Caldwell University

Coordinates: 40°50′02″N 74°16′23″W / 40.834°N 74.273°W / 40.834; -74.273
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Caldwell University
Caldwell University Seal
Latin: Sigilum Universitatis Caldwellensis
Former names
Caldwell College for Women (1939–1986)
Caldwell College (1986–2014)
MottoSapientia et Scientia
Motto in English
Wisdom and Knowledge
TypePrivate university
EstablishedAugust 10, 1939
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Dominican)
Academic affiliations
PresidentJeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D

40°50′02″N 74°16′23″W / 40.834°N 74.273°W / 40.834; -74.273
CampusSuburban, 70 acres (28 ha)
Colors   Red and gold
Sporting affiliations
MascotCooper the Cougar[2]

Caldwell University is a private Catholic university in Caldwell, New Jersey. Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of St. Dominic, the university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, chartered by the State of New Jersey, and registered with the Regents of the University of the State of New York. Caldwell offers 25 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master's, certificate, and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options.


In 2013, Caldwell College received approval for university status and changed its name to Caldwell University on July 1, 2014.[3]


The university is located in suburban New Jersey, and it is about 20 miles from Manhattan. It is on a seventy-acre campus along Essex County Route 506 (Bloomfield Avenue) and shares the land with the Sisters of St. Dominic's Caldwell convent and Mount Saint Dominic Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school. The Sisters also operate Saint Dominic Academy in nearby Jersey City and Lacordaire Academy in Upper Montclair.


The Department of Athletics oversees all athletic programs at the university. Caldwell University teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. The Cougars are a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In bowling, a women-only sport at the NCAA level in which a single national championship is contested for all three NCAA divisions, the Cougars are a single-sport member of the East Coast Conference.

In fall of 2019, Caldwell University will launch an eSports program as a member of the ECAC. The inaugural team will compete in the games of Overwatch and League of Legends.[4] At the same time, Caldwell University will also launch a B.S. in e-Sports Management.[5]

Men's sports[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sprint football
  • Track and field
  • Rugby

Women's sports[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Acrobatics and Tumbling

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni of Caldwell University include:


  1. ^ "ACCU Member Institutions" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ Cooper the Cougar, Mascot Hall of Fame. Accessed June 6, 2023.
  3. ^ "Caldwell College gains university status, will change name next year". 11 December 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Caldwell University eSports League". Caldwell University, New Jersey. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  5. ^ "Caldwell University Launches 'E-Sports' Degree Program". Caldwells, NJ Patch. 2019-05-01. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  6. ^ Kelly, Mike. "Kelly: The man who wants to send Christie to jail", The Record (Bergen County), November 29, 2016. Accessed February 22, 2018. "Brennan left the Teaneck Fire Department in 2006. He says he used some of the money he won to put himself through Caldwell College and then Seton Hall Law School."
  7. ^ 2007 Hall of Fame Inductee, Jane Grey Burgio, Nutley Hall of Fame. Accessed November 9, 2019. "Ms. Burgio was born in Nutley at 169 Highfield Lane. She was the granddaughter of Abram Blum, the first Mayor of Nutley under the Commission form of government adopted in 1912. She graduated from Nutley High School in 1940 and attended the Display Institute in New York City, the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, Caldwell College, and Essex County College."
  8. ^ Mansnerus, Laura. "Choosing Her Fights, While She Can", The New York Times, January 29, 2005. Accessed February 21, 2018. "She met Mr. Codey when she was 19, a freshman at Caldwell College, and he was, at 28, already in the General Assembly."
  9. ^ Klein, Alvin. "Theater; A Musical Powerhouse Returns to the Stage", The New York Times, November 26, 2000. Accessed February 22, 2018. "Ms. Fowler was born in Jersey City, moved to Rutherford, attended Caldwell College, lived in Glen Rock when she was a teacher and in a studio apartment in Teaneck before she married."
  10. ^ Assemblywoman Arline M. Friscia, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 22, 1998. Accessed June 3, 2010.
  11. ^ Kashatus, William C. "Remembering Mary Jo", The Citizens' Voice, July 26, 2015. Accessed February 21, 2015. " Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to 'ask what you can do for your country,' Mary Jo Kopechne took a job with the Lay Apostolate, a kind of Catholic Peace Corps, after her graduation from Caldwell College in New Jersey in 1962."
  12. ^ "Billy McDonald Basketball Player Profile, MTSV Friendsfactory Schwabing, Caldwell, News, Regionalliga stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket". Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Arthur III Morrison Basketball Player Profile, AngraBasket/Vaquinha, Caldwell, News, Proliga stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket". Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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