual people who are incredible overacheivers, striving to get the best out of their lives and college expereince.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say visit a college, notice the little things while you keep the big picture in mind. Do they tend to their grass daily? Do they have recycling bins out? You can't just be completely focused on: "Yes, they have my major, I'm going." See how you feel around the faculty and especially the upperclassmen. It's very important to keep in mind that if a lot of the upperclassmen are not the kind of people you want to be around--especially if you're going on a preview day and they're showing you around--it's probably not the place you want to be. While it shouldn't be the end all and be all to your decision, ultimately you're going to want to be somewhere that's going to be flexible, where you will feel comfortable, and where, if your original major plan falls through, you have a back-up plan.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag most about how friendly and professional our professors are. I have had the intense pleasure of having a few of the most encouraging, fantastic instructors as a freshman at Cedar Crest. Our faculty is here to help, for the most part, and they make it absolutely clear that they are there to help you on the road to success. Some are more willing than others, but they're all there intending to help you and convey things to you in a way that you understand.

kara
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

the population at my school is mainly girls with a few guys, but guys cannot be given residential housing....our school also ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

the population at my school is mainly girls with a few guys, but guys cannot be given residential housing....our school also has a lot of color in the sexual orientation area

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could give any advice to parents and students that are searching for the right college it would be to not look for the college that looks best to others, but that fits YOU. Even if you are so excited about making it to Yale, Harvard, or Brown; the excitement will run out if you aren't happy in your new environment. Even if the school is not a big name, but it has everything, including the degree you are looking for, you will be so comfortable living and going to school, that the whole idea that the school isn?t a big name will soon wear off!

What's unique about your campus?

how everyone gets along so well even though we all come from different places and backgrounds

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