Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ

Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ

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

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 95% 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.

At the core of a Caldwell University education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to develop critical-thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness. The knowledge, intellectual skills, sensitivities, and creativity you acquire transcend any major of study and profession for a lifetime of growth. According to a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 80% of employers agree that, regardless of major, every college student should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences. 

The University’s most popular offerings include undergraduate degrees in Business, Psychology, Nursing, and Education. Caldwell has 36 undergraduate degrees and 31 graduate programs, including new programs in Computer Science, eSports Management, Public Health Education, and Healthcare Administration.

Caldwell also has a number of affiliation programs with other colleges and universities in the health professions, including Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Medical Technology, and Athletic Training. 

Student life 
Caldwell University enrolls approximately 2,300 full-time, part-time, and graduate students. Fully qualified faculty members, small class sizes, and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio provide close, personal attention.

Almost half of full-time undergraduate students live on campus. Single, double, and a few quad rooms are available. The 200-bed apartment-style residence, Dominican Hall, is state of the art, with modern suites, kitchens, and wireless internet capability.

Caldwell University has 23 clubs in which our students participate actively and enhance their leadership qualities. Our institution believes in serving the community, and many of our students volunteer in various community-oriented activities. These clubs and organizations further enrich the experience of our students and enable them to have a fun time on campus. We also offer Greek Life; our students are members of two sororities and one fraternity.

At Caldwell University, developing the whole person is highly valued and a part of the culture of the campus. Students learn many life lessons from real-life experiences that help build a foundation of values, citizenship, and character. Caldwell University students make a difference as they become involved in community service and campus ministry. Through involvement in clubs and organizations, students participate in leadership initiatives, gain friendships, and continue in the Dominican tradition of helping the needy. Caldwell Campus Ministry ambassadors volunteered with Jersey Cares to help rebuild homes devastated by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore. Graduate students studying Art Therapy also had the opportunity to work with families affected by Superstorm Sandy while working with Jersey Coast Creates. The students conducted art therapy activities at a series of healing arts workshops.

Caldwell students participated in building churches in Belize and have traveled to Appalachia to repair and build homes for the needy. On our annual Service Day, classes are canceled as students, faculty, and staff provide assistance at various locations in New Jersey. Whether it means helping local food banks, painting classrooms in a local Catholic school, or providing companionship to the elderly, the spirit of Caldwell University is spread far and wide on Service Day.

Through these inspiring events, Caldwell University students gain life-altering experiences and lessons of gratitude while kindling friendships as this small campus takes big steps to change the world around them.

Caldwell University fields NCAA Division II teams in men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track & field and women’s basketball, bowling, cross-country, soccer, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. In 2019, Caldwell University built a brand-new eSports arena to support its competitive eSports program. 

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!


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Recognized in Best Colleges for Regional Universities in the North | U.S. News & World Report 2022

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Recognized as a Best Value for Regional Universities in the North | U.S. News & World Report 2022

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#16 Top Performers on Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report 2022

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Recognized for Best Undergraduate Teaching for Regional Universities in the North | U.S. News & World Report 2022


Tied for sixth place among Most International Students for Regional Universities.


Caldwell is also featured as a College of Distinction, which means Caldwell has been found to excel in four areas: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community, and success of graduates.


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!

Caldwell At A Glance

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

Size of Campus: 70 acres

Number of Students: 2,300 undergraduate students

Number of Faculty: 84 faculty members

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 36 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 over 40 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 (2022–2023 estimated):
• Tuition: $35,668
• Room and Board: $12,900
• Student Fees: $3,500
• Total: $52,068

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...

  • “From the professors to the internships, I felt like I was prepared to enter the professional world. I am beyond happy with my counseling degree and being a school counselor every day!”

    • Regina Kennedy
      Class of 2008 (BA) and 2011 (MS), Counseling Psychology
  • “Caldwell has given me a fantastic education, lasting relationships, a different perspective on the lifestyles of different people, and it has molded me into a better man.”

    • Vincent Crisafi
      Class of 2021, Criminal Justice
  • “As a nurse, I can use my experience at Caldwell as a learning experience for others. I would choose Caldwell over again 1,000 times if I had to.”

    • Natalie Pedri
      Class of 2018, Nursing
  • “I would like to dedicate my services as a physician and researcher to improve health in a way that reaches every community, including those in disadvantaged areas.”

    • Favour Garuba
      Class of 2019, Health Science