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About Caldwell University

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.

2021 Admissions Facts About Caldwell University

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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What's the acceptance rate at Caldwell University in 2021?

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.

Is Caldwell University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

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 outcomes and student debt

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.

Based on this information, how does Caldwell University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Caldwell University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

120 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195

Campus Setting: Suburban

Caldwell University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Caldwell University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Caldwell University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1140


Math SAT Range

470 - 580


Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above


950 to 1140


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Caldwell University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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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