Welcome to Caldwell University, New Jersey’s Dominican University!
Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell University has been a higher education leader for the daughters and sons of New Jersey, the country and across the world for more than 80 years. Inspired by and committed to its Dominican tradition, the University offers a foundational and real-world education with a mission to encourage students to seek truth and embrace justice.
The University is an amazing community of learners and servant leaders. Located in the heart of the East Coast, and on the doorstep of the greatest financial center in the world, New York City, I am confident that you will find Caldwell to be a special place. Our faculty and staff are here to make a difference for our students, and, indeed, they are active scholars and learners themselves. In true Dominican fashion, they are focused on giving to the community and living out the University’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Community and Excellence.
The University offers several one-of-a-kind academic programs as well as top ranked Division II NCAA athletics and many community service opportunities. Caldwell engages students, faculty, staff and members of the larger community from the moment they step onto our beautiful campus or visit the quaint and welcoming main street (Bloomfield Avenue) in the borough of Caldwell, New Jersey, one of the top places to live in the state.
Whether students are seeking a bachelor’s, master’s or one of our outstanding doctoral degrees, they will find many academic choices and a contemporary faculty ready to engage in pragmatic, hands-on learning in small classes. Our quality academic program choices range from Public Health Education and Nursing to Sports Management and Business Analytics to Graphic Design, Criminal Justice, Computer Science and more, as well as our nationally renowned and accredited Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis. The University also offers many short-term certificate programs to help learners gain new knowledge or achieve an edge in their professional endeavors. A Caldwell education is grounded in the liberal arts, focusing on enhancing skills in areas such as writing, comprehension, critical thinking and mathematical and scientific skills coupled with a professional education in each learner’s field of study, both in and out of the classroom. This tried-and-true approach prepares lifelong learners, building their communication and public speaking skills for their chosen professions in the dynamic world in which we live.
Caldwell is an affordable private institution comparable to many public institutions and for families of all income levels. The University has earned a reputation as a perennial high-quality, best-value institution, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Caldwell University is a very special place where dedicated and highly qualified faculty and engaged staff are ready, willing, and able to help you to achieve your academic and professional goals, as they have for tens of thousands of graduates since our founding. Please come and visit us. The staff are here in person, online and virtually to assist you.
I encourage you to get to know Caldwell University. I guarantee you will be impressed, will experience our wonderful sense of community, and be very pleased you made the visit!
Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D.
President, Caldwell University