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Caldwell University Data & Information Overview

46 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
92% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Caldwell University Ranked?

#1,303 Best Colleges in Nation
#32 Best Colleges in NJ
Art Therapy Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Caldwell University was awarded 46 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is art therapy/therapist.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Caldwell as #1,303 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Caldwell held the #1,522 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Caldwell is also ranked #32 out of 44 schools in New Jersey.

See all of the rankings for Caldwell University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Caldwell?

92% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Caldwell University is 92%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Caldwell is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to Caldwell submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Caldwell University  ( 460 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Caldwell University  ( 460 to 550 )
Caldwell received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Caldwell University  ( 16 to 23 )

Learn more about Caldwell University admissions.

Caldwell University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Caldwell University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Caldwell University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Caldwell University

82% Freshmen Retention
36% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Caldwell University has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Caldwell have a four-year graduation rate of 36%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Caldwell University.

Caldwell University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,669 Full-Time Undergraduates
52.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
63.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,745 undergraduates at Caldwell with 1,669 being full-time and 76 being part-time.

How Much Does Caldwell University Cost?

$20,175 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
$26,812 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Caldwell is $20,175. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Caldwell

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,629 $14,470 $20,901 $28,757 $32,650

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Caldwell, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Caldwell, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $6,703 a year. That adds up to $26,812 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Caldwell is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Get more details about paying for Caldwell University.

How Much Money Do Caldwell Graduates Make?

$51,823 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Caldwell make around $51,823 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Caldwell graduates since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Caldwell University make the most money.

Location of Caldwell University

New Jersey State
1,669 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Caldwell University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Caldwell, New Jersey. Caldwell is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Caldwell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195
Phone: 973-618-3000

Caldwell University Majors

37 Majors With Completions
387 Undergraduate Degrees
127 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Caldwell University. Of these students, 387 received undergraduate degrees and 127 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 58 $73,976
Theological & Ministerial Studies 58 NA
General Psychology 39 $28,939
Business Administration & Management 33 $39,585
General Biology 19 $34,077
Computer Information Systems 16 NA
Accounting 16 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 NA
Health Sciences & Services 14 NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Caldwell University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Caldwell

22% Take At Least One Class Online
4% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 504 students took at least one online class at Caldwell University. This is an increase from the 462 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 504 85
2018-2019 462 80
2017-2018 391 108
2016-2017 447 110
2015-2016 300 112

Learn more about online learning at Caldwell University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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