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College of Saint Elizabeth

  • Morristown, NJ
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 93%7%
    student ratio
  • 947
    total students
  • $29,148 | $29,148
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 48%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 429
    sat math
  • 434
    sat reading
  • 441
    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

An Historic College with a Commitment to Community and Achievement

Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) became New York state's first 4-year Catholic women's college. The college today is still committed to social responsibility, community service, and the promotion of women as full partners within society.

The College of Saint Elizabeth offers 25 undergraduate degrees in education, business, nursing and health, the liberal arts and sciences, and other fields. The college also has 10 master's degree programs and a doctoral program in education leadership, as well as professional certificates and certifications. Students can prepare for ministry through the college's Center for Ministry and Spirituality.

The College of Saint Elizabeth is located in historical Morris County on a picturesque 200-acre campus. It is less than an hour's train ride from New York City, where students have completed internships with the Today Show and HBO and explored other unique opportunities.

Health and Wellness Studies

The College of Saint Elizabeth offers degrees in nursing, allied health studies, health care management, and foods and nutrition. The college partners with regional health providers, such as Valley Health Systems, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Trinitas Hospital, and Novartis, to provide students with the experience and training they need to succeed in the fast-growing fields of health care.

Human and Social Development

The College of Saint Elizabeth offers majors in social and behavior sciences in areas such as psychology, sociology, women's studies, and justice studies, as well as pre-professional programs in education and business administration and management. CSE students benefit from the college's emphasis on practicum programs and internships with schools, corporations, and non-profits.

In addition, both undergraduate and graduate students have presented their research at conferences such as the Eastern Sociological Society, the New Jersey Consortium of Women and Gender Studies, and the Nation Council of Teachers of English.

Culture and Humanities

Within culture and humanities, the College of Saint Elizabeth offers majors in American studies, art, communication, English, history and political science, music, philosophy and theology, and world cultures and languages.

Students learn from faculty members who are dedicated teachers and active participants in their fields. Professor Lisa Mastrangelo of English and women's studies, for example, recently published her new book, "Writing a Progressive Past: Women Teaching and Writing in the Progressive Era."

Science and Mathematics

The College of Saint Elizabeth also provides undergraduate majors in chemistry and biochemistry, biology, and mathematics and computer science. Recent graduates of these programs have gone on to pursue advanced degrees at Yale University, Rutgers, Purdue, Cornell, Fordham, Georgetown, and other prestigious institutes of higher learning.

In addition, those students with professional career goals have completed internships with prominent international companies such as Merck, Goldman Sachs, UBS Financial Services, and L'Oreal.

Center for Catholic Women's History

The Center for Catholic Women's History is home to "Gifts from the Past," an oral history project that has recorded almost 100 interviews with Catholic women, collecting their stories and how they have passed on their faith.

Holocaust Education Resource Center

The Holocaust Education Resource Center at SCE encourages the remembrance of the Holocaust, the respect for diversity, and the study of the Holocaust and contemporary genocide. The center also delves into Jewish-Christian theological dialogue. The center develops workshops for public and Catholic school teachers and students.

Center for Ministry and Spirituality

The College of Saint Elizabeth is home to the Center for Ministry and Spirituality that provides training for lay ministry and spiritual and theological programs the general public. Created in 1982, the college now has approximately 150 students in 5 degree programs. In addition, over 2,000 people visit campus each year for the Summer Institute and the Spirituality Convocation.

Continuing Studies, Professional Certificates, and Graduate Programs

CSE also offers continuing studies for adult learners. The college offers coeducational evening, weekend, and online undergraduate programs that lead to bachelor's degrees as well as undergraduate day programs for adult women. The college also offers professional certificate programs in education, counseling, health care, nutrition, management, ministry, and other fields. CSE also provides graduate programs in nursing, education, psychology, and other fields.

The Geraldine Doyle Riordan Center for Volunteerism and Service-Learning

The Center for Volunteerism and Service-Learning runs some 45 community service projects. CSE students provide an estimated 29,500 hours of service, collected over 2,500 pounds of food for the needy, raised more than $32,000 for charities, and worked with 90 social service organizations, schools, and non-profits. The center has been critical to the college's commitment to and encouragement of civil engagement.

Admissions to the College of Saint Elizabeth

Applicants to the College of Saint Elizabeth must submit complete applications, with official transcripts from each high school previously attended, required essays, 2 letters of recommendation each, and SAT or ACT records. The college also encourages students to arrange for interviews with the Office of Admissions.

Athletics

The College of Saint Elizabeth is home to the Screaming Eagles. Students can participate in or support women's basketball, soccer, cross country, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, softball, and volleyball teams.


Location & Contact

College of Saint Elizabeth

2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989
USA

Ms.Donna Tatarka

Dean of Admissions

Phone: 973-290-4700
Fax: 973-290-4710
Email: apply@cse.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nursing Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,496
    • Accepted1,207
    • Acceptance Rate48%
    • Enrolled947
    • Female Applicants2,496
    • Females Accepted1,207
    • Female Acceptance Rate48%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.25
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 434 378 480
    • SAT Math 429 370 480
    • SAT Writing 441 390 480
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$29,148
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,148
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,947.00
    • Room and board *$12,744.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students947
    • Male Student Percentage7%
    • Female Student Percentage93%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino15.63%
    • Black or African American27.14%
    • White or Caucasian39.49%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.42%
    • Asian2.85%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.32%
    • Two or more races1.27%
    • Unknown9.29%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.59% representing 9 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 33%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Students Take Action Committee, International/Intercultural Club, College Activities Board, Campus Ministry
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No No No
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division X No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty193
    • Full-time Percentage33%
    • Part-time Percentage67%
    • Female Percentage61%
    • Male Percentage39%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 793 students to 77 faculty


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