Because it gives you skills you can use to adapt to the ever-changing job market. In a survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, employers said they want employees with critical thinking/analytical reasoning skills (81%) and effective communication skills (89%). Caldwell, via our Liberal Arts Core, can give you those skills—and more!
Our dual degrees are a great value for you and your family
! Accelerate your learning (and save money!) by taking graduate-level courses as an undergrad, then seamlessly move into one of Caldwell’s graduate programs.
Dual degree paths you can choose:
- BS in Business Administration » MBA
- BS in Accounting » MS in Accounting
- BA in Psychology » MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
- BA in Psychology » MA in Counseling (Mental Health/School Counseling/ Art Therapy)
- BA in Curriculum and Instruction » MA in Curriculum and Instruction (Education)
Learning at the Next Level
, and college is your next step toward a successful career. We get it. More than that, we focus on it. No matter the subject, our classes will help you build communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills, traits every employer is looking for. But you'll need more than classes to prepare for your career: You'll need hands-on experience. We've got that covered, too.
They certainly do. In fact, “community” is one our four core values (the others being respect, integrity, and excellence). While students participate in numerous projects year-round, everyone comes together annually for Service Day: classes are canceled and students, faculty, and staff volunteer their time throughout New Jersey and beyond!
Sports are my specialty! OK, maybe I’m better at cheering than I am at competing—but you’ll definitely find me at a lot of games. Our teams are part of the NCAA Division II and the Central Atlantic Athletic Conference (CACC). Men’s teams compete in baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis; the women’s teams are basketball, cross-country, lacrosse (our newest addition!), soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Life, Caldwell Style
, I'm Cooper—Caldwell's mascot and resident expert on the non-academic side of college life. If you're thinking of making the move
|$27,900 Tuition (2013-14)||$19,500 Scholarships/Grants|
|+ $1,100 Comprehensive Fee||+ $5,500 Student Loans|
|+ $10,198 Room & Board||+ $1,200 Work Study|
Average net cost = $12,998* for resident students, $2,800* for commuters.
* Each student’s net cost is different depending on scholarships received and the family’s financial situation, but you can see a commitment from Caldwell University to make education affordable for its students.
College Finance 101
Committing to an education is an investment in your
By offering one of the lowest private college tuitions in New Jersey, we try to make that investment affordable for you and your family. Don't let tuition costs scare you off; the cost of attending an institution can come down significantly from the "sticker price" through scholarships, grants, and other forms of aid. For example the average new freshman at Caldwell University receives $26,200 in financial aid. Check out your eligibility for aid in our Net Price Calculator.
Smaller is better, at least when it comes to class sizes. Your average class at Caldwell will have 15 students, which we think is a great size for fostering discussion, debate, and interaction. We don’t use teaching assistants, so you’ll always have a faculty member leading your classes.
We currently live in an interconnected, global world. Caldwell helps prepare you for that reality with study abroad, international volunteer experiences, and international students from as far away as Nepal and Saudi Arabia studying on our New Jersey campus.
Can we brag for a minute? Caldwell University has been named a College of Distinction because it excels in four key areas: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community, and success of graduates. Recently, we’ve been included on a list of Catholic colleges with high starting salaries for graduates!
We also get high marks from some big players in the higher ed arena:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Business Administration
- Communication Arts
- Computer Information Systems
- Criminal Justice
- Financial Economics
- Global Business
- Health Science
- Individualized Majors
- Medical Technology
- Political Science
- Social Studies
- Full list of majors here.
That’s an easy one. We have a 70-acre campus in Caldwell (northern New Jersey). I especially like the walking paths, free parking, movie theater, and tasty restaurant options. Plus there is a bus stop right at the bottom of campus that will bring you into New York City.
Now that’s a silly question! How about we start with the basics: concerts, comedians, dances, trips to NYC, guest speakers, Greek Life, recreational sports, NCAA Division II athletics, working out in the Newman Center, and my personal favorite: our student clubs and organizations. The Office of Student Activities encourages students to take the lead by offering events and programs that celebrate diversity, foster leadership, and create civic engagement.
You have three options: traditional dorms, apartment-style residences, and the C-LIFE living and learning community. I think living on campus is great because it’s a time when you learn how to balance school work with leisure time—whether that’s movie night with friends, playing pool in the Dominican Hall Lounge, or cheering with me at a basketball game.
Grants come in many varieties: need-based grants, residential grants, athletic grants, and even federal grants (Pell and SEOG, for example). New Jersey residents might also receive the Tuition Aid Grant or Educational Opportunity Fund grant.
Scholarships can certainly help your bottom line. Awards from Caldwell University start at $1,000 and go all the way up to full tuition.