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 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 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.
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 as well as the 200-bed apartment-style residence Dominican Hall, which 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 students members of two sororities and one fraternity.
At Caldwell University, developing the whole person is highly valued and a part of campus culture. Students learn many lessons from real-life experiences that help build a foundation of values, citizenship, and character. Our students make a difference as they become involved in community service and campus ministry. Through involvement in clubs and organizations, students also participate in leadership initiatives, gain friendships, and continue in the Dominican tradition of helping the needy. Caldwell Campus Ministry ambassadors have 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 have 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 so students, faculty, and staff can 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, students gain life-altering experiences and lessons of gratitude while kindling friendships as our small campus takes big steps to change the world around us.
Caldwell also fields NCAA Division II teams in men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track & field as well as women’s basketball, bowling, cross-country, soccer, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. In 2019, we built a brand-new eSports arena to support our competitive eSports program.
At Caldwell, approximately 95% of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Our financial aid counselors work with you to meet your needs and make your educational experience an affordable one. The University offers academic scholarships that range from $8,000 to full tuition as well as scholarships for students with community service and leadership experience 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 students may receive from the federal or state government, Caldwell offers a grant program for students with financial need, with grants up to $25,000 per year. The University offers one of the lowest combined tuition, fees, room, and board costs among New Jersey’s private colleges and universities. Combined with our financial aid offerings, you'll have a lower price than many public institutions.
Recognized among the "Best Regional Colleges" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked among the top 25 “Best Value Schools” in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked #16 among "Top Performers on Social Mobility" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Recognized for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked #6 for "Most International Students" among colleges in the North
Named a College of Distinction for excellence in student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of 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 the state to live.
Another advantage of Caldwell’s location is its proximity to New York City, just 20 miles away. Our students use the city as another classroom, where they can engage in internships and job shadowing opportunities, experience cultural events, shop, or catch a game.
Hopping on a bus takes you to many great sites in New Jersey too. A short ride offers a great selection, from the Meadowlands Arena to the Prudential Center, and, in just an hour, the Jersey Shore.
No matter your interests, Caldwell University offers you experiences beyond the classroom.
Each year, students at Caldwell University are invited to reach 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're interested in being a part of Campus Ministry, learn about the programs we offer.
“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!”
“Caldwell has given me a fantastic education, lasting relationships, and a different perspective on the lifestyles of different people. It has molded me into a better man.”
“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.”
“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.”