College of Saint Elizabeth

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ
student ratio
total students
$29,732 | $29,732
in-state | out-of-state tuition
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
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 (CSE) was founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity on the tenants of excellence, integrity, leadership, and social responsibility. The campus is located on 200 beautiful acres in historic Morris County, New Jersey, one hour west of New York City which is accessible via train from campus.

In 2016, the College will open the campus to male students in traditional daytime programs for the first time. CSE's mission, values and vision, steeped in the tradition of Catholic liberal arts, is for students of diverse, ages, backgrounds and cultures. The College has programs that allow students to take full advantage of academic, leadership, and socially responsible pursuits that adds to their success beyond graduation.

Academic Programs

The College offers 19 baccalaureate degrees, 10 master's degrees, and two doctoral programs as well as a variety of professional certifications and certificates.

Undergraduate programs are Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Business Administration, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication, English, Foods and Nutrition, Health Administration, Individualized Major, Justice Studies, Mathematics, Medical Imaging Science, Nursing (RN-BSN), Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Teacher Education.

The master's programs are Education, Health Administration, Justice Administration and Public Service, Management with specialization in Human Resources or Organizational Change, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, and Theology.

The two doctoral programs are in Counseling Psychology and Educational 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 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.

"Study Abroad 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.

Certificate and certification programs

The certificate and certification programs span the fields of ministry, education, and cyber-security. The certificate programs are Catholic Studies, Pastoral Care, Spirituality, Diaconal Ministry, Ethics Studies, Pastoral Administration, Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, leadership certificate in Hispanic Ministry, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, and Cyber Security. The graduate certificate programs are Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Assistive Technology, 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 offers six Division III sports for women and are developing two men's teams for the fall of 2016. Basketball, soccer, lacrosse, softball, volleyball, and tennis are the teams for women. Men's soccer will begin in the fall of 2016 and men's basketball will begin in late fall for the winter. All teams affiliated with NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and NEAC (North Eastern Athletic Conference).


Over the past year, the College has made more than $5miollion in upgrades and renovations to the science, foods, and nutrition laboratories. New equipment, energy-efficient lighting and ventilation, and upgraded research space provides incoming students with technology that will propel them into their careers in the sciences and dietetics. Additionally, renovations are being made to the residence halls and the gymnasium to accommodate the anticipated arrival of male students on the campus in the fall of 2016.

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 teachers to teach these topics in New Jersey.

Rankings and Honors

The U.S. News & World Report college rankings released a report that has the CSE online master's program in Justice Administration and Public Service (criminal justice) tied at number 13 in the nation of 54 schools measured. The College of Saint Elizabeth's master's program in Justice Administration and Public Service is the only ranked program in New Jersey.

The July 13, 2015 issue of Money Magazine listed the top colleges in the nation in terms of overall value. The College of Saint Elizabeth was in the top 25 percent of the rankings nationwide and fourth among the 12 private schools ranked in New Jersey.

The College of Saint Elizabeth is also a Catholic College of Distinction.


Those who graduate from CSE have the tools they need to pursue careers or graduate degrees. Among CSE alumni are judges, physicians, professors, school superintendents, psychologists, teachers, lawyers, accountants, among many other professions. The alumni continue in the mission of service through their vocations and avocations and are an active voice for campus affairs.

Location & Contact

2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Adrianna Arroyo

Director of Admission

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

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • 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.
    • Human Resources 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 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.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      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.
  • 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.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      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.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      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.


63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied800
    • Accepted508
    • Acceptance Rate63%
    • Enrolled303
    • Female Applicants800
    • Females Accepted508
    • Female Acceptance Rate63%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • 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 freshman2.90
  • 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 427 380 460
    • SAT Math 412 370 445
    • SAT Writing 430 370 465
    • 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 *$29,732
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,732
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,956
    • 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 tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students895
    • Male Student Percentage6%
    • Female Student Percentage94%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino17.43%
    • Black or African American27.04%
    • White or Caucasian35.75%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.34%
    • Asian3.13%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races1.45%
    • Unknown10.95%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.8% representing 7 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% 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 75%
  • 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 No
    • 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


Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No Yes Yes
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • 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 Yes 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 Breakout
    • Total Faculty158
    • Full-time Percentage33%
    • Part-time Percentage67%
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 769 students to 64 faculty