4 Year Private College / Bachelor’s, Master’s, EdD
College of Saint Elizabeth
All programs at the College of Saint Elizabeth have Rolling Admission Deadlines. Women’s College Applicants should make every effort to apply by March 1, which is the priority funding deadline for partial scholarships of up to $15,000 US DOLLARS.
2 Convent Road
Morristown, N.J. 07960
Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth is the oldest four-year Catholic liberal arts college for women in the State of New Jersey, and one of the first Catholic women’s colleges in the United States. A comprehensive Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition, CSE includes a women’s college, a coeducational adult undergraduate program, a coeduational graduate degree program and one doctoral program. An enrollment of more than 2,100 students fosters considerable student-faculty interaction and a spirit of campus wide encouragement and support. The average class size is 15 students. An emphasis is placed on opportunities for individual growth through academic, spiritual, cultural, leadership and civic experiences. The college offers both an Honors Program and a Leadership Program.
Bachelor’s, Master’s and EdD
Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Allied Health Studies, American Studies, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Education (Early Childhood/Elementary), English, Foods & Nutrition, Global Studies, History, Individualized Major, Justice Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theology and Women’s Studies.
Special minors offered, (in addition to minors in the majors listed above), are: Coaching, Dance, Ethics Studies, Forensic Science, French, Journalism, Literary Studies, Mass Communication, Modern Language Studies, Personal Fitness Training, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Work, Victim Services, World Cultures, World Politics and Writing Studies.
The college also offers pre-professional programs in Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Med and Pre-Vet.
The combined dual degree programs are: BS Business Administration/MS Management, BS/BA with minor in Business Administration/MS Management, BS Foods and Nutrition/MS Nutrition & BA Justice Studies/MA Justice Administration and Public Service. The joint program with Seton Hall University is a BS/MS in Physician Assistant. There are two joint programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Cytotechnology and Medical Technology.
Student Housing Options
Two attractive residence halls provide ample double and single rooms for full-time students enrolled in the Women’s College. (Single rooms are usually reserved for upperclassmen and transfer students.) Each residence hall offers kitchenettes, free laundry facilities, mailboxes and lounges. Additionally, each room on campus has a private sink.
Admission Requirements for Women’s College (First Year Students and Transfer Students
Applicants to the Women’s College are required to complete an International application with a non-refundable $35 application fee. In addition, students must submit an official course-by-course evaluation by World Education Services (WES) for secondary school (high school), college and university records. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores is required for students whose first language is other than English. SAT scores, while not required for admission, are required for students interested in College of Saint Elizabeth scholarships. All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers or school officials. A completed and signed application for an I-20 is required for the issuance of an I-20. Students must also submit bank statements and a notarized affidavit of support of financial ability to meet all costs including room and board, books and supplies, miscellaneous living expenses, and expected travel costs to and from home. Students should also submit a photocopy of the passport page with the student’s photo and name clearly displayed.
Admission Requirements to the Co-Ed Continuing Studies Program (First Year Students and Transfer Students)
Applicants to the Co-Ed Continuing Studies Program must submit an International application with a non-refundable $35 application fee. In addition, students must submit an official course-by-course evaluation by World Education Services (WES) for secondary school (high school), college and university records. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for students whose first language is other than English. A completed and signed application for an I-20 is required for the issuance of an I-20. Students must also submit bank statements and a notarized affidavit of support of financial ability to meet all costs including room and board, books and supplies, miscellaneous living expenses, and expected travel costs to and from home. Students should also submit a photocopy of the passport page with the student’s photo and name clearly displayed.
Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants
Applicants to the International Graduate Programs should submit a Graduate Application with a non-refundable $35 application fee. (Fee waived for online applicants). Also required are supporting documents (due within 30 days of application submission):
- Personal Statment
- Two letters of recommendation
- A World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluation is required for previously attended institutions, both graduate and undergraduate.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores, taken within the past two years.
- Completed and signed application for an I-20. Additionally, if you are currently in the United States and enrolled at another college or university and you wish to transfer your I-20 to CSE, please submit a Request for F-1 Transfer and SEVIS Release form and ask the International Student Office to mail or fax (973-290-4710) it to the Graduate Admission Office.
- Bank statement and notarized affidavit of support of financial ability to meet all costs including: books and supplies, miscellaneous living expenses, and expected travel costs to and from home.
- A photocopy of your passport page with your photo and name clearly displayed.
Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance
Each fall semester, the Women’s College awards two full scholarships covering tuition, room and board. Those selected for these highly competitive scholarships must prove that they can cover all remaining costs including transportation, books, insurance, personal expenses, etc. As a reminder, only international students who are applying as full-time, first year students in the Women’s College are eligible for these full scholarships and all scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years. All scholarship applicants are required to submit documents and test scores, including TOEFL and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), in advance of the March 1 deadline, and no later. Other partial international scholarships are available to eligible freshman and transfer applicants.
Student Activities and Campus Life
The College of Saint Elizabeth is located one hour west of New York City in a beautiful historic, suburban country setting. The excitement of New York City is reachable by the NJ Transit Train that stops conveniently at the gates of the college. Students are able to surround themselves with beauty on campus, and explore the cultural delights of the Big Apple. CSE is in a perfect location next door to Fairleigh Dickinson University and Drew University, and the three schools share a free cross-registration policy.
Our newest building, Annunciation Center, opened in August 2007. This 44,000 square foot building is integral to campus life and activities. The dramatic lobby and beautiful venue has already welcomed visiting artists, lecturers and programs. Annunciation Center features all new art studios, music studios, a permanent art gallery, a 560-seat Performing Arts Hall, a Holocaust Resource Center, faculty offices, and multipurpose flexible classroom space.
Our adventurous students participate in many different Study Abroad experiences, such as the International Peace Seminar in Hiroshima, Japan. In the recent past, students have also participated in the March of Remembrance and Hope in Poland. Others choose to study art in Italy or visit literary sights throughout England, or discover French culture in Paris. Once a year, CSE welcomes students and faculty from Fuji Women’s University in Sapporo, Japan to study Foods & Nutrition. In turn, CSE students and faculty traveled to Fuji Women’s University.
The College of Saint Elizabeth strives to meet the needs of a diverse student body and therefore offers a wide range of student-run clubs and organizations on campus. The following is a list of some of the various opportunities students have to get involved, meet new students and develop leadership skills: American Chemical Society, Biology Club, Business Club, Campus Ministry Club, College Activities Board, Commuter Council, Dance Company, Elizabethan (Yearbook), Elizabethan Education Association, Elizabeth Singers (Choir), Foreign Language Club, International Intercultural Club, Justice Studies Club, Latin Roots, Math and Computer Science Club, Nutrition and Wellness Club, Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, Residence Hall Council, Station (Campus Newspaper), Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Government Association, Students Take Action Committee, West Indian Empress Club and Women United in Color.
The College is in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), the Eastern Colleges Athletic Conference (ECAC), and competes in 8 sports at the NCAA Division III level: basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. A rich calendar of social, cultural, and recreational events is available at the College of Saint Elizabeth.