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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Caldwell is a private, Catholic university located in Caldwell, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,517 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Caldwell acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Psychology, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 57% of students, Caldwell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Caldwell University Rankings

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Caldwell Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1150
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,096/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,426/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,517Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
134
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Involved
    45%
  • Boring
    29%
  • Cool
    13%
  • Unexcited
    6%
  • friendly
    3%
  • Original
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
58%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.42 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Small community
    63%
  • Community-oriented
    34%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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Caldwell University is a small school, so the professors and staff have time for students and you feel more cared for than in a larger school. I transferred from a larger university and I do not regret it. There is also plenty of opportunities given from internships to volunteer work. The only problem I have is the meal plan system for commuters. The only we can apply for one is on a slip of paper and we have to pay out of pocket. We cannot have it added in our tuition and we cannot pay with our student account.
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Almost every professor is attentive to their students and they encourage students to do best and are willing to spend extra help with them. It is about the love they show in academics. Caldwell has Hall of Flag that honors students from each country who enroll the school. They will have ceremony to rise a flag when a new student from a new country comes. Most stuff will go out of their way to help students and treat us like family. Once a semester, they will have a party for all commute students. School will send out emails to notify students when events are up. Although I am not in any sport team, the school teams are strong that I always receive announcement about their successful games. Most important reason of everyone being happy on campus is that they make us feel like home with love.
Caldwell University is a wonderful place to learn. The professors were their greatest asset. They managed to hire some of the best and most caring professors I've ever come into contact with, especially in the Criminal Justice and Sociology departments. The biggest con about this university is its religiosity, so a student should make sure they're agreeable to taking at least four religion-based courses on top of the core and major requirements. But the campus is small, everything is easily accessible, the students are very friendly, the surrounding area is safe and upscale and the all the buildings are small and cozy. I'd recommend this university.