Caldwell University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Caldwell, NJ, less than an hour from New York City.
Founded in 1939, the institution currently enrolls around 2,268 students a year, including 1,742 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $5,186,000. For each full-time student, Caldwell University spends about $8,183.
Acceptance rate: 92%
Average GPA: 3.18
Mean ACT score: 20
Mean SAT score: 1021
Does not offer early decision.
Offers early action.
Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Caldwell University is April 1
All regular decision applicants should hear back April 15.
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Admission to Caldwell University is moderately difficult. Around 92 percent of all applicants are admitted to Caldwell University each year. Last year, 4,141 students applied to Caldwell University and 3,790 were admitted.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.18 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Caldwell University is 1021. The mean ACT scores is 20.
Caldwell University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
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Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Caldwell University, around 82 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 371 students who started at Caldwell University as first-time freshman, 191 graduate within four years.
Around 67 percent of students who started at Caldwell University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $33,222 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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Caldwell University's application deadline is April 15. All applicants will be notified by April 15.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Caldwell University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Caldwell University is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Caldwell University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Caldwell University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1140 and Above
950 to 1140
950 and Less
The median SAT score for Caldwell University students is 1062. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Caldwell University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Caldwell University.
Wondering what life at Caldwell University is like? There are approximately 2,200 students enrolled at Caldwell University, including 1,704 undergraduate students and 496 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from NJ and 8% percent of students are from other states.
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