Caldwell University
Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,214
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 620 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Caldwell University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,831 applications and 2,418 students were granted admission. Caldwell University is at the #83 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 20% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 95% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT850 to 1070
ACT18 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Caldwell University's tuition was $31,150 for all students regardless of residency (16.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of Caldwell University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 48% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,590 (which is 4.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Caldwell University in 2016-2017, was 206, which is 59% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,672 (which is 30.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Caldwell University has enrolled a total of 2,214 students (1,593 students full-time and 621 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,214 students, 114 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 27% men and 73% women and 1,637 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 577 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 112 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 43%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 21%

Hispanic: 15%

Black/African American: 12%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Asian: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Caldwell University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 68% 198
Psychology 14% 42 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 18 18
Health Professions And Related Programs 3% 9 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 2
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 2
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 2
Visual And Performing Arts 0% 0
Social Sciences 0% 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Caldwell University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Caldwell University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,800. Last year, out of the total 541 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 503 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 547 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 481 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,800 $41,700
Employment Rate 93% 88%
Total Graduates 541 547

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