About Caldwell University

Founded in 1939, Caldwell University. is a Private college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,637 full time undergraduate students, and 577 full time graduate students.

The Caldwell University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 81 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Caldwell University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate85%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range850-1070
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

62% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 25% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Caldwell University.

25%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
13%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
71%
“They keep regular office hours”
14%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
50%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
38%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
38%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
38%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
13%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
25%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
13%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
71%
“They keep regular office hours”
14%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
50%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
38%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
38%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
38%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
13%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    21 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    16 Students rated off-campus housing 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    28 Students rated campus food 2.4 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    30 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    30 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    30 Students rated school activities 3.4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    30 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    30 Students rated academics 3.4 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

Caldwell University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Caldwell University?

12 Students rated Caldwell University

Alexa - 05/04/2020

I went to a good high school, got good grades for the most part, and did well above average on my SAT. If this sounds like you, this school will not academically challenge you. I came to this University for a sports program and an academic scholarship that allowed me to go to school for close to free, so I took it. I don't necessarily regret it, because Caldwell feels homey and I like my friends, but I wish that it would be possible for me to sit in a class discussion without wanting to roll my eyes every five minutes. The assignments and course load are incredibly easy as well. In one of my courses this semester, we spent about half the class watching youtube videos; I can do that at home. However, you do definitely get to know your professors and classmates really well. I think this does make it easier to understand material if you were to be confused about something because there are no barriers to asking questions in a class with 12 other students. The social scene definitely depends on who you know, but it's fun if you know how to make it fun. A lot of kids go home on the weekend, but there are usually a couple parties or the bar on Bloomfield. I'm not telling anyone to purchase a fake ID, but if you don't have one, you will wish that you did. There is some Greek Life, but I don't know much about it. I think they party at other schools that have Greek Life. They seem nice though. Also, Residence life is overpriced and has far too many nonsensical rules. My advice is to live off campus with friends as soon as you can. It's much cheaper and more fun. Also, it's really important to be outgoing and make friends at orientation. A lot of times, those friend groups don't change too much after that, as strange as it sounds.

Devin - 12/13/2019

Lacking college experience, to say the least. There are no academic standards here! It's sophomore year of high school over and over again and I've taken their most rigorous curriculum in my time here. I'm talking 300 and 400 level courses as a freshman. I came to Caldwell University because my mom had just died and I was emotionally unstable and I needed somewhere easy to go to and it didn't hurt that it was free. Did well my first semester, 4.0 which doesn't matter since the academics are complete bs, but I came back my second semester disillusioned and depressed - was finally dealing with my mom's death. I did poorly in my second semester because of the previously mentioned depression - I had a 2.6! I went to my therapist and psychiatrist, got all of the notes/forms/documentation together, and qualified for a medical withdrawal on the basis of mental health. The health office said I was accepted for a medical withdrawal! It was rejected by the administration - the dean of student affairs rejected it. I went to the vice president of academic affairs to appeal and she told me to my face that "you chose not to come to class." It wasn't depression apparently as a response to my grandmother dying in a country where I couldn't visit her to say buy about a year after my mom's death apparently. That's how she phrased the rejection to my appeal of the initial decision. Now, I knew I was stuck here which was their plan all along, I'm convinced. I was in the transfer trap where your GPA is screwed so you can't go anywhere. So, I stayed for a third and last semester and put in a transfer app. to Rutgers NB. I got rejected on the basis of one D on my transcripts. They have an institutional policy of not letting you in if you have a D in the last 12 credits you've earned. I went to the Rutgers admissions officers and pleaded my case - they realized it was ridiculous to reject my medical withdrawal that semester. They graciously let me in and I will be starting off my fourth semester at Rutgers New Brunswick. I'm now worried that my one-and-a-half year hiatus from actual schooling will tank my grades coming this spring. I'm also going to have to pay around seven thousand bucks to retake the credits as to not destroy any chance I have at an actual graduate school. I put in the time in high school, studied my ass off, got into Duke and a bunch of other great schools. I figured two years at a crap institution and I can transfer back into a school I wouldn't be ashamed to be associated with. Caldwell University ruined my life to a certain degree. I lost a year and a half of it because of going here. All I have to show for it is dark circles under my eyes, being out of shape, and not having any friends because I'm generally pissed off whenever I have to be there which is often since they have a mandatory attendance policy that lowers your grade by a letter grade for each absence beyond two. I could not show up to class and get an A is what I'm saying here people but I have to show up and listen to lousy professors ramble on and on. The international students get the worst of it. They're screwed for more reasons than I'll ever be just because they're getting out with no actual degree, just empty promises and a piece of paper not worth its own weight. People, don't make the same mistake I did! It's a waste of time, effort, brainpower, and money to go here. Go to a community college for a semester or two and transfer out from there. This is where dreams go to die. This is where they take kids who qualify for a lot of financial aid, give them the illusion of an education, an alumni network, prospects for a job, or any hope of being successful. In the interest of honesty, a few kids to go to good grad schools every year. But, you shouldn't throw hundreds of kids under the bus for each year and pride yourself on the success of a few. I'm no longer bound to this school - I got out. I still have to come back and retake the courses I messed up in - 10 credits in total - to salvage my chances at a decent graduate school, but at least I don't have to ever take shit from another uppity faculty member who full well knows what institution this is and instead treats the sane students who reject the premise that you have to respect them while they perpetuate this nonsense. This turned out into more of an angry rant, but the moral of my story and a dozen other stories of kids who've gone here is - DO NOT GO HERE! Please, no matter how much money they give you, no matter what they say, realize that sacrificing your future for a bit of debt is not worth this. Save yourselves! Don't do what I did!

Kevin - 10/22/2019

I attended Caldwell University for my freshman year and having experienced Rutgers New Brunswick I can say definitively that Caldwell University is the worst academic, social, and cultural experience I could have asked for. There are no academic standards, the food is repeated every day, the professors aren't able to teach effectively and the student body is equally disinterested in learning. I went there on a full-ride expecting to have a complete college experience but found that instead, I'd be reliving junior year of high school. After I realized this, it took about a semester, I stayed another semester to bolster my application for transferring, I didn't do well in high school, and got out. Trying to make it at Rutgers was difficult because the students at Rutgers had been offered an education that was to the level of a postsecondary institution while I was in high school for an extra year. I did poorly my first semester at Rutgers but have since been able to claw myself up to an actual postsecondary institution's standards. My advice to you is don't attend here no matter how much money it saves you or how they try convince you. It's the worst college experience you could ask for and it won't land you a job because of the school's terrible reputation!

Brittany - 09/15/2019

Caldwell university is great I am a commuter and still feel like I’m part of the school. The teachers are extremely helpful and the classes are not overcrowded where your just a number. Teachers usually have office hours set for when one needs help and Caldwell has a great tutoring program available as well as writing workshops. The campus itself is not huge which is great so you do not feel like your rushing to every class, There are a lot of clubs and events throughout the school year for the alumni to socialize. Caldwell University is a very diverse school with international student from all over the world. Caldwell has many career options from nursing to even art therapy which is what I have chosen. They have one of the best art therapy programs in the country. The advisors are great and there to guide you to the right career path. Overall Caldwell is the place you want to go to if you want to achieve your career goals.

Caldwell University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Caldwell University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Caldwell University is 85%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have learned that there are people willing to work with you at this college that encourage you to succeed. The people at this college are willing to take time out of their schedule to sit down and have a chat with you if you need one. For example, someone from this college was willing to sit down with me and plan out my next few semesters at this college telling me what classes remained for me to take and advised me on which classes to take during each of the semesters. I have found that I have been accepted at this college. All students are different and the professors are willing to work with the students in order to have their academic needs met. The relationship between a student and a professor at this college is very professional and very heartwarming to be a part of. This has been valuable to me because I was very scared and confused when taking the steps of setting up my classes. This college has assisted me in ways I never thought possible through e-mails and phone calls. If I was ever confused with anything, there was always someone there to help.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who is not willing to attend classes that focus on theology or who hasn't had any background in catholic education.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Caldwell College is a small and comfortable college community, which is great for learning; however, has many only old buildings and a commuter based population.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The town it's located in is a residetial area.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The people that should be attending this school are those individuals that want to learn and receive their education and degree. The classes are are very challenging and demands focused studying. If someone is willing to work hard for their grade, then they should be attending this school. In addition, this school is also appropriate for those students who have a focus or goal. Caldwell College is willing to work with students to determine the path of academics for each student.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell my friends about my school I brag about the size of the classrooms. It is really easy for me to ask questions and recieve indiviudal attention from my professors. And I also have great interaction with my peers and my professors. I also brag about how great it is to attend a small school where the distance between buildings is minimal because they are close together. It is easy to schedule classes back to back because there isn't a large distance to get to them. I love the friends I've made there too.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Not enough social activities.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for better yet prides itself in being located in one of the safest towns in New Jersey

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The small class sizes and faculty's willingness to help.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The flexibility for completing a degree.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The requirements for my major

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Student Body

Students

70%

female

30%

male

1,637

Total Undergrad Enrollment

577

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

81%

In-State

13%

International

Organizations

32

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

24%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
17%
% White or Caucasian
38%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending Caldwell University receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 59% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$32,650

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,100

Books and Supplies

$12,140

Room and Board

46,890

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,005
$30 - $48K
$24,012
$48 - $75K
$24,511
$75 - $110K
$25,017
$110K & UP
$25,217

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