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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
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 1,446 undergraduate students. The Caldwell acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business Administration and Management, and Communications. Graduating 58% of students, Caldwell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
About Caldwell University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006

Caldwell University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1070
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,041/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,005/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,012/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,511/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,017/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,217/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.34 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,446Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Involved
    44%
  • Boring
    30%
  • Cool
    15%
  • Unexcited
    7%
  • Original
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
66%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.38 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Small community
    61%
  • Community-oriented
    39%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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 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.
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It was great! The campus looks amazing, the students are smart and full of energy, so many majors to choose from, and the insides of the building is like a wonderland of creativity. Not only that but the professors in the school have worked with many famous figures and had quite a had on many of the schools current materials that they use now.
As a biology major, I felt that most of my professors truly cared about their students. Since this college is much smaller than most universities, this allowed the students to have a close relationship to their professors. Whenever I had any questions or needed any help, they were there for me. Only issue at this moment is that they are yet to find an organic professor that will continue teaching long-term. They are currently changing organic professors every semester over the past year because they have yet to find one that is qualified to stay.