Located in the borough of Caldwell, just a few miles outside New York City, Caldwell University is a Catholic liberal arts university and it originally began as a college primarily for women. It did not become fully coeducational until 1985, almost 50 years after the institution was founded.
While the institution was established under the name Caldwell College for Women, it was known as Caldwell College for many years and only became Caldwell University in 2014 after receiving approval for university status.
Today this small university has around 1,600 students currently enrolled, the majority of whom are female. There are 29 undergraduate and 24 graduate programs on offer, taught through 16 undergraduate academic departments and four graduate academic departments.
Although more than 60 percent of Caldwell University students live off-campus, the 70-acre university campus has a number of college-affiliated housing available to students as well as an array of university buildings and facilities. The campus is located along Essex County Route 506 and is known as a very scenic area despite being so close to the metropolis of Manhattan.
Students are encouraged to get involved in the seven sports available to men and the nine sports available to women, in addition to the diverse range of university clubs and organisations.
Famous former students include Arline Friscia, member of the New Jersey General Assembly, Orange is the New Black actress Beth Fowler, and winners of the New Jersey’s State Teacher of the Year Mark Mautone and John Taylor.