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Caldwell University
Caldwell, NJ
Caldwell is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a college for women in 1939, it adopted coeducation in 1986. Its 70-acre campus is located in Caldwell, 20 miles from New York City.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,633
   Women 1,150 (70.4%)
   Men 483 (29.6%)
Graduate Students 565
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 85% of 2,831 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.49
SAT Math 495 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 469 average
410-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 18-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $48,000
  Tuition and Fees $32,800
  Room and Board $11,400
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $29,017
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 89
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Caldwell Population 7,861
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 45% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Cougar
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
15.1% Black/African-American
18.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.8% White
19.8% Unknown
International Students 7.7% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning 71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 41.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported