Caldwell University in Caldwell

Caldwell, NJ

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Caldwell University offers 138-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. Acceptance Rate is 64%. The most popular test is SAT - 95% of students submitted it in comparison to 17% of students who submitted ACT. 27.1% are women, and 72.9% are men. 3% percents of international students. Caldwell University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Caldwell University is 16416$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $36050 and $45650 per year. 57% of full-time Caldwell University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $44,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Caldwell University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Caldwell University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,850
$30,001 - $48,000$14,593
$48,001 - $75,000$18,014
$75,001 - $110,000$21,576

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 12816


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1184 of Caldwell University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 74 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Caldwell University number 29 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at Caldwell University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Caldwell University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Caldwell University graduation rate is above the national average.

57% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Caldwell University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

11 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Caldwell University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 8%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Caldwell University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 4% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Caldwell University full-time retention rate is 82% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Caldwell University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1270 - 1610

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 420 - 530
Math: 430 - 550
Writing: 420 - 530

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Caldwell University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
18 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 22
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Caldwell University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Caldwell University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Caldwell University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Jersey.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Caldwell University offers 138 programs in total: 93 are for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state. Caldwell University is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are provided in the Caldwell University: 3 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


Caldwell University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1554 students with 46632 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 336 with 8060 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Caldwell University

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that's is my favorite to go

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As a past faculty member, when I brought a grievance to the committee, the committee agreed on many of the issues I brought up but the Vice President And President did not back the committees findings. I was slandered by Kathleen Kelley a faculty member in the nursing department and the administration did nothing to resolve the issues. I resigned. I loved my position until the last year. I loved the campus and my other colleagues and especially the students. A few bad apples ruined the rest.

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Really great school. So much better than Bloomfield College.

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Beautiful campus, exceptional staff and students. Has a very homey feeling. I feel its a great place for my daughter to consider.

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I have to say that I am not overly impressed by this college. I was introduced by a rep that came to my National Guard unit. My boyfriend and I both enrolled in classes. The first being the Private Investigator Course. This was the boyfriends first time using his GI Bill. Right off the bat we began have problems with our certifications coming up missing somewhere between the college and the VA. We would have never known there was any issues if we didn't call the VA ourselves. The college always seemed to have a back log on any supplies it was sending out for our courses. Because each course was 2 parts we had to deal with the VA several times over two missing certificates. We finish the first course and received our certificates in a timely manner. We then enrolled in our second course (Firearms Safety Course). Again this was a two part class and immediately we began having problems with our certification between the college and the VA. When part 2 of the course rolled around I didn't have any GI Bill left but, the college said they would be willing to cover the 2nd half but, I would not receive any materials. I didn't know this included the books to complete this course. I was told that since my boyfriend was enrolled I should use his books. Come the end of the course my boyfriend received his certificate but, I have not. On many occasions I have contacted a gentleman named Sam and another female about my certificate. The first time Sam informed me that the college was going through some changes separating from a partner that was being investigated and he would look into it. I never received a call back. I called back a week later and spoke to the female who told me she didn't have any control over what was going on and there is nothing she can do. I told her if I had to I would post reviews and with me being in the military I don't think the military would appreciate their soldiers being screwed over by the college. I told her that I completed my course with passing grades and there is no reason I shouldn't receive my certificate. She couldn't give me an answer. I tried calling the college again today to find out what was going on with it and I was sent to Sam's voice mail. I still have not received a call back. I may look at pushing this up through the military and trying to get their accreditation pulled for the military. Any tips?

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Location & Website

Address: 120 Bloomfield Avenue


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9736183000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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