The Caldwell Experience...
Caldwell College is a Catholic, co-educational, four-year liberal arts institution rooted in a
proud 800-year old Dominican tradition of rigorous scholarship, committed
teaching and ethical values. Founded in 1939 by the sisters of Saint Dominic,
Caldwell College is located on a beautiful, secure 70-acre wooded campus in a suburban
New Jersey location, 20 miles west of New York City. Students can enjoy numerous
educational, cultural and social experiences that Caldwell College and the
region offer, yet enjoy a relaxed campus atmosphere.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About Caldwell College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3
Caldwell at a Glance
Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 7
Programs of Study
Academic Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 9
The Learning Experience
Total Student Development and Advising
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11
Financing Your Education
Financial Aid Programs
Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 15
The Caldwell College Community
Orientation and Transfer Orientation
Residential Life and Commuter Life
Clubs and Activities
Caldwell College Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17
Intercollegiate Athletic Programs
In and Around Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 19
Things to Do
Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - 21
What You Need to Apply
CALDWELL COLLEGE AT A GLANCE
• 900 undergraduate students from across • More than 30 programs of study
the United States and internationally
• Health related affiliation programs
• Student/faculty ratio of 13:1 and an in Dentistry, Physical Therapy,
average class size of 15 students Optometry and Occupational Therapy
• Specialized programs including our • 10 NCAA Division II
Honors program, Gateway program, intercollegiate sports
and Educational Opportunity Fund
• Almost 90% of our undergraduate
students receive financial aid
900 undergraduate students from across the United States
and internationally, such as South Korea, Bulgaria, Canada,
Jamaica and the Bahamas, that allows you the opportunity to meet
and get to know people of varying backgrounds and cultures.
A Student/faculty ratio of 13:1 and an average class size of
15 students provides you with a personalized learning environment
and easy access to our excellent faculty who are your partners in learning.
The traditional undergraduate freshmen at Caldwell College arrives
with combined verbal and math SAT scores ranging from 900
to 1100+ with solid ‘B’ averages and higher in high school.
The SAT writing exam is required for all Caldwell College students and
is used for placement purposes only.
Specialized programs including our Honors program, Gateway
program, and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program
are available which allow you to grow individually and enhance
your learning experience based on your skills and motivation.
More than 30 programs of study in the arts and sciences
including unique health related affiliation programs in Dentistry,
Physical Therapy, Optometry, Occupational Therapy,
and others with schools such as New York University, Temple
University, Columbia University, UMDNJ, New York Medical
College and more.
10 NCAA division II intercollegiate sports, a state-of-the-art
student recreation center that houses our athletic department and
student activities center, a fitness center, an indoor walking/running
track, activity rooms, a game room, and an aerobics room.
Almost 90% of our undergraduate students receive some form
of financial aid. When you combine our tuition of $18,700* with
the average financial aid package per recipient of almost $14,000,
a Caldwell College education is a smart and affordable choice.
* Tuition, fees, room and board charges represent costs for the 2005 academic year.
Costs are determined each year by the Board of Trustees. Annual tuition and fee and
other charges can be found on our website at www.caldwell.edu.
Caldwell College is proud of its personalized learning environment, which ensures
individualized attention and close interaction with students and faculty. Our size is
our strength with over 900 full-time undergraduate students and 1,200 part-time
undergraduate and graduate students. Caldwell College is a teaching college where you
are taught by our strong faculty, not by teaching assistants. 83% of our faculty have
earned the highest degree in their field and, with a student faculty ratio
of 13:1, are able to mentor you through close and personal attention. Our academic
programs are flexible so you may complete a minor or second major, increasing your
knowledge, skills and potential. Along with our affiliation programs, experiential
learning and internship opportunities, you will be prepared for any
challenging career option.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
• Accounting • Mathematics
• Art: • Medical Technology
– Art History • Music
– Studio • Philosophy
– Art Therapy
• Political Science
– Visual Communications
• Social Studies
• Business Administration
• Communication Arts:
– Broadcast Journalism • Theology
– Radio/TV Performance • Women’s Studies
• Computer Information Systems • Pre-Professional Programs
• Computer Science – Pre-Dental
• Criminal Justice
• Education: – Pre-Optometry
• Special Academic Programs
– Early Childhood
– Honors (Scholars)
• English – Educational Opportunity
• Financial Economics Fund (EOF)
• French • Health Affiliation Programs
• History – Dentistry
• Individualized Majors – Occupational Therapy
• International Business – Optometry
– Chiropractic Medicine
• Marketing – Physical Therapy
Caldwell College’s unique affiliation programs offer you the opportunity for both a liberal
arts education while preparing you for a rewarding career. Potential benefits of our
affiliation programs include guaranteed placement and the opportunity
to save tuition dollars and time by earning multiple degrees in fewer
semesters. These programs are open to new freshmen upon entrance, and, if you are
transferring from another college, we encourage you to apply and discuss available
options with one of our advisors.
Both 3-4 and 4-4 year programs are offered to allow you the chance to accelerate your
studies or work at a more traditional pace. Caldwell College offers programs with
New York University, Temple University and UMDNJ. You will earn a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Caldwell College and a dental degree from the respective dental school.
You can earn a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in this five-year program
where you spend three years studying at Caldwell College and two years at Columbia
University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. You will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
from Caldwell College and master’s degree from Columbia University.
Optometry, Podiatry and Chiropractic Medicine
These are each 3-4 year programs offered in partnership with the
Pennsylvania College of Optometry, New York College of Podiatric
Medicine and New York Chiropractic School. You will earn a Bachelor
of Arts degree from Caldwell College and the related medical degree
from the College offering your specialty.
This unique program is a 4-3 year program leading to a doctorate
degree from New York Medical College in Physical Therapy. You will
earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Caldwell College and a Doctor of
Physical Therapy degree from New York Medical College.
Caldwell College also offers several other programs with UMDNJ: a 4-4
year program in Osteopathic Medicine and dual degree programs in
Cyotechnology, Medical Technology and Toxicology which require
three years at Caldwell College and 15 months at the School of Health
Enhance your education with our Honors program, the
Caldwell Scholars. Designed for those students interested
in both interdisciplinary and directed independent work. The
program challenges students with interdisciplinary seminars and
an honors project.
Improve your learning skills with our Gateway program. We offer
students whose high school records do not meet our traditional
admissions standards, but who exhibit potential for academic success,
an opportunity to enroll at Caldwell College after completing a
summer program designed to prepare you with the skills you will
need to succeed at Caldwell College.
For New Jersey residents who meet the academic and economic
requirements to qualify, our Educational Opportunity Fund
(EOF) Program provides an opportunity to attend Caldwell
College by offering academic, financial and support services to
assist those students in meeting their educational goals.
If you are interested in any of these affiliation or special
programs, apply to Caldwell College and indicate your
interest on our application.
THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
At Caldwell College, we provide you with a rich learning experience by adding to your
classroom education. We begin by transitioning you into the rigors of college academics
with our Total Student Development (TSD) program. We integrate technology and real
world experiences into your classroom learning and traditional and unique study abroad
programs that offer you the opportunity to shape your learning environment.
TOTAL STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND ADVISING
Total Student Development is a one-credit course required for all freshmen. TSD is
designed to assist you with your transition to college and to enable you to grow
intellectually and personally. Through weekly goal oriented sessions, you will learn how
to take charge of your education by learning strategies for time management,
organizational skills, note taking, and about the many resources within
the college. The purpose is to provide you with the tools necessary to be successful in
your college career. A very unique aspect of the TSD program is that the weekly sessions
are conducted by your academic advisor.
Experiential learning provides reality to classroom learning.
We work with a wide range of employers and our faculty to develop
Cooperative Education and Internship programs so that you may
explore potential careers, gain work experience, and earn
academic credit. Some of our partnerships include:
• Abbott Labs • MTV Networks
• Bradley Pharmaceuticals • News 12 New Jersey
• CBS Sports • N J Division of Youth &
• Accounting Family Services
• Ernst & Young • N J Department of Law and Safety
• Hackensack Medical Center • N J Nets Basketball
• Hoffmann-LaRoche • N J State Police
• Internal Revenue Service • N J Business magazine
• Kessler Institute • Novartis
• Kids Corp. • Price Waterhouse Coopers
• K-Rock Radio • Shadow Broadcast Services
• Kraft, Inc. • UBS/Paine Webber
• Merck & Company • U.S. Immigration
• Metropolitan Museum of • U.S. Probation Services
Modern Art • Valley National Bank
• Morgan Stanley Dean Witter • WPL J Radio
• Metro/Shadow traffic
Caldwell College actively integrates technology into your
learning experience. The campus has a wide range of computer
laboratories available to you as well as state-of-the-art math and science
laboratories. Faculty use technology as an important part of
the academic process taking advantage of the rich array of learning
resources critical to providing a contemporary education.
If you are interested in studying abroad, we offer opportunities for you
to study abroad throughout the world and earn credits that
transfer back to Caldwell College. If an entire semester seems too
long, we also provide unique short-term travel experience
options that usually occur during winter or summer sessions where
your travel lasts from one to three weeks and you earn three credits
for your experience.
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
Caldwell College offers scholarships and grants to incoming freshmen and
transfer students based on academic merit, musical and artistic talent,
athletic ability, youth ministry participation, leadership and community
involvement, and remains committed to providing grants based on a family’s need.
Tuition and fees* $18,700
Average Room and Board* $7,650
Average Financial Aid** $14,000
* Tuition, fees, room and board charges represent costs for the
2005 academic year. Costs are determined each year by the
Board of Trustees. Annual tuition and fees and other charges can
be found on our website at www.caldwell.edu.
**Average financial aid per full-time recipient.
Caldwell College is serious about making your education
affordable. We understand that when you find the school that meets
all of your academic and social needs, an affordable cost remains a high
priority. At Caldwell College, almost 90% of our undergraduate students
receive some form of financial assistance and almost two-thirds
of our entering freshmen and transfer students receive
scholarships and grants from Caldwell that do not have
to be repaid.
Our scholarship and grant programs, combined with federal and state
aid programs, provide our students with average financial aid of
$14,000 per year. Our Office of Financial Aid works closely with
you and your family to meet your individual financial needs. Once
accepted, we can provide an estimate of the financial aid you may
receive to help you and your family decide which college is right for you.
FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
• Caldwell College Scholarships, Awards and Grants
– Presidential Scholarships
– Phi Theta Kappa
– Recognition Awards
– Caldwell Grants
– Athletic Grants
– Out-of-State Grants
– Caldwell/New Jersey Stars Scholarships
• Federal and State Programs
– Federal Pell
– Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
– Tuition Aid Grants (TAG)
– Educational Opportunity Fund Grants (EOF)
– Stafford Loan
– Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
– Federal Work Study Program
THE CALDWELL COLLEGE COMMUNITY
The Caldwell College experience prepares you to live your life with knowledge and
purpose so that you can make a difference in your career, your family, your
community and the world. Pursuing an education at Caldwell College involves
discovering ways to bring out the best in you and others. Whether it’s a volunteer
service project, competing on an athletic team, or being a member of a club or
organization on campus, you will want to be involved in the total Caldwell experience.
Student involvement is a way of life at Caldwell College and follows
the Dominican origins and tradition of Caldwell College.
We have designed a meaningful Freshmen Orientation program that
addresses your specific questions and concerns and familiarizes
you with Caldwell College prior to the start of classes in the Fall. Your
college journey begins at Freshmen Orientation…and it is something
you don’t want to miss. We also include a Parent/Guardian
component into Freshmen Orientation specifically to acquaint
parents and guardians with the academic, social and
physical environments, and the support services available at
At Caldwell College we make the transition process for students
transferring from another college or university a smooth
one. We help you, as a student transferring to Caldwell College,
adjust to academic and campus life here, as well as provide you with
the opportunity to receive your student ID, parking permit and learn
about the many valuable resources available to you.
If you are considering living on campus, we offer three living experiences
to make you feel at home. We currently offer traditional residential
space on campus with two residence halls, and a truly “at home”
experience with our Hawthorne House, adjacent to campus.
Commuters are a valuable part of our community. Our Commuter
Council was created for our commuter students and is committed
to providing a strong sense of community along with
opportunities for student life and development that
commuter students desire.
• Career Development
• Counseling Services
• Substance Awareness Counseling
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
• Accounting Club • Hiking
• Adventure Club • Honor Societies (10)
• Association Estudiantes Latino-Americanos • Ice Cream Social
• BACCHUS • International Business
• Backpack to Briefcase Day • International Student Organization
• Black Students Co-op Union • Marketing Club
• Borders Club • Martial Arts Club
• Caldwell College Education Association • Midnight Breakfast
• Carillon (Yearbook) • Music Club
• Cheerleading • Pool Club
• Choir • Psychology Club
• Circle K • Residence Council
• Commuter Council • ROTC
• Diversity Day • Student Activities Board
• Drama Club • Student Government
• Founders Day • Student Picnic
• Gay Straight Alliance
Each year our students earn many accomplishments and accolades
based on their academic, athletic and leadership skills as well as
their involvement in community activities. Some examples of recent
accomplishments we are proud to share include:
• Acceptance into the prestigious Johns Hopkins summer
internship program at Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore, MD in:
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
The Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Completion of summer research projects at Cornell
• Acceptance into the prominent Carnegie Mellon University
Medical School summer research program, a leader in
training undergraduates for careers in biomedical research
• Selection as a first team member of the Arthur Ashe Jr.
Sports Scholars, based on academic performance,
community service and athletic ability
• NCAA Division II National player of the week honors
• Broadway actress of “Beauty and The Beast” and
“The Boy from Oz.”
• Forensic Scientist for NJ State Police.
• Caldwell College athletes have earned over 18 All-American and 12
Academic All-American awards.
• Men’s basketball has captured seven CACC titles, five CACC Tournament
titles and five National Tournament appearances.
• Women’s basketball has won two CACC titles, a CACC Tournament title
and three National Tournament appearances.
• Softball won the Northeast regional tournament to advance to the
NCAA Division II College World Series in 2004 and won back-to-back
CACC championships in 2004 and 2005.
• Men’s soccer has won a CACC conference title and set a school record
for victories in 2004-2005.
• Women’s soccer was the #1 seed in the 2002 CACC conference tournament
and earned the NSCAA/ADIDAS award for academic excellence in
2003-04, and set a school record for victories in 2004-2005.
• Cougar coaches have been honored with the CACC Coach of the year
award eight times.
“NOW ENTERING COUGAR COUNTRY”
Caldwell College is extremely proud of all of its intercollegiate teams.
We have garnered numerous championships in both our men’s
and women’s programs. Caldwell College is a member of the
National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division II. All of
our programs currently participate in the Central Atlantic Collegiate
Conference (CACC) and make merit-based athletic scholarships
available for all sports.
At Caldwell College, athletic competition, physical fitness,
student life and academics combine to provide you an
enriched Caldwell experience. We encourage you to spend time
at our George R. Newman Center which was designed with students
in mind. The Newman Center is home to our student life offices, a large
gymnasium with two practice basketball courts and a game court with
retractable seating for 1,600 spectators, a running/walking track, fitness
center, aerobics room, locker rooms, athletic offices, game room, meeting
and activity rooms and our campus store.
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
• Men’s Baseball
• Men’s and Women’s Basketball
• Women’s Cross-Country
• Men’s Golf
• Men’s and Women’s Soccer
• Women’s Softball
• Men’s and Women’s Tennis
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
The center of town, with a variety of shops and restaurants, is a close walk from campus.
Area attractions include theaters, museums, parks, ski resorts, malls, the Meadowlands
Sports Complex, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the beautiful beaches of the
New Jersey shore. Many corporate headquarters are readily accessible from
Caldwell and provide a variety of internship and job placement opportunities. With our
location only 20 miles west of New York City, you have easy access to the greatest
city in the world!
THINGS TO DO
• Within walking distance:
– Clearview Caldwell Cinema 4
– Caldwell Post Office
– 14 Eateries
– DeCamp Bus Service (direct to NYC)
– Local Banks
– Caldwell Recreation Center
– Verona Park
– Grover Cleveland Historic Home
– Religious Houses of Worship
– Convenient access to Caldwell Business District
• Within 30 minutes to an hour:
– New York City
– Willowbrook Mall
– Short Hills Mall
– Garden State Plaza
– Medieval Times
– Meadowlands Sports Complex
– Yankee and Shea Stadium
– Newark International Airport
– Broadway Plays and Musicals
– Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park
– Mountainside Hospital
– New Jersey Performing Arts Center
• An hour or so away:
– The beaches of the New Jersey Shore
– Skiing and Snowboarding in the Pocono Mountains
– Woodbury Commons Outlets
What you need to apply:
• A completed application for admission
• An official secondary school transcript
• Official scores from an entrance examination (SAT or ACT) with essay score
• A non-refundable $40 application fee
• Letters of recommendation and a personal essay
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR:
• Online application for admission
• Open house event dates
• Virtual tour of campus
• Live web cam
• Question Connection
If you have attended and completed 12 or more credits at another
college or university:
• A completed application for admission
• Official college transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
• A completed essay
• A non-refundable $40 application fee
If you have completed less than 30 credits, you must also include:
• Official high school transcript and scores from an entrance examination
(SAT or ACT)
We encourage students transferring from New Jersey Community
Colleges to Caldwell College to use the services provided by NJ Transfer.
December 1 – Freshmen interested in Early Action simply means that
if you submit a completed application to Caldwell College by this date,
you will receive a non-binding admissions decision by December 31.
We provide this service for you because we know you want a decision
as quickly as possible.
April 1 – Freshmen interested in being considered for regular admissions
will receive a decision by April 15. Applications received after April 1
are considered on a case-by-case, space availability basis and are
notified on a rolling basis.
May 1 – Recommended Deposit date.
July 15 – Recommended filing date for transfer students interested in
the fall semester. Decisions are made on a rolling basis.
November 1 – Recommended filing date for freshmen and transfers
interested in applying for the spring semester. Decisions are made on a
rolling basis through January.
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
at the second traffic light onto Ryerson Avenue. The second campus entrance on the right leads to the main parking lot.
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
2 miles to the first traffic light beyond the Caldwell business district, and turn right onto Ryerson Avenue. The second campus
entrance on the right leads to the main parking lot.
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). At the last traffic light in Caldwell, turn right onto Ryerson Avenue. The second campus entrance
on the right leads to the main parking lot.
From Route I-287:
Take exit 41 to Route I-80 Eastbound, and follow the directions from I-80 Eastbound.
From Route 3 West:
Route 3 West to junction with Route 46 – travel past the Willowbrook Mall approximately 1 mile to the Passaic Avenue exit.
At the light, make a left onto Passaic Avenue, go 3.4 miles and turn left onto Bloomfield Avenue. Go 2 miles to the first
traffic light beyond the Caldwell business district, and turn right onto Ryerson Avenue. The second campus entrance on the
right leads to the main parking lot.
From the west, follow Bloomfield Avenue as described above. From the east, take Bloomfield Avenue to the first traffic light
west of the Verona-Caldwell town-line and turn left onto Ryerson Avenue. The second campus entrance on the right leads to
the main parking lot.
Caldwell College is served by Decamp Bus #33 (which runs from Caldwell into NYC Port Authority) and
New Jersey Transit Bus #29.
Look for a new Bloomfield Avenue entrance to open up in Fall 2005 - please visit our website for the
most up-to-date directions at www.caldwell.edu/about_caldwell/directions.html
Contact Information: Office of Admissions Office of Financial Aid
Caldwell College (973) 618-3500 (973) 618-3221
9 Ryerson Avenue 1-888-864-9516 1-888-864-9556
Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195 Fax (973) 618-3600 Fax (973) 618-3650
www.caldwell.edu Admissions@caldwell.edu Financialaid@caldwell.edu