Caldwell College

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120 Bloomfield Avenue

Caldwell, NJ 07006

Phone: (973) 618-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#126 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Caldwell College is a private institution that was founded in 1939. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,591, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 70 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Caldwell College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 126. Its tuition and fees are $29,000 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Caldwell College is a Catholic, co-ed, four year liberal arts institution with a core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Offering 29 undergraduate and 24 graduate programs including distance learning, Caldwell prepares students for today's global world. Students enjoy a beautiful, safe and secure, 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, New Jersey. Inspired by the college's founders, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, the core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life. For more information about Caldwell College visit


Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell College promotes intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic growth to a diverse population and welcomes all cultures and faith traditions. Inspired by St. Dominic de Guzman and our Catholic heritage,we make a difference in the lives of our students and prepare them through the liberal arts and professional studies to think critically, pursue truth,and contribute to a just society.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1939
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $5,836,346


When applying to Caldwell College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Caldwell College is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Caldwell College is 10:1, and the school has 65.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Caldwell College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Special Education and Teaching, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 33%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
Psychology, General 13%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 10%
Elementary Education and Teaching 9%
Special Education and Teaching, General 8%

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Student Life

Caldwell College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,591, with a gender distribution of 32.7 percent male students and 67.3 percent female students. At this school, 23 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77 percent of students live off campus. Caldwell College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,213
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Caldwell College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Caldwell College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Caldwell College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Caldwell College.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Caldwell College, 90.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,661.

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Tuition and fees $29,000 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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