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

Contact Information

Jan Marco Jiras
Director of International Student Services
Phone: (973) 618-3620

Leandro Gonzales
Coordinator, International Student Services
Phone: (973) 618-3519

Application Deadlines

Fall semester: June 1st

Spring semester: December 1st


120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006



Ranked as one of the “Best Value” schools 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. Caldwell offers 84 undergraduate and over 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s and certificate programs that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. The university offer 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities.

Caldwell University is located on a beautiful 70-acre campus in suburban Caldwell, New Jersey; only 30 kilometers west from New York City. 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 15% of our students are international students coming from over 40 different countries.

Women: 60%
Men: 40%

ESL Program and Support Services

Caldwell University does not offer ESL courses. All international students must show proof of English proficiency as part of the admission process. Students that do not meet the English Proficiency criteria 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).
  • Official Final Secondary School Transcripts evaluated by any of the following agencies: WES, SpanTran, IEE or any NACES member agency. Members can be found at:
  • Proof of English Proficiency. Students must submit one of the following test scores: TOEFL (70+), IELTS (6.0+), Duolingo (105+), PTE Academic (48+), SAT (490+ in EBRW section) or ACT (18+ in English section). This requirement can be waived for students whose native language is English or for those whose education was conducted in English
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • An Essay of 250-500 words
  • SAT or ACT (optional). Caldwell University is now test optional for admission purposes; however, submitting SAT or ACT scores may make you eligible for higher academic scholarship amounts

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

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

  • A completed application
  • Essay
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Official final transcripts from all (if any) U.S. colleges/universities attended
  • WES “course by course” transcript evaluation of any/all foreign college/university attended
  • Proof of English proficiency (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE Academic test scores)

If you have completed less than the equivalent to 30 US college credits we will also require:

  • Official final Secondary School Transcripts evaluated by any NACES member agency. Members can be found at

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

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

The required proof of financial capability for I-20 issuance for 2024/2025: $56,225. This amount includes tuition, room & board and fees. Additional information is available at

Scholarship Opportunities:

International students are only eligible for merit based scholarships. These scholarships are based on students’ academic records and range from $16,000 to $27,000 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 Office of Student Engagement. To see a list of the clubs available please visit