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.

Website: www.caldwell.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,603
Undergraduate
Students
(67.9%) 1,088 Women
(32.1%) 515 Men
597
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 4,004 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
 
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.26
SAT Math
535 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,915
Tuition and Fees
$34,715
Room and Board
$13,300
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$31,389
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,114
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
84
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Caldwell Population
7,861
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Cougar
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
14.4% Black/African-American
26.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.5% White
14.4% Unknown
International Students
11.5% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 1  
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
120 Bloomfield Avenue
City, State, Zip
Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195
Phone
(973) 618-3500
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@caldwell.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
 
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
16 units of college preparatory coursework recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 4,004 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 2,421 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 1,583 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
433 (17%) of 2,552 admitted students enrolled
Women
257 (17%) of 1,539 admitted students enrolled
Men
176 (17%) of 1,013 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.26
3.75 and Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
535 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
35%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
37%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
12%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
29%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,915
Tuition and Fees
$34,715
Room and Board
$13,300
Books and Supplies
$2,100
Other Expenses
$2,800
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002598
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
287 (77.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
278 (96.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
278 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$31,389
Need-Based Gift
Received by 278 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,821
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 262 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,785
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 16 (5.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
83 (22.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,873

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,148 (78.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,085 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,079 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
113 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$27,760
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,047 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,508
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 995 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,314
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 83 (7.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
306 (20.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,777

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,114
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
76.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Home Economics
Number of Awards
796
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
47
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
365
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Parents of Current Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Twins, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
215
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Psychology, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, social work, biology or psychology/occupational therapy with Columbia University, biology/athletic training with Seton Hall University, psychology/counseling psychology, psychology/applied behavior analysis, education/curriculum and instruction
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
84
Part-Time Faculty
209
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
25%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 68% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
715,404
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
286
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art Therapy
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Caldwell Population
7,861
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
70 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Caldwell
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Newark

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
60%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Red, white, and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
football

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, international student organization, latino american student organization, circle k, anime club, dance team
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,603
Women
1,088 (67.9%)
Men
515 (32.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,440
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
14.4% Black/African-American
26.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.5% White
14.4% Unknown
International Students.
11.5% from 42 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
597

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
56%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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