Cedar Crest College is a liberal arts four year college for women, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The city itself is the largest growing in Pennsylvania, and was the hiding place of the Liberty Bell during the American Revolution.
The initial fall semester for freshman students is dedicated to the First Year Experience programme. During this time students will be given an interdisciplinary approach towards their studies, with engaging seminars encouraging students to interact with and discuss contemporary topics, and reading material such as Leymah Gbowee’s Mighty Be Our Powers.
There are more than fifty bachelor of arts and science degrees on offer across nineteen sectors. There are also certificates available in the fields of anthropology, child welfare, and gerontology. The Centre for Lifelong Learning is also open to those who wish to study at least four years after receiving their high school diploma. As part of the course women may study any majors at Cedar Crest through daytime or evening study, and the Centre is open for men in evening study plus nursing or nuclear medicine by day.
Those who wish to prepare to study for a health profession can do so through the pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary courses offered at Cedar Crest. There is also a minor in pre-law available.
Sporting teams at Cedar Crest are known as the Falcons, and facilities include the Rodale Aquatic Centre, Lees Hall for basketball and volleyball teams, and the Blaschak Field for softball.
Some noted alumnae of Crest College are television host Dr. Alice Holland, CEO of MTV Networks Judy McGrath, and four time Emmy award winning set designer Andrea Joel.