Looking for a Catholic women’s college in central New Jersey? The Women’s College at the College of St. Elizabeth has about 600 students and about 80% of freshmen live on campus in one of two dorms. If you want a college with a small, close-knit group in a welcoming and supportive environment, CSE might be for you.
On the college grounds there are also college classes for adults, and a high school. Most students study the liberal arts or are pre-professional. Students can double major or major and minor. There are a number of 5-year combined Bachelors/Masters programs in areas such as Education, Counseling Psychology, Business, and Theology to name a few. The most popular majors are Education, Biology, Business and Psychology. Internships are generally available starting in the freshman or sophomore year. An unusual CSE major is Food and Nutrition, with an option for a 5th year Dietetic internship.
Class size is small with typically 12 – 15 students per class. The college has study abroad, free tutoring, a medical facility, a counseling center and more. There is cross registration with nearby Drew and Fairleigh Dickinson. There are two required religion classes, but no required chapel. Typically, students with a 3.8 GPA or higher qualify for the Honors Program.
There are eight NCAA Division III sports. Students like watching the basketball and softball games. Community service is popular with students working at a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, and non-profits like the Red Cross. There is an Olympic sized indoor pool. Mass is available daily. Some residential students go home on weekends and some stay on campus.
The average GPA of applicants is 3.0 and the mid-50% score for the SAT is 1350 – 1500 (for Critical Reading, Math, and Writing). Merit aid is available.
Across from the college entrance is the Convent Station train station. Florham Park and Morristown stations are just one stop away. CSE is less than an hour away from New York City by train. Students can walk to Fairleigh Dickinson for classes or social activities. Cars are allowed on campus all four years.
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