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Caldwell, New Jersey

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Chances of getting into Caldwell University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
92%
Admission Difficulty for Caldwell University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Caldwell University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Caldwell University is 92%.  It ranks #30 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Caldwell University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,790 out of 4,141 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 920/1110 ACT 16/23). Caldwell University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.18. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Caldwell University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 30.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Caldwell University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 78% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Caldwell University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
920-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT 
78%
SAT Scores for Caldwell University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Caldwell University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Caldwell University?

Caldwell University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. Caldwell University ranks #16 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Caldwell University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >96%
1015 to 1110 Avg + 92%-96%
920 to 1015 Avg - 86%-92%
825 to 920 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 825 Low <76%
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Caldwell University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
15%
ACT Scores for Caldwell University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Caldwell University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Caldwell University?

Admission data indicates that Caldwell University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Caldwell University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Caldwell University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >96%
19 to 23 Avg + 92%-96%
16 to 19 Avg - 87%-92%
13 to 16 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 13 Low <79%
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Caldwell University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.18
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Caldwell University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Caldwell University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Caldwell University was 3.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.18 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Caldwell University accepts 92% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Caldwell University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 8.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 29.5% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.5% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

66% of Caldwell University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Caldwell University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 66%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Caldwell University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,535 1,606 4,141
Accepted 2,353 1,437 3,790
Acceptance Rate 93% 89% 92%
Enrolled 262 183 445
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2023
Days left to Apply
143

Applicants have 143 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Caldwell University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Caldwell University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Caldwell University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Caldwell University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=183910 IPEDS survey data for Caldwell University.

FAQs

Does Caldwell University prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Caldwell University. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Caldwell University?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to Caldwell University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Caldwell University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1110. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Caldwell University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 23. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.