Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ 07006

Caldwell University is a private Roman Catholic institution in Caldwell, New Jersey. The Sisters of St. Dominic founded the school in 1939 as the Caldwell College for Women. The university received university status in 2013 and changed its name to Caldwell University in 2014. The campus is in the suburbs of Caldwell, which is about 20 miles from Manhattan. The campus buildings are spread across 70 acres of land along Bloomfield Avenue, sharing the land with the Sisters of St. Dominic’s Caldwell convent. The university offers a variety of degree programs, with more than 25 undergraduate programs and 30 graduate programs. These programs include a mixture of both on-campus courses and online learning. 

The Caldwell University Department of Nursing offers undergraduate programs in the nursing field. These programs include the traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. The RN to BSN program includes several options for registered nurses that want to obtain their BSN. Students may either take classes online, on campus, or use a hybrid-learning plan with courses offered at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Clinical experience for BSN students is provided through partnerships with a variety of healthcare clinics and community centers in the region. The university also uses simulation activities to help prepare students for a career in nursing. 


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 29

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Caldwell University

Bloomfield College
4.92 miles away
Seton Hall University
6.45 miles away
College of Saint Elizabeth
9.25 miles away
Felician University
9.53 miles away
Saint Peter's University
12.9 miles away
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
13.07 miles away
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
13.42 miles away
Touro College
15.86 miles away
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
16.01 miles away
New York University
16.16 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading410 to 520
SAT: Math440 to 550
SAT: Writing420 to 530
ACT Composite18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$17,005
30k to 48k$24,012
48k to 75k$24,511
75k to 110k$25,017
Over 110k$25,217
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $865.00 $865.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $930.00 $930.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Two or more races

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing
Caldwell University
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006

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