Caldwell University

120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, United States
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Overview of Caldwell University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,603
    • Men:515 Men (32.1%)
    • Women:1,088 Women (67.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Caldwell University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
120 Bloomfield Avenue
City, State, Zip
Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195
Phone
(973) 618-3500
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.26
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
535 average |460-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
35%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
37%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $34,715 (65.61%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,300 (25.13%)
  • Other Expenses: - $2,100 (3.97%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,800 (5.29%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Caldwell University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002598
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Home Economics
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Caldwell University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


41.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


56%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Psychology, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


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

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (12)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Caldwell University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,440

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,603
Women
1,088
Men
515

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

Number of Graduate Students


597

Student Resources

Study resources