Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ

Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ

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Rooted in the Catholic Dominican Tradition

At the core of a Caldwell University education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students in developing critical-thinking skills, appreciating diverse cultures, and acquiring 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 31 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 affiliate 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- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Fully qualified faculty members, small class sizes, and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio provide students with close, personal attention. Almost half of our 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 Wi-Fi.

Caldwell University has 23 clubs in which our students actively participate 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, with student 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. 

Financial aid
At Caldwell, approximately 98% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Our financial aid counselors work with you to meet your needs and make your Caldwell experience an affordable one. Caldwell offers academic scholarships that range from $8,000 to full tuition as well as scholarships for students with a lot of community service and leadership that range from $1,000–$5,000. Talented students may also qualify for scholarships in art, music, and athletics.

In addition to need-based grants a student might receive from the federal or state government, Caldwell offers its own need-based grant program for students with financial need. These grants run up to $25,000 per year.

Caldwell University offers one of the lowest combined tuition, fees, room, and board of New Jersey’s private colleges and universities. Combined with our financial aid offerings, Caldwell often has a lower price than many public institutions. 


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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.


Offering a stunning campus setting, Caldwell University is only a short walk from town, where students can find shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, a movie theater, and anything else they could want. Caldwell, New Jersey, has consistently been named one of the best towns in New Jersey to live in.

Campus Ministry

Each year students at Caldwell University are invited to go beyond themselves and meet the needs of the world community and local communities through special outreach projects.

These outreach opportunities are based on the Gospel message found in Matthew 25:34: “Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brothers or sisters, you did it to me.’”

Campus Ministry offers many great opportunities and ways to grow in your faith, serve others, and be involved in the community. If you are interested in being a part of Campus Ministry click here to learn what programs are offered.

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