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4 Year Private College / Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA

Contact Information

Jan Marco Jiras
Director of Admissions
Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (973) 618-3620
Fax: 973-618-3600

Office of International Student Services
Maulin Joshi
Director of International Student Services
Phone: (973) 618-3519

Application Deadlines

Fall semester: June 1st

Spring semester: December 1st


120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006



Ranked #1 in NJ for “Best Value College” for Regional Universities in the North by US News & World Report, Caldwell University is a private, Catholic university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. It is located on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, New Jersey; only 30 kilometers from New York City. Caldwell offers 31 undergraduate programs of study and over 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s and certificate programs that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. The university has 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell.  Its core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life.

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s and Doctoral degrees are awarded. For a complete listing of all academic majors, see

Student Demographics

About 10% of our students are international students coming from over 40 different countries.

Women: 62%
Men: 38%

ESL Program and Support Services

Caldwell University does not offer ESL courses.  Students that do not meet the English Proficiency Requirements for acceptance to Caldwell University can be “conditionally accepted” to Caldwell and attend the ELS Language Center at FDU in Teaneck, NJ. Once Level 112 of the ELS program has been completed, the student will be able to start at Caldwell University.

Student Housing Options

There are 3 on-campus housing options available: Mother Joseph Residence Hall, which is the traditional dormitory-style accommodation; Dominican Hall, a modern apartment style housing including suites with half and full kitchens; and Rosary Hall, our “quiet environment” dormitory.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for First Year Students

  • A completed application for admission (Either Common Application or the Caldwell University Online Application) and $50 application fee.
  • Standardized exams. (SAT or ACT scores) In order to be eligible for an academic scholarship students MUST submit SAT or ACT scores.
  • Official Final Secondary School Transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES agency. NACES Members can be found at:
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay
  • Proof of English proficiency. Students must submit TOEFL scores (minimum of 70), IELTS scores (minimum of 6.0) or ELS Level 112 certificate of completion. English language requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Office of Admissions for students whose language of instruction was English or for those with satisfactory SAT/ACT scores.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

If you have completed more than 30 U.S University Level credits:

  • A completed application with a non-refundable check or money-order in the amount of USD $50, payable to Caldwell University.
  • Transcripts from all Colleges and/or Universities attended in the United States.
  • Transcripts from all foreign education institutions must be submitted with a “course by course” WES evaluation (
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFLor IELTS test scores)
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Essay of 250-500 words

If you have completed less than 30 U.S University Level credits you should also submit:

  • Official Secondary School Transcripts – Evaluations must be completed by any the following agencies: WES (, ECE (, or AACRAO ( but we would be willing to use evaluations from any NACES member agency. Members can be found at:
  • Scores from an entrance examination (SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS).

Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants

  • Graduate Application and fee ($50)
  • Admission Requirements (Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for program specific information at or 973-618-3544)
  • Official college or university transcript(s) must be evaluated by World Evaluation Services ( or any other NACES member institution. Members can be found at:
  • Non-native speakers of English must submit official TOEFL , IELTS scores or ELS Level 112 Certificate of Completion.
  • Official GRE, MAT, or GMAT scores (Note: optional for some programs)
  • All documentation should be sent to: Caldwell University, Office of Graduate Studies, 120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ USA

International Student Visas Issued

Only F-1 (student) visas are issued. School specific information is available through:

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Scholarship Opportunities:

International students are only eligible for merit based scholarships. These scholarships are based on students’ academic records and range from $5,000 to $33,000 per year. Need based financial aid is not available. For information on scholarship opportunities available for International Students go to

Activities and Campus Life:

There are over 30 clubs and organizations on our campus which are supervised by the Student Government Association. To see a list of the clubs available please visit