Caldwell University is ranked in the “Top 15 New Jersey Best Value Colleges” for Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. A “Best Value” university is recognized for their cost-effective, strong academic education with a focus on the individual student’s aspirations and goals. Caldwell University is also noted as a “Top College” in the rankings of Regional Universities in the North and as a top performer for Social Mobility, as well as Most International Students.
CollegesofDistinction.com has also designated Caldwell University as a “College of Distinction,” acknowledging the institution for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus community and successful graduate outcomes. CollegesofDistinction.com also recognized Caldwell for their programs in nursing, education and business. 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. In addition, Caldwell University is highly ranked as providing the “Best Return on Investment” among New Jersey colleges by AffordableCollegeOnline.org.
Caldwell’s new academic offerings include the B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Esports Management and B.S. in Healthcare Science.
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 continue to recognize the value of a Caldwell University degree and are excited to hire Caldwell alumni.
Quality Academic Programs and Financial Aid
Caldwell University offers 31 undergraduate majors and 31 graduate 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. In fact, traditional B.S.N. graduates achieved a 95 percent pass rate for the NCLEX boards in 2019. Caldwell also offers partner programs with an extensive list of other universities. This gives students the opportunity to 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 was awarded National Science Foundation STEM scholarship grants, providing an exciting opportunity for students who aspire to pursue careers as secondary STEM educators.
Caldwell is one of the most affordable private 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.
Caldwell enhanced all aspects of student life with various improvements throughout campus. The centrally located Sister Mary Dominic Tweedus Chapel offers a place for prayer and contemplation. The CARES Center provides an efficient, one-stop for advisement and student needs. Focused on well-being, The Wellness Center offers healing of the mind, body and spirit. At the Learning Commons students will find 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.
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 provides an array of volunteer experiences and spring break missions for students.
The heartbeat of campus includes more than 40 clubs, organizations, sororities and fraternities. Students can live in three residence halls that have single, double and quad rooms. Dominican Hall offers apartment-style modern suites with kitchens.
For early mornings and late nights, the new Café ’39 is the stop for coffee and goodies on the go. The Dining Hall offers delicious gourmet selections perfect for residents and commuters alike. Barnes & Noble, the official campus store, is well stocked with campus apparel, bestsellers and textbooks. The on-campus fitness center gives students a chance to take a healthy break from studying.
On the athletic front, Caldwell has 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The program includes the newest addition of men’s lacrosse to their line-up, plus 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. The Cougars also compete in the Collegiate Sprint Football League that now includes ten teams. 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 offering many opportunities for internships, cultural or sporting events. Just 20 minutes away there are great destinations in New Jersey that include The Meadowlands Sports Complex, Prudential Center and the Jersey Shore.
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 easy!
Learn more by visiting caldwell.edu/connectvirtually to learn about virtual events or caldwell.edu/visit to register for an in person campus tour. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (973) 618-3500, or email Admissions@caldwell.edu.
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.