College of Saint Elizabeth

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $31,000 | $31,000
in-state | out-of-state
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Not Reported
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


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.

Academic Programs

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

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.

Financial Aid

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.

Location & Contact

2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Ms. Adrianna Arroyo

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 973-290-4700
Fax: 973-290-4710

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      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 Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      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.
    • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 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.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nursing Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      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.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      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.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


64% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,969
    • Accepted1,271
    • Acceptance Rate64%
    • Enrolled765
    • Female Applicants1,296
    • Females Accepted839
    • Female Acceptance Rate64%
    • Male Applicants673
    • Males Accepted432
    • Male Acceptance Rate64%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $35
    • 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 freshman2.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • 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 455 400 500
    • SAT Math 442 390 480
    • SAT Writing
    • 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 *$31,000
    • Out-of-state tuition *$31,000
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,131
    • Room and board *$12,744
    • 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 tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students765
    • Male Student Percentage21%
    • Female Student Percentage79%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino24.18%
    • Black or African American31.76%
    • White or Caucasian24.58%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.39%
    • Asian3.92%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.26%
    • Two or more races2.22%
    • Unknown or International Student10.07%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.61% representing 14 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 48%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • 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 No
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association (SGA), Students Take Action Committee (STAC) Volunteer Organization, International/Intercultural Clubs, College Activities Board (CAB), 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


Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty177
    • Full-time Percentage28%
    • Part-time Percentage72%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 1,149 students to 177 faculty



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