Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ

Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ

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Fostering critical thinking, appreciation of cultural diversity, and moral and civic awareness

Ranked #14 among “Best Value Schools” in the North by U.S. News & World Report, Caldwell University is a small, private Catholic university with a strong liberal arts curriculum that enhances critical-thinking skills, analytical reasoning, and the appreciation of diverse cultures. Located only 20 miles (about 30 kilometers) west of New York City, the University’s 70-acre campus is situated in the beautiful and secure town of Caldwell, New Jersey. 

Caldwell University offers 31 undergraduate and 31 graduate and doctoral programs that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. With a total enrollment of about 2,275 students, a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, and an average class size of 16 students, Caldwell University guarantees students individualized attention and a close-knit campus community. 

Service to local, national, and international communities is at the heart of the Caldwell experience. Campus Ministry projects provide an array of volunteer experiences and spring break mission trips for students. We’re proud of our diverse campus community that’s home to students from over 40 countries. The University was also recently designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. 

Cougar spirit is at an all-time high at Caldwell University. On the sports front, Caldwell is proud to offer 16 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic teams, and our recently launched eSports team is adding to the excitement as they compete in a new state-of-the-art gaming arena. The heartbeat of our campus also includes more than 40 clubs, organizations, sororities, and fraternities. Students can live in one of three residence halls that have single, double, and quad rooms. Or you may prefer Dominican Hall, which offers modern apartment-style suites with kitchens. 

The Caldwell campus makes it easy to form friendships, get involved, and grow as a person. With an intimate, inclusive, and interactive campus experience, discovering who you are and who you want to become is easy!



Recognized among “Best Value Schools” | U.S. News & World Report


Recognized among schools with the highest percentage of international students | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” | U.S. News & World Report


Recognized for a high return on investment | Affordable Colleges Online


Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution


CALDWELL, NEW JERSEY, has consistently been listed by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of the best places to live in the state. Another advantage of our location is our proximity to New York City. Only 20 miles away, New York City acts as another classroom for our students, where they can engage in internship opportunities, experience cultural events, or just have fun!

A Caldwell Education

As a student at Caldwell University, you’ll make life-changing decisions over the next four years on the path to choosing your career. The quality and value of your education is measured in outcomes. With 98% of recent graduates employed, attending graduate school, or participating in service programs, it’s clear that Caldwell delivers. Approximately 99% of international students receive some sort of merit-based financial aid through scholarships, grants, and work opportunities, making a Caldwell education affordable. Employers and graduate schools continue to recognize the value of a Caldwell University degree, showing enthusiasm in hiring and offering admission to Caldwell alumni.

Caldwell At A Glance

Type of School: Private, coeducational, Catholic liberal arts university

Size of Campus: 70 acres

Number of Students: 2,200 students

Number of Faculty: 84 faculty members

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 31 undergraduate programs; 31 graduate and certificate programs; Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts, PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis, and PhD and EdD in Educational Leadership; numerous affiliation programs in the health professions

Geographic Diversity: Students representing 26 states and 41 countries

International Student Services: The Office of International Student Services advises international students on compliance with immigration laws and regulations, provides support in cultural and social adjustment, and assists student, administrative, and academic groups in their initiatives to nurture and grow international programs.

International Student Budget (2020–2021):
• Tuition: $34,900
• Room and Board: $12,760
• Student Fees: $2,000
• Total: $49,660

Financial Aid: International students are automatically considered for merit scholarships when they apply for admission. Academic scholarships range from $8,000 to full tuition, and scholarships for students with significant involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership range from $1,000–$5,000. Need-based financial aid is not available for international students.

Test Score Requirements: We are now offering test-optional admission; however, international students are still required to show proof of English proficiency by submitting any of the following test scores: TOEFL (70), IELTS (6.0), PTE Academic (48), SAT (490 in EBRW section), ACT (18 in English section), or ELS Level 112 certificate of completion.

Application Deadlines and Fees: There are specific deadlines for international students applying for F-1 nonimmigrant status.
• Recommended spring deadline: December 1
• Recommended fall deadline: June 1
• Application fee: $50 (for application fee waivers, contact

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I can’t thank the Business School at Caldwell enough. Being the only new employee [at my job] with an international degree gave me certain advantages. I came into work well prepared, organized, and excited to start.”

    • Ole-Anders Wendelborg ’18
      Auditor, Ernst & Young
  • “At Caldwell, there were passionate people willing to help me achieve my goals who were excited to see me succeed. An outstanding education, dedicated professors, and hard work allowed me to secure several internships which eventually led to job offers.”

    • Aida Osmeni ’19
      Data Analyst, Crum & Forster
  • “I immediately fell in love with the liberal arts environment that Caldwell had to offer: the small class sizes with a great student-faculty ratio, the priority on community service, and the friendly town that’s within walking distance.”

    • Nhung (Rosie) Nguyen '22
  • “At Caldwell, I know I’m not just a ‘face in the crowd.’ Professors know me by name due to the close-knit nature of the campus.”

    • Roland Otuo Acheampong '22