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If you want to know more about Caldwell University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Caldwell University Ranked?

2021 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 8 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Caldwell is ranked #1,045 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Caldwell also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

See all of the rankings for Caldwell University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Caldwell?

Acceptance Rate

Caldwell University has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Caldwell.

Average Test Scores

About 91% 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 470 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Caldwell University  ( 470 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Caldwell University  ( 460 to 580 )
Caldwell received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Caldwell University  ( 17 to 22 )

Learn more about Caldwell University admissions.

Caldwell University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Caldwell it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Caldwell University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Caldwell this rate is 31%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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

Average Overall Diversity at Caldwell

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,651 undergraduates at Caldwell with 1,517 being full-time and 134 being part-time.

Caldwell Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Caldwell scored 56.85 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  56.85 out of 100
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How Much Does Caldwell University Cost?

The overall average net price of Caldwell is $22,967. 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 +
$15,059 $20,618 $25,627 $28,829 $32,035

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Caldwell, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,530 a year. That adds up to $26,120 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Caldwell is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for Caldwell University.

How Much Money Do Caldwell Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Caldwell make around $44,400 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Caldwell students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Caldwell University make the most money.

Location of Caldwell University

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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Location of Caldwell University

Contact details for Caldwell are given below.

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

Caldwell University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Caldwell University. Of these students, 333 received undergraduate degrees and 133 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
General Psychology 55 $26,100
Nursing 53 $67,000
Business Administration & Management 37 $36,600
General Biology 21 NA
Communication & Media Studies 18 $25,200
Accounting 18 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 $45,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 $35,700
Health Sciences & Services 15 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 12 NA

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

Online Learning at Caldwell

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 391 students took at least one online class at Caldwell University. This is a decrease from the 447 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 391 108
2016-2017 447 110
2015-2016 300 112
2014-2015 277 81
2013-2014 191 31

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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