a t r a d i t i o n o f p r o m i s e
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 suburban New Jersey, 20 miles west of New York
City. Students benefit from numerous educational, cultural and social experiences that
Caldwell College and the region offer, while enjoying a relaxed campus atmosphere.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Passion .......................................................................... 2
Success Stories ...................................................... 3
Athletic Highlights .................................................. 5
Inspiration .................................................................. 6
Student Accomplishments & Community Service ........ 7
Study Abroad and Short-Term Travel ........................ 8
Clubs & Activities .................................................. 9
Liberal Arts ................................................................ 10
Affiliation Programs.............................................. 11
Dual Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs.... 12
Programs of Study................................................ 13
Support ...................................................................... 14
Student Development Center ................................ 14
Experiential Learning............................................ 16
Campus Living .................................................... 18
Financial Aid ...................................................... 19
Tradition .................................................................... 20
History .............................................................. 20
Admissions ................................................................ 24
How to Apply...................................................... 24
p a s s i o n : a p o w e r f u l o r c o m p e l l i n g e m o t i o n
h aving passion for anything that is important to you — ideas, culture, music,
art, sport, or the well-being of others — can inspire others to reach levels of
success that even they could not have imagined.
Caldwell College has passionate people that inspire others to be passionate, creative,
Steve Maret was recently profiled in The Star Ledger for his work building homes for the poor
in Mexico during the last four years. “One of the things that has been important to me as a
father is making sure my kids understand how lucky they are. We have so much; we have
to give back.”
Steve brings this same passion to the classroom and it shows in his students’ comments, “He
talks to you, tells jokes and makes it fun and interesting.
He’s the best teacher I’ve ever had.”
Dr. Stephen Maret,
SISTER KATHLEEN TUITE, O.P.
Assistant to the President for Mission and Ministry
Sister Kathleen has come to discover that the students of Caldwell College thirst to
live out the mission Jesus proclaimed,” Love thy neighbor as yourself.” These words
are put into action each time our students assist the most vulnerable in our society. The
selfless generosity of our students, some who wake up at 5:30 a.m. to serve breakfast
at 6:15 a.m. is always inspiring and humbling.
Caldwell’s Alternative Spring Break experience to the Appalachian foothills of
Kentucky truly reflects the thoughtfulness of our students. “I have found with this trip
that our students attend with open hearts and minds setting the stage for the
opportunity to be transformed by those they serve. They come back to Caldwell
College truly changed by the love of their neighbor. Here lies my enthusiasm, the
difference Caldwell College makes through the service of its students.”
Lecturer, Music Department
Rob’s arrangement of “Windmills of Your Mind” can be heard in the hit movie The
Thomas Crown Affair, featuring Rob as a soloist with Chico O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban
Jazz Big Band.
In 1999, Rob was awarded the prestigious BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Jazz
Class of ’98, Author/Illustrator of Children’s Books
Lisa is passionate about writing, and her experiences at Caldwell College helped
cultivate and develop that feeling. Her latest book, Star and the Milky Way Café,
was published by Authorhouse and her next book is expected to be released in
September of 2007.
“I love to write. My books teach children life lessons and facts about travel and
history. It was the social studies program at Caldwell College that gave me the
Kimberly Hayes, Class of 2009
Alternative Spring Break, Kentucky
foundation to make history come alive for children.”
PRIDE, PASSION AND WINNING
Mark Corino, Executive Director of Athletics and head Men’s Basketball Coach, is a
member of an elite group of only six New Jersey men's college basketball coaches
who have won 400 games.
The milestone tops the list of Coach Corino’s impressive accomplishments: Five trips to
the NAIA national tournament; seven CACC regular-season championships; five CACC
Tournament titles, a District 31 crown and a berth in the 2007 NCAA Division II men’s
basketball tournament. “I’ve been fortunate to have been able to coach a number of
outstanding student-athletes over the years, and certainly they deserve a lot of credit.”
“Four hundred is a nice number, but it’s the people
you’re involved with and the ability to touch people’s
lives as they come through the program that are the
important things,” Corino said. “I appreciate the
players, coaches and the administration more than
anything. They put us in position to win, and the
400 wins is a testament to them.”
Executive Director of Athletics,
4 Men’s Basketball Coach
“NOW ENTERING COUGAR COUNTRY”
At Caldwell College, athletic competition, physical fitness, student life and academics
combine to provide you with an enriched Caldwell College 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.
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.
• Caldwell College athletes have earned earned the NSCAA/ADIDAS award for
18 All-American & multiple academic academic excellence in 2003-2004,
All-American awards. and set a school record for victories in
• Men’s basketball has captured seven 2004-2005.
CACC titles, six CACC Tournament titles • Cougar coaches have been honored
and six National Tournament appearances with the CACC Coach of the year award
including the team’s first NCAA Tournament 11 times.
appearance in 2007. • Women’s cross-country was named an
• Women’s basketball has won two CACC All-Academic team by the U.S. Track
titles, a CACC Tournament title and has and Field and Cross Country Coaches
three National Tournament appearances. Association in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007.
• Softball won the Northeast regional • Baseball won the 2003 CACC regular
ATHLETICS PROGRAMS tournament to advance to the NCAA season title and captured the 2004 CACC
Division II College World Series in 2004, tournament to advance to the NCAA
Men’s Baseball won consecutive CACC championships in Northeast Regional Tournament.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball 2004, 2005 and 2006, and finished • Women’s tennis player Oksana
each of those seasons ranked in the top Manoukian won the 2006 CACC Singles
25 in the final NCAA national rankings. Tournament, becoming the first player to
• Men’s soccer has won a CACC the win an individual conference title at
Men’s and Women’s Soccer conference title, set a school record for Caldwell College.
Women’s Softball victories in 2004 and was ranked #1 in • Women’s volleyball was added as an
Men’s and Women’s Tennis the 2006 pre-season conference polls. official NCAA intercollegiate sport for
Women’s Volleyball • Women’s soccer was the #1 seed in the the 2006-2007 academic year.
2002 CACC conference tournament,
i n s p i r a t i o n : i n c i t e m e n t o f t h e m i n d o r e m o t i o n s
t he faculty and staff at Caldwell College inspire our students to reach their
personal best. Caldwell students and graduates have been recognized in
Inspiring students is deeper than providing guidance with academic projects or
helping students attain their dream job. Inspiring students includes providing lessons
in values, as we were reminded by a recent letter from a former student returning from
his military service in Iraq.
“I find myself side by side with some of the bravest people I have ever met. These men have been
trained by the military to live by a code. The military teaches duty, honor, selfless service,
integrity, loyalty and respect…Because of you (at Caldwell) I too have learned these tools…
and I know you are still teaching these values.”
“I have learned that it is how you deal with [tough]
situations, and more importantly, how you deal with the
aftermath that defines you as a person. All those times
hearing you say ‘Do the right thing’…apply in these
situations. I thought I knew what it meant then, but I
know that I know now. And for that, I thank you.”
Deacon Gregory Quinn,
STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
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:
• Recognition for three students at the November 2006 New Jersey Academy of
Science annual meeting for their chemistry abstract entitled “The Synthesis of
Ethyl and Propyl Ethers of Napthols.”
• Acceptance into the prestigious Johns Hopkins summer internship program at
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in:
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine;
The Bloomberg School of Public Health.
• Completion of summer research projects at Cornell Medical School.
• Acceptance into the prominent Carnegie Mellon University Medical School
summer research program, a leader in training undergraduates for careers in
• Selected as first team members of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, based on
academic performance, community service and athletic ability.
• Numerous NCAA Division II National players of the week honors.
• Broadway actress of “Beauty and The Beast” and “The Boy from Oz.”
• Forensic Scientist for the New Jersey State Police.
• 2007 Team USA member at International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS)
World Junior Championships.
• The Midnight Run experience.
• Soup Kitchen Ministry.
• Alternative Spring Break experience building homes for those in need.
STUDY ABROAD AND SHORT-TERM TRAVEL
What could be more inspiring than studying history while in Italy or studying art while
in France? We offer you the opportunity to study abroad throughout the world while
earning credits that transfer back and are applied toward your Caldwell degree.
If an entire semester seems too long, we also provide unique short-term travel
experience options. During winter or summer sessions your travel lasts from one to
three weeks and you earn 3 credits for your experience.
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA
THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN LONDON, ENGLAND
BUTLER UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
UNIVERSITY OF CORK, IRELAND
UNIVERSITY OF TURIN, ITALY
UNIVERSITY OF URBINO, ITALY
DUKSUNG UNIVERSITY, KOREA
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CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Our goal is to help you reach your full intellectual and personal potential. At Caldwell
College you will find numerous clubs and activities that will inspire you to be active,
meet new friends, and become a campus leader. And if you are interested in creating
your own club, no problem, our student life leaders are here to guide the way.
Accounting Club Homecoming
Adventure Club Honor Societies (10)
Association Estudiantes Human Unity Endeavors (HUE)
Latino-Americanos Ice Cream Social
BACCHUS International Business
Backpack to International Student
Briefcase Day Organization
Black Students Kettle (Newspaper)
Co-op Union Marketing Club
Borders Club Martial Arts Club
Caldwell College Midnight Breakfast
Education Association Music Club
Carillon (Yearbook) Pool Club
Cheerleading Psychology Club
Choir Residence Council
Circle K Reserve Officer
Commuter Council Training Corps
Diversity Day Step Club
Drama Club Student Activities Board
Founders Day Student Government
Hiking Club Student Picnic
Diversity Day ‘07
l i b e r a l
a r t s
w hat makes a liberal arts education stand out against other types of
education? It provides you with general knowledge and intellectual skills,
rather than more specialized occupational, scientific or artistic skills.
It provides you with a perspective and an informed acquaintance with the major
branches of learning: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences and
mathematics; and the social sciences.
We have designed our liberal arts core curriculum so that you will develop your
critical thinking skills; learn and appreciate diverse cultures; and increase your moral
and civic awareness. The knowledge, intellectual skills, sensitivities, and creativity you
will learn transcend any major you study and any profession you enter. They are skills
that will never become obsolete.
In addition to this strong foundation in the liberal arts, we offer you many opportunities
to study in fields of your choosing. Take a moment to review our availability of majors
and special programs.
“Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his
uniqueness, to teach him how to develop that uniqueness, and then
to show him how to share it because that’s the only reason for
— Leo Buscaglia
MEDICINE AND OPTOMETRY, PODIATRY AND
VETERINARY MEDICINE CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE
This 3 + 4 year program with St. George’s These are each 3 + 4 year programs
University offers you the opportunity to offered in partnership with the Pennsylvania
earn a Bachelor of Arts in biology from College of Optometry, New York College
Caldwell College and a medical or vet- of Podiatric Medicine and New York
erinary medicine degree from St. Chiropractic School. You will earn a
George’s University. Bachelor of Arts degree from Caldwell
College and the related medical degree
DENTISTRY from the College offering your specialty.
Both 3 + 4 and 4 + 4 year programs are
offered to allow you the chance to PHYSICAL THERAPY
accelerate your studies or work at a more This unique program is a 4 + 3 year
traditional pace. Caldwell College offers program leading to a doctoral degree
programs with New York University, from New York Medical College in
Temple University and University of Physical Therapy. You will earn a
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Bachelor of Arts degree from Caldwell
(UMDNJ). You will earn a Bachelor of College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy
Arts degree from Caldwell and a dental degree from New York Medical College.
degree from the respective dental school.
Caldwell College’s unique affiliation and dual graduate SOCIAL WORK
programs offer you the opportunity for a strong liberal arts OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY This unique five-year program with
education while preparing you for a rewarding career. You can earn a master’s degree in Rutgers University allows you the
Potential benefits of our affiliation programs include Occupational Therapy in this five-year opportunity to study three years at a
guaranteed placement and the opportunity to save tuition program where you spend three years private liberal arts college and two years
dollars and time by earning multiple degrees in fewer studying at Caldwell College and two at Rutgers University’s School of Social
semesters. Upon acceptance these programs are available years at Columbia University’s College of Work. You will earn a Bachelor of Arts
as a new freshmen and if you are transferring from Physicians & Surgeons. You will earn a degree in sociology and your Master of
another college, our advisors are available to discuss Bachelor of Arts degree from Caldwell and Social Work degree in five years instead
options with you. master’s degree from Columbia University. of the usual six years.
liberal arts DUAL UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
BUSINESS in Pastoral Ministry combines this
Caldwell College’s dual Bachelor’s of academic foundation in fundamental
Science (B.S.) and Master’s in Business Catholic theology with practical
Administration (M.B.A.) program allows approaches to pastoral care.
students to complete their Bachelor’s
degree in Business and an M.B.A. in only
five years. Our innovative program allows Qualified Psychology majors may take
qualified students to overlap programs advantage of the opportunity to pursue
and begin graduate course work before their M.A. in Counseling Psychology in an
completing their bachelors. The number accelerated manner through this combined
of credits required to complete an M.B.A. degree program. It is available in three
after undergraduate graduation is reduced different tracks – Generalist, Specialization
to as few as 30. in School Counseling, and Specialization
in Art Therapy. Our innovative program
THEOLOGY/PASTORAL MINISTRY allows qualified students to overlap
This program provides a solid academic programs and begin graduate course
foundation for ministry, whether as an work before completing their bachelors.
active volunteer or as a career. The M.A.
Enhance your education with our Honors program, the Caldwell Scholars. This
program is designed to challenge academically motivated students interested in
both interdisciplinary and directed independent work. Our Scholars Program is a
nationally recognized program that provides intellectual enrichment and an academic
environment that encourages students to develop critical thinking in the application of
knowledge. The program is meant to foster leadership, self-confidence and a greater
respect for humanity. Interested freshmen or transfer candidates can request an
application for the Scholars Program through the Office of Admissions.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Art: Financial Economics
Art History French
Art Therapy History
Graphic Design Individualized Majors
Studio Art International Business
Visual Communications Management
Business Administration Mathematics
Chemistry Medical Technology
Communication Arts: Music
Broadcast Journalism Philosophy
Radio/TV Performance Political Science
Computer Information Systems: Psychology
Computer Forensics Social Studies
Networking Security Sociology
Web Design Spanish
Criminal Justice Theology
Education: Women’s Studies
Early Childhood Undeclared
Dr. Rosann Bar, Elementary
Associate Professor, Sociology
Students in the health profession have been accepted to Pre-Professional Interests: Dual Undergraduate/
or participated in summer internship programs at: Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Graduate Programs:
Albert Einstein Medical School New York New Jersey Dental School Pre-Optometry, Pre-Veterinary Business – B.S. Business/M.B.A.
American University of Antigua College New York Chiropractic College
of Medicine New York Osteopathic Medicine Affiliation Programs: Psychology – B.A. Psychology/M.A.
Carnegie-Mellon Medical School New York Podiatric Medicine Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Counseling Psychology
Cornell Medical School NYU Dental School Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Podiatry,
Cornell University, Veterinary Medicine Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Theology – B.A.Theology/M.A.
Chiropractic Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pastoral Ministry
George Washington University, Medical Ross University School of Medicine
School St. George University, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Social Work
If you are interested in any of these
Harvard University, Medical School Medicine, Grenada
Special Academic Programs: special academic programs, indicate
Johns Hopkins University, Medical SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
School UMDNJ-SOM Honors (Scholars), Gateway, Education your interest on our Caldwell College
MCP Hahnemann University, School of UMDNJ-Dental School Opportunity Fund (EOF) admission application.
Medicine UMDNJ-SHRP 13
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PUT STRESS TO REST…
While college is fun and exciting, we know that you will face challenges and you
may a need a little support from your friends: We’ll be there.
Imagine you’re in the midst of final exam week, the tension, the stress…
Now imagine a massage therapist working the stress out of your body, relaxing
and quiet music playing in the background, herbal tea and fruit smoothies to
soothe you further.
Or perhaps you need to be more active, imagine the boxing gloves strapped on and
you’re spending some time working over a punching bag while you’re thinking about
your favorite…uh, professor?
Well the Caldwell College Student Development Center has your health and well-
being in mind. The above services are a few of the events that are provided
throughout the year to support your mind, body and spirit.
Whether you are meeting the staff at Counseling Services
Day, learning how to deal with your feelings during
National Depression Screening Day, learning about your
relationships at “He said…She said” or learning about
a healthy body during Body Pride Week, our Student
Development Center, like all of us at Caldwell College,
are here to support you.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS
ORIENTATION, TOTAL STUDENT Through these weekly goal-oriented
DEVELOPMENT AND STUDENT sessions, you will learn how to take
charge of your education by learning
At Caldwell College, we have designed strategies for time management,
a meaningful orientation program that organizational skills, note taking, and
familiarizes you with your classmates, accessing the many resources available
current students, faculty and staff. We to you at Caldwell College.
include a parent/guardian component
specifically to acquaint them with the After getting you ready for college life,
services available at Caldwell College. if you are having any troubles, we stay
in touch through our student outreach
Next, your transition into the rigors of system (SOS). This program is designed
college academics begins with our Total for those students having difficulties
Student Development (TSD) program. in any given class. Our faculty are
TSD is a 1-credit course designed to committed to your academic well-being.
assist you with your transition to college As they become aware of any issues
and to enable you to grow intellectually related to quality of work, lateness or
and personally. A unique aspect of the absences, they will work along with your
TSD program is that the weekly sessions advisor, early in the semester, to use
are conducted by your academic advisor, intervention techniques so that you can
allowing them to better understand your successfully complete your coursework.
Our goal is to provide you with the resources and
strengths, your needs, your goals.
tools you need to be successful. In order for you to
reach your goals, we provide support whether it’s
academically, financially, or emotionally.
We provide you with a rich learning experience to supplement your classroom
education by integrating both technology and real world experiences into your
With our Experiential Learning opportunities, we provide reality to classroom
learning. Through our network of a wide range of employers, and our faculty, we
have developed Cooperative Education and Internship programs so that you may
explore potential careers, gain work experience, and earn academic credit. Some
of our partnerships are listed below.
• Abbott Labs • Kraft, Inc. • N J Nets Basketball
• Bradley Pharmaceuticals • Merck & Company • N J State Police
• CBS Sports • Metropolitan Museum of • N J Business magazine
• Accounting Modern Art • Novartis
• Ernst & Young • Morgan Stanley Dean • Price Waterhouse Coopers
• Hackensack Medical Witter • Shadow Broadcast
Center • Metro/Shadow traffic Services
• Hoffmann-LaRoche • MTV Networks • UBS/Paine Webber
• Internal Revenue Service • News 12 New Jersey • U.S. Immigration
• Kessler Institute • N J Division of Youth & • U.S. Probation Services
• Kids Corp. Family Services • Valley National Bank
16 • K-Rock Radio • N J Department of Law • WPL J Radio
PROVIDING A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
IS AT THE CORE OF OUR MISSION:
• 80% of our classes have Caldwell provides scholarship and grant
20 students or less; support to many students with different
talents and needs. Scholarships and
• 12:1 Student Faculty Ratio;
grants are available for academics,
• 83% of our faculty have earned leadership and community service, art,
the highest degree in their field; music, athletics, youth ministry and
• All classes taught by faculty,
not teaching assistants. With almost 50% of our undergraduates
living on campus, we provide many clubs
Your experience in the classroom allows and services for your benefit;
for interaction and dialog with faculty and
classmates. By maintaining small class • More than 40 clubs and organizations;
sizes you’re engaged in discussion and
• Academic Support Center;
exposed to differing viewpoints not
available at larger institutions. • Writing Lab;
• 85% students receive financial aid; • Student Development Center.
• Caldwell College provides scholarships Getting involved and staying involved is
and grants of almost $9,000,000. at the core of our mission and we want
you involved too.
You’ve already seen a list of clubs and activities on campus. We also provide you
the opportunity to attend cultural enrichment events on campus with speakers like
Lorraine Bracco from the “Soprano’s” or the entertaining Moskow circus.
If you are considering living on campus, we provide three residential living
arrangements on campus. Two traditional dormitory style accommodations and
our brand new apartment style complex which includes over 90 apartments, some
equipped with full-kitchens or half-kitchens, private bathrooms and an individual
climate control in each apartment.
A New Dorm Dawning…
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
A private college education is more FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
affordable than you might imagine. Caldwell College Scholarships and Grants
Caldwell College provides scholarships • Presidential, Trustee, Dean and High
and grants to students based on strong School Achievement awards
academics, musical and artistic talent, • Phi Theta Kappa
leadership and community service, • Recognition awards
athletic talents and need. • Art and Music scholarships
• Athletic grants
When you combine the aid Caldwell
• Caldwell College grants
College provides with the aid made
• New Jersey Stars scholarships
available from the Federal and State
• Youth Ministry grants
governments, our students receive on
average over $17,000 in total assistance
Federal and State Programs
in the forms of scholarships and grants,
• Federal Pell, Supplemental Education
loans and work opportunities.
Opportunity (SEOG), and Academic
Soon you will receive a financial aid Competitiveness grants (ACG)
brochure that provides you with details • New Jersey Tuition Aid Grants (TAG)
about the different financial aid programs • Educational Opportunity Fund Grants
and financial aid process. (EOF)
• Stafford Loan Program
• Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate
• Federal Work Study program (FWS)
t r a d i t i o n : t h e h a n d i n g d o w n o f b e l i e f s ,
f r o m g e n e r a t i o n t o g e n e r a t i o n
As one of the youngest of the many Dominican colleges and universities throughout
the world, Caldwell College is intimately linked to the 800-year history and spirit of
the Dominican Order, a worldwide community of preachers, scholars and educators
which traces its origins to the thirteenth century. This Order had its beginnings in an
age not unlike the present day, a time of unrest and transition in the social, economic,
moral and intellectual sphere. Dedicated to the pursuit of truth, the Order has found
itself since its inception at the heart of higher education and its climate of study and
prayer has produced such scholars as Thomas Aquinas, social reformers like
Catherine of Siena, artists like Fra Angelico, and scientists like Albert the Great.
This inherited integration of the arts, humanities and sciences, with the deepest expression of
the contemplative and creative spirit of men and women forms the basis of the educational
philosophy of Caldwell College. We celebrate our origins
by Liturgy and through convocations, a campus-wide
commitment to religious belief, and by witness to the
College motto: “Sapientia et Scientia.”
Sister Patrice Werner, O.P., Ph.D.,
President talks with students
HISTORY AND ACCREDITATION
FOUNDERS 1979 Began offering a unique
Caldwell College was founded as a external degree program for adult
Catholic liberal arts college by the Sisters undergraduate students.
of Saint Dominic under the leadership of 1986 Welcomed our first full-time
Mother M. Joseph Dunn, O.P. Since July male students.
of 1994, Sister Patrice Werner, O.P., has
1992 New Jersey Board of Higher
been Caldwell College’s seventh and
Education granted approval for the
College to offer a M.A. in Curriculum
Caldwell College was incorporated on and Instruction.
August 10, 1939, as an institution of
2000 First college in New Jersey to offer
higher learning for women. Dominican
a specialization in Art Therapy within the
Sisters first came to Caldwell, New Jersey
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.
in the nineteenth century and began
using education to preach the gospel. 2001 Post-Baccalaureate Teacher
The Sisters founded Caldwell College Certification Program in Special
“to offer a quality liberal arts education Education and a dual Certification
to young Catholic women of modest Program in Early Childhood and
means.” In 1986, the College began Elementary Education introduced.
admitting men as well, and now shares 2003 M.B.A. program introduced in the
THE TRADITION its Catholic heritage with students of Business Department.
In the tradition of Saint Dominic, Caldwell College offers various faiths.
2005 Accreditation was most recently
a value-centered philosophy of scholarship, committed
ACCREDITATION reaffirmed when the Commission accepted
teaching and professional development. With almost 80% of
the College’s Periodic Review Report.
our undergraduate class sizes 20 or less, and a 12:1 student/ 1952 Accreditation from the Commission
faculty ratio, we provide personal attention and support to on Higher Education of the Middle States In addition to undergraduate offerings,
empower our students for success. Through scholarships Association of Colleges and Schools. the College offers nine graduate
and grants, students from all economic backgrounds are programs or degrees, along with a
1974 First college in New Jersey to
provided with the opportunity to receive an exceptional number of post-baccalaureate and
award the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
educational experience. post-masters programs. 21
9 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006
CALDWELL, NEW JERSEY
Caldwell has seen many changes since 1939. 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, 80 miles from Philadelphia and less than 200 miles from
Washington, D.C., you have access to the greatest cities in the world.
THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND CAMPUS
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: WITHIN 30 MINUTES TO AN HOUR: AN HOUR OR SO AWAY:
• Clearview Caldwell Cinema 4 • New York City • The beaches of the New Jersey Shore
• Caldwell Post Office • Willowbrook Mall • Skiing and Snowboarding in the
• 14 Eateries • Short Hills Mall Pocono Mountains
• DeCamp Bus Service (direct to NYC) • Garden State Plaza • Woodbury Commons Outlets
• Local Banks • Medieval Times
• Caldwell Recreation Center • Meadowlands Sports Complex
• Verona Park • Yankee and Shea Stadium
• Grover Cleveland Historic Home • Newark International Airport
• Religious Houses of Worship • Broadway Plays and Musicals
• Convenient access to Caldwell • Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park
22 Business District • Mountainside Hospital
• New Jersey Performing Arts Center
RECOGNITIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Caldwell College is committed to its and other health related programs. In the
students and community and continues to fall of 2005, Caldwell College reached
be a highly recognized college of choice. an agreement with St. Georges University
U.S. News and World Report ranked to provide students with opportunities to
Caldwell College as one of the top 25 earn a Doctor of Medicine or Veterinarian
comprehensive colleges in the north in Medicine degree. In the fall of 2006,
2004, 2005 and 2006. Other colleges an agreement with Columbia University
and universities such as New York School of Physicians and Surgeons was
University, Temple University, New York finalized which provides for an affiliation
Medical College, New York Chiropractic program in occupational therapy. Also,
School, Pennsylvania College of in June of 2005, the Commission on
Optometry and UMDNJ have affiliated Higher Education of the Middle States
with Caldwell College to provide Association of Colleges and Schools
combined degree programs for our reaffirmed its full accreditation of
students in dentistry, optometry, the College.
chiropractic medicine, physical therapy
Town center, Caldwell, New Jersey
Ranked among the top 25 best
comprehensive colleges in the North
by U.S. News & World Report.
a d m i s s i o n s
What you need to apply:
Student Body FRESHMEN
Traditional Undergraduate 986 • A completed application for admission;
Adult Undergraduate 705 • An official secondary school transcript;
• Official scores from an entrance examination (SAT or ACT) with essay score;
Average Verbal and Math SAT Scores 900-1100 • A non-refundable $40 application fee;
Average High School GPA 3.0 • Letters of recommendation and a personal essay.
Student/Faculty Ratio 12:1
NCAA Intercollegiate Sports 11 TRANSFER STUDENTS
If you have attended and completed 12 or more credits at another
Median Wage Earned college or university:
One Year After Program Completion*
• A completed application for admission;
Education $49,000 • Official college transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
Business $46,500 • A completed essay;
• A non-refundable $40 application fee.
Criminal Justice $33,000
Human Services $27,000 If you have completed less than 30 credits, you must also include:
*Source: John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, • 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.
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.
Freshmen interested in being considered for regular admissions will receive a decision
by April 1. Applications received after February 15 are considered on a case-by-case,
space availability basis and are notified on a rolling basis.
Recommended deposit date.
Recommended filing date for transfer students interested in the fall semester. Decisions
are made on a rolling basis.
VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR:
• Online application for admission
Recommended filing date for freshmen and transfers interested in applying for the
• Open house event dates spring semester. Decisions are made on a rolling basis through January.
• Virtual tour of campus
• Live Web cam
• Question Connection