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  • 02/18/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pre-med affliated programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Quick responses

    Bang for the buck

    They communicate with you.

    Will enjoy being here

    all are concerned about you. Not a # in a crowd.

    Will learn a lot

    small class sizes

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 16

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Caldwell always has an event on campus. As long as you stay updated by reading the posters around campus and checking your email daily you will stay involved. The campus always has competitive events, musical events, and an event for every occasion. Basketball and Volleyball are big events at Caldwell. Many students attend those games.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Caldwell College varies. Sometimes it can be very delicious and sometimes you wont know what it is. For the most part you get whatever you want because of the different stations. If there was ever anything you didnt want there are a lot of places around campus which offer you a wider variety. The dining hall is gorgeous and also a great plce to study. Overall, food and dining is ok at Caldwell despite the fact that the dining hall closes at 7pm when nobody really eats until late. They should keep the cafe opened later.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is the best ! The dorm life is where everything happens. Its where your able to interact with new people and have fun. Along with that fun comes studying, depending on which dorm you live in being distracted can be a big thing or a little thing. The activities SGA creates for the dorms keeps everyone involved in the on campus life. The activities keep the students interested because they stick together to stay in competition. It forces them to get along with others and build a team.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Caldwell College are very vigorous. Like any other school there are the flying colors courses. These courses also have their difficult assignments too. The Art Department for me and many of my other fellow schoolmates is very hard. The teachers in the Art Department teach us all as if we were all art majors. We all only take art because it is a requirement in the core classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources given to you i.e (writing center, language lab, tutors). Make sure you reach out to your advisers they will always be there to help and their assistance is much needed. Make sure you complete your fafsa ahead of time to receive more awards. Take advantage of the work study jobs.

    In three sentences

    Caldwell College has a very diverse campus. Every one seems to be a part of on campus life. The classes I have taken so far really stimulate my mind.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I take walks at 3am frequently. No doubt in my mind that i'll get back safely

    Greek Life

    No such thing. They try but.. blah.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive. I don'e know what i'd do without financial aid.

    Food and Dining

    I personally think it could be better. And stay open for longer.

    Dorm Life

    There are 3 buildings. People don't think that the dorms are adequate but I think they're really nice. Another chance to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very good. Teachers help you every step of the way and advisers are the nicest people you will ever meet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy books from the bookstore

    In three sentences

    A very small community-oriented college. The night-life isn't too special but long-lasting friends are inevitable. It's a very comfortable choice if you're not too social.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the greatest!

    Greek Life

    not pledged

    Clubs and Activities

    assorted variety

    Great for these types of students

    diverse campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    set in a small town...easy to get around and close to transportation.

    Bang for the buck

    best education for the money!

    What to do for fun

    arts and crafts, volunteer

    Food and Dining

    could be better

    Dorm Life

    commuted

    Academic Rigor

    tough but equal

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early and do your homework, get it in on time

    In three sentences

    i got a stellar education at caldwell college. the school is more than friendly towards seniors citizens. more schools should follow cc's external degree program. the saturday orientations are worth attending.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Academic and traditional types. Not afraid to learn about God.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not too familiar with the campus, but the nurses office is in a weird place. It is in one of the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    The sport teams are awesome. Nice Gyms and the town is very safe. Hang out on Bloomfield Ave. where you have access to public transportation. A short ride to NYC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save your money or apply for scholarships. Earn a high GPA to qualify for academic scholarships. Live on this wonderful campus.

    In three sentences

    The quality of Education at Caldwell is outstanding. The Tuition for Caldwell is very high. The professors at Caldwell are excellent.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    You can cook your own dish or choose from the choice given by the cafe.

    In three sentences

    Caldwell gives perfect environment to study. Very helpful and friendly faculty and staff. Some college with small size class rooms.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Don't come for the Greek life. There are only two sororities and one fraternity. The sororities don't do step or anything like that they just host parties. In my opinion the campus still has a lot of growing to do

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for . It all depends on how you look at it.

    What to do for fun

    There are places to visit in town. Such as diners, movie theater, mini stores, and shopping centers. Willowbrook mall is located 10 min. away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good . Just like any other college you get tired of eating the same thing. There are local places in town to order from though . The cafeteria should be open later but other than that its pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is cool, its a good way to meet new people. You become closer with those who live in your dorm as the year progresses. The dorms are co-ed but both sexes are comfortable with that.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are as rigorous as you make them. As long as you can stay focused you will be able to manage. However , attendance plays a huge role.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the student center and your advisers as resources . Keep up with your balance and avoid having holds on your account. Make time to study and do homework on a daily basis otherwise you will get lazy.

    In three sentences

    Caldwell College is a small campus. Everyone knows everyone and are pretty loving . There is no discrimination and a lot of diversity.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I do not eat at Caldwell College, but have heard that the food is very nutritious and tasty.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm at Caldwell College, but have heard that the dorms are very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    At Caldwell College, you must study and understand the lesson in order to pass the class. There are no fly by courses at Caldwell College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Caldwell College has excellent 5-year programs that prospective students should look into.

    In three sentences

    Caldwell College is a small and close knit campus where all staff and faculty members greet you and do genuinely care for you in every way. All professors have incredible methods of teaching where every student understands the lessons that are being taught and have all of their questions answered. Caldwell College is an incredible school, in all aspects!

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Caldwell college is great for students who want to share and learn more about their faith.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a Catholic college, so many traditions are Catholic based.

    Bang for the buck

    Caldwell college is a great investment.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities available to make you feel like you belong.

    Academic Rigor

    Caldwell college offers challenge,but you don't leave feeling unprepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students attending Caldwell should do their absolute best. There are many resources and faculty and staff are always available to help you.

    In three sentences

    Caldwell is great place to attend school. The classes are smaller that a large institution. I feel like Caldwell is a home away from home.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe and quiet.

    Greek Life

    Respectable.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not too many and because of school size not too involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Atheletic and outgoing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a bit expensive but it is a private school and for our safety and pleasant atmosphere it is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Not much. Its a quiet campus, the athletes seem to have the most fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is newly renovated, but the food could be improved upon. Then again it is cafe food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, it also depends on which hall you prefer, can afford and the people around.

    Academic Rigor

    There are tons of support given to students academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people early , and get involved.

    In three sentences

    Caldwell College is a good school, very welcoming. The school and neighborhood is pleasant, safe, and disciplined.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at Caldwell College is very helpful.

    Greek Life

    Unlike most colleges, Greek life isn't a big deal. To my knowledge, we have two sororities and a fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Caldwell College boasts a diverse student body with diverse interests. Er go into wit, there is a diverse club/activity scene for students. activity groups include art, accounting, Martial Arts, French, Italian, criminal justice, pro-life and psychology clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Are you looking for a school with small class sizes, inspiring professors,flexible and convenient scheduling, a lovely campus,and reasonable tuition? Caldwell College is for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The end of March is usually Caldwell Day. Classes are canceled and students come to school dressed in red. After a breakfast and discussion about community service, the students are divided into groups and go out to better our community. From food banks and local churches to nature preserves and senior citizen living facilities, the students at Caldwell College donate time and talent to leave the place better than we found it.

    Bang for the buck

    For a private college, Caldwell is less expensive and gives more attention to the individual student. Additionally, academic aspects are more rewarded and advertised. Knowing that most colleges promote only their athletic glories, this is an incredibly refreshing change of pace for parents and students alike.

    What to do for fun

    The town of Caldwell boasts various shops, eateries (see above), and a movie theater where a student can unwind after a long day. For the more ambitious student, a bus or car ride can get a student to the Prudential Center in Newark, The Meadowlands arena, and, in a mere 60 minutes, the Jersey Shore. A twenty minute ride can get a student to the Big Apple, New York City. Additionally, the towns of Verona and Montclair (a miniature New York City) are also a good place for recreational activities.

    Food and Dining

    The dining at Caldwell College is filling and costs $5 only on Fridays. Off campus food is also worth checking out. There are pizzerias, coffee houses, two taverns, a diner and other good places for food.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Verona (only a town away from campus) and therefore do not have much to say about life in a dorm. However all I can say is this: There are two dormitories on campus, Mother Joseph (Mojo) and Dominican Hall (Domo). Domo is more upscale and boasts a kitchen for every two dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Caldwell College are mentally stimulating and are challenging as well as enjoyable. A wonderfully supportive staff encourage the student to work harder and offer insightful words of wisdom when the going gets tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Register for classes as early as possible. 2) Don't take night classes if you can help it. 3) Use your time wisely. 4) Don't seek to be the center of attention but do not exactly play shrinking violet.

    In three sentences

    Caldwell College offers the student a liberal arts education which is designed to help the student acquire an awareness in civic/moral duties, guide students to develop important thinking skills and appreciate different cultures. Additionally, the school motivates it's students to seek what is honest and just as well as to pursue intellectual study while engaging in experience within the community on and off campus. The vision of the school is shaped by the framework of the 800 year old Dominican order and deeply rooted in Catholic values.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, and it also has security 24/7. There are hardly any dangers except the deer that live around the woods.

    Greek Life

    I do not know about any of this.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities that go on all year round. They also make it possible for someone to bring up there own club with just ten signatures.

    Great for these types of students

    Caldwell is a great place for students who want to be part of organizations, clubs, and presidents of programs. It is very opened to new ideas and change.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Caldwell is very small but has a section that could be used just to relax next to its church. They have many traditions one of them being clash of the classes in which sophomores and freshman fight for a trophy by completing obstacles.

    Bang for the buck

    Caldwell college is a private school, and it cost for being so. It is almost 40,000 a year but try working with financial aid to get the most out of your money.

    What to do for fun

    In Caldwell there are many boutiques so you could go shopping. There is also a movie theater that usually only shows four movies a week. There are an abundant amount of restaurants to dine at or take out. Also there is a bus stop that takes you to NYC if you want to enjoy those sights.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining hall is a beautiful sight to see. It has been remodeled, and has plenty of entertainment to keep you excited the whole academic year. The food is average and plenty of dessert is served.

    Dorm Life

    I had to live in a freshman dorm, and my first year was great. I had very little problems with the people that lived next to me and the Resident Assistance always tried to do activities with the floor so that we could get to know each other.

    Academic Rigor

    In Caldwell you are very well awarded for what you have accomplished. The work load is intense as any other school as expected, but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking of attending Caldwell expect a close knit community and peace throughout the campus. If you visit Caldwell find as much information that you can so that you can make your decision wisely. Do not hesitate to ask anyone any questions all of the people are friendly.

    In three sentences

    Caldwell College is a very quiet, comfortable, and relaxing place to dorm. The teachers are always available for questions and problems that you have during class. They also make it easy to contact others when you need help or have a problem.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Unlike some of the bigger higher learning institutions, there aren't emergency call boxes throughout the campus. However, there are security teams very visible on the grounds. Never felt any question of feeling unsafe...plenty of lights on the campus grounds.

    Clubs and Activities

    An array of different groups, clubs and activities for people who are looking to become involved. A little bit of something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Caldwell is vastly diverse and it really prepares you for the real world. The campus, whether a commuter or campus resident, is a mosaic of vast ethnicity's religious affiliations and sexual orientations. Their arms are open and receptive to everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    As a private institution, the tuition and fees are quite comparable but because Caldwell is a small school, the personalization is great.

    What to do for fun

    Go into town, take walks around the campus (we even have deer lol), attend the sporting events which are so exciting, attend socials that are given on campus. There is always something to do to keep your mind, body and soul busy. Make the most of your college experience.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing is like home-cooked meals but the cafeteria will do! Just wish that there were later dining hours for that late night hunger pain!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. The first priority is to your academia and socialization is what you must not let be your main goal. Getting involved with extracurricular activities is a good way to balance out living and learning!

    Academic Rigor

    You must put the time and studying into your academics but when you do, you will definitely reap the benefits. If you are having academic problems, the professors and the academic advisor is there to assist you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to give 100% and Caldwell will match it!! Outstanding personnel, student population and professors. Great atmosphere for learning.

    In three sentences

    Love the school, Love the people, Love the sports!!

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    14 of 16

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    One of the most intriguing things I have found from Caldwell College is that the warm and inspiring environment nurtures both my mental and physical growth. Additionally, the courses are so vigorous and demanding that I can put my effort and time to study. More than that, the community services, specifically C-LIFE, help me realize that life must be better if I learn to sacrifice and give out towards others.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I eat in the commuters lounge.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms I am a commuter so I do not know how dorm life is.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but fair

    Tips for prospective students

    To prospective students I would tell them if they want to go to a school that where they can get individual attention from professors when they need it Caldwell College is the college for them

    In three sentences

    I would give Caldwell College 6 out of 10 stars. The Staff and professors are nice and they show concern for the students. Also the availability of the staff and professors is great

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 16

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is one on the biggest priorities that the school upholds. At the start of every semester they inform all of the students safety procedures and information. They also take the rules seriously and enforce them as much as they can

    Greek Life

    I personally am not involved in the sorority's and Greek life on campus, but they do a lot to help worthy causes and always have fun events planed for the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wild range of clubs for every possible interest that you may have, and if there isn't then you can always make your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for students who are positive in the careers they want to pursue that are offered here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are sometimes mass in the church, and we always have a Caldwell day of service every semester where classes are canceled and everyone does volunteer work.

    Bang for the buck

    I would have to say that the intuition is a little high but given the fact that it is a private Catholic college is understandable. But if you can get a full ride, apply to as many scholarships as you can, and can afford to go then i would recommend to go. But books here can be a little pricey so be warned of that.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun on campus. There is a organization within the school that is in charge of organizing events such as dances and etc. Everyday there is a little event to do like yoga, zumba, and even events in the dorms held by the resident assistance. If there isn't anything going on (which is not likely) then the organization in charge of that is always open to new fun ideas.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good some days anyway. Often times the food wont look appetizing or edible for that matter, but the good thing is that you can make your own food and there is a variety of food options at your disposal. Or if your not interested in the caff food at all there are a number of restaurants near by. You also have a unlimited amount of times you can enter the caff(if you are a resident, commuters will have to pay)

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here in Caldwell college is pretty nice and diverse. There are three main living faculties( Dominican, Mother Joseph, and rosary hall) each have they unique qualities about them. Mother Joseph is one of the more affordable housing buildings where most of the underclassmen dorm. It is very social but the room are only doubles(two people living in one room) with a couple of quads(four people to a room) there are public stall like bathrooms and showers. Then there is Dominican hall which is a little more expensive then Mother Joseph,

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at this school is very on point. Teachers are often times willing to help you in any way that you can, but they also challenge you to go further then what you can. faculty and staff are the most helpful in your education and can answer any questions that you may have. Like any other school, we do have some difficult teachers, but there is always a solution to help the problem. The good thing about Caldwell is that they will not allow you to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the the major that you really want to do is offered here Explore the campus before deciding to enroll talk to current students if you have any questions obtain as much information as you can before deciding to go here

    In three sentences

    This school is a nice community to be involved in. All of the staff and faculty are incredibly helpful so that they make sure you come out with a degree.Overall it is a nice school to consider attending.