Caldwell University Housing and Nearby Apartments


Caldwell University's on-campus housing provides a place to live for about one third of its entire 2,200 student body. There are three residence halls at Caldwell. Most first-year and incoming Caldwell students live in the Mother Joseph Residence Hall, a three-story traditional-style dormitory comprised of mostly double rooms, a fully-equipped kitchenette in each wing (though all students at Mother Joseph are required to be on Caldwell's meal plan), laundry facilities in the basement, and cable TV and data ports for high-speed internet in each room. Dominican Hall, the newest dorm on the Caldwell campus, is populated with both under-class and upper-class students, who enjoy suite-type living--some suites feature single rooms and a full kitchen---with common areas furnished with a couch, dining table, and chairs. Resident lounges with large-screen TVs, multiple computer rooms and laundry facilities, and a commuter lounge on the first floor with a pool table round out the amenities at Dominican. Finally, for those Caldwell students who value a quiet environment in their on-campus housing, there's Rosary Hall, which takes up two floors in the University's Administration Building, and provides mostly single rooms for upper-class students. There are also full laundry and kitchen facilities in Rosary, in addition to cable TV and wireless internet access. That still leaves nearly two thirds of the students needing off-campus housing each year. Caldwell faculty off-campus housing is also required, as there are no facilities at the University for professors. The first place most people look is, of course, right in Caldwell, the town. And though there generally are rental apartments on the market close by--usually in one the township's garden apartment complexes--the nature of the suburban setting, dominated by single-family houses, means that supplies are limited. Nearby towns of Montclair, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, West Orange, and Essex are popular options for off-campus student and faculty housing.

About Caldwell University

Caldwell University is a small, Catholic liberal arts college in Northern New Jersey. Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of St. Dominic, today Caldwell University makes its home on a leafy, 70-acre campus in the suburban town of the same name in western Essex County, located about 16 miles outside of New York City, and about 13 miles from the New Jersey city of Newark, making it a classic commuters' community for both metropolitan areas. Actually, Caldwell "University" is only one year old; the institution earned the right from the state of New Jersey to make the change from "College" after 75 years, a testament to Caldwell's increasing number of graduate students and graduate degrees, including both Masters of Arts and Masters of Business Administration, as well as two new doctoral programs in educational leadership. And that's in addition to the 28 majors Caldwell offers its undergraduate students, the most popular of which are business administration, psychology, English literature, education, and various health professions.