Caldwell Welcomes Largest Freshmen Class in History


Cougar spirit is at an all-time high as Caldwell University welcomes their largest freshman class to campus this fall. Adding to the buzz is the announcement of an E-Sports program and the addition of Men’s Lacrosse to their athletics’ roster. Plus, Caldwell’s Sprint football team and marching band are ready to kick-off their second season this fall.

Recently named a “Best College” by Money magazine, Caldwell University’s campus makes it easy to form friendships, get involved and grow as a person. With a campus experience that is intimate, inclusive and interactive, discovering who you are and who you want to become will come easily!

Students and Parents Recognize the Value of a Caldwell University Education

As a student, you will make life-changing decisions over the next four years while choosing a career path. The quality and value of an education is measured in outcomes. With 98 percent of recent Caldwell University graduates employed, attending graduate school or participating in service programs, it is clear that Caldwell delivers. Employers and graduate schools recognize the value of a Caldwell University degree and are excited to hire Caldwell alumni.

Quality and value in education is also determined by both the accolades and recognitions received. Caldwell University is also recognized as a Tier I institution by U.S. News & World Report. For the sixth year, CollegesofDistinction.com designated Caldwell University a “College of Distinction,” acknowledging the institution for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus community and successful graduate outcomes. This year CollegesofDistinction.com also recognized Caldwell for Nursing, Education and Business. Caldwell University received national recognition as a “Top College for Liberal Arts” by Wintergreen Orchard House, a leading provider of data on colleges. At the core of a Caldwell University education is its liberal arts curriculum, designed to foster critical thinking, appreciation of cultural diversity, and moral and civic awareness. Caldwell University is also highly ranked as providing the “Best Return on Investment” among New Jersey colleges by AffordableCollegeOnline.org.

Quality Academic Programs and Financial Aid

Caldwell University offers 29 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate and doctorial programs including nationally accredited programs in business, counseling, nursing, art therapy, education and applied behavior analysis.

Caldwell has made a strong commitment to the health professions with degrees in nursing, health science, public health education, and healthcare administration. While offering partner programs with an extensive list of other universities. Students can begin their studies at Caldwell University, then complete their graduate degrees in medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy and other disciplines at a wide range of partner universities.

Caldwell University has one of the lowest tuition costs for private colleges and universities in New Jersey. The University’s low cost is supplemented with significant financial assistance for students. Approximately 98 percent of students receive financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities making a Caldwell education a great value.

Student Life

Caldwell has enhanced all aspects of student life with the latest campus improvements. Also focused on student care is a CARES Center which offers an efficient one-stop for student needs, as well as a Wellness Center for the mind, body and spirit. The Learning Commons offers students a technology-oriented collaboration center with state-of-the-art features. A campus-wide technology transformation is in full force with 3-D printing, engaging 360-videos, technology-infused learning environments, as well as, a vastly improved Wi-Fi footprint.

Caldwell University enrolls over 2,260 students, which include full-time, part-time, and graduate students. With small class sizes and a 12:1 student–faculty ratio, the campus is truly a close community of caring faculty, staff and students. Service to the surrounding community, the United States and around the world is at the heart of the Caldwell experience. Campus Ministry projects provide an array of volunteer experiences and spring break missions for students.

The heartbeat of campus includes more than 30 clubs, organizations, sororities and fraternities. Exciting news of an E-Sports program that will be launched in 2019 is already a buzz on campus. Almost 55 percent of freshmen live at three residence halls that have single, double and quad rooms. Dominican Hall offers apartment-style modern suites with kitchens.

Caldwell University offers a new café and dining hall which offer all you can eat gourmet dining and convenience for residents and commuters alike. Barnes & Noble, the official campus store, is well stocked with campus apparel, bestsellers and textbooks. The newly renovated on-campus fitness center gives students a chance to take a healthy break from studying.

On the athletic front, Caldwell has announced that Men’s Lacrosse will join their line up in 2019/20. That will bring athletic programs to 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports which include men’s baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, lacrosse, track and field as well as women’s basketball, lacrosse, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball and bowling, plus, Sprint Football. The athletic department also sponsors a variety of recreational sports.

A Safe, Secure and Beautiful Campus

Caldwell University has been ranked among the “safest colleges” and universities in New Jersey by stateuniversity.com. The University is located in the picturesque town of Caldwell, New Jersey, and is only a short walk from town.

Caldwell sits in the heart of the tristate area. Students can access New York City — just 20 minutes away — for internships, cultural or sporting events. There are great destinations in New Jersey, too! The Meadowlands Sports Complex, Prudential Center and the Jersey Shore are all close by.

Founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, the University is rooted in a proud 800-year Dominican tradition of rigorous scholarship, committed teaching and ethical values. Learn more about Caldwell University by attending the October 13th open house or by visiting caldwell.edu. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (973) 618-3500, or e-mail Admissions@caldwell.edu.