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Caldwell University

Caldwell, New Jersey

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Caldwell University overview
Location Caldwell, New Jersey
Online caldwell.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Caldwell University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Caldwell University is a private Roman Catholic institution located in Caldwell, New Jersey, approximately 20 miles west of New York City. Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, the university maintains its dedication to the Judeo-Christian tradition and offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs. Characterized by its suburban campus setting, Caldwell provides a picturesque collegiate environment with the notable Georgian architectural style, promoting a concentrated academic ambiance. The university is recognized for its strong programs in education, nursing, business, psychology, and the liberal arts. With a moderately selective admissions process, Caldwell University attracts a diverse student body seeking personalized learning experiences. On-campus housing is available, accommodating a significant portion of the student population in residence halls and living-learning communities.

In the most recent statistical year 6,649 prospective students applied, and 4,413 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 445 enrolled in the school.  1,647 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 381 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $35,950 plus fees of $2,100. Caldwell University is ranked 505 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Caldwell University is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Caldwell University overview
SAT 1010/1320
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Caldwell University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,600
Other Fees$2,100
Room and Board $13,399
Budget for Other Expenses$3,400
Total One Year Cost$57,449

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Caldwell University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Psychology 19%
Social Sciences 11%
Education 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 9%

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