Caldwell College

Caldwell College is a Catholic, co-educational, four-year liberal arts institution, committed to intellectual rigor, individual attention, and the ethical values of the Judaeo-Christian academic tradition.

Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, the College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, chartered by the State of New Jersey, and registered with the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

Located on a 70-acre wooded campus in a quiet suburban community 20 miles from Manhattan, Caldwell provides a serene and secure environment, conducive to study and learning. Caldwell College offers a student/faculty ratio of 13 to 1, small classes and individualized attention. Professors know their students by name, challenge them to strive for excellence, and provide the support needed to achieve it. This close relationship between faculty and students also leads to a spirit of camaraderie throughout the campus community. Approximately half of the over 2,200 men and women currently enrolled at Caldwell are adults pursuing degrees part-time. Through the ... [ Read All ]


United States

9 Ryerson Avenue
NJ 07006-6195
Phone: 973-618-3500
Fax: 973-618-3600

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Our Aims

Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell College is a Catholic institution in the Judaeo-Christian tradition with a heritage of eight centuries of Dominican commitment to higher learning. Serving a diverse population of all ages, Caldwell College provides an excellent liberal arts education which promotes spiritual, intellectual and aesthetic growth. Upon this foundation the College offers career-related programs which prepare its graduates to take advantage of opportunities in a complex society.

In pursuit of truth and life-long learning, Caldwell College fosters the well-being of this and future generations. Through a curriculum and extracurricular program rooted in the Catholic humanist tradition, the College seeks to empower its students to comprehend community and global issues and to act responsibly toward self and others  

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Location and Getting there

From the New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 15W) or the Garden State Parkway (Exit 145):
Take Route I-280 West to Exit 5B (527 North Caldwell). At the end of Livingston Avenue, turn right onto Eagle Rock Avenue and take the first left onto Roseland Avenue. At the end of Roseland Avenue, turn right onto Bloomfield Avenue and turn right into the campus entrance.

From Route I-80 Westbound (from New York):
Take Exit 52, following signs for the Caldwells onto Passaic Avenue. Go 3.4 miles and turn left onto Bloomfield Avenue. Go approximately two miles and turn right into the campus entrance.

From Route I-287:
Take Exit 41 to Route I-80 Eastbound, and follow directions below.

From Route I-80 Eastbound (from Pennsylvania):
Take Exit 47B onto Route 46 East. After the second traffic light (Hook Mt./Chapin Road), stay right and follow the signs for “The Caldwells - Newark” onto Bloomfield Avenue. Take Bloomfield Avenue through West Caldwell (four traffic lights) and Caldwell (six traffic lights). The campus entrance will be on the right.

From the west, follow Bloomfield Avenue as described above. From the east, take Bloomfi...  [ Read All ]

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Information For  Undergraduates

The Department of Art offers the following degrees:
The B.A. in art provides the student with broad experience in a variety of media. Students may combine a B.A. in art with a certificate in art therapy, a certificate in communication design, or with certification in education.

The B.F.A. degree prepares the student to enter into a professional career within an area of specialization or to pursue further study on a graduate level. This degree is designed to develop technical competence, critical judgment, and a strong commitment to artistic quality. Once the student has fulfilled the basic requirements and introductory studies, a concentration is required in a specific discipline.  

Information For  International Students

International students add an important and dynamic dimension to the Caldwell College community. Our current international students enrolled in the traditional undergraduate programs contribute greatly to the life of the college, both in and out of the classroom. We welcome the global perspective you bring to our campus and Caldwell highly encourages your applications.  


The Caldwell College Alumni Association is a dynamic organization dedicated to fostering opportunities, relationships and networks for all alumni that will allow them to cultivate an ongoing regard for each other, the College, and the values it represents. We do this in the spirit of thanks, pride and commitment.  

Student Facilities

Located on a 70-acre wooded campus in a quiet suburban community 20 miles from Manhattan, Caldwell provides a serene and secure environment, conducive to study and learning.  

Student Support  

Student Life

Student Activities Office
The Director of Student Activities plans educational, social and cultural events on and off-campus. Some of the events include casino nights, gameshows, guest speakers, professional sports games and many other on and off campus activities. The director also oversees the Student Government Association, Student Activities Committee and clubs. Office hours are 8:30am- 4:30pm and by appointment. The office is located on the first floor of the Newman Center. Please feel free to email with any questions.

Director: Lynn Marie Peluso
Student Activities Assistant: Catherine Sohor  


How To Apply

Candidates for the freshman class at Caldwell College are selected based on:
Completed application for admission
Satisfactory performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with essay or American College Test (ACT) with essay
An official high school transcript or official results from G.E.D. exam
A class rank indicative of serious preparation for college.
Completion of sixteen units of work in college preparatory courses. These should include successful completion of four units of English, two units of foreign language, two units of college preparatory mathematics, two units of science (at least one of which must be laboratory science), one unit of history, and other college preparatory courses. A student who has sixteen units but has not satisfied all the prerequisites may be admitted on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions provided evidence is given of ability to pursue college work.
At least one written recommendation from the candidate's high school guidance counselor.
Completion of an application essay topic or a graded written assignment/paper.  [ Read All ]

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