About the College of Saint Elizabeth
The College of Saint Elizabeth, founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity, is a community focused and individually driven institution of higher education. Students at all levels discover and explore their passions through robust academic and extracurricular offerings. In this close-knit, immersive and focused environment, students excel.
The College, located on 200 acres, provides an environment for success. Students, faculty and staff know each other by first name. This close knit community helps foster strong relationships while promoting a desire to stand out. Access to New York City is just a 60 minute train ride from campus.
Students enrolling for fall 2018 and forward will not be required to submit standardized test scores from SAT or ACT.
The College offers 22 baccalaureate degrees, 14 master's degrees, and three doctoral programs as well as a variety of professional certifications and certificates.
Undergraduate programs are Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication, Computer Software Engineering, Criminal Justice, English, Foods and Nutrition, Health Administration, Individualized Major, Mathematics, Medical Imaging Science, Nursing (RN-BSN with a full undergraduate BSN pending expected for fall 2018), Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Sport Management and Marketing, and Teacher Education.
The master's programs are Applied Behavior Analysis, Data Analytics, Education, Education Leadership, Health Administration, Justice Administration and Public Service, Management with specialization in Human Resources or Organizational Change, Nursing, Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetic Internship, Psychology, Public Health, Social Media Design and Management, and Theology.
One doctoral program, a Psy.D., is in Counseling Psychology and two Educational Leadership Ed.D. doctorates are offered, one focused on K-12 leadership, and another on higher education leadership.
The College also offers combined degree and dual degree programs in Biology, Business Administration, Education, Foods and Nutrition, Justice Studies, Psychology, and Religious Studies and Theology.
Challenging the student
The Honors Program is designed for a highly select group of students. Those applying for this program will be evaluated in a holistic manner, therefore, SAT scores will simply be one of the factors used in the evaluation, should students opt to submit them.
Study Away Program supports students who want to experience academia through cultural immersion in a different county. The support covers completing the paperwork, relationships with the host university and family, and intercessory action if necessary.
The Leadership Program is for undergraduate students to provide more formal leadership development. In addition to leadership positions to be held in student organizations and athletics, the Leadership Program offers a more rigorous approach to the study.
Online and hybrid availability
Several courses in the continuing education program are hybrid or completely online. In the fall of 2014, 69 undergraduate courses were offered online and 22 graduate courses were offered online. The master's programs in Justice Administration and Nutrition are entirely online. The master's in educational leadership is an off-site program designed to bring the classes to the students. ED CHOICE is a new and unique program that offers students total control of their schedule week by week by allowing them to choose whether to attend class on campus or online. ED CHOICE is available for many master’s programs including Management and Theology. A full listing is available at www.cse.edu/edchoice.
Certificate and certification programs
The undergraduate certificate programs are Bioethics, Diaconal Ministry, Ethics Studies, Parish Life Ministries, Pastoral Administration, Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Hispanic Ministry, and Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Cyber Security. The graduate certificate programs are Assistive Technology, Catholic Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Pastoral Care, Spirituality, and Sports Nutrition and Wellness, Middle School Science, and Online Teaching in the 21st Century. The accelerated certification programs are in Teaching -- A.C.T. 1 and A.C.T. 2.
CSE offers financial aid to more than 90 percent of its students through institutional scholarships, state and federal funding, or private scholarships. The College promotes on-campus jobs that provide financial aid benefits as well as supervised work experience.
CSE is a Division III school with teams for women and men in basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and volleyball. The women also have a softball team. All teams affiliated with NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and NEAC (North Eastern Athletic Conference). The College of Saint Elizabeth's student-athletes placed first overall in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Faculty Athletic Representative's Cup for academic success.
The College has recently completed more than $5 million in upgrades and renovations to the biology, chemistry, and foods and nutrition laboratories, technology and equipment to propel students to success in the sciences. Campus-wide renovations include a completely renovated dining hall, energy-efficient lighting, expanded Wi-Fi, re-designed common study/computer areas in the library, and, in the residence halls, renovated shower areas, carpeting and air conditioning.
Specialty programs associated with CSE
The College's Psychology Department has developed the Center for Human and Social Development to assess and support teachers with school culture and climate. Partnering with several organizations and Rutgers University, the Center conducts research and data analysis and develops programs for schools to address children's social-emotional skills and establish a positive school culture and climate to create an environment in which bullying declines, where children feel connected, safe, and respected and an environment in which they can learn.
Individualized Major allows students with unique interests to design their own major with the help of academic advisors.
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education offers a certification program that meets the requirements for educators to teach these topics in New Jersey.
Majors & Degrees
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Education (multiple Levels)|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Allied Health And Medical Assisting Services Related|
|Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, And Treatment Professions Related|
|Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology|
|Registered Nursing/registered Nurse|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Sport And Fitness Administration/management|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||Associate||Bachelors|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||455||400||500|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||No|
|Tuition pre-payment plan||No|
|Tuition payment plans offered||Yes|
|Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition||
|Black or African American||31.76%|
|White or Caucasian||24.58%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.39%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.26%|
|Two or more races||2.22%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||48%|
Oktoberfest/Parents' Day, International Night and Christmas Celebration
Student Government Association (SGA), Students Take Action Committee (STAC) Volunteer Organization, International/Intercultural Clubs, College Activities Board (CAB) and Campus Ministry
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 3||No|
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 3||No|