Fall 2015 Enrollment
439 undergraduate students
99% of undergrad students are full time
0% male — 100% female
1% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
48 full-time faculty
108 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio
88% of freshmen who live on campus
72% of all students who live on campus
CSE is located in historic Morris County, N.J., on a beautiful, hilltop 200-acre campus less than an hour’s train ride from the station on campus to New York City. Students can take advantage of arts and athletic events and internship opportunities that a major metropolitan area can offer. The campus is close to Fairleigh Dickinson and Drew University, allowing students to cross-register.
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Retention Fall 2015
71% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2015
49% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
|Black or African American||50%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||4%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||6%|
Women’s teams are basketball, soccer, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and volleyball.
Men’s teams are basketball, soccer (beginning fall, 2016), tennis, volleyball (beginning fall, 2017)
Colors: blue and gold
B.A./B.S.: Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication, English, Foods and Nutrition, Health Administration, Individualized Major, Justice Studies, Mathematics, Medical Imaging Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Teacher Education
M.A/M.S.: Art (M.F.A.), Counseling Psychology, Education, Educational Leadership, Health Administration, Justice Administration and Public Service, Management, Nursing, Nutrition, Theology
Ed.D.: Education Leadership
Psy.D.: Counseling Psychology
Internships and career services are available.
The Honors Program is designed for a highly select group of students whose high school record, rank in class and SAT scores indicate superior scholastic aptitude or, who in their college work, demonstrate unusual proficiency and scholarly interests through a superior grade point average.
Students accepted in the Honors Program are encouraged to devise their own curricula in consultation with the academic deans and other advisors.
CSE encourages students to explore study abroad opportunities and provides assistance in identifying appropriate programs, applying to them, and preparing for the experience abroad. The College offers a wide-range of study abroad experiences and work closely with interested students to find the opportunity that best fits their personal and academic goals. Past trips have included nursing service trip to the Dominican Republic, spring break trip to Paris and the Loire Valley, Peace Seminar in Hiroshima, Japan; and a summer trip to Southern Italy and Greece.
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) The College of Saint Elizabeth has received a seven-year accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for the B.A. in Teacher Education, Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Teacher Certification (ACT), and M.A. in Education programs. This seven-year accreditation is the highest level of accreditation issued by TEAC, and it certifies that the College of Saint Elizabeth's Teacher Education Programs have provided evidence that they adhere to TEAC's quality principles.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has given approval for CSE to add men's sports teams starting in fall 2016 with soccer and basketball.
The Pfizer Undergraduate Research Endeavor, a philanthropic arm of Pfizer Inc., gave a generous grant to CSE after the College detailed four undergraduate research projects in need of new equipment. The grant was administered through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey.
CSE was recently awarded a $600,000 three-year grant from the Novo Foundation to implement a social-emotional learning program in local school districts.
CSE’s Maloney Gallery has received two $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts Grants to develop programs combining the visual and performing arts.
As of summer 2014, CSE received over $5 million to update its science labs. Funding is from the federal government, the state of New Jersey and private donations.
Students have abundant opportunities to combine classroom theory with real-world practice through internships, independent research, service learning, and other projects.
The College of Saint Elizabeth understands that lessons instilled outside the classroom are just as valuable as those learned inside it. Service learning provides the opportunity to take lessons learned in the classroom and use them to make a difference in the world.
The Center for Volunteerism and Service Learning offers year-round programs, courses, and events to foster the lifelong skills of service and leadership and displays CSE’s commitment to civic engagement. Students participate with local community organizations with boots on the ground – building and refurbishing houses, holding events for children at risk, and visiting homeless resource sites.
More global opportunities include trips inside and outside of the U.S. to offer skills in building houses, working in health clinics, and tutoring.
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At the College of Saint Elizabeth, students gain the resources of intellect and character necessary for engaged, fulfilling lives as leaders in an increasingly complex world. Challenging academics combined with the resources and support needed for success are found in all areas of study.
Great teaching and small classes are at the heart of a CSE education. The faculty are gifted educators who care about their students and work closely with them inside and outside the classroom. Classes average 13 students, and the student teacher ratio is 10:1, allowing the kind of intellectual give and take characteristic of learning at CSE. Students at CSE learn to think for themselves, examine ideas from all sides, and clearly and confidently defend personal positions.
With newly renovated science, nursing, and foods and nutrition laboratories, students are conducting more research that is being recognized by leaders in the fields.
Students enjoy a range of educational choices, including cross-registration with nearby Fairleigh Dickinson and Drew Universities.
Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation:
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Class Size Breakdown
Undergraduate Class Sizes
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Cultural and artistic events bring energy and vitality to the CSE campus. Some of the events are student generated through clubs and organizations dedicated to specific cultures. Other events are developed and presented by faculty and staff to bring some of the outside world into the CSE community. Events include international festivals, poetry readings, film screenings, concerts, drama, and dance.
Encouraging the Arts
The Annunciation Center, dedicated in 2007, is home to the Dolan Performance Hall and the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, both of which host numerous art exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, and other events throughout the year. The outdoor Greek Theatre, built in 1932 as a recreation of the Theater of Dionysius in Athens, hosts performances every summer in collaboration with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
The College’s general education curriculum promotes success. Classes are targeted, integrated, and developmental, giving students more flexibility to double major and take electives within their majors. Students are assigned to learning communities comprised of approximately 15 students and two faculty members, one of whom also functions as an academic advisor.
Academic Success Center
In support of general education and all student learning, the Conklin Academic Success Center provides a variety of services, free of charge, for all CSE students. Staff of the Center are in constant conversation with faculty to determine the kinds of support each student needs. The Center is not only a place to go when students need extra support with their coursework; it is a place that offers experiences and expertise to maintain continued success.
In addition, specially designed courses prepare students to take multiple approaches to understanding complex issues, a skill that employers value. Each student develops an e-portfolio that showcases their accomplishments upon graduation.
The convenient campus location opens doors to internships with top employers in the surrounding area and New York City. Some of the 2015 employers that had CSE interns include:
- Morris County Sheriff’s Office
- Bridgeway Veterinary Hospital
- Morris Museum
- Jersey Battered Women’s Service
- WNYC Public Radio
- NJ State Police
- The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
CSE graduates have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, judges, educators, leaders in business, education, and nonprofits, working globally as environmentalists, healthcare experts, and teachers.
The College of Saint Elizabeth follows the advice of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) to collect post-graduation employment data six months after graduation. 82 percent of those who responded to CSE’s class of 2015 survey were employed, with 51 percent having full-time employment. 25 percent were attending graduate school (many combined part-time employment with graduate school). In the continuing studies program, 73 percent of those who responded were employed, including 58 percent who were employed full-time, and 33 percent were in graduate school. In the graduate programs, 87 percent of those who responded were employed full-time, and 10 percent were pursuing further graduate study.
804 Total Applicants
508 Total Admissions
101 Total Freshmen Enrollment
63.18% of applicants admitted
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Freshmen Profile Fall 2015
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|SAT Critical Reading||350||443|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016
|Room and Board (on campus)||$12,744|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$44,432|
Average Financial Aid Packages
$26,558 First year students
$19,406 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown
48% On average, the percentage of need that was met
99% of financial need students that had need fully met
$17,140 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,617 Average need-based loan